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Director of Public Transportation in Washington State, Brian Lagerberg shares how the Department of Transportation is moving towards a paradigm of sustainability.

Director of Public Transportation in Washington State, Brian Lagerberg shares how the Department of Transportation is moving towards a paradigm of sustainability.



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  • Project Benefits Business eliminates one access point removes “cut through” traffic in front of businesses maintains and focuses parking areas Transit creates comfortable linear non-motorized access for transit users Bike/Ped separates bike/ped from vehicular traffic removes some of the vehicular conflict points Environmental increases bio filtration within WSDOT ROW ditches increases green footprint including grass and trees

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  • ATransportationSystem for the21 st CenturyTheLagerberg, DirectorBrian decade behind us, the road aheadPublic Transportation Division, OlympiaTodd Carlson, Planning & Engineering Services Mgr.Whatcom/Skagit/Island/San Juan CountiesWhatcom County Active Transportation SummitBellingham, WashingtonOctober 11, 2012
  • 9-18-2012_crHow we used to delivertransportation projects…buildthe biggest and the best systemthe money could buy 2
  • 9-19-2012_crToday decliningrevenues and growingdemands require a newinvestment approachp.m. – westbound to Seattle center roadway – East Link p.m. - eastbound to Eastside four-lane outer roadway light rail Seattle-Eastside four-lane outer roadway Homer M. Hadley Bridge Lacey V. Murrow Bridge 3
  • 9-18-2012_cr Maintain and keep safe Our highest priority is maintaining and preserving the safe and long-lasting performance of existing infrastructure, facilities and services. This is the heart of Moving Washington and the target of our investments.• Safety – Traffic fatalities declined in 2011 giving us the lowest number (458) recorded since 1954.• Demand – Ferry ridership expected to grow by 3.2 million passengers by 2020. $27 million of freight moves on Washington roadways every hour of every day.• Growth – Population expected to grow by 1.5 million by 2030. Amtrak Cascades ridership increased more than 50% since 2000.• Innovation – WSDOT provides greater efficiency and benefits – expedited bridge delivery, concrete pavement dowel bar retrofits and low-cost safety investments that reduce fatalities.• Challenge – Be more efficient with less, maintain facilities to operate safely and efficiently. 4
  • 9-18-2012_cr Operating Efficiently Maximizing the use of the existing system and using information technology to direct traffic improves system performance. Variable pricing and other traffic management tools generate revenue.• Intelligent transportation systems • Real-time congestion maps• Traffic cameras • Electronic driver message signs • Highway advisory radio • Active traffic management • Traffic data collectors • Traffic management centers • Ramp meters • Road and weather information• Smarter highways – variable speed limits, lane control• High occupancy lanes and high occupancy toll lanes• Tolling• Incident response 5
  • 9-18-2012_cr Manage Demand Providing more travel choices for people and freight improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our system.• Commute and travel choices • Rideshare, carpools and vanpools • Commute trip reduction • Transit systems• Park and ride • Bike and pedestrian • Special needs transportation • Flex schedules • Telework• Travel information • Website • Traffic cameras • 511 • Highway advisory radio • Social media – Twitter • Traffic data collectors 6
  • 9-18-2012_cr Add Capacity Strategically Completing critical corridors and strategically adding capacity to key stress points in our over-stressed transportation system clears choke points and bottlenecks; improves reliability and moves more freight and people.• Project delivery • SR 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct • SR 520 Bridge replacement and HOV • I-405 Corridor • US 395 North Spokane Corridor • I-90 Snoqualmie Pass • SR 16 Nalley Valley Viaduct • Pierce County HOV lanes• Transportation planning• Highways and local programs coordination• Construction traffic management to maintain capacity 7
  • 9-18-2012_cr Whatcom Active Transportation Summit 2012 “The problem we face in Whatcom County is a lack of infrastructure supporting bikes and pedestrians… advocates for smart growth and active transportation infrastructure must be prepared to act.”Prepared to act: • What is your vision? • How do you define the objectives for the corridor? • What data can you provide to demonstrate system efficiency and effectiveness? • How does your proposed investment: • Create transportation linkages • Support the economy, the environment, our communities • How does the Moving Washington framework support your vision? 8
  • Whidbey Island – “Boat to Bridge”Trail“Eventually, the completed trail will extend fromClinton to Deception Pass. The trail is also part of theWhidbey Scenic Isle Way”
  • QuestionsContact InformationBrian Lagerberg, DirectorPublic Transportation Divisionlagerbb@wsdot.wa.gov360-705-7878Todd Carlson, Planning & Engineering Services Mgr.NW Region/Mount Baker Areacarlsot@wsdot.wa.gov360.757.5980