Completed Studies

2013-14

Columbia River Crossing Oversight Subcommittee
ESSB 5024, Sec 204(3) directs the Joint Transportation Committee to continue the CRC Oversight Subcommittee in the 2013 interim, in order to educate legislators and others about Columbia River Crossing project, and to improve the flow of information between WSDOT and the legislative branch. The primary purposes of the Oversight Subcommittee are education and oversight. The Subcommittee is directed to review project and financing information, and to coordinate with the Oregon CRC Oversight Committee.
Composition of the Subcommittee is similar to the 2012 Subcommittee -- at least six members, as follows:
Two legislators appointed by the Senate Transportation Committee co-chairs
Two legislators appointed by the House Transportation Committee chair and ranking member
At least two of the legislators must be from legislative districts served by the bridge
One member appointed by the Governor
A citizen who lives in the area served by the bridge, appointed jointly by the four JTC members
The Washington Oversight Subcommittee will coordinate with the Oregon CRC Oversight Committee, or the Oregon House and Senate Transportation Committees, if the Oregon Oversight Committee is not reconstituted.
Budget: Existing funds
JTC Staff: Mary Fleckenstein, lead; Beth Redfield, back-up
HTC & STC Staff: David Munnecke, Alyssa Ball, Amy Skei, Kim Johnson and Clint McCarthy
View study materials and information    

Surplus Property/Facility Replacements
ESSB 5024, Sec 204(5) directs JTC to study and review the use of surplus property proceeds to fund facility replacement projects, and the possibility of using WSDOT’s north central region as a pilot region. JTC will consult with WSDOT and OFM regarding WSDOT’s current process for prioritizing and funding facility replacement and improvement projects.
Budget: Existing funds
JTC Staff: Gene Baxstrom, lead; Mary Fleckenstein, back-up
HTC & STC Staff: Jerry Long, Amy Skei and Hayley Gamble
WSDOT Surplus Property Study Report   
View study materials and information

Tacoma Narrows Bridge Refinance Opportunities
ESSB 5024, Sec 204(4) directs the JTC to convene a work group to identify and evaluate internal refinance opportunities for the Tacoma Narrows bridge. Members of the workgroup include staff from the Office of Financial Management, the Transportation Commission, WSDOT, the State Treasurer’s office, and the House and Senate Transportation Committees. A report of findings is due in December.
Report due date: December, 2013
Budget: Existing funds
JTC Staff: Mary Fleckenstein, lead; Beth Redfield, back-up
HTC & STC Staff: Mark Matteson, Alyssa Ball and Clint McCarthy
TNB Final Report
View study materials and information

Transportation Project Efficiencies
ESSB 5024, Sec 204(1) appropriates $325,000 for a study of transportation project cost drivers and potential efficiencies. The goal is to construct projects more efficiently and to build and operate them at a lower cost, while ensuring appropriate environmental and regulatory protections are maintained and a quality project delivered.
Project scope is limited to state-level policies and practices related to the planning, design, permitting, construction, financing and operation of WSDOT road and bridge projects.
The study will:
Identify best practices
Identify inefficiencies in state policy or agency practice where changes my save money
Recommend changes to improve efficiency and save money
Identify the potential savings to be achieved by adopting the proposed changes
Advisory Panel. The study will be guided by an Advisory Panel made up of the four JTC members, representatives from WSDOT and other state agencies, and private sector representatives with experience in the issues the study will evaluate.
The Advisory Panel is expected to meet three times, on dates to-be-determined, but which may be as follows:
Meeting 1: Study introduction, after Consultant has done initial analysis of cost drivers (August)
Meeting 2: Discuss best practices and proposed efficiencies and/or reforms (October)
Meeting 3: Review draft recommendations and draft report (November)
Report due date: December 31, 2013
Budget: $325,000
JTC Staff: Beth Redfield, lead; Mary Fleckenstein, back-up
HTC & STC Staff: Alyssa Ball, Amy Skei and Clint McCarthy
Cost Efficiencies Final Report
Appendices
View study materials and information         

