Getting Ready for the Future, Working Together,
Regional Strategy and Investments, Informed by Data and Collaboration.
- Clark County RTP: 2014 Update Underway
- RTC is beginning a 2014 update to the Regional Transportation Plan for Clark County. The RTP is the principal long-range, 20-year, plan for the County’s regional transportation system that requires update at least every four years. After discussions on the scope of the RTP update with the RTC Board, planning partners and stakeholders, initial steps in the updating process are now underway. These first steps include consideration of RTP guiding policies, demographic forecast and socio-economic trends. During the course of the 2014 RTP update, RTC will use this website to report on our progress and to seek comments and input.
- Regional Roadway Safety is a Priority
- RTC Board adopts the Safety Management Assessment, setting a regional vision to reduce traffic fatalities and serious injuries to zero by the year 2030. The regional vision aligns with Washington State’s Target Zero goals and sets the framework for local action. Among the most acute factors contributing to serious or fatal traffic collisions in Clark County are impaired driving, young drivers (ages 16-25), and speeding. The RTC Assessment identified low cost corrective measures which may be implemented at high collision intersections across the county (contingent upon funding). The Assessment also recommends strengthening partnerships among regional roadway and law enforcement agencies as well as standardizing (where appropriate) roadway markings and traffic signal operations to enhance safety on city, county and state roadways.
- FY 2015 UPWP Draft Available for Review
- RTC is looking ahead to Fiscal Year 2015 which begins July 1, 2014, and goes through June 30, 2015. As such, a proposed draft transportation planning work program for FY 2015 is now available for public review. The UPWP is integral to the coordinated transportation planning process required by federal and state government. The RTC Board reviewed the draft document at its March 4 meeting and a final draft will be brought back to seek Board adoption at the Board’s May 6 meeting.
- Board Endorses CCTA 2014 Legislative Policy Statement
- At their February 4th meeting, the RTC Board of Directors unanimously approved the Clark County Transportation Alliance: 2013-2014 Washington State Legislative Policy Statement, which is a Call to Action for the Legislature to advance a new transportation revenue package and to advocate for specific projects that benefit the region’s transportation network of highways, streets, transit services and Ports. Members agencies and the RTC participated in a legislative day in Olympia on Febraury 10th and met several legislators from SW Washington to share information and advocate for the projects and principles proposed by the CCTA Policy Statement. The CCTA is an alliance of public and private organizations which was formed as a transportation subcommittee of the volunteer Clark County Governmental Affairs Roundtable.
- Old Website Content Still Available
- We’ve completely redesigned our nearly 20-year old website, in order to work better with the myriad devices in use these days. The old site will remain available at http://old.rtc.wa.gov during the transition, in case we missed moving any content over to the new site. Please let us know if you find missing or broken content, so we can get that all patched up here on the new site!
- Pedestrian & Bicycle Program and Safe Routes Call for Projects
- The “call for projects” for the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Pedestrian and Bicycle Program and Safe Routes to School Program are now open. Applications are due for the Pedestrian and Bicycle Program on May 11. Applications are due for the Safe Routes to School Program on May 5. All materials for the “call for projects” are posted on the WSDOT websites Pedestrian and Bicycle Program or Safe Routes to School Program.