Kennewick City Hall
210 W 6th Avenue, Kennewick, 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, September 21, 2016
Item 1: 9:00
Chairman Welcome and Introductions
Item 2: 9:05
- Approval of July 19 & 20, 2016 Olympia Meeting Summary – Action
- Approval of July 19, 2016, I-405 Express Toll Lanes Final Hearing Verbatim Meeting Minutes – Action
- Election of New Chair – Action
- Election of New Vice Chair – Action
Item 3: 9:10
Presenter: Paul Parker, Deputy Director, WSTC
- Transportation 101 (pdf 2 mb)
An overview of the fiscal and policy framework of the statewide transportation system.
Item 4: 9:25
Transportation Issues, Challenges and Successes in the Tri-Cities Region
Presenters: Brian Malley, Executive Director, Benton-Franklin Council of Governments
Asja Suljic, Regional Labor Economist, Department of Employment Security
Tanna Dole, Transportation Programs Manager, Benton-Franklin Council of Governments
The Tri-Cities region is growing rapidly and evolving as an urban center for the 21st century.
Item 5: 9:50
Transportation Issues, Challenges and Successes in the Tri-Cities Urbanized Area
Presenters: Steve Young, Mayor, City of Kennewick
- City of Kennewick (pdf 1 mb)
Bob Thompson, Mayor, City of Richland
- City of Richland (pdf 269 kb)
Dave Zabell, City Manager, City of Pasco
- City of Pasco (pdf 2 mb)
Mobility, livability, and commerce in a growing evolving urban environment.
Item 6: 11:00
Rural Transportation Issues, Challenges and Successes
Presenters: Jerome Delvin, Benton County Commissionera
Bob Koch, Franklin County Commissioner
Matt Rasmussen, County Engineer, Benton County
Matt Mahoney, County Engineer, Franklin County
- Rural Transportation – Benton & Franklin Counties (pdf 1 mb)
All-weather roads, freight, connectivity, and funding challenges in the rural environment.
Item 7: 11:30
Public Transportation Issues, Challenges and Accomplishments
Presenters: Gloria Boyce, General Manager, Ben Franklin Transit
- Ben Franklin Transit (pdf 2 mb)
Transit, special needs transportation, vanpools, and passenger train service in the Tri-Cities.
Item 8: 1:00
Public Ports, Transportation and Economic Vitality
Presenters: Skip Novakovich, Commission President, Port of Kennewick
- Port of Kennewick
Randy Hayden, Executive Director, Port of Pasco
- Port of Pasco (pdf 2 mb)
Diahann Howard, Director of Economic Development & Government Affairs, Port of Benton
Information and perspectives from regional ports on topics including freight movement, air transportation, recreational, and economic development.
Item 9: 2:00
Public and Private Partners for Transportation, Tourism and Economic Vitality
Presenters: Moderator, Stephanie Seamans, Economic Development Manager, Benton-Franklin Council of Governments
Logistics and Distribution:
Carl Adrian, President, Tri-City Development Council
Colin Hastings, Executive Director, Pasco Chamber of Commerce
Manhattan Project National Park, and Tri-Cities Wayfinding Efforts:
Kim Shugart, Sr. Vice President, Visit Tri-Cities
- Manhattan Project: National Historical Park (pdf 1 mb)
Higher Education Expansion:
Dr. John Mancinelli, Chief of Staff, WSU Tri-Cities
Richard Cummins, President, Columbia Basin College
Public and private sector leaders talk about how air, water, and surface transportation infrastructure impacts economic opportunities in the Tri-Cities area.
Item 10: 3:30
Transportation and Healthy Communities
Presenters: Dr. Amy Person, Health Officer, Benton Franklin
- Healthy Communities (pdf 1 mb)
Robin Rego, Generation Project Development Manager, Energy Northwest
- Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Transportation Alliance
Travel choices impact our health and environmental quality. Communities are working to improve and expand walking and bicycling as travel options and reduce vehicle emissions. Energy Northwest and the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Transportation Alliance plans to increase use of electric cars in Eastern Washington.
Item 11: 4:00
Washington State Department of Transportation Regional Projects and Perspectives
Presenter: Todd Trepanier, South Central Region Administrator, WSDOT
- WSDOT South Central Region Update (pdf 947 kb)
State transportation facilities and programs, from highways to rail, connect the Tri-Cities with the nation and world. Hear about what is happening within WSDOT’s South Central Region.
Item 12: 4:30
Presenter: Brian Malley, Executive Director, Benton-Franklin Council of Governments
Item 13: 4:45
Commissioner Dinner 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.)
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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.