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February 8, 2023
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Remote with a hybrid option for those that do not have access to the internet. Note: some meetings may be in person with advance note. 

Olympia, WA 98502
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Transportation Policy Board

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Transportation Policy Board
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - 7:30 - 9:00 am NOTE: Remote Meeting and Time Change  

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Note: Policy Board members will be pre-registered as panelists and will receive a separate link to join the meeting.

7:30am1.Approval of Agenda - Andy Ryder, Chair

2.Consent Calendar

 a. Approval of Meeting Notes from January 11, 2022 (Attachment)  - Andy Ryder, Chair
10 min
3.Representative Barkis - Representative Barkis
5 min. presentation, 5 min. discussion
State Representative Andrew Barkis, 2nd Legislative District, will discuss transportation issues under consideration during the 2023 State Legislative Session.  Representative Barkis, who serves as the Ranking Minority Member on the House Transportation Committee, continues to be a champion in supporting the region;s priorities, including I-5 and Yelm Loop projects.

5 min
4.Introductions - Andy Ryder - Chair 
5 min
 5. Public Comment Period
Public comment for this meeting will be accepted in written and oral format. 
  • The deadline for submitting written public comments or registering for oral public comment at the meeting is noon (12:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time) the day preceding the meeting, February 7, 2023.
  • For written public comment, please provide:  1) your name and address and 2) your comments. Send them to Written comments received by the deadline will be provided to the Policy Board members prior to the meeting. 
  • Commenters may attend the meeting in person or choose the remote option. For either, please register through this link: 
 1) Check the box indicating you wish to provide public comment; and 2) list a general topic.  The Chair may accept public comment from individuals that did not pre-register after registered public comment has been provided.  The Chair may also limit oral public comment to three minutes or less, depending on the meeting agenda and number of people wishing to comment
15 min
 6.2023 Election of Officers and Appointment of Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) Transportation Policy Board (TPB) Representatives (Attachment)- Karen Parkhurst, TRPC
15 min. discussion
The TPB will hold elections for the officers positions - Chair, First Vice Chair, and Second Vice Chair.  The Board will also discuss appointments to the Puget Sound Regional Council Transportation Policy Board. 

20 min
7.School Walking Route Maps (Attachment) (Presentation) - Veronica Jarvis, TRPC
15 min. presentation, 5 min. discussion
Staff will present on the recently completed school walk route mapping project.  North Thurston Public Schools, Olympia, and Tumwater school districts updated or created new maps for schools in their districts.  The maps used an existing design that shows the street network, sidewalks, preferred walk routes, walk zones (where available), crossing locations, traffic signals, school speed  limit zones, and other information to assist families with identifying safe and suitable routes for walking to school.

30 min
8.Federal Transportation Update (Presentation) - Karen Parkhurst, TRPC
25 min. presentation, 5 min. discussion
Federal legislation has established unprecedented levels of new transportation funding.  Brittney Kohler, Legislative Director, Transportation and Infrastructure, National League of Cities, will discuss opportunities and strategies for the potentially transformational funding.
No staff report for this agenda item


Additional Information Enclosures: 
March 8, 2023 - REMOTE

Note: For anyone without the ability to access the meeting in person, TRPC will provide access to the meeting remotely.
TRPC will provide access to the meeting in the conference room at 2411 Chandler Court SW, Olympia, WA 98502
Public Comment
The following is not acceptable as either written or oral public comment and is considered disruptive behavior:
  • Promoting or advertising commercial services, entities or products.
  • Supporting or opposing political candidates or ballot propositions.
  • Distributing obscene content.
  • Engaging in illegal activity or encouragement of illegal activity.
  • Promoting, fostering or perpetuating discrimination on the basis of creed, color, age, religion, gender, gender identification, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, national origin, physical or mental disability or sexual orientation information that may tend to compromise the safety or security of the public or public systems.
  • Threatening or intimidating language, including cyber bullying.
  • Otherwise engaging in disruptive behavior.
Members of the public engaging in disruptive behavior may have their emails blocked (for written comments) or be removed from the meeting (for oral comments). 
TRPC ensures full compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by prohibiting discrimination against any person based on race, color, national origin, or sex in the provision of benefits and services resulting from its federally assisted programs and activities. For questions regarding TRPC's Title VI Program, you may contact the Department's Title VI Coordinator at 360-956-7575.
 If you need special accommodations to participate in this meeting, please call us at 360-956-7575 by 10:00 am three days prior to the meeting. Ask for the ADA Coordinator. For TDD users, please use the state’s toll-free relay service, 711 and ask the operator to dial 360-956-7575. is an easy-to-navigate website which includes information on carpooling, vanpooling, rail, air, bus, bike, walking, health, telework and flexible schedules, recreation, and school transportation. Please consider using an alternate mode to attend this meeting: bike, walk, bus, carpool, or vanpool. This facility is served by Intercity Transit Routes 12 and 42.


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To Support this Mission, we:
  • Conduct regional transportation planning consistent with state and federal requirements.
  • Address growth management, environmental quality, economic opportunity, and other topics to sustain and enhance the region's quality of life.
  • Assemble and analyze data that support informed local and regional decision making.
  • Act as a “convener” to build regional consensus on issues through information and inclusive public comment.
  • Build intergovernmental consensus on regional plans, policies, and issues, in support of local implementation.


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Be Prepared
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  • Share your ideas.
  • Engagement by all members is required for productive discussions.
Be Respectful
  • Create a safe place to ask questions and express views.
  • Diversity is one of TRPC’s strengths. 
Report Back
  • We each represent somebody who thought it wise to spend money to join TRPC.
  • Report back to your jurisdiction, organization or community.
Feel Good
  • TRPC is an effective organization that allows us to address regional issues in a productive way.
  • Take time to recognize and celebrate our successes.
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