Virtual Meeting Agenda – Olympia, Washington
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Tuesday, July 19, 2022
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Presenter: Roy Jennings, Chair, Washington State Transportation Commission
Item 2: 9:05
Electrification of Heavy Duty Trucks and Vehicles
Presenters: Bruce Agnew, Director, Cascadia Center, and ACES NW Network Discovery Institute
Jeremy Butzlaff, Chief Executive Officer, MTR Western Intercity Bus and Shuttles
Stephanie Bowman, Strategic Logistics Adviser
The focus of most vehicle electrification efforts has been on personal automobiles. This session turns the spotlight to medium and heavy duty trucks and buses. Conversion of these vehicles to zero emissions will further support the reduction of air pollution in the state, particularly in disadvantaged communities located near freight centers and ports.
Item 3: 10:05
June State Transportation Revenue Forecast – General Overview and Tolling
Presenters: Doug Vaughn, Chief Financial Officer, Washington State Department of Transportation
Pani Saleh, Director, Toll Business Administration Tolling Division, Washington State Department of Transportation
The latest quarterly transportation revenue forecast results were released on June 28, 2022. An overview of the updated forecast will be provided.
Item 4: 10:40
Tacoma Narrows Bridge Rate Setting – ACTION
Presenter: Carl See, Deputy Director, Washington State Transportation Commission
The 2022 Legislature passed SSB 5488 which provided funding and direction to the Commission to adjust toll rates. The Commission will receive an update of the financial analysis to reflect the June Transportation forecast. The results of the Commission’s public input process will be reviewed, and a single option will be selected and released for further public review and comment before the change is implemented on October 1, 2022.
2022 TNB Rate Setting (pdf 912kb)
Item 5: 11:40
June State Transportation Revenue Forecast – Washington State Ferries
Presenter: John Vezina, Director, Community Services and Planning Washington State Ferries Washington State Department of Transportation
The latest quarterly transportation revenue forecast results were released on June 28, 2022. An overview of the updated Washington State Ferries fares forecast will be provided.
WSF – June 2022 Revenue Forecast (pdf 542kb)
Item 6: 1:00 p.m.
Implementing the Healthy Environment for All (HEAL) Act
Presenters: Alberto Valentin, Community Engagement and Environmental Justice Manager, Office of Equal Opportunity WSDOT HEAL Act Co-Lead, Washington State Department of Transportation
Charlene Kay, Region Planning and Strategic Community Partnerships Director, Eastern Region, WSDOT HEAL Act Co-Lead, Washington State Department of Transportation
The HEAL Act, passed in 2021, defines “environmental justice”” in state law and outlines how state agencies should consider community needs and environmental justice in their work. WSDOT will discuss the overall structure of the legislation and considerations for community engagement activities.
HEAL Act (pdf 2mb)
Item 7: 1:40
Building the Guemes Island All-Electric Ferry Service
Presenters: Commissioner Lisa Janicki, Skagit County
Jacob Gerlach, Marine Engineer, Glosten
Rachel Rowe, Cpt. Ferry Operations Division Manager, Public Works Department Skagit County
Skagit County is investing in their first all-electric ferry to provide service to Guemes Island. An overview will be provided of the project, the funding strategy, and its connection to and impact on the community.
Item 8: 2:35
Pricing Oregon’s Regional Transportation System
Presenter: Lucinda Broussard, Tolling Program Director, Oregon Department of Transportation
The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is implementing a toll program to manage traffic flow and generate revenue for key transportation system improvements. An update will be provided on ODOT’s structure of the new toll program, current plans for tolling and congestion pricing and the department’s schedule for implementation.
Item 9: 3:30
Ferry Riders Opinion Group (FROG) Survey Results
Presenters: Bill Young, Survey Program Advisor, Research Assurance
John Vezina, Director, Community Services and Planning, Washington State Ferries, Washington State Department of Transportation
Key findings from the 2022 Winter Ferry Rider’s Opinion Group (FROG) survey will be presented. Washington State Ferries will provide an update on their ferry service plan as they work to address ongoing operational challenges.
