The Transportation Commission is responsible for naming transportation facilities including, but not limited to: State highways; state highway bridges, structures, and facilities; state rest areas; and state roadside facilities, such as viewpoints Naming and Renaming State Transportation Facilities RCW 47.01.420
Facility Naming Policies
Commission Facility Naming Policy (pdf 119kb) on naming highways, bridges, and ferry terminals.
The Commission has a Ferry Naming Policy and Process (pdf 94 kb) for naming ferries.
If you have questions, take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions (pdf 123 kb) which provides answers to many commonly asked questions.
Review Historic information on prior ferry naming proposals:
2019 Naming Decisions
- Resolution No. 736 (pdf 96 kb)
Naming a portion of State Route 530 “Oso Slide Memorial Highway” from milepost 22 to milepost 45.
2018 Naming Decisions
- Resolution No. 735 (pdf 95 kb)
U.S. Highway 395 from the border with Canada to the border with Oregon designated as the “Thomas S. “Tom” Foley Memorial Highway.”
2017 Naming Decisions
- Resolution No. 734 (pdf 118 kb)
Designating the section of State Route 27 from milepost 82 south to milepost 68.9 the, “Sam Strahan Memorial Highway.”
- Resolution No. 733 (pdf 221 kb)
Designating the section of State Route 507 from milepost 22 to milepost 24 the “Sgt. Justin D. Norton Highway.”
2016 Naming Decisions
- Resolution No. 730 (pdf 83 kb)
Naming Interstate 5 from milepost 116 (Mounts Road exit), to milepost 125 (McChord exit) the “Boulevard of Remeberance.”
- Resolution No. 728 (pdf 108 kb)
Naming State Route 509 in Pierce County between the junction with Pacific Avenue and Taylor Way in the City of Tacoma the “Philip Martin Lelli Memorial Highway.”
- Resolution No. 727 (pdf 100 kb)
Naming State Route 99 the “William P. Stewart Memorial Highway.”
- Resolution No. 726 (pdf 62 kb)
Naming the fourth Olympic Class 144-car ferry the “Suquamish”
- Resolution No. 725 (pdf 79 kb)
Designating SR 16 between milepost 18 and milepost 28 the “WSP Trooper Tony Radulescu Memorial Highway.”