Meeting Agenda – February 15-16, 2023

Virtual Meeting Agenda – Olympia, Washington

The two-day meeting will be conducted using Zoom Webinar and requires registration to attend and participate. You will need to register for each day separately:

Wednesday, February 15, 2023: 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Register
Thursday, February 16, 2023: 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Register

Once registered, you will receive an email from Zoom with your participation link to the meeting. The meeting will also be streamed live on TVW.


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.

Those wishing to offer comments can do so during the public comment period. Using the Q&A box found on-screen during the meeting, please indicate that you would like to provide comments and include your name. Written comments can also be submitted via email at: transc@wstc.wa.gov.

If you plan to engage in this meeting from your car, we encourage you to do so while parked.

 


Wednesday,  February 15, 2023

Item 1: 9:00 a.m.

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Presenter: Roy Jennings, Chair, Washington State Transportation Commission

Item 2: 9:05

Clean Transportation in Washington

Presenters: Luke Martland, Climate Commitment Act Implementation Manager, Department of Ecology
Joel Creswell
, Climate Policy Section Manager, Department of Ecology
Deborah Reynolds
, Clean Transportation Managing Director, Department of Commerce
Tonia Buell
, Alternative Fuels Program Manager, Washington State Department of Transportation
Jonathan Olds
, Senior Policy Specialist, Climate Change, Washington State Department of Transportation

Transportation is the state’s number one source of greenhouse gas emissions and a major source of local air pollution that disproportionately impacts the health of people living near roadways, port facilities, industrial activity, and railways, and in communities where vulnerable populations often reside. This panel will discuss programs and efforts underway in Washington state to help ensure a clean transportation future.

Break: 10:30

Item 3: 10:45

WSDOT Tolling Equity Study

Presenter: Mark Hallenbeck, Director, Washington State Transportation Center, University of Washington

University of Washington TRAC Center and WSDOT will provide an update on their study of tolling equity.

Lunch: 11:45

Item 4: 12:15 p.m.

Tale of Two Cities: Seattle and Bellevue Autonomous Vehicle Vision and Implementation

Presenters: Andrew Singelakis, Transportation Director, City of Bellevue
Armand Shahbazian, Electric and Automated Mobility Policy Advisor, City of Seattle

Cities of Seattle and Bellevue will discuss their joint technology plan and vision for autonomous vehicles. Each city is taking a different approach but working collaboratively to advance AVs in the smartest and safest way possible. They will discuss successes and challenges with AV permitting, ITS efforts, vision zero, and more.

Item 5: 1:00

ACES Northwest Network: Improving Safety through Advancing Connected Vehicles

Presenters: Bryan Mistele, Chief Executive Officer, INRIX
Andrew Singelakis, Transportation Director, City of Bellevue
Kirk Neibert, Senior Product Manager, T-Mobile
Brandon Branham, Assistant City Manager, Peachtree Corners, Georgia

This panel hosted by ACES will discuss the latest developments in connecting vehicles to our transportation infrastructure, or “C-V2X,” so that through machine learning, cars would detect people walking and bicycling, converging vehicles, and provide alerts by phone app to travelers.

Item 6: 1:00

Washington Autonomous Vehicle Cluster (WAV-C)

Presenter: Seth Abelson, Program Manager, WAV-C

WAV-C calls the Kitsap Peninsula home. It works with government agencies, academic institutions, corporations, top entrepreneurs and a deep bench of funders to bring about the newest and most advanced innovative solutions in maritime autonomous vehicles. The Commission will be briefed on WAV-C efforts to leverage a highly trained workforce and optimize resources to promote a world class economic cluster.

Recess: 2:30

 


Thursday, February 16, 2023 – Reconvene Day 2

Item 7: 9:00 a.m.

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Presenter: Roy Jennings, Chair, Washington State Transportation Commission

Item 8: 9:05

Commission Business

  • January Summary
  • Legislative Update
  • Public Notice: Pending Highway Naming Request to name the I-90 / Argonne Interchange the “Deputy Joseph M. O’Connor Memorial Overpass.”

Item 9: 10:00

Tolling Subcommittee: I-405/SR 167 Express Toll Lanes (ETL) Rate Setting Plan Update

Presenters: Carl See, Deputy Director, Washington State Transportation Commission
Ed Barry
, Director of Tolling, Washington State Department of Transportation
Lisa Hodgson
, I-405/SR 167 Program Administrator, Washington State Department of Transportation

An update will be provided regarding on-going Tolling Subcommittee rate setting planning for the I-405 / SR 167 Express Toll Lanes.

Break: 10:45

Item 10: 11:00

Washington State Ferry Fare and Tariff Process

Presenter: Todd Lamphere, Director Finance and Administration, Washington State Ferries

The Transportation Commission sets ferry fares each biennium to achieve required revenue and policy targets. Staff from Washington State Ferries will present a proposed 2023-25 fare development process.

Item 11: 11:30

Secretary’s Report

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

Lunch: 11:45

Item 12: 12:30 p.m.

Progress Update: Puget Sound Gateway Program

Presenter: John White, Puget Sound Gateway Program Administrator, Washington State Department of Transportation

This program combines the SR 509 Completion Project in King County and the SR 167 Completion Project in Pierce County to complete missing links in Washington state’s highway and freight network. An update on the progress will be provided.

Item 13: 1:00

Washington Traffic Safety Commission New Program Update

Presenters: Erica Stineman, Communications Manager, Washington Traffic Safety Commission
Jessie Knudsen, Program Manager, Washington Traffic Safety Commission

The Traffic Safety Commission will brief the Commission on new programs including its transcreation projects and safety improvements in low-income neighborhoods.

Item 14: 1:30

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: 1:45

Commission Business

  • Reflections and Recommendations

Adjourn: 2:30

 

Next Meeting:

March 14-15, 2023 – Virtual


 

SPECIAL NEEDS

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 Transc@wstc.wa.gov. 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 Equity and Civil Rights (OECR). For additional information please contact OECR’s Title VI Coordinator 360-705-7090.