Transportation Building, Commission Board Room 1D2
310 Maple Park Avenue SE, Olympia, Washington
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Please note: All listed times are estimates only and the Commission reserves the right to move agenda items as needed.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Item 1: 9:00 am
- Approval of April 26, 2017 Meeting Summary-Action
- Commissioner Reports
Item 2: 9:30
Freight Mobility Plan 2017 Update
Presenters: Ron Pate, Director, Rail, Freight & Ports Division, WSDOT
Jason Beloso, Strategic Planning Manager, Rail, Freight & Ports Division, WSDOT
- 2017 Freight System Plan (pdf 573 kb)
WSDOT is updating its 2014 Washington State Freight Mobility Plan to ensure compliance with new state and federal planning requirements. It will include a freight system Action plan.
Item 3: 10:15
WTP Phase 2 Action Items
Presenters: Elizabeth Robbins, Planning, Policy, and Partnerships Manager, Multimodal Planning, WSDOT
Richard Warren, Project Manager, Multi- Modal Planning, WSDOT
- WTP Phase 2 – Implementation (pdf 336 kb)
WSDOT will share the draft Action items and public outreach strategy for the multi-modal state transportation plan, completing the work on WTP 2035 begun by the Transportation Commission.
Item 4: 11:00
WSDOT Active Transportation Programs
Presenter: Barb Chamberlain, Director, Active Transportation Division, WSDOT
- Active Transportation (pdf 1 mb)
WSDOT’s new Active Transportation Division to intergrate active modes, including walking and bicycling, at the agency and provide technical services and funding assistance to other public agencies in support of active transportation for health, safety and economic development.
Lunch Break: 12:00 pm
Item 5: 1:00
Presenter: Keith Metcalf, Deputy Secretary, WSDOT
Item 6: 1:20
State of Security of Current and Future Vehicles in the Next 3-5 Years
Presenters: Charles C. Chen, Council Member, Pacific Northwest Cybersecurity Business Leadership Council, University Of Washington Bothell
Sam Chughtai, Chair, Pacific Northwest Cybersecurity Business Leadership Council, University Washington Bothell
Devin Liddell, Principal Brand Strategist, Teague
Scott MacInnes, Account Manager, Teague
Warren Schramm, Technology Director, Teague
This briefing from innovators and experts in our state will review how technology is changing the way we define “roads” and address future challenges for transportation, including:
- use of autonomous vehicles (AVs);
- policy considerations on how cities are “zoned” for AV fleets;
- technology and cyber security considerations for future roads and sensors; and
- how the state could harness new technologies.
Item 7: 3:15
Overview of 2017-19 Washington State Ferries Fare Proposal
Presenters: Ray Deardorf, Planning Director, Washington State Ferries, WSDOT
Greg Beardsley, Chair, Ferry Advisory Committee – Tariffs
- WSF Fare Proposal – Action (pdf 633 kb)
The 2017 – 19 transportation budget anticipates a 2.5 % increase in fare revenue to support WSF operations. The Commission will hear the policy and fare recommendations of WSF and the Ferry Advisory Committee on Tariffs for achieving this revenue target.
Item 8: 4:40
NextGen Orca Options
Presenters: Debbie Young, Commissioner, WSTC
Carl See, Senior Financial Analyst, WSTC
The ORCA Joint Board seeks WSF and Commission input on fare structure options for the next generation ORCA system. Puget Sound transit agencies also seek input on participation with the Regional Transfer Program.
Item 9: 4:50
Commissioner Dinner 5:30
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Item 10: 8:00 am
Road Usage Charge Pilot Project Update
Presenter: Jeff Doyle, Partner, D’Artagnan Consulting
- WA RUC Pilot Project Update (pdf 414 kb)
The Commission will hear a progress report for the road usage charge pilot project that will begin in early 2018. In light of the growing fuel efficiency of new vehicles, the pilot project will let Washington drivers test the concept of road usage charging as a potential replacement to the gas tax and shape how it could work.
Item 11: 8:30 am
SR 520 Tolling Update
Presenters: Carl See, Senior Financial Analyst, WSTC
Svein Braseth, Director, Bond Program, Washington State Treasurer
- SR 520 Tolling Update (pdf 418 kb)
- SR 520 Overview of Certificate of the Treasurer Representative 2018 (pdf 168 kb)
The Office of the State Treasurer will present certification that the SR 520 Toll Rate Schedule Adjustment taking effect on July 1, 2017 will meet required revenue targets.
Item 12: 8:45
Tacoma Narrows Bridge Financial Options Work Group
Presenter: Carl See, Senior Financial Analyst, WSTC
The Commission will discuss preparations for a work group to consider long-term options to minimize Tacoma Narrows Bridge toll increases
Item 13: 9:00
One Center City Seattle’s Transportation
Presenters: Scott Kubly, Director, Seattle Department of Transportation
Victor Obeso, Deputy General Manager, King County Metro
- One Center City (pdf 2 mb)
Congestion, population growth, and infrastructure changes, have King County and the City of Seattle developing new mobility strategies for downtown and surrounding neighborhoods.
Item 14: 10:00
SR 99 Traffic and Revenue Analysis
Presenters: Patty Rubstello, Assistant Secretary, Toll Division, WSDOT
Steve Abendschein, Senior Planner, Stantec
- SR 99 Traffic and Revenue Analysis (pdf 1 mb)
WSDOT will brief the Commission on the investment-grade traffic and revenue analysis that will inform toll setting in the SR 99 tunnel.
Item 15: 11:30
I 405 Express Toll Lanes Update
Presenters: Patty Rubstello, Assistant Secretary, Toll Division, WSDOT
- 18 Month Report (pdf 667 kb)
- Operations, Restriping, Hard-Shoulder Work
WSDOT will provide an 18-month report on the Express Toll Lane revenue and operations, including the recent investments to improve traffic flow.
Item 16: 12:00 pm
Item 17: 12:15
Reflections and Next Steps
(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.