Vehicle Licensing Study
ESSB 5024, Sec 204(2) directs JTC to coordinate a workgroup to identify possible issues relating the administration of, compliance with, and enforcement of the 2010 law requiring a person to provide an unexpired driver’s license when registering a vehicle (RCW 46.16A.050).
The workgroup will include representatives from the Departments of Licensing and Revenue, county auditors or agents and subagents, as well as legislative Transportation Committee staff. The workgroup will recommend whether changes are needed in the administration and enforcement of current law, identify those changes, and draft any statutory amendments needed to implement them.
Report due date: December 31, 2013
Budget: Existing funds
JTC Staff: Gene Baxstrom, lead; Mary Fleckenstein, back-up
HTC & STC Staff: Jerry Long, Amy Skei and Amanda Cecil
Final Report on Requirement for Unexpired Driver's License Study   
View study materials and information  

2012-13   

Aviation Search and Rescue
A study group will evaluate the most appropriate organization for the aviation search and rescue program, how best to use state and federal funding,
how to address duplication of services and training, and to identify the appropriate source of funding if relocated from WSDOT.
Study group invitees shall include:
· Aircraft owners and pilots association
· Washington pilots association
· Washington wing of the Civil Air Patrol
· USAF Civil Air Patrol
· WSDOT aviation division
· Military Department emergency management division
· Washington Association of Search and Rescue
· Washington State Patrol
Report due date: December 14, 2012
JTC Staff: Gene Baxstrom, lead; Mary Fleckenstein, back-up
HTC & STC Staff: Jerry Long & Hayley Gamble
View study materials and information
Aviation Search and Rescue Study Final Report
WSDOT Update - presented to JTC on 9/11/13   
WSDOT Response to recommendations - presented to JTC on 9/11/13  

Columbia River Crossing Oversight Subcommittee
A six-member oversight subcommittee will coordinate with the Oregon legislative oversight committee to review project and financing information for the
Columbia River Crossing (CRC) project. WSDOT will report to the oversight committee at each meeting, on the following:
· Cost estimates
· Rights of way purchases and procurement schedules
· Financing plans, including projected traffic volumes, fuel and gas price assumptions, toll rates, costs of toll collections, and the potential need for
general transportation funding
By January 1, 2013, WSDOT shall provide the oversight committee a phased master plan for the project.
Oversight subcommittee members include:
· Two legislators appointed by the Senate Transportation Committee chair and ranking member
· Two legislators appointed by the House Transportation Committee chair and ranking member
· One member appointed by the Governor
· A citizen who lives in the area served by the bridge, appointed jointly by the four JTC members
At least two of the legislators must be from legislative districts served by the bridge.
JTC Staff: Mary Fleckenstein, lead; Beth Redfield, back-up
HTC & STC Staff: Christie Parker; David Munnecke & Clint McCarthy
View study materials and information

Columbia River Crossing Oversight Subcommittee Summary of Work

Federal Funds Expenditure
A study group will evaluate the effectiveness, transparency and priorities by which WSDOT spends federal transportation funds. The study group shall:
· Recommend ways to increase transparency in the programming of federal funds
· Evaluate assumptions used to predict future federal funds and their programming between different federal programs
· Develop a process to link statewide priorities to distribution of federal funds from project savings and redistributed federal funds from other states
· Develop process to incorporate stakeholder feedback in developing federal grant and loan applications
Study group members include:
· WSDOT
· OFM
· Local FHWA representatives
Report due date: December 16, 2012
JTC Staff: Beth Redfield, lead; Mary Fleckenstein, back-up
HTC Staff: Christie Parker, Mark Matteson and Jerry Long
STC Staff: Clint McCarthy
View study materials and information
Federal Transportation Funds Effectiveness and Transparency Final Report

Joint Procurement of 144-Car Vessels with BC Ferries
A work group will hold a series of meetings to explore WSF/BC Ferries joint procurement of additional 144-car vessels.

Work group includes:
· Washington State Ferries
· BC Ferries
· Washington shipyard contractors
· BC Ferries’ shipyard contractors
JTC Staff: Beth Redfield, lead; Mary Fleckenstein, back-up
HTC & STC Staff: Alison Hellberg & Hayley Gamble
View study materials and information
Joint Vessel Procurement with BC Ferries Summary

Public Transportation Fiscal Health
The JTC and legislative staff shall research the fiscal health of Washington’s public transportation system, and compare that to the state transportation system.

