Washington State Transportation Commission Regular Meeting Agenda – February 13-14, 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.


Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Item 1: 9:00 am

Commission Business

  • Approval of January 17 & 18, 2018 Meeting Summary – ACTION
  • Commissioner Reports
  • Legislative Overview

Presenter: Paul Parker, Deputy Director, WSTC

Item 2: 9:45

WSDOT Legislative Report

WSDOT will update the Commission on legislative topics in both Olympia and Washington, D.C.

Presenter: Allison Camden, Director of Governmental Relations, Washington State Department of Transportation

Item 3: 10:15

Road Usage Charge Pilot Project Update

Enrollment for the Road Usage Charge Pilot Project has begun and an update will be given on the current status of enrollment.

Presenter: Jeff Doyle, Partner, D’Artagnan Consulting

Break: 10:30

Item 4: 10:45

Ballard Locks and Seattle’s Maritime Economy

The Ballard Locks connect Lake Union and Lake Washington with Puget Sound and the world.  Ongoing maintenance and repair of the locks is essential to maintain water levels for the maritime industry, vessels berthed in the ship canal and the lakes, and the Lake Washington floating bridges.

Ballard Locks (pdf 1.2 mb)

Presenters: Chad See, Executive Director, Freezer Longline Coalition
Charlie Costanzo, Vice President, Pacific Region, American Waterways Operators 
Susan O’Neil, Associate Director, Conservation & Strategy, Long Live the Kings
Vince O’Halloran, Secretary/Treasurer, Puget Sound Ports Council, Maritime
Trades Department, AFL-CIO

Item 5: 11:45

Public Comment

Lunch: 12:00 pm

Item 6: 1:00

California Road Charge Pilot Program

The State of California completed a statewide test of Road Usage Charging in 2017.  Staff from the California Department of Transportation will present the results from their pilot.

California Road Charge Pilot Program (pdf 1.6 mb)

Presenter: Carrie Pourvahidi, Deputy Director, Road Usage Charge Program Manager, California Department of Transportation

Item 7: 2:00

Target Zero Update

Target Zero has recently completed a project on Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety.  This session will report on that effort, Provide an overview on the, “Culture Change initiative” underway and other new developments in traffic safety.

Target Zero (pdf 32.4 mb)

Presenter: Shelly Baldwin, Legislative and Media Relations Manager, Washington Traffic Safety Commission
Pam Pannkuk, Deputy Director, Washington Traffic Safety Commission
Scott Waller, Program Manager, Washington Traffic Safety Commission
Erika Moscorro, Program Manager, Washington Traffic Safety Commission

Break: 3:00

Item 8: 3:15

Local Transportation Partners 2018 Outlook

Three state agencies that provide grants for local transportation projects will report on their legislative and policy iniitatives for the coming year.

TIB (pdf 6.2 mb)
FMSIB (pdf 1.5 mb)

Presenters: Ashley Probart, Executive Director, Transportation Improvement Board
John Koster, Executive Director, County Road Administration Board
Brian Ziegler, Director, Freight Mobility Strategic Investment Board

Item 9: 4:30

Secretary’s Report

Presenter: Roger Millar, Secretary, Washington State Department of Transportation

Item 10: 4:45

Public Comment

Adjourn: 5:00


Commissioner Dinner

Budd Bay Cafe


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Item 11: 9:00 am

University of Minnesota Express Toll Lanes Report

In 2017, the Joint Transportation Committee commissioned a study of the effectiveness of the I-405 Express Toll lanes.  The study results recommend strategies for near-term and long-term improvement of traffic performance in the corridor.  The research team from the University of Minnesota will present its findings and recommendations.

I-405 Traffic Data (pdf 774 kb)

Presenters: Matt Schmit, State & Local Policy Program, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
Dr. Ali Akhani, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo-Engineering, University of Minnesota

Break: 10:45

Item 12: 11:00

Tolling Facilities FY 2018 Update

WSDOT will provide a update on traffic and revenue performance for tolled facilities, for the first half of FY 2018.

Tolling Facilities FY 2018 Update (pdf 242 kb)

Presenter: Ed Barry, Director of Tolling, Washington State Department of Transportation

Item 13: 11:30

SR 520 Financial Plan

The Office of the State Treasurer will report on the adequacy of SR 520 toll revenue for meeting financial obligations.

Presenters: Jason Richter, Deputy Treasurer, Debt Management. Office of the State Treasurer
Svein Braseth, Director, Bond Program, Office of the State Treasurer

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.