Moving Seattle Forward - WSDOT Moving Washington Vision

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Published on October 20, 2008

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There is no single solution for traffic congestion, but experience has shown that we can reduce congestion by focusing on three key strategies: adding road capacity strategically, operating the system we have efficiently, and providing choices that help manage demand.

October 20, 2008 Moving Seattle Forward The WSDOT Moving Washington Vision Paula Hammond Secretary of Transportation Dave Dye Deputy Secretary

Our transportation system is the backbone of Washington’s economy… Our response: “ Moving Washington” Our challenge : The system must be: Maintained and preserved Made safer Built and operated to move people and freight in, around and through the state over the next decade so our economy can continue to thrive, our citizen’s quality of life can be maintained or improved and our natural environment is restored and protected

Our response:

“ Moving Washington”

Our challenge :

The system must be:

Maintained and preserved

Made safer

Built and operated to move people and freight in, around and through the state over the next decade so our economy can continue to thrive, our citizen’s quality of life can be maintained or improved and our natural environment is restored and protected

Our Vision: The Transportation System of the Future Must Be… Reliable Maintained and preserved at the optimal levels Safer roads and fewer crashes Improved travel times for drivers and freight haulers Better reliability and choices for commuters Responsible Cleaner air and water More efficient freight movement across our state and in and out of our state’s ports Sustainable Predictable and affordable Moving Washington TM

Reliable

Maintained and preserved at the optimal levels

Safer roads and fewer crashes

Improved travel times for drivers and freight haulers

Better reliability and choices for commuters

Responsible

Cleaner air and water

More efficient freight movement across our state and in and out of our state’s ports

Sustainable

Predictable and affordable

Delivering the current program The Nickel and TPA plans include 391 projects targeting safety, preservation and congestion relief. The base gas tax funds hundreds of other projects. Moving Washington building on current successes WSDOT works to provide travel choices - Commute Trip Reduction - Transit options - Vanpools - Park and ride - Planning with cities and towns - Intercity Rail - Bike lanes and pedestrian access Getting the most from the infrastructure we have today - Technology, including ramp meters, real-time traveler information, traffic cameras, variable message boards, traffic management centers. - Responding to incidents - Adjusting traffic signals - 200 miles of planned 300-mile HOV system complete. - SR 167 HOT Lane Pilot Project

Delivering the current program

The Nickel and TPA plans include 391 projects targeting safety, preservation and congestion relief. The base gas tax funds hundreds of other projects.

Getting the most from the infrastructure we have today

- Technology, including ramp meters, real-time traveler information, traffic cameras, variable message boards, traffic management centers.

- Responding to incidents

- Adjusting traffic signals

- 200 miles of planned 300-mile HOV system complete.

- SR 167 HOT Lane Pilot Project

Measurable Targets consistent with state policy goals • Improve travel times by 10% in key urban corridors • Reduce collisions by up to 25% • Improve reliability of many trips by 10% • Offer more choices for more commuters in our metro areas Reporting provides accountability and transparency “ Gray Notebook” OFM’s Attainment Report Washington Transportation Plan Government Management Accountability Performance Moving Washington is accountable

Measurable Targets consistent with state policy goals

• Improve travel times by 10% in key urban corridors

• Reduce collisions by up to 25%

• Improve reliability of many trips by 10%

• Offer more choices for more commuters in our metro areas

Reporting provides accountability and transparency

“ Gray Notebook”

OFM’s Attainment Report

Washington Transportation Plan

Government Management Accountability Performance

Moving Washington Our three-part strategy to address congestion Improving the Performance of Our State’s Transportation Corridors by : Managing Demand Adding Capacity Strategically Operating Roadways Efficiently Adding new capacity to our currently over-stressed transportation system is a critical component of Moving Washington. Moving Washington improves the system’s performance and generates revenue through variable pricing and other traffic management tools. Providing more travel choices and options for people and freight helps improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our transportation system. TM TM TM

Moving Washington’s corridor approach in the Central Puget Sound Central Puget Sound Urban Corridors Westside Corridor Eastside Corridor Cross-Lake Corridor Cross-Sound Corridors

