Meeting Agenda – September 14, 2023

Meeting Agenda – Vancouver, Washington


Vancouver City Hall
Council Chambers
415 W. 6th Street
Vancouver, 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.

Those wishing to offer comments can do so during the public comment period either in person or virtually, after registration online. To sign up for virtual comment, using the Q&A box found on-screen during the meeting, please indicate your name and that you would like to provide comments. Written comments can also be submitted via email at:

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Thursday, September 14, 2023

TVW Meeting Recording

Local Tour: 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Presenters: Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle, City of Vancouver
Greg Johnson, Program Administrator, Interstate Bridge Replacement Program
Rebecca Kennedy, Deputy Community Development Director, City of Vancouver
Shawn Donaghy, Chief Executive Officer, C-TRAN

Tour of Interstate Bridge Project, City of Vancouver Transit Hub, and other key locations.

Local Meeting – Vancouver City Hall

Item 1: 12:30 p.m.

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Presenter: Debbie Young, Chair, Washington State Transportation Commission

Item 2: 12:40

Commission Business

  • July Meeting Summary
  • August Ferry Fare Hearing Meeting Summary
  • 2023-24 WSTC Annual Report Timeline
  • PUBLIC NOTICE: Naming State Route 411 in Cowlitz County
  • PUBLIC NOTICE: 2023 Route Jurisdiction Transfer Requests, Final Findings to be presented to the Transportation Commission in October

Item 3: 12:45

Mayor’s Welcome

Presenter: Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle, City of Vancouver

Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle will welcome the Commission to the City of Vancouver and highlight recent successes and challenges facing the rapidly growing city.

Item 4: 1:15

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. Safety, preservation, quality of life and economic viability are common drivers. An overview of key issues and successes will be provided with a focus on the greater Vancouver area.

Southwest Washington Transportation Issues (pdf 3mb)

Break: 2:00

Item 5: 2:15

Economic Vitality in the Greater Vancouver Area

Presenters: Scott Bailey, Regional Economist, Washington Department of Employment Security
Patrick Quinton
, Director, Economic Prosperity & Housing, City of Vancouver
Jennifer Baker
, President, Columbia River Economic Development Council

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

Clark County Economy (pdf 289kb)
Vancouver Economic Landscape  (pdf 1.3mb)
Columbia River Economic Development Council  (pdf 669kb)

Item 6: 3:00

Port of Vancouver, Washington – The Convergence of Opportunity and Potential

Presenters: Julianna Marler, Chief Executive Officer, Port of Vancouver
Mike Bomar
, Director of Economic Development, Port of Vancouver

The Port of Vancouver is situated in a strategic location for Washington freight movement and serves an impactful role for the regional economy. The port will provide an overview of the work it is doing in Vancouver to support the movement of freight and enhance the community.

Port of Vancouver  (pdf 1.8mb)

Item 7: 3:45

Cowlitz Tribe Update – Transportation Challenges and Successes

Presenter: 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.

Item 8: 4:00

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 Overview  (pdf 3mb)

Item 9: 4:30

Public Comment

To comment in person, please place your name on the sign-up 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 10: 4:45

Commission Business

  • Commission Reflections and Reports

Adjourn: 5:00


Next Meeting:

Olympia, WA
October 17 & 18, 2023

In-person/Virtual Meeting



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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