Meeting Agenda – February 15-16, 2023

Virtual Meeting Agenda – Olympia, Washington


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.

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Wednesday,  February 15, 2023

TVW Meeting Recording

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.

Cap and Invest Program Overview  (pdf 1mb)
Washington’s Clean Fuel Standard  (pdf 970kb)
EV Coordinating Council  (pdf 56kb)
2022 Initial Report Clean Fuels Program  (pdf 190kb)

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.

WSDOT Toll Facilities  (pdf 5mb)

Lunch: 11:45

Item 4: 12:15 p.m.

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

Presenters: Bryan Mistele, Chief Executive Officer, INRIX
Daniel Lai
, Smart Mobility Manager, 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.

Strategic Vision for Automated Vehicles  (pdf 842kb)
City of Bellevue AV Update  (pdf 4mb)
Seattle DOT AV Update  (pdf 787kb)

Item 5: 1:00

ACES Northwest Network: Improving Safety through Advancing Connected Vehicles

Presenters: Bruce Agnew, Director, Cascadia Center and, NW ACES Network
Franz Loewenherz
, Mobility Planning and Solutions Manager, 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, helping to meet safety goals.

City of Bellevue Role of Technology  (pdf 3.8mb)
T-Mobile Automotive & AV Product Group  (pdf 1.6mb)
Curiosity Lab  (pdf 1.8mb)

Item 6: 2:00

Washington Autonomous Vehicle Cluster (WAV-C)

Presenters: Bruce Agnew, Director, Cascadia Center and, NW ACES Network
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.

WAV-C  (pdf 588kb)

Recess: 2:30


Thursday, February 16, 2023 – Reconvene Day 2

TVW Meeting Recording

Item 7: 9:00 a.m.

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Presenter: Roy Jennings, Chair, Washington State Transportation Commission

Item 8: 9:05

Commission Business

  • January Meeting Summary
  • 2023 Legislative Session Update
  • Public Notice: Pending Highway Naming Request to name the I-90 / Argonne Overpass the “Deputy Joseph M. O’Connor Memorial Overpass.”
  • Initiate Route Jurisdiction Transfer Process: City of Ridgefield Requesting to Transfer SR 501/Pioneer Street from WSDOT to the City of Ridgefield.

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 Commission and Washington State Department of Transportation rate setting planning for the I-405 / SR 167 Express Toll Lanes.

I-405/SR 167 ETLs Corridor Program (pdf 232kb)

Break: 10:45

Item 10: 11:00

Washington State Ferry Fare and Tariff Process

Presenters: Todd Lamphere, Director Finance and Administration, Washington State Ferries
Aaron Halbert, Fiscal Analyst, Washington State Transportation Commission

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.

WSF Tariff Setting Process  (pdf 106kb)

Item 11: 11:30

Secretary’s Report

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

Lunch: 11:45

Item 12: 12:30 p.m.

Progress Update: Puget Sound Gateway Program

Presenters: John White, Puget Sound Gateway Program Administrator, Washington State Department of Transportation
Brent Baker, Senior Vice President, WSP

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.

Puget Sound Gateway (pdf 951kb)

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.

Traffic Safety Commission Transcreation  (pdf 357kb)
Walker Roller Equity Projects  (pdf 341kb)

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



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



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