Central Puget Sound Urban Corridors

Westside Corridor

Eastside Corridor

Cross-Lake Corridor

TPA Completing critical bridges SR 520 across Lake Washington • Alaskan Way Viaduct in Seattle Completing corridor gaps I-405 in east King County • SR 167 in King and Pierce counties • SR 509 Sea-Tac Airport South Access Reducing bottlenecks I-5/SR 18 flyover ramp at Sea-Tac Airport SR 167 HOT Lanes extension to SR 410 Additional HOV lane on new SR 520 Bridge to I-405 Use the eastbound shoulder of the US 2 Trestle as an additional lane during times of congestion Adding Capacity Strategically Moving Washington builds on current efforts and adds the next critical parts of the solution I-5 Everett HOV I-405 Kirkland 520 Bridge Replacement

Completing critical bridges

SR 520 across Lake Washington

• Alaskan Way Viaduct in Seattle

Completing corridor gaps

I-405 in east King County

• SR 167 in King and Pierce counties

• SR 509 Sea-Tac Airport South Access

Reducing bottlenecks

I-5/SR 18 flyover ramp at Sea-Tac Airport

SR 167 HOT Lanes extension to SR 410

Additional HOV lane on new SR 520 Bridge to I-405

Use the eastbound shoulder of the US 2 Trestle as an

additional lane during times of congestion

Operating Efficiently Moving Washington improves the performance of our system Advanced Technologies Incident Response Team Traffic Management Center Providing real-time traveler information Let people know travel times and traffic conditions before and during their trips Actively manage traffic Manage flow on freeways using ramp metering, and other active traffic management strategies Using Incident Response Teams (IRT) Clear disabled vehicles and accident scenes more quickly to reduce traffic back-ups Re-timing traffic signals Coordinate and adjust signal timing to improve traffic flow Implementing express lanes Provide options for improved and more reliable travel times using High Occupancy Toll (HOT)/Express Lanes Appling advanced technologies Pilot innovative technology to keep traffic moving smoothly and significantly reducing accidents SR 167 HOT lanes Express Lanes

Providing real-time traveler information

Let people know travel times and traffic conditions before and during their trips

Actively manage traffic

Manage flow on freeways using ramp metering, and other active traffic management strategies

Using Incident Response Teams (IRT)

Clear disabled vehicles and accident scenes more quickly to reduce traffic back-ups

Re-timing traffic signals

Coordinate and adjust signal timing to improve traffic flow

Implementing express lanes

Provide options for improved and more reliable travel times using High Occupancy Toll (HOT)/Express Lanes

Appling advanced technologies

Pilot innovative technology to keep traffic moving smoothly and significantly reducing accidents

Managing Demand Moving Washington provides more people with more choices Working with local and regional jurisdictions to carefully integrate land use and transportation planning Working with local and regional transit providers to improve coordination between highway, ferry, rail and transit improvements and services Working with local and regional transit providers to expand local and regional bus and vanpool service Working with local and regional jurisdictions to expand park and ride lots, add bike lanes and improve pedestrian access Strengthening collaborative efforts with: TM Snohomish County Community Transit Everett Transit Intercity Transit in Olympia C-Tran in Vancouver Commute Trip Reduction program Pierce Transit Sound Transit Spokane Transit Amtrak Cascades King County Metro

Working with local and regional jurisdictions to carefully integrate land use and transportation planning

Working with local and regional transit providers to improve coordination between highway, ferry, rail and transit improvements and services

Working with local and regional transit providers to expand local and regional bus and vanpool service

Working with local and regional jurisdictions to expand park and ride lots, add bike lanes and improve pedestrian access

Strengthening collaborative efforts with:

Snohomish County Community Transit

Everett Transit

Intercity Transit in Olympia

C-Tran in Vancouver

Commute Trip Reduction program

Pierce Transit

Sound Transit

Spokane Transit

Amtrak Cascades

King County Metro

The I-5 Westside Corridor Interstate 5 is the primary transportation route in the state of Washington. In this corridor, stretching from Arlington to Tumwater, I-5 parallels SR 99 and SR 509 and carries the largest tonnage of truck-based freight in the state. Moving Washington envisions an integrated approach to improving system performance: New express lanes from Everett to Tacoma Advanced traffic management technology Enhanced and flexible commute choices The Moving Washington strategies applied to the I-5 Westside Corridor could reduce commute times from Tukwilla and Lynwood to Seattle by 8-10%; improve overall throughput for people and freight; and increase operating speeds during rush hours by 30%.

Interstate 5 is the primary transportation route in the state of Washington. In this corridor, stretching from Arlington to Tumwater, I-5 parallels SR 99 and SR 509 and carries the largest tonnage of truck-based freight in the state.

