Washington State Transportation Commission Regular Meeting Agenda – Revised – January 18-19, 2017

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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.


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Item 1: 9:00 am

Commission Business

  • Approval of December 13 & 14, 2016 Meeting Summary – Action
  • Commissioner Reports

Item 2: 9:15

2017 Legislative Session and Budget Update – Cities, Counties, Ports and Transit

Presenters: Gary Rowe, Managing Director, Washington State Association of County Engineers
Jane Wall, Government Relations Advocate, Association of Washington Cities
Chris Herman, Senior Director, Trade & Transportation, Washington Public Ports Association
Justin Leighton, Executive Director, Washington State Transit Association

Most trips use city streets and county roads, and significant freight movement begins and ends in ports. Public transportation is the primary travel mode for many. Local transportation partners highlight their fiscal and policy priorities for 2017.

Break 10:15

Item 3: 10:25

Seattle Transportation, Land Use and Housing Development

Presenters: Tom Hauger, Manager, Office of Planning & Community Development, City of Seattle
Michelle Chen, Equitable Development Manager, Office of Planning and Community Development, City of Seattle

Population and employment growth in the state’s largest city impacts transportation and land use throughout the Puget Sound. City of Seattle staff share the new Seattle 2035 Comprehensive Plan and its housing strategy.

Item 4: 11:30

Commission Business

  • Legislative Report

Lunch Break 12:00

Item 5: 1:00

FROG Survey Panel: Summer 2016 WSF Performance and Satisfaction Survey

Presenters: Bill Young, Project Manager, Research Assurance
Dominick Martin, Senior Analyst, EMC Research

WSF Summer Ferry Performance (pdf 1 mb)

The Commission will hear the results of the summer 2016 FROG survey conducted to assess the performance of Washington State Ferries and attitudes of summer ferry riders.

Item 6: 1:30

Washington State Ferries: 2017 Tariff Development

Presenter: Ray Deardorf, Planning Manager, Community Services and Planning, Washington State Ferries, WSDOT

WSF Fare Setting Process and 2017/18 Tariff Cycle (pdf 361 kb)

After receiving a revenue target from the Legislature, the Transportation Commission sets ferry fares each biennium to achieve revenue and policy objectives. Washington State Ferries staff will provide an overview of the policies and considerations that have shaped past development of fare setting for the 11 routes in the WSF system.

Item 7:  2:00

WSDOT Secretary’s Report

Presenter: Roger Millar, Secretary, WSDOT

Item 8: 2:30

2017 Commission Tolling Report (pdf 460 kb)

Presenter: Carl See, Senior Financial Analyst, WSTC

Staff review the findings and recommendations of the 2017 Tolling Report.

Break 3:00

Item 9: 3:15

Passenger Ferry Service

Presenters: Paul Brodeur, Director, Marine Division, King County
Bruce Agnew, Director, Cascadia Center

The historic “Mosquito Fleet” is long gone, but passenger ferry service is on its way back. King County’s successful water taxi and the San Francisco Bay Area water taxis set the stage for new passenger ferry service across Puget Sound.

Item 10: 4:45

Public Comment 

Adjourn 5:00

Cancelled / Commissioner Dinner 5:30
Budd Bay Cafe, Olympia


Thursday, January 19, 2017

Item 11: 9:00

SR 167 / SR 509 Gateway Program

Presenter: Craig Stone, Gateway Program Administrator, WSDOT

The Gateway Program, funded in the 2015 Connecting Washington package, will complete SR 509 & SR 167 connections with I-5. This briefing will describe the project, its timeline, and tolling options under consideration.

Item 12: 9:45

Developments in Public Transportation

Presenters: Brian Lagerberg, Director, Public Transportation Division, WSDOT
Alex Krieg, Senior Planner, Puget Sound Regional Council

WSDOT will provide an overview of public transportation agencies and programs statewide, followed by an update on integration and coordination efforts by public transit agencies in Central Puget Sound.

Break 10:45

Item 13: 11:00

2017 Office of Financial Management Transportation Performance Attainment Report

Presenters: Jay Balasbas, Senior Budget Analyst, Office of Financial Management

Todd Lamphere, Assistant Director, Strategic Assessment & Performance Analysis, WSDOT

The Commission will hear the perspective of the Office of Financial Management on areas of improvement and challenges to be addressed in the statewide transportation system.

Item 14: 11:45

Public Comment 

Adjourn: 12:00

(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.