State-Level Transportation Plans Recommendation

Client: Joint Transportation Committee of the Washington State Legislature

Evaluated the preparation of state-level transportation plans, including reviewing federal planning requirements, the Washington transportation plan and statewide modal plan requirements, and transportation plan requirements for regional and local entities. The report recommended modifications to state statutes and use of the budget process to enable state-level planning to meet legislative expectations, anticipate federal outcome and performance-based planning requirements, reflect lessons gleaned from other states, and provide a more efficient, streamlined and less costly planning process. (2010)

Results: Legislation reflecting the report’s recommendation was approved by the Senate in the 2011 session.