Tolling, special-needs transportation and accountability to be discussed
Transportation Commission Office - PO Box 47308 - Olympia, WA 98504-7308
Date: October 10, 2012
Contact: Reema Griffith, Transportation Commission Executive Director, 360-705-7070
OLYMPIA – Traffic and financial reports and the toll-rate-review schedule for the Tacoma Narrows and State Route 520 bridges top the agenda items for the October meeting of the Washington State Transportation Commission being held next week in Olympia.
Commissioners will also be given briefings on special-needs transportation; including Americans with Disabilities Act requirements and Medicaid transportation; as well as the Washington State Department of Transportation’s “Gray Notebook,” a quarterly performance and accountability report.
The meeting begins each day at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, and Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the Transportation Building, 310 Maple Park Avenue SE, Olympia. The meeting is open to the public and persons wishing to speak to the commission may do so during the public comment periods scheduled for 4:45 p.m. Tuesday and 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.
On Tuesday, WSDOT’s Gray Notebook presentation will focus on the agency’s bridge assessment and use of programmatic permits. Topics for the afternoon include special-needs transportation, a briefing on the September revenue forecast, an update on the road usage charge assessment study and a briefing by the Office of the State Treasurer on state debt and future borrowing.
Wednesday’s meeting kicks off with a presentation by the city of Seattle on surface street projects that are related to the Alaskan Way Viaduct and tunnel project. Next, the commission will be briefed on the work of the Advisory Committee on Tolling and Traffic Management in developing recommendations for toll policies and to minimize diversion from the tunnel to the city.
The commission will begin discussing traffic, revenue and future tolling needs for the Tacoma Narrows and SR 520 bridges at 11 a.m. Wednesday. The final agenda item, at 3:15 p.m. is discussion of the upcoming Voice of Washington (VOWS) statewide survey.
For more information about the Washington State Transportation Commission and a complete meeting agenda, visit: http://www.wstc.wa.gov/
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
Materials can be provided in alternative formats: large print, Braille, cassette tape, or on computer disk for people with disabilities by calling the WSDOT Human Resource Office at 360-705-7097. Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may contact Human Resources through the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1.
Title VI Statement to Public
WSDOT ensures full compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by prohibiting discrimination against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin or sex in the provision of benefits and services resulting from its federally assisted programs and activities. For questions regarding WSDOT's Title VI Program, you may contact the Department's Title VI Coordinator at 360-705-7098 or 509-324-6018.