Washington State Transportation Commission Regular Meeting Agenda – November 16, 2016

Marysville City Hall
Council Chambers
1049 State Avenue, Marysville WA

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, November 16, 2016

Item 1: 9:00

Chairman Welcome and Introductions

Item 2: 9:05

Commission Business

  • Approval of October 18 & 19, 2016 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

Economic Development & Transportation

Presenters: Patrick Pierce, President & CEO, Economic Alliance of Snohomish County

Anneliese Vance-Sherman, Ph.D., Regional Economist, Employment Security Department

Jon Nehring, Mayor, City of Marysville

Reid Shockey, Snohomish County Citizens for Improved Transportation

Northern Snohomish County is the manufacturing center of Washington State. Twenty-two percent of its workforce is associated with manufacturing; over twice the State average. Commercial aircraft assembly and the associated supply chain is dominant. Southern Snohomish County has a concentration of technology and life science companies

A significant portion of the workforce commutes into and out of Snohomish County on a daily basis.

Break: 10:30

Item 5: 10:45

City Transportation Issues, Challenges and Successes

Presenters: Jeff Laycock, City Engineer, City of Marysville

John Spencer, Mayor, City of Lake Stevens
Paul Ellis, City Administrator, City of Arlington
Ryan Sass, City Engineer, City of Everett

North Snohomish County is growing rapidly and faces growing infrastructure challenges.

Item 6: 11:30

County Transportation Issues, Challenges and Successes

Presenters: Bobann Fogard, Interim County Engineer, Snohomish County

Doug McCormick, Interim Director, Transportation Environmental Services, Snohomish County

With a population approaching 800,000, both urban and rural areas of Snohomish County face unique challenges and opportunities in addressing mobility and maintaining livability.

Lunch Break: 12:00

Item 7: 1:00

Washington State Department of Transportation Regional Projects and Perspectives

Presenter: Lorena Eng, Northwest Region Administrator, WSDOT

State transportation facilities and programs, from highways to rail, are essential to mobility and livability. Hear how WSDOT is responding to rapid growth in the Puget Sound region.

Item 8: 1:30

Tribal Governments & Transportation: Mobility, Safety and Economy

Presenters: Melvin Sheldon, Jr., Chair, Tulalip Tribes
Kevin Lenon, Vice-Chair, Sauk-Suiattle Tribe
Joni Soriano, Director of Planning & Development, Sauk-Suiattle Tribe

Casey Stevens, Manager, Planning Department, Stillaguamish Tribe

Megan Cotton, Tribal Liaison, WSDOT

Each tribal government in Washington State has transportation challenges and successes, similar in some respects, but also unique from those faced by the state and local governments, and other tribes. The Sauk-Suiattle, Stillaguamish and Tulalip Tribes will discuss their transportation vision and priorities and how they work with the state and others to achieve their goals.

Item 9: 2:30

Public Transportation Issues, Challenges and Successes

Presenter: Emmett Heath, Chief Executive Officer, Community Transit

Community Transit will share its perspective on the issues, challenges and successes of transit in Snohomish County.

Item 10: 3:15

Healthy Transportation Options

Presenters: Blake Trask, Senior Policy Director, Cascade Bicycle Club

Sharon Swan, Principal Planner, Parks & Recreation, Snohomish County

Travel choices impact our health and environmental quality. Extensive trail networks enable bicycle commuting in many parts of Snohomish County. Additional improvements to improve and expand walking and bicycling as travel options are underway.

Item 11: 4:00

I-405 Express Toll Lanes First Year Report

Presenter: Patty Rubstello, Assistant Secretary, Toll Division, WSDOT

The I-405 Express Toll Lanes began operation in late September 2015. WSDOT will report on the successes, challenges and next steps.

Item 12: 4:45

Public Comment

Adjourn: 5:00

Commissioners Dinner – Chan Thai, Marysville: 6:00


(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.

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