Washington State Transportation Commission – Meeting Agenda – June 18-19, 2019

Norm Dicks Government Center
345 6th Street, Bremerton, WA

Tuesday & Wednesday, June 18 & 19, 2019

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


Tuesday, June 18, 2019


Item 1: 12:30 pm

Welcome And Introductions

Presenter: Greg Wheeler, Mayor, City of Bremerton

Item 2: 12:35

Commission Business

  • Approval of May 14 & 15, 2019 Meeting Summary – Action
  • Tolling Subcommittee Update

Item 3: 12:40

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: 1:00

City Transportation Issues, Challenges and Successes

Presenters: Greg Wheeler, Mayor, City of Bremerton
Thomas Knuckey, Public Works Director, City of Bremerton
Mark Dorsey, Public Works Director, City of Port Orchard
Becky Erickson, Mayor, City of Poulsbo
Mark Bateman, Public Works Director, City of Poulsbo
Barry Loveless, Public Works Director, City of Bainbridge Island

Information and perspectives on transportation from the cities of the Kitsap Peninsula.

City of Bremerton (pdf 838 kb)
City of Port Orchard (pdf 882 kb)
City of Poulsbo (pdf 952 kb)
City of Bainbridge Island (pdf 533 kb)

Break: 2:30

Item 5: 2:45

County Transportation Issues, Challenges and Successes

Presenter: Rob Gelder, Commissioner, Kitsap County Commission

Information and perspectives on transportation from Kitsap County.

Kitsap County (pdf 871 kb)

Item 6: 3:10

Public Transportation Issues, Challenges and Successes

Presenter: John Clauson, Executive Director, Kitsap Transit

Perspectives on transit on the Kitsap Peninsula.

Kitsap Transit (pdf 4 mb)

Item 7: 3:40

Proposed Changes to Ferry Fares and Fare Policies

Presenters: Ray Deardorf, Planning Manager, Washington State Ferries
Greg Beardsely, Chair, Ferry Advisory Committee on Tariffis

WSF staff will present recommended changes to ferry fares & fare policies for the coming two-years (2019-2021). The WSF recommendations have been developed in collaboration with the Ferry Advisory Committee on Tariffs (FAC-T) and the Chair of the FAC-T will provide comment.

2019/20 Fare Proposal (pdf 355 kb)
Ferry Rider’s Opinion Group Data (pdf 949 kb)

Item 8: 4:45

Public Comment

Adjourn: 5:00

Dinner – 6:30 PM

Anthony’s at Sinclair Inlet, Bremerton


Wednesday, June 19, 2019 

Item 9: 9:00 am

WSDOT Regional Projects and Perspectives

Presenter: John Wynands, Olympic Region Administrator, Washington State Department of Transportation

State transportation facilities and programs are essential to mobility, economic vitality and livability.

WSDOT Regional Projects (pdf 3 mb)

Item 10: 9:25

Economic Development, Security and Transportation

Presenters: Fred Salisbury, Chief Operations Officer, Port of Bremerton
Kathy Cocus, Director of Business Development, Kitsap Economic Development Alliance
Rick Tift, Executive Director, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard

Naval Base Kitsap is the largest employer in Kitsap County. Efforts to diversify the economy beyond the Navy depend on a strong ferry system and a diverse transportation system.

Kitsap Economic Development (pdf 2 mb)

Item 11: 10:50

Recreation, Tourism and Transportation

Presenters: Mary McClure, Commissioner, Port of Kingston
Patricia Graf-Hoke, Director, Visit Kitsap Peninsula Port of Kingston

Travel choices affect our health and environmental quality.  Communities on the Kitsap Peninsula are eager to improve and expand walking and bicycling and waterborne travel options.

Item 12: 11:20

Reflections And Recommendations

Break: 11:30

Item 13: 11:40

Proposed Changes to Fares and Fare Policies

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

  • Staff will summarize WSF’s recommended changes to ferry fares and fare policy, which were developed in collaboration with the FAC-T.
  • Public Comment
  • Commission Discussion & Vote on Proposal – Action
  • Overview public input process and next steps

The Commission will discuss the input from WSF, the FAC-T, and public comments. Action will be taken to adopt the Commission’s official ferry fare and fare policy proposal which will then be released for public review and comment through July 2019. The Commission will hold its final hearing to adopt fare changes on August 6, 2019.

Online Public Outreach Overview (pdf 82 kb)

Adjourn: 1:00

Next Meeting:
July 16 & 17, 2019
Olympia, 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

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.