Washington State Transportation Commission Regular Meeting Agenda – December 13-14, 2016

WSDOT Headquarters Building
Nisqually Conference Room 1D2
310 Maple Park Avenue SE, Olympia, 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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Tuesday, December 13, 2016


Item 1: 9:00

Georgia’s Commuter Toll Credit Program (pdf 2 mb)

Presenter: Chris Tomlinson, Executive Director, Georgia Regional Transportation Authority/State Road & Toll Authority

The Georgia Regional Toll Authority has tested several incentives to encourage transit use on crowded tolled highways. This briefing will highlight successes and lessons learned.

Break: 10:30

Item 2: 10:45

Commission Business

  • Approval of November 16, 2016 Meeting Summary – Action
  • Resolution honoring Commissioner Anne Haley – Action
  • Commissioner Reports
  • Commission Team Reports
  • WA & OR Seismic Funding
  • 2016 Annual Report
  • Legislative Preview

Lunch Break: 12:00

Item 3: 1:00

Road Usage Charge – Action (pdf 2 mb)

Presenters: Jeff Doyle, Partner, D’Artagnan Consulting
Travis Dunn, Partner, D’Artagnan Consulting
Priya Singh, Senior Associate, PRR Inc.
Allegra Calder, Principal, Berk Consulting
Jennifer Tippins, Associate, Berk Consulting

During 2016, the Commission has continued its assessment of road usage charging as a replacement for the gas tax. The RUC Steering Committee has developed an implementation plan which the Commission will receive for review.

Break: 3:15

Item 4: 3:30

Transportation Improvement Board Complete Streets Award

Presenter: Chris Workman, Special Projects Engineer, Transportation Improvement Board

John Donahue, Design Policy and Analysis Manager, Development Division, WSDOT

Thirty-nine cities and counties have applied for a Complete Streets Award from TIB. This unique new grant is available to any city or county with an adopted complete streets ordinance which has an ethic of planning and building streets using context sensitive solutions to accommodate all users.

Item 5: 4:20

WSDOT Secretary’s Report

Presenter: Roger Millar, Secretary, WSDOT

Item 6: 4:50

Public Comment

Adjourn: 5:00

Commission Dinner – Waterstreet Cafe, Olympia: 5:30


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Item 7: 8:30

City Preservation Ratings (RCW 46.68.113)

Presenters: Paul Parker, Deputy Director, WSTC
Dave Catterson, Government Relations Analyst, Association of Washington Cities

Gloria Bennett, Project Engineer, Transportation Improvement Board

Cities are required provide to the Transportation Commission preservation rating information on at least 75 percent of the city and town arterial network. The Association of Washington Cities and the TIB will share the information they have collected, and explain different measurement approaches.

Item 8: 9:15

Tolling Policy: Role and Purpose of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge Sufficient Minimum Balance (pdf 526 kb)

Presenter: Carl See, Senior Financial Analyst, WSTC

Since 2010, the Commission has ensured a sufficient minimum balance in the Tacoma Narrows Bridge account to provide rate stability for bridge users and fiscal assurance for taxpayers and bondholders. This briefing will discuss the current status of the policy.

Break: 10:00

Item 9: 10:15

WSDOT Tolling Update

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

Topics covered in this update will include a report on traffic and revenue on the Tacoma Narrows Bridge and SR 520 Bridge, the potential schedule for Sr99 toll-setting, and a discussion of I-405 and SR 167 tolling operations.

Item 10: 11:30

Public Comment

Adjourn: 11:45

Commissioner Training: 12:30


(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

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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.