Transportation Building, Commission Board 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, February 15, 2017
Item 1: 9:00 am
- Approval of December 13 & 14, 2016 and January 18 & 19, 2017 meeting summaries – Action
- Commissioner Reports
- RUC Update
- Joint Washington-Oregon Transportation Commission Letter on Federal Seismic Funding Needs – Action
Item 2: 9:30
FEDERAL PERSPECTIVE ON TRANSPORTATION
Presenter: Allison Dane Camden, Intergovernmental & Tribal Relations, WSDOT
- Washington DC Overview
- FAST Act Federal Funds to Washington State
Washington State has competed successfully for federal funds in the past. How will developments in the other Washington impact transportation policy and funding?
Item 3: 9:55
WSDOT LOW COST ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM
Presenter: Mike Dornfeld, Manager, Traffic Program Development & Performance, WSDOT
- WSDOT Low Cost Enhancement Projects (pdf 797 kb)
WSDOT’s Traffic Operations Program strategically employs Low Cost Enhancements (LCE) to improve the operational safety and efficiency of the highway system, and to respond quickly to emergent roadway safety issues. This report will highlight how WSDOT spent its LCE budget in 2016.
Item 4: 10:30
VOICE OF WASHINGTON 2017 SURVEY
Presenters: Bill Young, Project Manager, Research Assurance
Frank Lynch, Senior Analyst, Abt SRBI
- VOWS Panel Assessment (pdf 1 mb)
The Commission will hear topline results of the 2017 VOWS Survey and also learn about opportunities to improve the survey sample and survey techniques in the future.
Item 5: 11:45
Lunch Break: 12:00 pm
Item 6: 1:00
Presenter: Patty Rubstello, Assistant Director, Tolling Division, WSDOT
- FY 2016 Toll Division Annual Report (pdf 1 mb)
- I-405 ETL 15-Month Performance Update
- SR 520 Toll Revenue Sufficiency
- FY 2017 SR 520 Second Quarter Traffic and Revenue Results (pdf 87 kb)
- FY 2017 TNB Second Quarter Traffic and Revenue Results (pdf 76 kb)
- Toll Division Business Plan
The Commission will receive updates on several tolling topics, including the sufficiency of toll revenue for SR 520 obligations in the coming year.
Item 7: 2:00
LEGISLATIVE AND BUDGET UPDATE
Presenter: Paul Parker, Deputy Director, WSTC
Item 8: 2:15
2017 PERSPECTIVES ON LOCAL TRANSPORTATION GRANTS AND ASSISTANCE
Presenters: Jay Weber, Executive Director, County Road Administration Board
Walt Olsen, Deputy Director, County Road Administration Board
Chris Workman, Manager, Engineering, Transportation Improvement Board
Vaughn Nelson, Manager, Finance, Transportation Improvement Board
Ashley Probart, Executive Director, Freight Mobility Strategic Investment Board
- County Road Administration Board (pdf 2 mb)
- Transportation Improvement Board (pdf 945 kb)
- Freight Mobility Strategic Investment Board (pdf 1 mb)
State agencies that provide grants to counties, cities, and ports for transportation improvements will provide their fiscal and policy perspectives for the 2017/19 Biennium.
Item 9: 3:15
CURRENT ISSUES WITH RAIL FREIGHT
Presenters: Beth Redfield, Senior Policy Analyst, Joint Transportation Committees
Dale Jensen, Manager, Spills Program, Department of Ecology
- Joint Transportation Committee Road – Rail Conflicts Report (pdf 1 mb)
- Department of Ecology Crude Oil Movement by Rail and Pipeline Report (pdf 3 mb)
The Commission frequently hears concerns in local communities about rail crossings and crude oil transport. The two reports reveal new data on grade crossing conflicts and oil shipments by rail and by pipeline.
Item 10: 4:40
Presenter: Roger Millar, Secretary, WSDOT
Commissioner Dinner: Budd Bay Cafe, Olympia – 5:30
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Item 11: 9:00
THE NORTHWEST SEAPORT ALLIANCE
Presenter: Sean Eagan, Director, Government Affairs, The Northwest Seaport Alliance
- The Northwest Seaport Alliance (pdf 4 mb)
The Port of Seattle and the Port of Tacoma combined seaport operations 18 months ago as The Northwest Seaport Alliance. This briefing will report on the successes and challenges of the Alliance to date.
Item 12: 9:45
2016 CORRIDOR CAPACITY REPORT
Presenters: Daniela Bremmer, Director, Strategic Assessment & Performance Analysis, WSDOT
Sreenath Gangula, Multimodal Mobility & Traffic Engineer, WSDOT
- 2016 Corridor Capacity Report (pdf 1 mb)
Each year, WSDOT works with regional transportation partners to measure and compare current and past congestion in specific urban corridors around the state. Increased population, an improving economy and lower gas prices led to increased congestion on many major corridors throughout the state and also higher transit ridership.
Item 13: 10:20
WILLIAM D. RUCKELSHAUS CENTER GROWTH MANAGEMENT STUDY
Presenter: Joe Tovar, Affiliate Faculty, University of Washington College of Built Environment
- Road Map to Washington’s Future (pdf 3 mb)
The Growth Management Act (GMA) is approaching its 30th anniversary, among growing transportation and housing challenges. The Ruckelshaus Center is proposing a comprehensive assessment of Washington’s framework for managing growth and a process to collaboratively map a path to the future.
Item 14: 11:00
(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.)
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