Wednesday, July 20, 2022 – Reconvene Day 2
Item 10: 9:00 a.m.
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Presenter: Roy Jennings, Chair, Washington State Transportation Commission
Item 11: 9:05
Presenter: Amy Scarton, Deputy Secretary, Washington State Department of Transportation
An update will be provided on activities at the Washington State Department.
Item 12: 9:20
Next-Gen Car Sharing: Driverless Doorstep Delivery Coming to Bellevue
Presenters: Anand Nandakumar, Founder and CEO, Halo.Car
Daniel Lai, Smart Mobility Manager, City of Bellevue
Craig Schieber, Director, Strategy and Planning, T-Mobile
Halo.Car is re-shaping the car-sharing industry, offering electric car rental services where the EV will be delivered to your doorstep using remote, driverless technology. The Halo service is coming to the Puget Sound this summer via a collaboration with T-Mobile and the City of Bellevue, who will provide an overview of the service and plans for advancing the program to more cities in the future.
Halo.car (pdf 2mb)
Item 13: 9:50
The Future of Transit in Washington State
Presenter: Justin Leighton, Executive Director, Washington State Transit Association
The Washington State Transit Association will provide an update on transit service performance across the state, operational challenges being faced, and the opportunities emerging with the new federal funding provided in the IIJA funding program and the state’s Move Ahead Washington revenue package.
WSTA – Future of Transit (pdf 2mb)
Item 14: 10:30
Sustainability of Current Toll Rates on SR 520 and SR 99
Presenter: Jason Richter, Deputy Treasurer for Debt Management, Office of the State Treasurer
The State’s SR 520 Master Bond Resolution requires WSDOT and the Office of State Treasurer to confirm the sustainability of toll rates on the SR 520 Bridge, in consideration of future toll setting needs in the next year. The Office of the State Treasurer will report on the sufficiency assessment conducted in support of this requirement, as well as a sufficiency assessment conducted for the SR 99 tunnel.
OST Tolling Update (pdf 620kb)
Item 15: 11:10
Advancing Electric Freight Truck Technology
Presenter: Mike Gerty, Director of Advanced Research, PACCAR
PACCAR, headquartered in Washington State, is a global leader in the design and manufacturing of tractor trailers and trucks. An overview will be provided on PACCAR’s strategy for adopting zero-emission technologies, their efforts to advance EV truck technology, and identifying charging infrastructure needs, along with policy considerations, that will carry the long-haul trucking industry into a future of electrification.
Item 16: 11:50
Implementing the “18 & Under Ride Free” Ferry Fare Policy
Presenter: John Vezina, Director, Community Services and Planning, Washington State Ferries, Washington State Department of Transportation
In 2022, the Legislature provided funding to support the implementation of a fare policy change enabling passengers 18 years of age and under to ride free on Washington State Ferries. The Transportation Commission has begun the process of creating this new fare policy regulation, with plans for it to be implemented by October 1, 2022. Washington State Ferries will provide an overview of the operational considerations and impacts around this policy change, along with next steps and plans for carrying it out this fall.
WSF – Free Youth Transit Pass Policy (pdf 181kb)
Item 17: 12:20 p.m.
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Item 18: 12:35
Presenters: Reema Griffith, Executive Director, Washington State Transportation Commission
Carl See, Deputy Director, Washington State Transportation Commission
– Commissioner Reflections and Reports
– June Meeting Summary & Modification to Union Gap Meeting Summary
– Budget Preparations for the 2023 Legislative Session – ACTION
– Hood River Traffic and Revenue Study
– Update on September West Coast Commission Meeting Agenda in Eugene
– Future Commission Meetings – Virtual vs In-person
Adjourn: 1:00 p.m.
West Coast Transportation Commission Meeting: Cancelled
September 13-14, 2022
September 13 & 14, 2022
Battle Ground, Washington
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