Advanced Transportation Technologies Study

 

In 2023 the Legislature directed the Transportation Commission to undertake the Advanced Transportation Technologies Study to assess and recommend technology approaches that increase safety and compliance with tolling and HOV lane usage, and in construction zones. (2023-25 Transportation Budget, ESHB 1125, Section 205)

This web page will be updated as the project moves forward so please check back for more information.

The Advanced Transportation Technologies Study Process

This study will take place from Fall 2023 through Summer 2024, and will include several tasks including the following:

  • Identify and assess advanced roadside technologies that have the capacity to increase safety and compliance on Washington State’s toll roads and HOV lanes, and in construction zones.
  • Provide supporting legal and financial analysis that supports future policy and funding choices by the Legislature regarding testing and implementation of such technologies.

Findings and recommendations will be shared with the Legislature in two phases in 2024:

  • In January 2024 the Transportation Commission provided the Legislature with an Interim Report that provides an initial assessment of the viability of roadside technologies that can support the objectives of increasing safety and compliance on Washington State’s toll roads and HOV lanes, and in construction zones. It also recommends conducting a pilot or series of pilots, in partnership with WSDOT, to test and evaluate such systems.
  • By June 30, 2024, the Transportation Commission will provide the Legislature with a final report of findings and recommendations.

Ways to Comment

Public input can be provided throughout the project via the following channels: