Meeting Agenda – July 24-25, 2024

Chelan City Council Chambers
Chelan City Hall
135 E Johnson Avenue
Chelan, WA

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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.

Public Testimony

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

The Commission welcomes all viewpoints and requests speakers be courteous, respectful, and comply with time limitations as specified by the Commission Chair.  Unacceptable behavior, including vulgar and obscene language, threats, and personal attacks, will result in removal from the meeting.

Safety First

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

 


Wednesday, July 24, 2024

 9:00 a.m.

Tour of local Transportation Facilities

Work Session

11:45

Tolling Update – I-5 Bridge Tolling Subcommittee

Presenters: Carl See, Deputy Director, Washington State Transportation Commission
Frank Green, Assistant Program Administrator, Interstate Bridge Replacement Program
Brent Baker, Vice President, WSP USA
Jennifer Charlebois, Deputy Director, Toll Division, Washington State Department of Transportation

An update will be provided on the I-5 Bridge Bi-State Tolling Subcommittee’s work on identifying toll rate scenarios for further analysis. 


Local Meeting

Item 1: 1:00 p.m.

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Presenter: Debbie Young, Chair, Washington State Transportation Commission

Item 2: 1:15

Local Welcome

Presenters: Erin McCardle, Mayor, City of Chelan
Tiffany Gering
, Commissioner, Chelan County

An overview will be provided on local transportation successes and challenges.

Item 3: 1:40

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.

Item 4: 2:00

Regional Transportation: The Big Picture

Presenters: Jeff Wilkens, Executive Director, Chelan-Douglas Transportation Council
Laura Gloria
, City Administrator, City of Wenatchee

The region faces a variety of transportation needs centered on public safety, preservation, and quality of life. An overview of successes and challenges, including plans and projects focused on agriculture, tourism, and economic growth, will be provided.

Break: 2:45

Item 5: 3:00

Cities of the Chelan Valley

Presenters: Jake Youngren, Public Works Director, City of Chelan
Josh Patrick
, Assistant Director, Public Works, Chelan County

The cities of Chelan Valley will provide an overview of the key transportation challenges, needs, and successes.

Item 6: 3:45

Washington State Department of Transportation Regional Overview

Presenter: Chris Keifenheim, Regional Administrator, North Central Region, Washington State Department of Transportation

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

Item 7: 4:15

Link Transit: Connecting Communities in Chelan and Douglas Counties

Presenter: Nick Covey, Chief Executive Officer, Link Transit

Link Transit coordinates with the Chelan-Douglas Transportation Council and other local jurisdictions to integrate public transportation into the regional transportation system as a full mobility partner. This presentation will provide an overview of Link Transit services as well as an update on plans and projects.

Closing and Recess: 5:00

Commissioner Dinner: 6:30

 


Thursday, July 25, 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

Public Comment

Public comment is limited to three minutes per speaker:

  • 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.
  • The Commission welcomes all viewpoints and requests speakers be courteous, respectful, and comply with time limitations as specified by the Commission Chair.

Item 10: 9:15

Commission Business

  • June Meeting Summary
  • 2025 Meeting Schedule
  • Commission 2025-2027 Biennial Budget Update – ACTION

Item 11: 9:30

Naming Interstate 82 Overpass in Union Gap – ACTION

Presenters: John Hodkinson, Mayor, Union Gap

The City of Union Gap has proposed naming the Interstate 82 overpass located at milepost 38.11 in the city of Union Gap the “Dan C. Olson Memorial Overpass.”

Break: 10:00

Item 12: 10:10

Chelan and Douglas County Transportation Needs

Presenters: Eric Pierson, Public Works Director, Chelan County
Aaron Simmons
, Public Works Director, Douglas County

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

Item 13: 10:40

Chelan Douglas Regional Port Authority

Presenters: JC Baldwin, Port Commissioner, Chelan Douglas Regional Port Authority
Jim Kuntz
, Executive Director, Chelan Douglas Regional Port Authority
Trent Moyers
, Director of Airports, Chelan Douglas Regional Port Authority

In 2020, the Ports of Chelan and Douglas Counties merged into one entity, serving as the principal economic development agency for both counties. An update will be provided on current efforts, highlighting the importance of transportation connections, including air travel and operations in the region.

Item 14: 11:15

Economic Development in the Region

Presenters: Sue Kane, Chief Executive Officer, North Central Washington Tech Alliance
Timi Starkweather
, Director, Manson Chamber of Commerce
Ron Cridlebaugh
, Economics Services Director, Chelan County

Three local leaders in economic development will discuss the changing face of agriculture, the influence of tourism, new and emerging technologies, trends, automation, and entrepreneurial efforts across the region.

Item 15: 11:45

Tribal Transportation Overview

Presenter: Kary Nichols, Chief Executive Officer, Colville Tribal Federal Corporation,
Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation

The 12 bands of Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation will discuss recent transportation successes, opportunities, and priorities.

Item 16: 12:15 p.m.

Commission Business

  • Commission Reflections and Reports

Adjourn: 12:30

 

Next Meeting:
September 11, 2024 – Virtual Meeting

 


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