The study shall evaluate changes in the fiscal and operational status of public transportation entities over the last 15 years, and compare the aggregate funding for
public transportation system with that of state funding for transportation.
Report due date: December 1, 2012
JTC Staff: Gene Baxstrom, lead; Mary Fleckenstein, back-up
HTC & STC Staff: Mark Matteson, David Munnecke & Hayley Gamble
View study materials and information
Public Transportation Fiscal Health Final Report

Transportation Resource Manual
JTC staff will coordinate the update and publication of the 14th edition of the Transportation Resource Manual – a comprehensive primer of Washington’s
transportation system, its governance and its funding.
Report due date: January 1, 2013
JTC Staff: Beth Redfield, lead; Sonia Plasencia, back-up
HTC & STC Staff: Mark Matteson & Kelly Simpson  
Link to TRM 2013 Update

2011-12
Liquefied Natural Gas as Ferry Fuel
This study will investigate the use of liquid natural gas(LNG) for fuel on Washington state ferry vessels -- existing vessels, as well as the planned 144-car class vessels. The study will address the fuel consumption benefit of LNG compared with diesel; Coast Guard regulations for storage and transport of LNG; security risks and strategies to reduce risk; the impact of LNG on vessel performance, including vessel speeds; and marine insurance costs, and capital cost associated with utilizing LNG on vessels.
Budget: $100,000
Consultant: Cedar River Group, John Boylston and Marine Service
Schedule: Consultant estimated to begin work in early August; late December completion date.
JTC Staff: Mary Fleckenstein
HTC and STC Staff: Mark Matteson, Debbie Driver and Kelly Simpson
View Study Materials & Information
Glosten LNG Feasibility Design Report, July 1, 2011
Glosten 144-Car Ferry LNG Feasibility Life Cycle Cost Review, July 1, 2011

LNG Final Report - January 2012
LNG Final Report Executive Summary - January 2012   

Public-Private Partnerships (P3s) in Transportation
This study will evaluate public private partnerships and their potential role in financing state transportation projects. The study will focus on five state high way and bridge projects. Its purpose is to educate legislators and others about P3s, to identify the public interest in transportation projects and barriers to implementing P3s in Washington, to develop P3 screening tools and financial models, and to develop a conceptual implementation plan for the State. The study will be overseen by a Policy Workgroup composed of legislators, the State Treasurer, and representatives from WSDOT, the Transportation Commission, the construction trades, and an organization representing general contractors. A Staff Workgroup will provide support.
Budget: $399,944
Consultant: AECOM, KPMG and Nossaman
Schedule: Consultant began work July 1; study to be completed December 16.
JTC Staff: Mary Fleckenstein lead; Gene Baxstrom, back-up
HTC and STC Staff: Beth Redfield, Kelly Simpson and Kim Johnson
View Study Meeting Information & Materials
Evaluating Public-Private Partnerships for State Transportation Projects RFP
Proposer Questions & Answers to RFP-Evaluating Public-Private Partnerships for State Transportation Projects
P3 Final Report - January 2012  
P3 Final Report Executive Summary - January 2012  
Final Screening Tool Summary  
Final Screening Tool Explanation  
Final Screening Tool - Fatal Flaw Analysis  
Final Screening Tool - Non Fatal Flaw Analysis  

Stormwater Management Costs and Efficiencies
This study will identify ways to improve the process by which cities are reimbursed by WSDOT for managing stormwater runoff from state highways within city boundaries, and to make stormwater management on these facilities more efficient. This study is funded from the cities’ statewide fuel tax distribution, and will involve significant collaboration with the Association of Washington Cities.
Budget: $200,000
Consultant: FCS, Parametrix, PRR and Foster Pepper
Schedule: Consultant began work July 8; late December completion date.
JTC Staff: Diane Schwickerath, lead; Mary Fleckenstein, back-up.
HTC and STC Staff: Christie Parker and Amanda Cecil
View Study Meeting Information & Materials
Stormwater Final Report - January 2012

