Washington State Transportation Commission Regular Meeting Agenda – June 15, 2016

Port of Vancouver USA
Commission Conference Room
3103 NW Lower River Road
Vancouver, Washington

Please note: All listed times are estimates only and the Commission reserves the right to move agenda items as needed.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016


Item 1: 9:00

Chairman Welcome and Introductions 

Item 2: 9:05

Commission Business

  • Approval of May 17 & 18, 2016 Olympia meeting summary – Action

Item 3: 9:10

Transportation 101

Presenter: Paul Parker, Deputy Director, WSTC

An overview of the fiscal and policy framework of the statewide transportation system.

Item 4: 9:30

City Transportation Issues, Challenges and Successes

Presenters: Jack Burkman, Councilmember, Vancouver City Council
Eric Holmes, City Manager, City of Vancouver

Information and perspectives on transportation from the City of Vancouver.

Break: 10:15

Item  5: 10:30

County Transportation Issues, Challenges and Successes

Presenters: Marc Boldt, Chair, Clark County Board of County Councilors
Heath Henderson, Public Works Director, Clark County

Information and perspectives on transportation from Clark County.

Item 6: 11:00

Public Transportation Issues, challenges and Successes

Presenters: Anne McEnerny-Ogle, Board Chair, C-Tran
Jeff Hamm, Executive Director, C-Tran

Information and perspectives on public transportation.

Item 7: 11:30

Port Issues, Challenges and Successes

Presenters: Katy Brooks, Director of Economic Development, Port of Vancouver
Brent Grening, CEO, Port of Ridgefield
David Ripp, Executive Director, Port of Camas-Washougal

Information and perspectives from Clark County Ports, on topics including freight movement and recreation boating.

Lunch:  12:00

Item 8: 1:00

Regional Transportation Issues, Challenges and Successes

Presenter: Matt Ransom, Executive Director, Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Council

Information and perspectives on regional transportation policy and programs.

Item 9: 1:20

Transportation Issues, Challenges and Successes in the Bi-State Region

Presenters: Jack Burkman, Councilmember, Vancouver City Council and Chair, RTC Board
Shirley Craddick, Metro Council and RTC Board Member
John McDonagh, CEO/President, Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce
Mike Bomar, President, Columbia River Economic Development Council
Rob Bernardi, President/COO, Kokusai Semiconductor Equipment Corporation

Public and private sector leaders talk about how air, water, and surface transportation impacts economic opportunities in the Bi-State Region.

Item 10:  2:10

Community Development and Transportation Initiatives in Southwest Washington

Presenters: Ron Onslow, Mayor, City of Ridgefield
Steve Stuart, City Manager, City of Ridgefield
Pete Capell, City Administrator, City of Camas
David Scott, City Administrator, City of Washougal
Scott Sawyer, Public Works Director, City of Battle Ground

Perspectives from Clark County cities on their transportation challenges, needs and opportunities.

Break: 3:00

Item 11: 3:15

Transportation Alternatives in Healthy Communities

Presenters: Theresa Cross, Health Educator, Clark Community Public Health
Juanita Rogers, Chair, Clark Communities Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee
Alishia Topper, Vancouver Public Schools and Councilmember, City of Vancouver
Scott Sawyer, Public Works Director, City of Battle Ground

Walking and bicycling are primary transportation modes for young people and an increasingly popular mode choice for all ages. Many communities are working to improve and expand these healthy options.

Item 12: 4:15

State Transportation Issues, Challenges and Successes

Presenters: Bart Gernhart, Southwest Region Administrator for Engineering, WSDOT
Bart Treece, Communications Manager, WSDOT Southwest Region

State transportation facilities and programs, from highways to rail connect Southwest Washington with the world.

Item 13:  4:45

Public Comment  

Adjourn: 5:00

Commissioner’s Dinner – Gray’s at the Park, Vancouver: 6:30


(The Commission reserves the right to take action on any item during the Commission Meeting and may make adjustments to the order of the agenda items as well as the time of adjournment.)

All Transportation Commission and Committee meetings are open to the public.


Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information

Individuals requiring reasonable accommodations may request written materials in alternate formats, sign language interpreters, physical accessibility accommodations, or other reasonable accommodations by contacting the event sponsor (Commission Office at (360) 705-7070). Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may contact the event sponsor through the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1.

Title VI Notice to Public

It is WSTC’s policy to assure that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, national origin or sex, as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise discriminated against under any of its federally funded programs and activities. Any person who believes his/her Title VI protection has been violated, may file a complaint with WSDOT’s Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO). For additional information regarding Title VI complaint procedures and/or information regarding our non-discrimination obligations, please contact OEO’s Title VI Coordinator 360-705-7082.