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Updating the Washington Transportation Plan. February 4, 2014. Blueprint for the Future: the Washington Transportation Plan. A comprehensive and balanced statewide transportation plan . Six transportation policy goals: ECONOMIC VITALITY PRESERVATION SAFETY MOBILITY ENVIRONMENT
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Updating the Washington Transportation PlanFebruary 4, 2014Blueprint for the Future:the Washington Transportation PlanA comprehensive and balanced statewide transportation plan.Six transportation policy goals:
  • ECONOMIC VITALITY
  • PRESERVATION
  • SAFETY
  • MOBILITY
  • ENVIRONMENT
  • STEWARDSHIP
  • RCW 47.04.280Vision, Themes, Drivers
  • By 2030, Washington’s transportation network connects people and communities, fostering commerce and operating seamlessly across boundaries and modes as an environmentally and financially sustainable system.
  • Mobility of people and goods is critical to our economy.
  • A top priority must be to maintain the capacity of the existing transportation system.
  • Stable funding is essential for continued mobility and the economic health and quality of life that come from an integrated and connected transportation network.
  • Measure performance to ensure value for dollars spent.
  • Updating the Plan: WTP 2035
  • Build on WTP 2030 and the current federally compliant state transportation plan.
  • Key questions to be addressed:
  • What have we accomplished in the last four years?
  • What needs exist today and in the future?
  • Strengthen weaknesses and fill gaps.
  • Identify sustainable funding and prioritize improvements.
  • One plan, two phases:
  • Phase I – Update Statewide Policy Plan and deliver to Governor and Legislature by December 2014
  • Phase 2 – Adopt new federally compliant state plan that meets MAP-21 requirements and includes performance targets.
  • WTP 2035 Organizational StructureWTP Advisory GroupWTP 2030 Strategies:Economic Vitality
  • Improve Washington’s Economic Competitiveness.
  • Strengthen Connectivity of people and Communities
  • Support the Coordinated, Connected, and Efficient Movement of Freight and Goods
  • Invest in the State’s Aviation System
  • Ensure the Ability to Build and expand Essential Public Facilities
  • Thank you!Paul Parker, Deputy Director360-705-7070Washington State Transportation Commissionwww.wstc.wa.gov
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