Study to Evaluate the Management Organization of Washington State Ferries
This study will evaluate the ferry system’s management and staffing structure, to identify improvements to the management structure that more effectively address challenges presented by the system’s changing operating environment. It will evaluate whether decisions are made at the appropriate level to meet vessel and terminal performance measures, and whether a different organizational or management structure would help improve efficiency and effective operations. The study is guided by the JTC, and is supported by a staff workgroup from the legislature, the ferry system, and the Governor’s office.
Budget: $109,000
Consultant: Matrix Consulting Group, Ltd from Palo Alto, CA
Schedule: Consultant began work August 26, 2011; draft final report January 2, 2012
JTC Staff: Gene Baxstrom lead; Mary Fleckenstein, back-up
HTC and STC Staff:
Debbie Driver and Kelly Simpson
View Study Meeting Information & Materials

Evaluation of Management and Organizational Structure WSF Final Report     
Evaluation of Management and Organizational Structure WSF Executive Summary  

Washington State Ferries Fare-Media Study
This study will evaluate alternative fare media for the Washington State Ferries (WSF). The legislature seeks a fare payment approach that accommodates the new ferry reservation system and will work with a demand management pricing system. The objective is for a simpler fare structure and for the fare media to provide interoperability with regional payment methods. This study will involve the JTC, the Transportation Commission, WSF, and others as appropriate.
View Study Meeting Information & Materials
Budget: $200,000
Consultant: Cedar River Group, BERK, IBI
Schedule: Consultant estimated to begin work mid-August; draft final report December 16.
JTC Staff: Gene Baxstrom lead; Mary Fleckenstein, back-up
HTC and STC Staff: Debbie Driver, Christie Parker and Hayley Gamble
Washington State Ferries Fare Media Study Final Report - January 2012    
Washington State Ferries Fare Media Study Final Report Executive Summary - January 2012    

2010-11

Ferry System Studies
JTC will undertake two ferry studies this interim, which will be conducted within JTC’s existing contract with Cedar River Group.
Industrial insurance for ferry system employees.  This study will compare medical, time-loss, vocational and disability benefits available to injured workers, as well as costs payable by the State of Washington and employees, under two programs:   the federal Jones Act and Washington’s industrial insurance act. 
PERC and MEC grievance processing.  This study will compare grievance and hearing processing time at the Public Employment Relations Commission (PERC) and the Marine Employees Commission (MEC), and determine whether PERC has the expertise to administer the grievances and hearings currently administered by MEC.
Budget:  Within existing funds
Consultant: Cedar River Group
Schedule:  Consultant began work in April
JTC Staff:  Paul Neal (360-786-7327)
House and Senate Staff:  Janice Baumgardt, STC (360-786-7319); Debbie Driver, HTC (360-786-7143)
Jones Act Review Final Report - January 2011
MEC PERC Final Report - January 2011

Fuel Tax Refunds for Non-Highway or Off-Road Use of Gasoline and Diesel
This staff-led study will review fuel tax refunds for nonhighway and off-road use of gasoline and diesel.  This is primarily a data-gathering task to provide an overview of off-road programs, analyze historical funding and expenditures, outline how the funds are distributed to the various accounts, and to document future identified off-road, snowmobile and marine funding needs.
Budget:  Within existing funds
Schedule:  Final report due December 31, 2010
JTC Staff:  Mary Fleckenstein (360-786-7312)
House and Senate Staff:  Jerry Long, HTC (360-786-7306); Amanda Cecil (360-786-7429),and David Ward (360-786-7341), STC
View Study Meeting Information & Materials
Review of Fuel Tax Refunds for Nonhighway or Off-Road Use of Gasoline Final Report - January 2011
Review of Fuel Tax Refunds for Nonhighway or Off-Road Use of Gasoline Project List Appendix - January 2011

