Meeting Agenda – September 13-14, 2022

Meeting Agenda – Battle Ground, Washington

Battle Ground City Council Chambers
109 SW 1st Street, 2nd Floor
Battle Ground, WA


Public Notice 

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


Tuesday,  September 13, 2022

TVW Meeting Recording

9:30 a.m.

Tour of Local Transportation Facilities

City of Battle Ground and Clark County will take the Commission on a tour of projects they will describe in their presentations.

Lunch: 12:00 p.m.

Item 1: 1:00 

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Presenter: Roy Jennings, Chair, Washington State Transportation Commission

Item 2: 1:10

Mayor’s Welcome

Presenter: Philip Johnson, Mayor, City of Battle Ground

Item 3: 1:30

Transportation 101

Presenters: Reema Griffith, Executive Director, Washington State Transportation Commission
Carl See
, Deputy Director, Washington State Transportation Commission
Paula Reeves
, Senior Policy Analyst, Washington State Transportation Commission
Aaron Halbert
, Financial Analyst, Washington State Transportation Commission

An overview will be provided on the fiscal and policy framework of the statewide transportation system.

Transportation 101  (pdf 1.2mb)

Item 4: 2:00

Southwest Washington Transportation Issues: The Big Picture

Presenter: Matt Ransom, Executive Director, Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Council

The southwest Washington region is a fast-growing region of the state that includes rural and urban areas with varied needs, but safety, preservation, quality of life and economic viability are common drivers. An overview of key issues and successes will be provided.

RTC – The Big Picture  (pdf 1.1mb)

Item 5: 2:30

Clark County: Transportation Challenges and Successes

Presenter: Ken Lader, Interim County Engineer, Clark County

Information and perspectives will be shared on Clark County’s growth, transportation needs and recent successes.

Clark County  (pdf 2.8mb)

Item 6: 2:50

City of Battle Ground: Transportation Challenges and Successes

Presenters: Erin Erdman,City Manager, City of Battle Ground
Mark Herceg,
PE Public Works Director, City of Battle Ground

The City of Battle Ground will discuss their transportation challenges and successes.

City of Battle Ground  (pdf 1.2mb)

Break: 3:15

Item 7: 3:30

North Clark County Cities: Transportation Challenges and Successes

Presenters: Mayor Jennifer Lindsay, City of Ridgefield
Steve Stuart
, City Manager, City of Ridgefield
Bryan Kast
, Public Works Director, City of La Center
Mayor William Finn
, City of Woodland
Tracy Coleman
, Public Works Director, City of Woodland

North Clark County cities operate and maintain an extensive system of community streets and roads serving a diverse set of needs including those of farmers, businesses, the general public, etc. An overview will be provided of strategies and recent successes.

City of La Center  (pdf 729kb)
City of Woodland (pdf 1mb)

Item 8: 4:30

Tribal Transportation Challenges and Successes

Presenter: Patty Kinswa-Gaiser, Council Chair, Cowlitz Tribe
Dean Reynolds, Public Works Director, Cowlitz Tribe

The Cowlitz Indian Tribe has been a federally recognized tribe since 2000 and received its first reservation in March 2015. The Cowlitz are one of the region’s largest employers with over 1,500 employees working across many sectors. They will discuss some recent transportation successes as well as challenges.

Closing and Recess: 5:00

Commissioner Dinner – 6:00 p.m. – Northwood Public House & Brewery, Battle Ground, WA

Wednesday, September 14, 2022 – Reconvene Day 2

TVW Meeting Recording

Item 9: 9:00 a.m.

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Presenter: Roy Jennings, Chair, Washington State Transportation Commission

Item 10: 9:05

Economic Development in North Clark County

Presenters: Scott Bailey, Regional Economist, Washington Department of Employment Security
Jennifer Baker
, President & Chief Executive Officer, Columbia River Economic Development Council
Randy Mueller
, Chief Executive Officer, Port of Ridgefield

Three of the areas’ major economic development organizations will discuss the role transportation plays in supporting business and growing the economy of the area.

North Clark County – Trends (pdf 178kb)
Economic Development – North Clark County  (pdf 1.9mb)

Item 11: 9:40

Transit Challenges and Successes in North Clark County

Presenters: Anne McEnerny-Ogle, Mayor, City of Vancouver
Shawn Donaghy, Chief Executive Officer, C-TRAN

Public transportation is critical to mobility in Southwest Washington, including North Clark County. Planning efforts and recent successes will be discussed.

C-TRAN(Pdf 915kb)

Item 12: 10:00

Week Without Driving 2022

Presenter: Abby Griffith, Disability Rights Washington

Disability Rights Washington will discuss their “Week Without Driving” campaign the designed to get people thinking about car-free lifestyles and encourage participation in the event occurring September 19-25, 2022.

Week Without Driving – 2022  (pdf 640kb)

Item 13: 10:15

Interstate Bridge Replacement

Presenter: Frank Green, Assistant Program Administrator, Interstate Bridge Replacement Office

An update will be provided on the I-5 Bridge Replacement Project over the Columbia River.

Interstate Bridge Replacement Program  (pdf 1mb)

Break: 10:45

Item 14: 11:00

Washington State Department of Transportation Regional Overview

Presenters: Carley Francis, Southwest Regional Administrator, Washington State Department of Transportation
Scott Langer
, Southwest Assistant Regional Administrator, Washington State Department of Transportation

An overview will be provided of WSDOT’s Southwest Region, including planned and active projects, and maintenance in the area.

Southwest Region – Update  (pdf 12mb)

Item 15: 11:30

Public Comment

To comment in-person, please place your name on the sign-up sheet in the meeting room. To sign-up for virtual public comment, please put your name and interest in the Q&A box found on-screen during the meeting.

Item 16: 11:45

Commission Business

– July Meeting Summary
– Tacoma Narrows Bridge Meeting Summary
– Commission Reflections and Reports
– Update on Hood River Bridge Traffic & Revenue Study
– Annual Report Update

Adjourn: 12:30 p.m.


Next Meeting:

October 18-19, 2022 – Virtual



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 the Commission Office at 360-705-7070 or 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, or national origin, 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 360-705-7090.