Meeting Agenda – October 18-19, 2022

Virtual Meeting Agenda – Olympia, Washington


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Tuesday,  October 18, 2022

TVW Meeting Recording

Item 1: 9:00 a.m.

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Presenter: Roy Jennings, Chair, Washington State Transportation Commission

Item 2: 9:05

The Ray – Next Generation Highways

Presenter: Allie Kelly, Executive Director, The Ray

“The Ray” is an organization focused on reimagining the way we connect. Their work centers around the building of net-zero highways, starting with “The Ray Highway” – an 18-mile stretch of I-85 in Georgia. This highway serves as a living lab where innovative ideas and technologies are being deployed with the goal of achieving zero deaths, zero waste, zero carbon, and zero impact. The lessons learned from The Ray will be shared, as we collectively work to re-imagine the “roadway.”

The Ray – Next Generation Highways  (pdf 2mb)

Item 3: 10:00

Three Revolutions of Mobility

Presenter: Adrian Pearmine, National Director for Transportation Safety, DKS Associates

Innovations in transportation technology are quickly changing the status quo and impacting how people and goods move. These innovations have enormous potential to improve safety, efficiency, and to use fewer resources. This presentation will provide an overview of the three revolutions of mobility.

Three Revolutions of Mobility (pdf 3.9mb)

Break: 10:45

Item 4: 11:00

Autonomous Vehicle Transit Shuttle Pilot – A Test in Tampa, Florida

Presenter: Jacob Labutka, Senior Planner, Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority

Pinellas Suncoast has partnered with Beep to bring their riders the first autonomous vehicle in the Tampa Bay Area to share the road with mixed traffic.  The program is designed to give residents the opportunity to experience an AV ride and gather input on the possibility of using AV’s as a transit option in the future.

AVA Overview (pdf 1.8mb)

Item 5: 11:30

Equity and Autonomous Vehicles

Presenters: Dr. Andrew Dannenberg, M.D., M.P.H., Affiliate Professor, University of Washington School of Public Health
Saba Fatima
, Architect, Cannon Design, Baltimore

The widespread use of autonomous vehicles may increase or decrease inequities related to transportation access for disadvantaged populations. The speakers will present the results of their research describing the potential impacts of AVs on equity and propose a range of possible policies that could help reduce inequities related to AV use.

Equity and Autonomous Vehicles  (pdf 908kb)

Lunch: 12:00 p.m.

Item 6: 1:00

ACES Northwest Network: The Future of Connecting in Transportation

Presenters: Scott O. Kuznicki, P.E., Director, ACES Networks and the President of Modern Traffic Consultants
Betz Mayer, Assistant Director, Pacific Northwest Economic Region-Infrastructure Accelerator
Steve Voit, Business Development Manager, Verizon
Mark Pittman, Chief Executive Officer, Blyncsy
Mike Tzamaloukas, General Manager, Amazon Web Services

This panel of experts will examine how crowd-sourced, cloud-stored data is transforming the landscape of transportation system management. Through the use of new tools and approaches, data is benefiting transportation system users, managers, and owners while creating new opportunities to reduce fuel consumption, improve infrastructure, and connect people and vehicles in support of a safer and more efficient system for transportation and telecommunications.

ACES Northwest Network  (pdf 1.7mb)
Innovation to Enable Safety Today (pdf 877kb)
Al Vision and Predictive Maintenance  (pdf 1.7mb)
AWS-Connected Vehicle  (pdf 1mb)

Item 7: 3:00

Smart, Sustainable & Intermodal: The Next-Generation Transportation Infrastructure We’ll Need

Presenter: Devin Liddell, Principal Futurist, Teague

The new modalities and emergent challenges of the next few decades will require transportation infrastructure that’s nearly unrecognizable from what we have now. From climate change and megacities, to autonomous transport and even the metaverse, new forces will shape future infrastructure. Teague’s Principal Futurist will outline these transformations and what they’ll mean for the future of transportation.

Next-Generation Transportation Infrastructure  (pdf 16mb)

Item 8: 3:30

Autonomous Vehicle Work Group Annual Update & Report

Presenter: Scott Shogan, Vice President, WSP USA

The Transportation Commission’s Autonomous Vehicle (AV) Work Group has been meeting since 2018, advising the Commission on considerations and policy needs that will support preparations for AV operations on public roadways in the future. The Commission will be briefed on the Work Group’s efforts in 2022 and will discuss the 2022 AV Work Group report and possible recommendations including an AV pilot program, for Legislative and Governor consideration during the 2023 legislative session.

AV Work Group Annual Update & Report (pdf 1mb)

Item 9: 4:30

Implementing Autonomous Vehicle Statutes

Presenter: Beau Perschbacher, Policy & Legislative Director, Washington State Department of Licensing

Washington State Department of Licensing will discuss successes and challenges implementing new AV laws.

Implementing Autonomous Vehicle Statutes  (pdf 168kb)

Recess: 5:00


Wednesday, October 19, 2022 – Reconvene Day 2

TVW Meeting Recording

Item 10: 9:00 a.m.

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Presenter: Roy Jennings, Chair, Washington State Transportation Commission

Item 11: 9:05

Commission Business

– September Meeting Summary
– Proposed 2023 Meeting Schedule
– Annual Report Work Session
– Tolling Report Update

Break: 10:30

Item 12: 10:45

Traffic & Revenue Study Progress Updates: I-405/SR 167 ETLs & Gateway Program

Presenter: Edward Barry, P.E., Director, Toll Division, Washington State Department of Transportation

An update will be provided regarding on-going traffic and revenue studies for the I-405 / SR 167 Express Toll Lanes expansion project, and on the Gateway Program SR 167 / SR 509 expressways project.

I-405 / SR167 ETLs Gateway Program (pdf 301kb)

Item 13: 11:30

Secretary’s Report

Presenter: Amy Scarton, Deputy Secretary, Washington State Department of Transportation

WSDOT staff will update the Commission on the Washington State Department of Transportation’s (WSDOT) activities.

Item 14: 11:50

Public Comment

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

Item 15: 12:00 p.m.

Commission Business

– Ferry Fuel Surcharge and Bicycle Surcharge Intent
– Reflections and Reports


Adjourn: 12:30 p.m.


Next Meeting:

November 15 & 16, 2022
Anacortes, WA
In-Person Meeting



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