Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Council

Current Publications

10-Year Transportation Project Priorities Report January 2015
The RTC Board initially adopted the Ten-Year Transportation Project Priorities Report in November 2012. The Report was updated by the Board on January 6, 2015 to make the list of priority projects consistent with the updated RTP (December 2014). Listed projects are identified in the Report as being shorter-term needs in the Clark County RTP . Projects listed in the Report had been recommended for prioritization analysis by local jurisdictions and transportation agencies. The priority projects were analyzed based on the following transportation performance criteria: safety, mobility, multi-modal and support for economic development.
Transportation Improvement Program, Clark County, 2015-2018 January 2015
The TIP is a four-year program of regionally significant transportation projects. The TIP represents an agency’s intent to implement a specific project and the anticipated flow of funds for that project. Regionally selected transportation projects are incorporated into the TIP along with other regionally significant projects selected for funding at the state or federal level.
I-205 Access and Operations Study December 2014
The RTC Board adopted recommendations, in November 2014, to address long- and short-term roadway improvements and transit operations in the I-205 corridor, as well a set of operational policies for regional freeway corridors in the region. They identified a core set of long term capital projects and a set of near term operational improvements for I-205. The analysis, findings and recommendations are described in the I-205 Access and Operations Study Report.
Regional Transportation Plan for Clark County, 2014 Update December 2014
The RTP for Clark County is the region’s principal transportation planning document, representing a twenty-plus year regional transportation plan for Clark County. The Plan is developed through a coordinated process between local jurisdictions and transportation agencies in order to develop regional solutions to transportation needs.
Annual Report, 2014 December 2014
In 2014, RTC deployed over $9.7 Million in seed capital funds, for regional transportation projects in Clark County, designed to upgrade the region’s signal, roadway, and transit networks. Major updates to the Regional Transportation Plans of Clark, Skamania, and Klickitat counties now provide a strategic outlook and inventory of critical infrastructure investments needed in the 3-county region spanning the next 20-years. In addition, RTC filed periodic assessments of the Safety, Congestion, and Demographic conditions within Clark County.
Human Services Transportation Plan November 2014
The federal transportation act requires development of a Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan. The HSTP addresses the transportation needs of the elderly, people with disabilities, low income populations, and rural residents unable to provide transportation for themselves. The first HSTP for our region was adopted by the RTC Board of Directors in January 2007 and was updated in December 2010. The current HSTP was adopted in November 2014. The Plan supports grant requests submitted by agencies from this region for state and federal funding for human services transportation needs through the WSDOT’s statewide competitive Consolidated Public Transportation Grant program.
Clark County Demographic Profile June 2014
Demographers looking at national population data have identified three major trends of note – the population is growing; the population is aging; and the population is becoming more diverse. Theses national trends are playing out here in Clark County as well. To provide a foundation for the update to the Regional Transportation Plan, RTC has published a demographic profile for Clark County.
Congestion Management Process, 2013 Monitoring Report June 2014
The CMP focuses on delivering improved transportation system performance information to decision-makers who must identify the most cost-effective strategies for addressing transportation congestion and improving mobility. This project consists of collecting additional transportation data, analyzing transportation system performance, and annual preparation of a System Performance Report. The performance measures considered for this project include a corridor congestion ratio, speed as percent of speed limit, auto vehicle occupancy, truck percentage, transit seat capacity used, and other transportation measures.
Skamania County Regional Transportation Plan May 2014
The RTP for Skamania County establishes the region’s vision, goals, and principles for the enhancement of Skamania County’s transportation system over the next 20 years. It details the transportation strategy to support the economic growth and prosperity of the region.
Klickitat County Regional Transportation Plan May 2014
The RTP for Klickitat County establishes the region’s vision, goals, and principles for the enhancement of Klickitat County’s transportation system over the next 20 years. It details the transportation strategy to support the economic growth and prosperity of the region.
Safety Management Assessment for Clark County April 2014
Safety for all modes of travel is an important component of the metropolitan transportation planning process. The Safety Management Assessment for Clark County, Washington is a tool to help identify the safety needs for the region. The current safety assessment is data driven to identify trends in the region’s collision data and includes recommended strategies to reduce fatalities and serious injuries for all modes on the region’s roadways. This assessment is intended to be folded into the next update to the Regional Transportation Plan.
Regional Transportation Systems Management and Operations Plan June 2011
TSMO strategies focus on lower cost operational and multimodal approaches that are coordinated between technologies and agencies to make better use of existing transportation facilities. These strategies are directed toward improving system efficiency and performance without adding new roadway capacity. They support regional transportation goals by improving travel time reliability, reducing crashes, improving transit on-time performance, and by reducing travel delay, fuel use, and air pollution. TSMO strategies can include a wide range of projects such as: traveler information, freeway management, arterial management, coordinated incident management, and transit signal priority.
Clark County Freight Mobility Study December 2010
RTC initiated the Clark County Freight Mobility Study in 2009 to provide an understanding of the key elements of freight movement and to explain why freight and goods movement is important to Clark County’s economy and employment. The study inventoried existing freight and goods movement, and identified current deficiencies and future action items to be addressed as part of ongoing regional and local planning processes. The study began to identify corridor investment needs in order to sustain jobs and economic development for existing and future industrial and employment centers. The study was conducted to supplement the Clark County RTP.
Archived Publications Publications Archive
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