Local Agency Efficiencies - CRAB, TIB, FMSIB and WSDOT Highways and Local Programs
This study will evaluate funding and services offered by four state agencies providing local transportation services -- the County Road Administration Board, the Transportation Improvement Board, the Freight Mobility Strategic Investment Board, and WSDOT’s highways and local programs division.  The principle objective is to identify opportunities to streamline governance and organization, and to identify whether there are more efficient ways to distribute transportation funds and provide services to local governments.  The goal is to increase efficiencies while effectively meeting local governments’ needs.  A policy workgroup composed of legislators and a member of the Governor’s staff will oversee the study.  A technical staff workgroup will provide support. 
Budget:  $200,000
Consultant: Berk & Associates
Schedule:  Work began on May 11, 2010; preliminary evaluation 11/15/10; final evaluation 12/15/10.
JTC Staff:  Mary Fleckenstein (360-786-7312), with Gene Baxstrom (360-786-7398) as back-up
House and Senate Staff:  Christie Parker (360-786-7322) and Debbie Driver (360-786-7143), HTC; Amanda Cecil (360-786-7429), STC
View Study Meeting Information & Materials 

Efficiencies in the Delivery of Transportation Funding & Services to Local Governments Final Report - January 11, 2011
Efficiencies in the Delivery of Transportation Funding & Services to Local Governments Executive Summary - January 11, 2011

State-Level Planning Evaluation
This study will evaluate the preparation of state-level transportation plans, and make recommendations concerning the appropriate responsibilities of plan preparation, methods to develop plans more efficiently, and utility of state-level planning documents.  The study will evaluate whether current planning requirements are duplicative, and can be streamlined.  Included in the evaluation are federal planning requirements, the Washington Transportation Plan and statewide modal plan requirements, and regional and local transportation plan requirements.
For an overview of current statewide transportation plans and schedules click on the following link:
Selected Transportation Plans: Schedules At-A-Glance
Budget:  $125,000
Consultant: Cedar River Group -  To review the scope of work click on the following link: Planning Scope of Work
Schedule:  Consultant to start mid-to-late June; report and potential draft legislation due December 15, 2010.
JTC Staff:  Paul Neal (360-786-7327), with Gene Baxstrom (360-786-7398) as back-up. 
House and Senate Staff:  Beth Redfield, HTC (360-786-7347); Kelly Simpson, STC (360-786-7403)  
Evaluation of State-Level Transportation Plans Final Report - January 2011
White Paper on Evaluation of State-Level Transportation Plans - January 2011
White Paper on Evaluation of State-Level Transportation Plans Appendix - January 2011

Transit Investments Blueprint Study
This study will identify the state’s role in funding public transportation, and develop a blueprint to guide state investments in public transportation.  The study will assess unmet operating and capital needs; the state role in funding those unmet needs; priorities for state investment; and efficiency and accountability measures to inform future state investment.  A transit advisory panel has been appointed by the Co-chairs as provided in the study directive.   
View Transit Advisory Panel Meeting Information & Materials
Budget:
  $350,000 from multimodal account
Consultant: Parsons-Brinckerhoff
Schedule:  Work began on May 18, 2010; and a report is to be submitted by December 15, 2010
JTC Staff:  Gene Baxstrom (360-786-7398), with Mary Fleckenstein (360-786-7312) as back-up
House and Senate Staff:  David Munnecke, (360-786-7315) and Mark Matteson (360-786-7145) HTC; Amanda Cecil, (360-786-7429) and David Ward (360-785-7341) STC
4 Page Study Summary
Identifying the State Role in Public Transportation Final Report - January 2011
Identifying the State Role in Public Transportation Final Report Summary - January 2011

DOL Vehicle and Vessel Licensing Statutory Rewrite, SB 6379
This is a staff project to evaluate SB 6379, a technical rewrite of Washington’s vehicle and vessel title and registration statues which passed the legislature and takes effect July 1, 2011.  The purpose is to identify any unintended impacts on policy and revenue collection; and if there are any, to develop corrective draft legislation.  JTC staff will work with staff from Department of Licensing, Code Reviser’s Office, House and Senate Transportation staff, as well as stakeholders.
Budget:  Within existing funds
Schedule:  Evaluation completed 12/1/10, with any corrective draft legislation
JTC Staff:  Paul Neal (360-786-7327)
House and Senate Staff:  Jerry Long, HTC (360-786-7306); Kelly Simpson, STC (360-786-7403)
See SB 5061 for changes implemented

