Washington Transportation Plan 2035 Phase 1 – Policy

I-90The Washington Transportation Plan builds a bridge from our transportation system today to the system people and businesses will need in 20 years. WTP 2035 considers the entire transportation system from city streets and sidewalks, to buses, railroads, and airports.

In the next 20 years, state population will grow by 22%. The transportation network also must grow and evolve as increasing numbers of people and goods are in motion. Future needs and challenges will vary in scope, in size, and in cost in different parts of the state.

Technology and our growing awareness of seismic risks also will shape the future of transportation. But none of us know how quickly the events driving change will occur or how each will unfold. For example, while vehicles have rapidly become more automated and safer, driver distraction and impairment has led to more deaths and serious injuries on roadways.

Since the timing, scope and pace of coming change is unknown, WTP 2035 prioritizes keeping the existing transportation system in good shape. Beyond that, the Washington State Transportation Commission recommends flexibility in discovering – and funding – solutions that fit the unique needs of different communities.

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Jerry Litt

Jerry Litt, Washington Transportation Commission Chair, has over 40 years of experience in planning and community development. Jerry guides the Washington State Transportation Commission (WSTC) as a public forum for transportation policy development.



WTP 2035, January 2015 (pdf 2.8 mb)

WTP Phase 1 Documentation (Appendix C of Final Report)

Technical Memoranda and Working Papers
Technical Memorandum #1, Document Review and Synthesis, January 2014 (pdf 1.1 mb)
Technical Memorandum #2, Existing Conditions and Trends, May 2014 (pdf 1 mb)
Working Paper #1, Vision and Goals Update, May 2014 (pdf 587 kb)
Working Paper #2, Needs Assessment, June 2014 (pdf 1.3 mb)
Working Paper #3, Draft Strategies and Actions, June 2014 (pdf 521 kb)

Public Outreach and Stakeholder Engagement
Summary of Stakeholder Roundtable Meetings, May 2014 (pdf 208 kb)
Summary of Public Comments on Draft WTP 2035, October 2014 (pdf 244 kb)
Public Outreach Journal, November 2014 (pdf 217 kb)
Summary of Media Outreach Activities (pdf 88 kb)
Database of Public Comments Received at Open Houses and by E-Mail (pdf 241 kb)
Public Comment Letters Received (pdf 1.4 mb)

WTP 2035 Draft and Final Documents
WTP 2035 Public Review Draft Executive Summary, July 2014 (pdf 895 kb)
WTP 2035 Public Review Draft, July 2014 (pdf 3.7 mb)
WTP 2035 Executive Summary, January 2015 (pdf 614 kb)

WTP 2035 Leadership
WTP 2035 Advisory Group
WTP 2035 Steering Committee

For more information:

Reema Griffith, Executive Director
Washington State Transportation Commission
360-705-7070 | griffir@wstc.wa.gov

Paul Parker, Deputy Director
Washington State Transportation Commission
360-705-7118 | parkerp@wstc.wa.gov