Meeting Agenda – November 17-18, 2020

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.


Tuesday, November 17, 2020

TVW Live

Item 1: 12:00 p.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Presenter: Jerry Litt, Chair, Washington State Transportation Commission

Item 2: 12:05

I-405 / SR 167 Express Toll Lane Low-Income Tolling Study

Presenters: Gabor Debreczeni, Economic Analysis and Forecasting Manager, WSP USA
Catherine Larson
, Principal Consultant, Larson Consulting Associates

At the direction of the Legislature, the Commission is leading a study of potential low-income tolling program options for the I-405/SR 167 Express Toll Lanes corridor. The project team will present proposed low-income toll program options for further study, as well as provide an update on a survey being conducted of low-income residents in the area of the I-405/SR 167 Express Toll Lanes corridor.

Low-Income Tolling Study (pdf 758 kb)

Item 3: 1:00

Mayor’s Welcome

Presenter: Lynne Robinson, Mayor, City of Bellevue

Item 4: 1:10

Transportation 101

Presenters: Reema Griffith, Executive Director, Washington State Transportation Commission
Carl See
, Deputy Director, Washington State Transportation Commission
Tamara Jones
, Senior Policy Analyst, Washington State Transportation Commission

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

Transportation 101 (pdf 1.6 mb)

Item 5: 1:40

Bellevue Transportation Issues, Challenges, and Successes

Presenter: Andrew Singelakis, Director of Transportation, City of Bellevue

Bellevue is a growing, dynamic city of 148,000 people. It lies at the crossroads of major transportation corridors, connecting people to 160,000 jobs. The Commission will learn about Bellevue’s transportation investments and key needs to support the growing regional economy.

Bellevue-Transportation Issues  (pdf 1.8 mb)

Item 6: 2:05

Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) VISION 2050

Presenters: Josh Brown, Executive Director, Puget Sound Regional Council
Paul Inghram
, Director of Growth Management, Puget Sound Regional Council
Emil King
, Assistant Director, Planning, City of Bellevue

The Commission will hear about pillars of PSRC’s “Vision 2050” plan. The plan adopted in October 2020 extends the region’s growth strategy to 2050. This presentation will provide a specific focus on the eastside and Bellevue.

PSRC (pdf 4 mb)
PSRC-Bellevue (pdf 1.7 mb)

Break: 2:45

Item 7: 2:55

Transformative Transit Projects

Presenters: Peter Rogoff, Chief Executive Officer, Sound Transit
Andrew Singelakis
, Director of Transportation, City of Bellevue
Randy Corman
, Councilmember, City of Renton
Liam Olsen
, Mayor, City of Bothell

In the next five years, two major Sound Transit projects will provide fast, reliable alternatives to driving. The East Link Extension will add ten light rail stations by 2023. 

Transformative Transit-Sound Transit  (pdf  522 kb)
Transformative Transit-City of Bellevue(pdf  432 kb)
Transformative Transit-City of Renton (pdf 699 kb)
Transformative Transit-City of Bothell (pdf 702 kb)

Item 8: 3:45

WSDOT Transportation Challenges and Successes

Presenters: Mike Cotten, Regional Administrator, Northwest Region, Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT)
Lisa Hodgson
, Program Administrator, I-405/SR 167 Corridor Program, WSDOT

State transportation facilities and programs are essential to mobility, economic vitality, and livability of Bellevue and the Eastside of Lake Washington. WSDOT will provide an overview of the region, focusing on projects that most directly impact Bellevue and the surrounding communities.

NW Region- Update (pdf 949 kb)
I405-SR167 Update  (pdf 1.3 mb )

Item 9: 4:30

Smart Mobility

Presenter: Chris Long, Interim Assistant Director, Traffic Management, City of Bellevue

Bellevue is nationally recognized for its adaptive traffic signal system. The Commission will “tour” the City’s traffic management center and see how technology is applied to make Bellevue’s streets safer and more efficient.

Analytics for Smart Cities  – Video
Smart Mobility (pdf 3 mb)

Recess: 5:00


Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Reconvene – Day 2

TVW Live

Item 10: 9:00 a.m.

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Presenter: Jerry Litt, Chair, Washington State Transportation Commission

Item 11: 9:05

Transportation Equity and Innovation

Presenters: Michael Shiosaki, Director, Parks and Community Services, City of Bellevue
Geoff Crump, Chief Operating Officer, Hopelink
Terry White, Interim General Manager, King County Metro
De’Sean Quinn, Strategic Planning Manager, King County Metro
Franz Loewenherz, Principal Planner, Transportation, City of Bellevue

The City of Bellevue is partnering with Hopelink and King County Metro to meet the diverse transportation needs of its community. 

Crossroad Connect 2020 – Video
Transportation Equity-Bellevue Community Services (pdf 1.6 mb)
Transportation Equity-Hopelink (pdf 656 kb)
Transportation Equity-Metro (pdf 988 kb)
Transportation Equity-Crossroads Connect (pdf 722 kb)

Item 12: 10:05

BelRed Streetscape

Presenters: Emil King, Assistant Director, Planning, City of Bellevue
Ron Kessack, Assistant Director, Capital Program and Services, City of Bellevue

With two light rail stations coming to the BelRed area, Bellevue City Council decided to convert the former semi-industrial district into a vibrant mixed-use community. Bellevue staff will brief the Commission on major transportation projects the City is implementing to support the BelRed transformation.

BelRed-Streetscape (pdf 1.8 mb)

Break: 10:35

Item 13: 10:45

Bellevue Downtown Business Environment

Presenters: Patrick Bannon, President, Bellevue Downtown Association
Joe Fain, President & CEO, Bellevue Chamber of Commerce

The Commission will hear from the Bellevue Downtown Association and the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce about transportation priorities for Bellevue’s growth corridor.

Bellevue-Downtown (pdf 7.4 mb)

Item 14: 11:30

Active Transportation Issues, Challenges, and Successes

Presenters: Warren Jimenez, Director, Parks Division, King County
Curt Warber, Project Manager, King County
Carrie Hite, Parks and Recreation Director, City of Redmond
Jay Arnold, Deputy Mayor, City of Kirkland
Mike Ingram, Senior Planner, Transportation, City of Bellevue
Stephen Uy, Head of Public Policy and Community Engagement, Facebook

The Eastrail is a 42-mile regional trail on a former rail corridor. The Eastrail will connect Eastside cities, offering transportation and recreational opportunities. Trail owners and stakeholders will provide an overview of the trail, highlight key projects, and describe private sector investment.

Experience the Eastrail – Video
Eastrail-King County (pdf 3.5 mb)
Eastrail-Redmond (pdf 611 kb)
Eastrail-Kirkland (pdf 904 kb)
Eastrail-Bellevue (pdf 991 kb)
Eastrail-Facebook (pdf 1.9 mb)

Item 15: 12:20 p.m.

Commission Business

Presenter: Jerry Litt, Chair, Washington State Transportation Commission

     • Reflections and Recommendations
     • Adoption of October Meeting Summary – ACTION

Adjourn: 12:30


Next Meeting:

December 15 & 16, 2020 – Virtual Meeting
Olympia, WA 



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 the Washington State Transportation Commission’s (WSTC) 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 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.