Meeting Agenda – September 12-13, 2023

Tri-State Meeting – Eugene, Oregon


Erb Memorial Union
University of Oregon
1395 University Street
Eugene, OR

This is an in-person meeting. 


Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Item 1: 10:30 a.m.

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Presenters: Julie Brown, Chair, Oregon Transportation Commission
Kris Strickler
, Director, Oregon Department of Transportation

Introduction and commission overviews by commission chairs from Oregon, California, and Washington.

Item 2: 11:00

Federal Transportation Funding

Presenters: Keith Lynch, Administrator, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Elissa Konove, Interim Administrator, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Ralph Rizzo, Administrator, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

Each state will provide a presentation followed by a discussion. Topics include discretionary grants, possible changes that might be seen in each state’s transportation system, and policy and funding conversations the three states should engage in collectively.

Federal Transportation Funding  (pdf 318kb)

Lunch: 12:30 p.m.

Item 3: 1:30

Urbanism Next – University of Oregon

Presenter: Nico Larco, Executive Director, Urbanism Next, University of Oregon

A discussion on the current state of deployment and technology development, and how the conversation is being framed at the federal, state, and local levels. An examination of some of the issues around the cascading impacts of this technology.

Urbanism Next Center  (pdf 5mb)

Break: 2:45

Item 4: 3:00

Road Usage Charging

Presenters:  Maureen Bock, Toll Program Manager, Oregon Department of Transportation
Travis Brouwer
, Assistant Director of Revenue, Finance & Compliance, Oregon Department of Transportation
Laura Pennebaker
, Deputy Director of Transportation Planning, California Transportation Commission
Lauren Prehoda
, Road Charge Program Manager, Caltrans
Reema Griffith
, Executive Director, Washington State Transportation Commission

Each state will provide a presentation followed by a discussion time on the history of RUC, the reasons for pursuing, efforts to date, and next steps.

Road Usage Charge – Washington  (pdf 1.1mb)
Road Usage Charge – Oregon  (pdf 1.8mb)
Road Usage Charge – California  (pdf 4.3mb)

Adjourn: 4:30


Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Item 5: 8:15 a.m.

Building Net-Zero Highways

Presenter: Allie Kelly, Executive Director, The Ray

The commissions will hear about “The Ray Highway” and efforts to transform highways to systems that are regenerative and support safety and decarbonization goals.

Building Net Zero Highways  (pdf 5.4mb)

Item 6: 9:15

Climate and Electrification

Presenters: Suzanne Carlson, Climate Office Director, Oregon Department of Transportation
Amanda Pietz, Policy, Data and Analysis Administrator, Oregon Department of Transportation
Matthew Yosgott, Deputy Director of SB 1 Programs, California Transportation Commission
Bonnie Nixon, Director of Sustainability, Long Beach Container Terminal
Luke Martland, Climate Commitment Act Implementation Manager, Washington State Department of Ecology

Each state will provide a presentation on balancing freight and climate; climate adaptation and freight resilience.

Climate and Electrification  (pdf 6mb)
ODOT – Climate Electrification Overview  (pdf 2.2mb)
California – Zero Emission Planning  (pdf 1004kb)

Break: 10:45

Item 7: 11:00

West Coast Transportation Network Plan

Presenters: Reema Griffith, Executive Director, Washington State Transportation Commission
Paula Reeves, Senior Policy Analyst, Washington State Transportation Commission

A discussion on Washington legislative action to conduct scoping efforts to determine the feasibility of creating a future west coast states transportation network plan.

West Coast Transportation Network Plan  (pdf 792kb)
Creating a West Coast Transportation Network  (pdf 185kb)

Item 8: 11:30

Closing Comments

Presenter: Julie Brown, Chair, Oregon Transportation Commission

Adjourn: 12:00 p.m.