Washington State Transportation Commission Meeting Agenda – June 20, 2017

Leavenworth City Hall
Council Chambers
700 US Highway 2
Leavenworth, WA

Please note: All listed times are estimates only and the Commission reserves the right to move agenda items as needed.


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Item 1: 9:00

Chairman Welcome and Introductions

Item 2: 9:05

Commission Business

  • Approval of May 16 & 17, 2017 meeting summary – ACTION

Item 3: 9:10

Transportation 101

An overview of the fiscal and policy framework of the statewide transportation system.

Presenter: Paul Parker, Deputy Director, WSTC

Item 4: 9:25

Chelan-Douglas Regional Transportation Issues: The Big Picture

The only part of the state that lacks an Interstate Highway, Transportation needs in the Chelan-Douglas region vary between the urban and rural areas. Transportation needs are driven by congestion and public safety challenges that result from limited transportation network connectivity between and within communities.

Presenter: Jeff Wilkens, Executive Director, Chelan-Douglas RTPO

Item 5: 9:50

City Transportation Issues, Challenges and Successes

Information and perspectives on transportation from cities in the Wenatchee Valley.

Presenters: Cheri Kelly Farivar, Mayor, City of Leavenworth
Jeff Gomes, Mayor, City of Cashmere
Frank Kuntz, Mayor, City of Wenatchee

Break: 10:45

Item 6: 11:00

Public Transportation Issues, Challenges and Successes

Information on Transit, special needs transportation, and passenger train service in Chelan County and Douglas County.

Presenter: Richard De Rock, General Manager, Link Transit

Item 7: 11:30

County Issues, Challenges and Successes

Information and perspectives on transportation from Chelan County and Okanogan County.

Presenters: Eric Pierson, Director, Chelan County Public Works
Chris Branch, Okanogan County Commissioner
Josh Thomson, County Engineer, Okanogan County
Jay Weber, Executive Director, County Road Administration Board

Lunch Break: 12:00 pm

Item 8: 1:00

Revisiting Washington

Two months old, “Revisiting Washington” is an interactive guide to Washington’s truly amazing places. The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation updated this classic guidebook first published in 1941 to help promote historic preservation and heritage tourism.

Presenter: Chris Moore, Executive Director, Washington Trust for Historic Preservation

Item 9: 1:30

Tourism and Transportation

Situated among mountains an large bodies of water,tourism and recreation are growth industries in North Central Washington.

Presenters: Shiloh Schauer, Executive Director, Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce
Nancy Smith, Executive Director, Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce
Mike Steele, Executive Director, Chelan Chamber of Commerce
Annette Pitts, Executive Director, Cascade Loop Association

Break: 2:30

Item 10: 2:45

Agriculture, Economic Development & Transportation

Transportation is essential for the traditional economic pillars of agriculture and tourism in North Central Washington. New efforts at economic vitality may be equally reliant on access and mobility.

Presenters: Jon DeVaney, President, Washington Tree Fruit Association
Lisa Parks, Executive Director, Port of Douglas County
Allison Williams, Executive Services Director, City of Wenatchee
Patrick Jones, Executive Director, Port of Chelan County

Item 11: 4:00

WSDOT Regional Projects and Perspectives

State transportation facilities and programs, from highways to rail, are essential to mobility, liveability, and emergency response.

Presenters: Dan Sarles, North Central Region Administrator, WSDOT

Item 12: 4:30

Public Comments

Item 13: 4:45

Meeting Reflection and Next Steps

Adjourn: 5:00


(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.