Moving Washington envisions an integrated approach to improving system performance:

New express lanes from Everett to Tacoma

Advanced traffic management technology

Enhanced and flexible commute choices

The Moving Washington strategies applied to the I-5 Westside Corridor could reduce commute times from Tukwilla and Lynwood to Seattle by 8-10%; improve overall throughput for people and freight; and increase operating speeds during rush hours by 30%.

The Eastside Corridor Interstate 405 is the second most heavily traveled corridor in the state. With SR 167 and SR 512, the Eastside Corridor forms the only alternate to I-5 from Lakewood to Lynnwood. This corridor provides access to 12 cities and major commercial, manufacturing and warehousing facilities. Moving Washington could significantly reduce commute times on I-405 by adding two express lanes in each direction effectively using new highway technology, such as variable speed limits, and improving transit service The northbound Bellevue to Bothell evening commute could be 35 percent faster, cutting more than six minutes off the trip. The northbound morning Renton to Bellevue commute could be 25 percent faster. This approach could ensure speeds faster than 45 mph for 98 percent of rush-hour commuters in the corridor, compared to today’s 68 percent.

Interstate 405 is the second most heavily traveled corridor in the state. With SR 167 and SR 512, the Eastside Corridor forms the only alternate to I-5 from Lakewood to Lynnwood. This corridor provides access to 12 cities and major commercial, manufacturing and warehousing facilities.

Moving Washington could significantly reduce commute times on I-405 by

adding two express lanes in each direction

effectively using new highway technology, such as variable speed limits, and

improving transit service

The northbound Bellevue to Bothell evening commute could be 35 percent faster, cutting more than six minutes off the trip. The northbound morning Renton to Bellevue commute could be 25 percent faster. This approach could ensure speeds faster than 45 mph for 98 percent of rush-hour commuters in the corridor, compared to today’s 68 percent.

The Cross-Lake Corridor Both the Interstate 90 and SR 520 bridges connect I-5, Seattle and the University of Washington to I-405 and Bellevue, Mercer Island, Kirkland and Redmond to the east,. Moving Washington envisions completing the SR 520 corridor with new floating bridges, HOV lanes, transit stations and a bicycle-pedestrian path. adding a lane in each direction of I-90 adding active traffic management technology such as variable speed limits, and improving transit service Moving Washington could significantly reduce travel time across Lake Washington on both SR 520 and I-90 and could speed the westbound morning commute across the lake by 10 percent. These investments could maintain traffic speeds faster than 45 mph during the busiest hours of the day.

Both the Interstate 90 and SR 520 bridges connect I-5, Seattle and the University of Washington to I-405 and Bellevue, Mercer Island, Kirkland and Redmond to the east,.

Moving Washington envisions

completing the SR 520 corridor with new floating bridges, HOV lanes, transit stations and a bicycle-pedestrian path.

adding a lane in each direction of I-90

adding active traffic management technology such as variable speed limits, and

improving transit service

Moving Washington could significantly reduce travel time across Lake Washington on both SR 520 and I-90 and could speed the westbound morning commute across the lake by 10 percent. These investments could maintain traffic speeds faster than 45 mph during the busiest hours of the day.

The Cross Sound Corridor WSDOT Ferries Division operates the largest ferry fleet in the United States serving as a marine highway for commercial users, tourists and daily commuters. Twenty-two active ferries carry over 24 million passengers annually to 20 different ports of call from Tacoma to Sidney, B.C. The Ferry system serves: as both an extension of the state’s highway system, and as a regional mass-transit provider Moving Washington envisions : a financially sustainable system, responsive to customers needs aging vessels replaced systematically terminal structures preserved to safeguard against failure accommodating the projected growth of commuters, tourists, and commercial users seamless connections to other transit services on both sides of the Sound

WSDOT Ferries Division operates the largest ferry fleet in the United States serving as a marine highway for commercial users, tourists and daily commuters. Twenty-two active ferries carry over 24 million passengers annually to 20 different ports of call from Tacoma to Sidney, B.C.

The Ferry system serves:

as both an extension of the state’s highway system,

and as a regional mass-transit provider

Moving Washington envisions :

a financially sustainable system, responsive to customers needs

aging vessels replaced systematically

terminal structures preserved to safeguard against failure

accommodating the projected growth of commuters, tourists, and commercial users

seamless connections to other transit services on both sides of the Sound

Moving Washington Our vision for Washington’s and the Central Puget Sounds transportation future

Moving Washington

Our vision for Washington’s and the Central Puget Sounds transportation future

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