Washington State Transportation Commission – Meeting Agenda – April 16, 2019

WSDOT Headquarters Building
Nisqually Conference Room 1D2
310 Maple Park Avenue SE, Olympia, Washington
Meetings are webcast live on tvw.org

Public Notice: The Commission reserves the right to take action on any item on the agenda, make adjustments to the order of agenda items, and adjust the time of adjournment as needed.

TVW Live: Morning session


Tuesday, April 16, 2019


Item 1: 9:00 am

Commission Business

  • Approval of March 19 & 20, 2019 Meeting Summary – Action
  • AV Workgroup Update – Appoint Additional Members – Action
  • Extension of Tolling Exemptions Rule – Action
  • Commissioner Reports
  • 2019 Annual Report

Item 2: 9:30

SR 99 Performance and Trends

Presenters: Tyler Patterson, Toll Systems Operations Manager, Washington State Department of Transportation
Brian Nielsen, Alaskan Way Viaduct Program Manager, Washington State Department of Transportation
Paul Roybal, Transportation Planner, King County Metro
Meghan Shepard, Deputy Director, Downtown Mobility, Department of Transportation, City of Seattle

The SR 99 tunnel opened in early February 2019. There are now almost 500,000 trips each week using the new facility. WSDOT, the City of Seattle, and Metro are monitoring changes in traffic volumes, traffic patterns and transit usage, and will brief the Commission on trends following the tunnel opening.

SR 99 Performance Monitoring – Joint Agency (pdf 3 mb)

Break: 10:30

Item 3: 10:45

Technology, Transportation and the Consumer

Presenter: Devin Liddel, Principal Futurist, Teague

The global design company Teague is working with auto manufacturers and suppliers on the customer interface and experience with connected and automated vehicles. This presentation will touch on some of its recent collaboration with Toyota on the future of mobility, and on other projects that include a concept for autonomous school bussing, and work on interactive windshields.

Preferred Futures: Technology, Mobility, and Consumer Experiences (pdf 15 mb)

Item 4: 11:40

Legislative Report

Presenter: Paul Parker, Deputy Director, Washington State Transportation Commission

Lunch: 12:00 pm

TVW Live: Afternoon Session

Item 5: 1:00

2019 WSF Tariff Development

Presenters: Ray Deardorf, Director, Community Services & Planning, Washington State Department of Transportation
Carl See, Senior Financial Analyst, Washington State Transportation Commission

The Transportation Commission sets ferry fares each biennium to achieve revenue and policy objectives set by the Legislature. Washington State Ferries staff and the Ferry Advisory Committee on Tariffs have been discussing policy issues for the 2019/21 fare development process, and the Legislature also is considering changes that will impact fare setting.

2019/20 Ferry Fare Development Process (pdf 670 kb)

Item 6: 1:45

Pavement Preservation Report

Presenters: Sreenath Gangula, Assistant Director, Performance Management, Washington State Department of Transportation
Kim Willoughby, State Pavement Management Engineer, Washington State Department of Transportation
DeWayne Wilson, Bridge Management Engineer, Washington State Department of Transportation

Pavement conditions on state highways declined slightly in 2017 from 2016. While the state is meeting its goal of 90% of lane miles in fair or better condition, most pavement preservation measures are headed in the wrong direction.

Pavement Preservation Report (pdf 876 kb)

Break: 2:15

Item 7: 2:30

Target Zero 2019 Update

Presenters: Wade Alonzo, Program Director, Washington State Traffic Safety Commission
Debi Besser, Program Manager, Washington State Traffic Safety Commission

The Traffic Safety Commission has released its 2019 update of the Target Zero traffic safety plan for public review and comment. This update includes a new chapter on autonomous vehicles.

Target Zero Update (pdf 1 mb)

Item 8: 3:45

2019 INRIX Congestion Report

Presenter: Ted Trepanier, Senior Director, Public Sector Services, INRIX

The INRIX 2018 Global Traffic Scorecard analyzes congestion and mobility trends in more than 200 cities, across 38 countries. Kirkland-based INRIX ranks metro Seattle 6th worst in the country for congestion.

INRIX 2018 Global Traffic Scorecard (pdf 614 kb)

Item 9: 4:20

Secretary’s Report

Presenter: Keith Metcalf, Deputy Secretary, Washington State Department of Transportation

Item 10: 4:40

Public Comment

Item 11: 4:40

Reflections and Recommendations

Adjourn: 5:00

Next Meeting
May 14 & 15, 2019
Okanogan County, Washington


(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.


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