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 Phase 1 documentation

Executive Summary (pdf 614kb)
WTP 2035 (pdf 2.8mb)

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