Meeting Agenda – April 16-17, 2024


Edmonds City Hall
Brackett Conference Room
121 5th Avenue N
Edmonds, WA

The in-person/virtual meeting will be conducted using Zoom and requires registration to participate virtually.

Tuesday, April 16 – Register
Wednesday, April 17 – Register

Meetings are webcast live on TVW

For those unable to attend the meeting virtually please contact the commission for assistance at 360.705.7070 or email

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 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:

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


Tuesday, April 16, 2024

 9:00 a.m.

Tour of local Transportation Facilities

Item 1: 1:00 p.m.

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Presenter: Debbie Young, Chair, Washington State Transportation Commission

Item 2: 1:15

Local Welcome

Presenters: Mike Rosen, Mayor, City of Edmonds
Ken Klein
, Executive Director, Snohomish County

Item 3: 1:35

Transportation Update

Presenters: Reema Griffith, Executive Director, Washington State Transportation Commission
Carl See
, Deputy Director, Washington State Transportation Commission
Paula Reeves
, Senior Policy Analyst, Washington State Transportation Commission
Aaron Halbert
, Financial Analyst, Washington State Transportation Commission

An overview will be provided on the current fiscal and policy framework of the statewide transportation system.

Transportation Update  (pdf 1.9mb)

Item 4: 2:00

Regional Transportation: The Big Picture

Presenter: Josh Brown, Executive Director, Puget Sound Regional Council

This fast-growing region of the state has a variety of transportation needs centered on public safety, preservation, quality of life, and economic viability. An overview of successes and challenges in the region will be provided.

Puget Sound Regional Council  (pdf 5.5mb)

Break: 2:45

Item 5: 3:00

City of Edmonds: Transportation Challenges and Successes

Presenters: Oscar Antillon, Public Works Director, City of Edmonds
Rob English
, City Engineer, City of Edmonds
Bertrand Hauss
, Capital Programs Manager, City of Edmonds

The City of Edmonds will discuss its transportation challenges, planning efforts, and recent successes.

City of Edmonds  (pdf 2.4mb)

Item 6: 3:30

The Future of Regional Transit

Presenters: Ric Ilgenfritz, Chief Executive Officer, Community Transit
Don Billen
, Executive Director-Planning Environment & Project Development, Sound Transit

Accessible transportation is critical to the quality of life in the region. Sound Transit and Community Transit will highlight post-COVID trends and give an update on various capital projects including Lynnwood Link Extension and Snohomish County ST3 projects, the Swift Network buildout, Bus Rapid Transit, and the transition to zero-emission operations.

Community Transit  (pdf 1.4mb)
Sound Transit  (pdf 543kb)

Item 7: 4:15

Snohomish County Transportation Needs

Presenter: Kelly Snyder, Public Works Director, Snohomish County

An overview of the county’s operations will be provided, focusing on successes and challenges that come with facing a diverse set of needs and rapid growth.

Snohomish County Transportation Needs  (pdf 2mb)

Closing and Recess: 5:00

Commissioner Dinner: 6:30


Wednesday, April 17, 2024 – Reconvene Day 2

Item 8: 9:00 a.m.

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Presenter: Debbie Young, Chair, Washington State Transportation Commission

Item 9: 9:05

Commission Business

  • March Meeting Summary
  • Appoint alternates to the Bi-State I-5 Bridge Tolling Subcommittee – ACTION

Item 10: 9:10

Transportation Support for Port Operations

Presenter: Angela Harris, Executive Director, Port of Edmonds
Lisa Lefeber, Chief Executive Officer, Port of Everett

The port of Edmonds and Everett work to provide value to the community through economic development, marina and commercial operations, waterfront public access, and environmental stewardship. An overview will be provided of current efforts, highlighting the importance of transportation connections for the operations of both ports.

Port of Edmonds  (pdf 1mb)
Port of Everett  (pdf 3.5mb)

Break: 9:40

Item 11: 9:50

Economic Development in Edmonds and Snohomish County

Presenters: Rashma Agarwal, Vice President of Global Affairs, Economic Alliance of Snohomish County
Todd Tatum
, Director, Economic Development Department, City of Edmonds

Two perspectives guiding economic development will be shared, highlighting the role and impact transportation has in supporting business, growing the economy, and supporting new housing growth in the area.

Item 12: 10:20

Regional Airport Growth and Development

Presenters: Dawson Frank, Deputy Director, Operations, Paine Field
Pete McGuire, Deputy Director, Business, Engineering, Maintenance, Paine Field

Paine Field will discuss its recently updated Master Plan and review the role Paine Field serves as an economic driver for the area, its impacts and future plans, including the Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) project.

Seattle Paine Field International Airport  (pdf 2mb)

Item 13: 11:00

Tribal Transportation Challenges and Successes

Presenter: Sam Davis, Chief Operating Officer, Tulalip Tribes

The Tulalip tribal population is over 5,000 with about 2,700 members residing on the 22,000-acre Tulalip Indian Reservation. Tribal leaders will discuss some recent transportation successes as well as challenges.

Item 14: 11:30

Washington State Department of Transportation Regional Overview

Presenters:  Brian Nielsen, Northwest Region, Regional Administrator, Washington State Department of Transportation
Robin Mayhew
, Northwest Region, Assistant Regional Administrator, Washington State Department of Transportation

An overview will be provided of WSDOT’s Northwest Region, including planned and active projects and maintenance in the area.

WSDOT Northwest Region Update  (pdf 1mb)

Item 15: 11:50

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 16: 12:00 p.m.

Commission Business

  • Commission Reflections and Reports

Adjourn: 12:30


Next Meeting:

May 15 & 16, 2024 – Olympia, WA – 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.