Meeting Agenda – January 14-15, 2020

WSDOT Headquarters Building
Nisqually Conference Room 1D2
310 Maple Park Avenue SE, Olympia, Washington

Meetings are webcast live on tvw.org

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

 


Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Item 1: 9:00 a.m.

Commission Business

Presenters: Reema Griffith, Executive Director, Washington State Transportation Commission
Paul Parker, Deputy Director, Washington State Transportation Commission

Item 2: 9:30

Model Uniform Act on Automated Vehicle Operation

Presenter: Michele Radosevich, President-elect, Washington State Bar Association, Davis Wright Tremaine

The Uniform Law Commission has created a model act for states to consider enacting regarding the operation of automated vehicles.
A member of the drafting team will explain the purpose of the draft act and what it addresses.

ULC Act on Automated Vehicle Operation (pdf 435 kb)

Break: 10:30

Item 3: 10:45

Local Transportation Partners: A Look Ahead at 2020 Legislative Priorities

Presenters: Jane Wall, Managing Director, Washington State Association of Counties
Logan Bahr, Government Relations Advocate, Association of Washington Cities
Justin Leighton, Executive Director, Washington State Transit Association
Chris Herman, Senior Director, Washington Public Ports Association

Most trips involve city streets and county roads, including significant freight movement which may begin and end in ports. Public transportation is the primary travel mode for many. Local transportation partners will highlight their fiscal and policy priorities for the 2020 legislative session.

Lunch: 12:00 p.m.

Item 4: 1:00

2020 Legislative Report

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

Commission staff will provide an overview of the 2020 Legislative schedule, anticipated issues that may arise, including transportation items of interest to the Commission.

Item 5: 1:30

Update on Revenue Performance of Tolled Facilities

Presenters: Pani Saleh, Director, Business Administration, Toll Division, Washington State Department of Transportation
Brent Baker, Senior Vice President, WSP USA

The Tolling Division will brief the Commission on the performance of current and projected tolling revenue to meet financial requirements for the state’s tolled facilities.

TNB Financial Plan Update (pdf 669 kb)
SR 520 Net Toll Revenue Update (pdf 810 kb)

Break: 2:30

Item 6: 2:45

2020 Tacoma Narrows Bridge Loan Report

Presenter: Carl See, Senior Financial Analyst, Washington State Transportation
Commission

Commission staff will present the Commission’s 2020 TNB Loan report to the Legislature. The report provides an update on the current status of the Legislative TNB Loan plan. The plan was put in place to stabilize toll rates on the TNB over the remaining 10 years of debt repayment. Ensuring adequate loan funding will result in the avoidance of a toll rate increase for the Tacoma Narrows Bridge this year.

TNB 2020 Loan Report Summary (pdf 222 kb)

Item 7: 3:15

Transit Integration Report

Presenter: Gil Cerise, Transportation Planning Program Manager, Puget Sound Regional Council

Nine transit agencies in the Puget Sound Region coordinate to provide multi-modal connections consistent with the Puget Sound Regional Council’s Regional Transportation Plan. This Report fulfills a legislative requirement to report on transit system coordination and lays out how the transit system will expand significantly over the next several years.

Transit Integration Report (pdf 2 mb)

Item 8: 4:00

Commission Business

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

  • 2020 Workplan Discussion

Item 9: 4:30

Secretary’s Report

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

Item 10: 4:45

Public Comment

Adjourn: 5:00

Commissioner dinner – 6:00 pm
Mercato Ristorante

 


Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Item 11: 9:00 a.m.

State Transportation Partners: A Look Ahead at 2020 Legislative Priorities

Presenters: Ashley Probart, Executive Director, Transportation Improvement Board
Walt Olsen, Deputy Director, County Road Administration Board
Brian Ziegler, Executive Director, Freight Mobility Strategic Investment Board
Alyson Cummings, Director, Legislative Relations, Washington State Department of Transportation

WSDOT and three state agencies that provide grants for local transportation
projects will report on their legislative and policy initiatives for the 2020
legislative session and the year ahead.

Transportation Improvement Board (pdf 469 kb)
County Road Administration Board (pdf 3 mb)
Freight Mobility Strategic Investment Board (pdf 687 kb)

Item 12: 10:00

Electric Aircraft Study

Presenter: David Fleckenstein, Director, Aviation Division, Washington
State Department of Transportation

WSDOT’s aviation division has begun a legislatively-directed study to evaluate the potential for using electric aircraft in passenger air service.

Electric Aircraft Working Group (pdf 548 kb)

Break: 10:30

Item 13: 10:45

Update on Commercial Aviation Coordinating Commission

Presenter: David Fleckenstein, Director, Aviation Division, Washington
State Department of Transportation

The Legislature has created a Commercial Aviation Coordinating Commission to develop recommendations to meet Washington State’s critical aviation system capacity needs. In addition to recommending a new primary commercial aviation facility, the Coordinating Commission will recommend additional ways to accommodate capacity needs at other facilities. The WSDOT Aviation Division, which staffs and chairs this effort, will brief the Commission on the group’s work and progress to date.

Commercial Aviation Coordinating Commission (pdf 935 kb)

Item 14: 11:30

Public Comment

Item 15: 11:45

Reflections and Recommendations

Adjourn: 12:00 p.m.

Next Meeting:

February 19 & 20, 2020
Olympia, WA

 


 

(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.)

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