Meeting Agenda – July 15, 2020 – Part 1

Virtual Meeting Agenda


Public Notice 

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


Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Item 1: 9:00 a.m.

TVW Live

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Presenter: Jerry Litt, Chair, Washington State Transportation Commission

Item 2: 9:05

Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Statewide Planning Overview

Presenter: Marshall Elizer, Assistant Secretary, Multimodal Development & Delivery, Washington State Department of Transportation
Kerri Woehler, Director, Multimodal Planning Division, Washington State Department of  Transportation

The fiscal challenges facing transportation in the state provide an opportunity to rethink how we prioritize, program, and fund investments across the entire transportation system. WSDOT is working to better align regional planning and statewide multimodal planning needs in order to better inform the state’s 20 year Washington Transportation Plan and provide the Legislature with well-coordinated information to inform transportation project selection and investments.

Beyond Tomorrow Statewide Planning Overview (pdf 1.8 mb)

Item 3: 9:25

WSDOT Active Transportation Plan

Presenter: Barb Chamberlain, Director, Active Transportation Division,
Washington State Department of Transportation

All Washingtonians use active transportation at some point in the day, whether it’s parking the car and walking along the street, bicycling to work or wheeling to the bus stop. This briefing will provide an overview of the state’s active transportation plan, including its emphasis on completing walking and rolling networks, the role of state right-of-way in the overall network, community engagement findings, and the plan’s connections to the statutory transportation policy goals.

State Active Transportation Plan Update  (pdf 1.7 mb)

Item 4: 9:45

2040 Peninsula Regional Transportation Plan

Presenters: Bek Ashby, Chair, Peninsula Regional Transportation Planning Organization
Annette Nesse, Past Chair, Peninsula Regional Transportation Planning Organization

The Peninsula Regional Transportation Planning Organization (PRTPO) just completed its first year as an independent RTPO. The current and past chairs of PRTPO will brief the Commission on the transition, the recently adopted 2040 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), and new directions for the Peninsula RTPO.

Peninsula RTPO Long Range Plan (pdf 474 kb)

Item 5: 10:15

“What Moves You: 2040” – Thurston Regional Planning Council’s Transportation Plan Update

Presenter: Marc Daily, Executive Director, Thurston Regional Planning Council

Thurston Regional Planning Council is starting the update of “What Moves You,” the strategic plan and blueprint for the region’s transportation system. Key improvements in the plan include more comprehensive coverage of state facilities in the region, performance of the transportation system, and public input on our region’s 25-year transportation needs.

Thurston Regional Transportation Plan 2020 Update (pdf 353 kb)

Break: 10:45 

Item 6: 10:55

“2040 Island Access” – Island Regional Transportation Planning Organization’s Regional Transportation Plan

Presenter: Thera Black, Regional Transportation Planner, 3P Transportation Planning Services

Island Regional Transportation Planning Organization (IRTPO), one of the newest RTPOs in the state, recently adopted “2040 Island Access.” The fundamental aim of this strategic plan is to recommend actions that IRTPO and any of its members or partners can pursue to advance practical solutions to transportation issues and opportunities in the region.

Island Access 2040 (pdf 2.1 mb)

Item 7: 11:30

National Developments in Cooperative Automated Transportation

Presenter: Roger Millar, Secretary of Transportation, Washington State Department of Transportation

Secretary Millar will provide an overview of key national activities and initiatives related to Cooperative Automated Transportation and how these activities relate to and align with the work of the Washington State Autonomous Vehicle Work Group and WSDOT programs.

CAT National Developments (pdf 3.5 mb)

Lunch: 12:15 p.m.

Item 8: 1:00

The Future of Transportation Post-COVID: Transit Service

Presenters: Justin Leighton, Executive Director, Washington State Transit Association
Hannah McIntosh, Recovery Planning Team Lead, King County Metro
Richard DeRock, General Manager, LINK Transit
Russ Arnold, Chief Customer Experience Officer, Sound Transit

As the pandemic has brought new insights on essential travel, transit agencies have made operational changes. This session will explore the operational services that transit agencies have made for safety of passengers and operators, changes already made in response to demand for transit service, and the potential fiscal and operational changes yet to come.

COVID19 Transit Response (pdf 11 mb)

Metro’s COVID-19 Recovery Planning (pdf 495 kb)

COVID-19 and Rural/Small Urban Public Transit (pdf 270 kb)

Break: 2:15

Item 9: 2:25

The Future of Transportation Post-COVID: Freight Mobility

Presenters: Chris Herman, Senior Director for Trade and Transportation, Washington Public Ports Association
Sean Eagan, State Government Affairs Director, The Northwest Seaport Alliance
Johan Hellman, Director of Government Relations, BNSF Railway
Sheri Call, Executive Vice President, Washington Trucking Associations

Freight patterns and supply chains are shifting as the pandemic has swept across the globe. This session will explore how changes in consumer demand, supply chains, and public safety are altering the movement of freight and goods at the international, national, and local scale.

The Future of Transportation-post COVID  (pdf 83 kb)

Item 10: 3:40

Reflections and Recommendations

Presenter: Jerry Litt, Chair, Washington State Transportation Commission

Adjourn: 4:00


Next Meeting:

July meeting part 2:

July 21, 2020
Virtual Meeting



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