Joint Transportation Committee
Completed Studies

2021  
Hood River Bridge Bi-State Authority

Final Legal Memo - Hood River Bridge Bi-State Authority​    
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Broadband Infrastructure in Highway Rights-of-Way    
Final Report Broadband Access to State Highway Right of Way Study     
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2020   
Feasibility of East – West Intercity Passenger Rail
Final Report - Feasibility of East-West Passenger Rail System for Washington State    
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Feasibility of a Private Ferry Between Washington State and Vancouver B.C.  
Final Report - Feasibility of Private Auto Ferry Service between WA State & Vancouver Island, B.C., January 2021     
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Assessment of Rail Safety Governance     ​


Electrification of Public Vehicle Fleets 
Final Report - Electrification Assessment of Public Vehicles in Washington, November 2020    
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​Statewide Transportation Needs Assessment
   
Final Phase I Report - Statewide Transportation Needs Assessment
Final Phase II Report - Advisory Panel Recommendations - December 2020
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Vehicle Licensing Sub-Agents
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Final Report - Vehicle Subagents Study, November 2020    
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2019
Capital Needs of Public Transit Systems

Final Report - Transit Capital Needs Assessment & Executive Summary, June 2019    
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​City Transportation Funding
Final Report - City Transportation Funding Needs, June 2019      
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​2018   

Assessment of Air Cargo Capacity  
Final Report - Air Cargo Study, December 21, 2018   
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Capital Needs of Public Transit Systems

Final Report - Transit Capital Needs Assessment & Executive Summary, June 2019    
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​City Transportation Funding
Final Report - City Transportation Funding Needs, June 2019      
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​Commercial Driver's Licenses and Medical Certifications
Final Report - CDL Study, November 13, 2018   
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The Regulation of Taxi and For-Hire Services

Regulation of Taxi and For-Hire Vehicles Policy Guide    
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The Regulation of Transportation Network Companies
​Regulation of Transportation Network Companies Policy Guide      
Regulation of Transportation Network Companies Summary Report       
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2017

Marine Pilotage
Final Report - Washington State Pilotage, January 18, 2018      
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I-405 Traffic Data and Performance Measures
Final Report I-405 Traffic Data and Corridor Performance Analysis   
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Washington State Transportation Commission Assessment 
Final Report - Assessment of the Washington State Transportation Commission   
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2016   

Design-Build Review Panel 
Final Report - Review of WSDOT's Implementation of Design-Build Project Delivery, December 15, 2016     
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Road-Rail Conflicts in Cities
Final Report - Prioritization of Prominent Road-Rail Conflicts in Washington State   
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Minority and Women-Owned Businesses Contracting  
Final Report: Recommended Practices for DOT's to Encourage Minority and Women-Owned Business Contracting  

Washington State Patrol Trooper Recruitment and Retention
Final Report - Washington State Patrol Trooper Recruitment and Retention Study, January 7, 2016     
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Weigh Station Planning, Placement and Operations
Final Report - Efficiency and Effectiveness of Weigh Station Management in Washington State, January 7, 2016  
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Work Sessions on the Alaska Way Viaduct Replacement Project
​Presented at JTC Meeting on 10/22/15: WSDOT AWV Replacement Project Update  
Presented at JTC Meeting on 12/17/15:  WSDOT AWV Replacement Project Update  

2015

Business Models to Sustain Electric Vehicle Charging Station Networks  
Final Report - Business Models for Financially Sustainable EV Charging Networks

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On-Line Drivers Education
Final Report - Driver Education Study   
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Vehicle Titling and Registration Process      
​Final Report - Vehic​​le Licensing Study Report
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2014
Columbia River Crossing Oversight Subcommittee

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Surplus Property/Facility Replacements
WSDOT Surplus Property Study Report
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Tacoma Narrows Bridge Refinance Opportunities
TNB Final Report
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Transportation Project Efficiencies
Cost Efficiencies Final Report
Appendices
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Vehicle Licensing Study
Final Report on Requirement for Unexpired Driver's License Study
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2013
Aviation Search and Rescue

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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
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Columbia River Crossing Oversight Subcommittee Summary of Work    

Federal Funds Expenditure
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Federal Transportation Funds Effectiveness and Transparency Final Report    

Joint Procurement of 144-Car Vessels with BC Ferries
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Joint Vessel Procurement with BC Ferries Summary    

Public Transportation Fiscal Health
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Public Transportation Fiscal Health Final Report


2012
Liquefied Natural Gas as Ferry Fuel

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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
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
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Stormwater Final Report - January 2012   

Study to Evaluate the Management Organization of Washington State Ferries
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Evaluation of Management and Organizational Structure WSF Final Report
Evaluation of Management and Organizational Structure WSF Executive Summary    

Washington State Ferries Fare-Media Study
Washington State Ferries Fare Media Study Final Report -January 2012
Washington State Ferries Fare Media Study Final Report Executive Summary -January 2012    

20​11
​Ferry System Studies

Jones Act Review Final Report - January 2011
MEC PERC Final Report - January 2011    
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Fuel Tax Refunds for Non-Highway or Off-Road Use of Gasoline and Diesel
ViewStudy 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
ViewStudy 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
For an overview of current statewide transportation plans and schedules click on the following link:
Selected Transportation Plans: Schedules At-A-Glance
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
View Transit Advisory Panel Meeting Information & Materials
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
See SB 5061 for changes implemented


2010  
Implementing Alternative Transportation Funding Methods

Implementing Alternative Transportation Funding Methods Final Report - January5, 2010   

Asset Valuation I-90 Reversible Lanes
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
Final Report of the Expert Review Panel on Tolling- December 2009

Multimodal Concurrency Analysis - Pilot Program
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 Drawdown Study Summary of Transportation Impacts - February 1999
Lower Snake River Drawdown 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