2017 - 2019 Federal Funding Call for Projects


TRPC Awards $9 Million to Local Transportation Projects Throughout Thurston County

On December 2, TRPC awarded 28 grants totaling $9,099,168 for local transportation projects that will move forward over the next three years. These awards combined with their local and state matching revenues represent nearly $21 million in local transportation investments. The Council selected priority projects that will make the transportation system safer for all users, improve the efficiency of the transportation network, and repair or replace aging infrastructure.  
A variety of multimodal projects, programs, and studies were selected including:
  • Construction of the Deschutes Valley Trail from Tumwater Historical Park to Falls Park
  • Construction of two roundabouts
  • Reconstruction of Desoto Street in Tumwater
  • Upgrading Mullen Road to add sidewalks, bike lanes, and street lighting between 
    Carpenter Road and Lacey City Limits
  • Corridor and area transportation studies for Bucoda and Tenino, Grand Mound, Rochester, and Yelm
  • Installation of pedestrian activated flashing beacons in Olympia, Tumwater, Rainier, and Tenino
  • Safe routes to schools programs
  • Pavement preservation projects
  • Updating and reprinting the Thurston County Bicycle Map

Grant Proposals Closed for Public Comment

Summary of Public Comments Received (PDF)

Funding Programs

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Process Guidelines

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Staff Contact Information

General questions about the process may be directed to Paul Brewster by phone at 360-741-2526 or by email at brewstp@trpc.org.

Background Information

TRPC is an important partner in the transportation planning process. As a council of governments comprised of elected officials from cities, the county, tribes, Intercity Transit, school districts, colleges, and a variety of local government special purpose districts, TRPC offers broad representation to decision making on regional transportation priorities.

In its role as a federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization and a state designated Regional Transportation Planning Organization, TRPC endeavors to make its Regional Transportation Plan as inclusive and forward thinking as possible. To assist the region in fulfilling its long-range transportation planning goals in both the urban and rural areas of Thurston County, TRPC has authority to program discretionary federal funds to transportation projects, programs and services that serve local communities.

This call for projects is part of TRPC’s continuous, coordinated, and comprehensive approach to regional transportation planning.