Transportation Resource Manual Update
The Transportation Resource Manual is a comprehensive primer about transportation in the state of Washington, covering policy, finance and governance and all modes of transportation at the state, regional and local levels.   Every two years the JTC leads an effort by agency and legislative staff to update the manual for changes enacted since its last publication. 
Budget:  Within existing funds
Schedule:  Update completed in February, 2011
JTC Staff:  Paul Neal (360-786-7327)
House and Senate Staff:  All
Transportation Resource Manual 2011-13 Update

Storm Water Permit Requirements
JLARC and not JTC will undertake an analysis of the Department of Ecology’s storm water permit requirements, to determine costs and benefits of alternative options for WSDOT to meet the requirements.  The study will consider whether the permit functions should be performed by WSDOT, by the Dept. of Ecology or otherwise centralizing efforts for all state agencies; or by an external firm or organization.
Click here to visit JLARC's website for more information on this study
Stormwater Permit Requirements at the Department of Transportation (Proposed Final)

Federal Opportunities Workgroup-Agency Council on Coordinated Transportation Final Report - February 2011 

2009-10
Implementing Alternative Transportation Funding Methods
“…a comprehensive analysis of mid-term and long-term transportation funding mechanisms and methods. Elements of the study will include existing data and trends, policy objectives, performance and evaluation criteria, incremental transition strategies, and possibly, scaled testing….”
The Joint Transportation Committee completed an analysis of the feasibility and practicality of implementing funding methodologies identified in the 2007 Long-Term Transportation Financing Study, as well as other funding approaches identified by the committee, staff, and the consultant. The analysis took into account existing and emerging funding, energy, environmental, and mobility policy objectives. The report identified steps for implementing numerous mid and long-term transportation funding approaches for state and local transportation systems, estimated revenues from those approaches, and assessed revenue alternatives impact on owners of various types of vehicles.  
Cedar River Group
Implementing Alternative Transportation Funding Methods Final Report - January 5, 2010 

Asset Valuation I-90 Reversible Lanes
Sec. 204(3) of the 2009 Transportation Budget, ESSB 5352 directed the JTC to fund a study of valuation methodologies for transferring I-90’s center lanes to Sound Transit for light rail.  The JTC did not conduct the study.  Instead, the budget directed that Sound Transit and WSDOT act as principles.
Analysis of Methodologies To Value The Reversible Lanes on I-90 Final Report - January 4, 2010

SR 167 Toll Feasibility Study - September 2010

SR 509 Toll Feasibility Study - September 2010

2009
Toll Operations Costs Expert Review Panel
“…the joint transportation committee will convene an independent expert review panel to review the assumptions for toll operations costs used by the department to model financial plans for tolled facilities…” The “independent expert review” will review and analyze WSDOT practices and proposals for toll operations and cost control practices and incentives. The panel will make findings and recommendations to the JTC to inform the legislative process on possible actions in regards to existing and future toll operations within the state. The findings and recommendations of the Expert Review Panel are intended to directly and immediately influence WSDOT tolling operations, project delivery processes, and planning that will be concurrently on-going; as well as legislative policy and budget processes.
Final Report of the Expert Review Panel on Tolling - December 2009


Multimodal Concurrency Analysis - Pilot Program

In partnership with the Puget Sound Regional Council and City of Bellevue, this project will: “….analyze total trip needs for a regional growth center based on adopted land use plans, identify the number of trips which can be accommodated by planned roadway, transit service, and non-motorized investments, and identify gaps for trips that cannot be served and strategies to fill those gaps. The purpose of the pilot is to demonstrate how this type of multimodal concurrency analysis can be used to broaden and strengthen local concurrency programs.”
Puget Sound Regional Council, June 2009
Multimodal Concurrency Pilot Project Report
Multimodal Concurrency Pilot Project Report Appendices


