Washington State Transportation Commission – Meeting Agenda – November 19, 2019

Federal Way City Hall
33325 8th Ave S
Federal Way, WA

Tuesday & Wednesday
November 19-20, 2019

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


Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Item 1: 9:00 am

Welcome and Introductions

Jim Ferrell, Mayor, City of Federal Way

Item 2: 9:05

Commission Business

Approval of October 15 & 16, 2019 Meeting Summary – Action

Item 3: 9:10

Transportation 101

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

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

Transportation 101  (pdf  1.6mb)

Item 4: 9:30

City Transportation Issues, Challenges and Successes

Presenters: Jim Ferrell, Mayor, City of Federal Way
EJ Walsh, Public Works Director, City of Federal Way
Kim Roscoe, Mayor, City of Fife
Russ Blount, Deputy City Manager, City of Fife
Shanna Styron-Sherrell, Mayor, City of Milton
Kurtis Kingsolver, Public Works Director, City of Tacoma
Josh Diekmann, Assistant Division Manager/City Traffic Engineer, City of Tacoma

Information and perspectives on transportation from the City of Federal Way and nearby cities in King County and Pierce County.

City of Federal Way (pdf 1.3 mb)
City of Fife Transportation (pdf 1.1 mb)

Break: 10:30

Item 5: 10:45

County Transportation Issues, Challenges and Successes

Presenters: John Taylor, Director, Dept. of Local Services, King County
Rick Brater, Roads Division Director, King County
Toby Rickman, Deputy Director, Planning and Public Works, Pierce County

King County and Pierce County staff will provide information and perspectives on county transportation.

King County (pdf 717 kb)

Item 6: 11:15

Public Transportation Issues, Challenges and Successes

Presenters: Jeff Arbuckle, Capital Projects Managing Supervisor, King County Metro
Jeremy Fichter, South King County Lead, Service Planning, King County Metro
Ryan Wheaton, Executive Director, Planning and Community Development, Pierce Transit
Curvie Hawkins, High Capacity Transit Project Development Director, Sound Transit

Metro, Pierce Transit, and Sound Transit will provide updates on transit service in South King County and North Pierce County.

County Transportation (pdf 831 kb)
King County Metro (pdf 976 kb)
Pierce Transit (pdf 947 kb)

Item 7: 11:45

Public Comment

Adjourn: 12:00 pm

Item 8: 1:00

Commission Tour of Federal Way and Gateway Program Area

Commissioner Dinner – 6:30 pm

Mama Stortini’s Restaurant

Tuesday, November 20, 2019


Item 9: 9:00 am

Roundtable: Gateway Program Development and Perspectives

Presenters: Craig Stone, Gateway Program Administrator, Washington State Department of Transportation

Invited for Comment: Cities, counties, ports, and other organizations impacted by the Gateway Program

In this session, WSDOT will provide an overview of the Gateway Program and next steps. The Gateway Program is a $2 billion investment comprised of two projects: completing SR 167 in Pierce County, and SR 509 in King County. Tolling will be part of these projects and is required to generate $180 million. The projects will improve connections to the ports of Tacoma and Seattle.

Members of the Gateway Program Executive Committee will share comments and perspectives on these two projects, including their comments on tolling priorities.

Item 10: 10:00

Sea-Tac Airport and the Region’s Aviation Future

Presenters: Josh Brown, Executive Director, Puget Sound Regional Council
Eric ffitch, State Government Relations Manager, Port of Seattle

Sea-Tac Airport, one of the state’s biggest transportation hubs, impacts transportation and environmental quality in South King County. Its recent rapid growth has spurred a regional assessment of aviation needs and capacity by the Puget Sound Regional Council.

Additionally, the Port of Seattle is moving ahead with a major expansion of the airport’s capacity, and the Legislature has initiated a process to identify a new commercial airport for Western Washington.

Sea-Tac Airport (pdf 1.7 mb)

Break: 11:00

Item 11: 11:15

Transit Access: Income-based Fares

Presenters: Lindsey Greto, Program Manager, King County Metro
Mark Konecny, Program Manager, King County Metro

King County Metro is building on the success of ORCA Lift and investigating additional ways to ensure transit is accessible to low-income households.

Transit Access (pdf 518 kb)

Item 12: 11:40

Public Comment

Item 13: 11:50

Reflections And Recommendations

Adjourn: 12:00 pm

Next Meeting:
December 17 & 18, 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.