Transportation Commission joins West Coast counterparts to discuss the future of transportation

Transportation Commission Office – PO Box 47308 – Olympia, WA 98504-7308
Contact: Reema Griffith, WSTC Executive Director, 360-705-7070 (Olympia)


Tri-State Commission meeting takes place in Eugene, Oregon, Sept. 12-13

EUGENE, ORE. – The impact of new technology and vehicle electrification on West Coast transportation infrastructure along with state and federal funding updates will be discussed during a meeting of state transportation commissions from Washington, Oregon and California this month in Eugene, Oregon.

The Tri-State Commission meeting is from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 12, and from 8:15 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 13., at the University of Oregon Erb Memorial Union, 1395 University St., Eugene, OR. The in-person meeting is open to the public.

The Washington State Transportation Commission has met periodically with its colleagues in California and Oregon since 2009 to discuss issues common to the West Coast states as they collectively work to identify opportunities for collaboration and coordination. This will be the first meeting of the three commissions since 2019. Some of the topics to be addressed during the two-day meeting are:

  • Climate and electrification: Officials from Oregon, California and Washington will discuss how each state is addressing climate challenges related to vehicle emissions while keeping freight moving.
  • Building net-zero highways: The commissions will hear about efforts to transform highways to systems that are regenerative and support safety and decarbonization goals.
  • Pay-per-mile programs: While Oregon has implemented a voluntary Road Usage Charge program, Washington and California continue research into programs that aim to offset the loss of gas tax revenue in the transition to more fuel-efficient vehicles. The commissions will get an update from each state.
  • Tech deployment and infrastructure: The commissions will be briefed on the current state of technology deployment in our transportation systems and the cascading impacts of the technology.

For more information about the commission and a complete meeting agenda, visit the commission’s website:


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
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