Washington State Ferries Financing Study Phases 1 & 2
The JTC conducted a series of Ferry Studies which began in 2006 and ended in 2009
Cedar River Group
Long-Range Finances Final Report - May 2009
Long-Range Finances Final Report Appendices - May 2009
Vessel Sizing and Timing Draft Final Report - April 2009
Management and Support Operating Costs Final Report - July 2008
Non-Labor, Non-Fuel Operating Cost Final Report
Systemwide Capital Projects Final Report - July 2008
Capital Program Staffing and Administration Cost Final Report - April 2008
Capital Program Staffing and Administration Cost Report Appendices - April 2008
Vessel Preservation and Replacement Report - December 2007
WSF Customer Survey Final Report and Presentation - Washington State Transportation Commission November 2008
Washington State Ferries Financing Study Phase 1 (Cedar River Group) - January 2007
Washington State Ferries Financing Study Executive Summary - January 2007
   - Appendix 1 Review of Studies
   - Appendix 1A Compendium of Plans
   - Appendix 1B Origin and Destination Studies - Customer Survey
   - Appendix 1C Compendium of Studies and Performance Reports
   - Appendix 2 Legislative Concerns and Direction
   - Appendix 3 Capital Program
   - Appendix 3A Terminal Project Reviews
   - Appendix 4 Forecasting Models
   - Appendix 5 Operating Budget Review
View past Ferry Phase 2 Meeting Schedule & Presentation Materials

Freight Investment Study
Cambridge Systematics, January 2009
Freight Investment Study Final Report
Freight Investment Study Final Executive Summary
Freight Investment Study Final Report Appendices
View past Freight Study Meeting Schedule & Presentation Materials

Special Needs Transportation Study
Nelson\Nygaard, January 2009
Special Needs Transportation Study Final Report
Special Needs Transportation Study Final Report Appendices
Special Needs Transportation Study Final Executive Summary
View past Special Needs Meeting Schedule & Presentation Materials

2008
Bond Finance Assumptions & Cash Management Study
Public Financial Management, October 2008
Financial Assumptions and Cash Management Study (final report)
Financial Assumptions and Cash Management Study (presentation)

I-90 Bridge Independent Review
Final Report  September 2008

2007
Alignment of Benchmarks and Goals for Washington State's
Transportation System
(Lund Consulting & Cedar River) - January 2007

Long Term Transportation Financing Study (Cambridge Systematics) - January 2007
Long Term Transportation Financing Study - Executive Summary - January 2007

Surface Transportation Program Enhancement Grants Evaluation - January 2007

Teenage Driving Study (Rene Ewing & Associates) - January 2007
Teenage Driving Study Executive Summary - January 2007   

LEAP study on Transportation Capital Budgeting System - August 2007   

2006
Transportation Executive Information System (TEIS) - Study Report
(LEAP Committee) - December 2006

Motor Vehicle Excise Tax Study - January 2006

Passenger-Only Ferry Task Force Final Report - January 2006
Passenger-Only Ferry Task Force Cost Analysis - January 2006
     - Powerpoint of Cost Analysis

Budget Methodologies Study - Final Report (Cambridge Systematics) - July 2006
Budget Methodologies Study - Executive Summary - July 2006

The following studies were conducted under the Legislative Transportation Committee (LTC): 

2005
Study of Alternative Transportation Project Funding Options  (LTC) - April 2005

2000
Blue Ribbon Commission on Transportation Final Report - November 2000 (19 pages)
Blue Ribbon Commission on Transportation Executive Summary (47 pages)

1999
Final Audit Report of Link (Transit) - February 1999
Review of the Statewide Transit Reporting and Performance Monitoring Program for 1999 Technical Memorandum - January 1999
Lower Snake River Drawdown Study Appendix B - February 1999
Lower Snake River Drawdwon Study Summary of Transportation Impacts - February 1999
Lower Snake River Drawdwon Study Folio - February 1999

1998
Local Transportation Assistance Review Final Report - January 28, 1998

1996
Public Transportation Assessment Report - December 1996

1992
State of Washington LTC Public Transportation Study Final Report - January 1992:
     Task 1A - Task 2A
     Task 2B - Task 2C
     Task 2D - Task 4B
     Task 4A - Task 4C