Washington State Transportation Commission – Meeting Agenda – May 14, 2019

Building #9 TwispWorks
502 S Glover
Twisp, Washington

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.


Tuesday, May 14, 2019


Item 1: 11:00 am

Welcome and Introductions

Item 2: 11:05

Commission Business

  • Approval of April 16, 2019 Meeting Summary – Action
  • Appoint Additional Members to AV Workgroup – Action
  • Status Update on Ferry Tariff Proposal

Item 3: 11:10

Transportation 101

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

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

Transportation 101 (pdf 2 mb)

Item 4: 11:30

City Transportation Issues, Challenges and Successes

Presenters: Soo-Ing Moody, Mayor, City of Twisp
Carlene Anders, Mayor, City of Pateros

Salley Ranzau, Mayor, City of Winthrop

Information and perspectives on transportation from the cities of Okanogan County.

Successes and Challenges (pdf 2 mb)

Lunch: 12:10 PM

Item 5: 1:00

County Transportation Issues, Challenges and Successes

Presenters: Andy Hover, Commissioner, Okanogan County
Josh Thompson, Engineer, Okanogan County

Information and perspectives on transportation from Okanogan County.

Okanogan County Drainage (pdf 1 mb)

Item 6: 1:20

Economic Development and Transportation

Presenter: Don Linnertz, Executive Director, TwispWorks

Tourism has replaced agriculture and forestry as the economic driver in the Methow Valley, creating new transportation needs and challenges.

Methow Valley priorities (pdf 1 mb)

Item 7: 1:40

Emergency Response and Preparedness: Primitive Roads Network

Presenter: Josh Thompson, Engineer, Okanogan County

Fires and floods have disrupted the primary road networks in Okanogan County. To reduce the vulnerability of remote communities, the County is beginning to work with the US Forest Service, DNR and others on a primitive roads network.

Item 8: 2:00

Okanogan RTPO – Washington’s Newest RTPO

Presenter: Soo-Ing Moody, Chair, Okanogan RTPO

Its Chair will discuss the variety of factors that drove the decision to create the state’s newest and least populous RTPO, and its next challenges.

Okanogan Council of Governments (pdf 515 kb)

Item 9: 2:15

Public Comment

Adjourn: 2:20

Next Meeting

May 15, 2019
Omak, Washington

June 18 & 19, 2019
Bremerton, 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.


Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information

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