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Commission Adopts WTP 2030
WTP 2030 (pdf 4.2 mb) was adopted in December 2010 and delivered to Governor Gregoire and the Legislature.
Sound Transit Light Rail
Bicyclists in Olympia
Truck hauling its load up a steep hill
The Washington Transportation Plan (WTP) is a comprehensive and balanced statewide transportation plan that establishes a 20-year vision for the development of the statewide transportation system, from state highways and ferries to sidewalks and bike paths, county roads, city streets, public transit, air and rail. The WTP identifies the total unfunded statewide need over 20 years, identifies significant statewide transportation issues, and recommends statewide transportation policies and strategies to the legislature and Governor (RCW 47.01.071(4)).
By law, the WTP is required to be consistent with state’s growth management goals, reflect the priorities of government, and address regional needs, including multimodal transportation planning. The WTP will be based on the following six transportation policy goals established by the Legislature:
- Economic Vitality: To promote and develop transportation systems that stimulate, support, and enhance the movement of people and goods to ensure a prosperous economy.
- Preservation: To maintain, preserve, and extend the life and utility of prior investments in transportation systems and services;
- Safety: To provide for and improve the safety and security of transportation customers and the transportation system;
- Mobility: To improve the predictable movement of goods and people throughout Washington state;
- Environment: To enhance Washington's quality of life through transportation investments that promote energy conservation, enhance healthy communities, and protect the environment; and
- Stewardship: To continuously improve the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of the transportation system.