Washington State Transportation Commission Regular Meeting Agenda – January 17-18, 2018

WSDOT Headquarters 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, January 17, 2018

Item 1: 9:00 am

Welcome and Introductions

Item 2: 9:05

Commission Business

Approval of December Meeting Summary – ACTION
Commissioner Reports
Legislative Overview

Item 3: 9:30

WTP 2040 and Beyond

The Washington Transportation Plan establishes a 20-year vision for development of the statewide transportation system, based on the six transportation policy goals established by the Legislature: Preservation, saftey, mobility, environment, stewardship, and economic vitality. This session provides an opportunity for the Commission to discuss the topics and process for the WTP update to be adopted in December 2018.

2040 and Beyond (pdf 1.4 mb)

Presenters: Thera Black, Senior Project Manager, SCJ Alliance
Paul Parker, Deputy Director, WSTC

Lunch: 12:00 pm

Item 4: 12:30

Tacoma Narrows Bridge (TNB) Sufficient Minimum Balance Policy- ACTION

The Commission maintains a policy to ensure a sufficient minimum balance
in the TNB account. Commission staff will present a proposed change to the
TNB Sufficient Minimum Balance Policy for Commission action.

TNB Account (pdf 324 kb)

Presenter: Carl See, Senior Financial Analyst, WSTC

Item 5: 1:00

SR 99 Stakeholder Input

The Legislature has directed Commission to set tolls to generate $200 million towards the construction cost of the tunnel that will replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct. The City of Seattle, Metro Transit, and the Seaport Alliance will share their priorities and concerns with prospective toll policies.

WSTC Preliminary SR 99 Analysis Request Update (pdf 431 kb)

Presenters: Mark Bandy, Director of Transportation Operations, Seattle Department of Transportation
Kurt Beckett, Chief Operating Officer, Northwest Seaport Alliance
Peter Heffernan, Intergovernmental Relations, King County Metro

Item 6: 2:30

System-wide Toll Exemptions Briefing

WSDOT and Commission staff will present recommended options for system-wide tolling exemptions developed by the Commission’s Tolling Subcommittee for purposes of a possible rule-making action this calendar year.

WSTC Tolling Subcommittee Exemptons Request Toll Exemptions (pdf 195 kb)

Presenters: Carl See, Senior Financial Analyst, WSTC
Rob Fellows, Manager, Policy & Planning, WSDOT

Item 7: 3:15

Public Comment

Adjourn: 3:30


Thursday, January 18, 2018

Item 8: 9:00 am

Road Usage Charge Pilot Project Update

The Road Usage Charge Pilot Project will begin soon and an update on the
preparations for the pilot launch and participant enrollment will be provided.

Presenter: Jeff Doyle, Partner, D’Artagnan Consulting

Item 9: 9:15

2018 Legislative Session and Budget Update – Cities, Counties, Transit and Ports

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 2018.

Presenters: Jane Wall, Association of Washington Cities
Gary Rowe, Washington State Association of Counties
Justin Leighton, Executive Director, Washington State Transit Association
Chris Herman, Senior Director, Trade & Transportation, Washington Public Ports Association

Item 10: 10:15

WSDOT Public – Private Partnerships Report

WSDOT will report on its work regarding provisos in the 2017 – 19 Transportation Budget directing WSDOT to evaluate opportunities to collaborate with the private sector on funding and financing ferry terminals and transit-oriented development, replacing the US 2 westbound trestle.

Presenters: Anthony Buckley, Director, Innovative Partnerships, WSDOT
John White, Assistant Regional Administrator, Northwest Region, WSDOT

Innovative Partnerships (pdf 182 kb)
US 2 Westbound Trestle Funding & Finance Study (pdf 948 kb)

Item 11: 11:30

Public Comment

Item 12: 11:45

Reflections and Next Steps

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.