Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Council

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2015 Annual Report December 2015
In 2015, RTC deployed over $8.9 million in seed capital funds, for 17 regional TIP/TAP projects in the three-county region. These important projects are designed to upgrade the region’s signal, roadway, transit, and trail networks. The RTC continues to collaborate with members on planning for future oriented traffic signal and communications systems across the region as part of the VAST program. Partners to VAST hosted a regional forum to explore the future of the “connected” transportation system, and work will continue to position the regional partners in accommodating the connected vehicle and information systems. Regional collaboration with our bi-state partners as part of the Bi-State Coordination Committee continued to show progress and emerging studies of interstate corridors for transit and operations upgrades will be a focus for partners in the upcoming year.

2015 Annual Report, 662KB

2014 Annual Report, 664KB

Transportation Improvement Plan, Clark County October 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.

Transportation Improvement Plan, Clark County, 2016-2019, 2.01MB

Transportation Improvement Plan, Clark County, 2015-2018, 3.39MB

Transportation Improvement Plan, Clark County, 2014-2017, 1.52MB

Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Plan, Clark County, 2013-2016, 1.12MB

Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Plan, Clark County, 2012-2015, 913KB

10-Year Transportation Project Priorities Report November 2012, Amended March 2014
In November 2012, the RTC Board adopted the Ten-Year Transportation Project Priorities Report. Listed projects were identified as being shorter-term needs in the Clark County MTP and were 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. Subsequently, three additional projects emerged as priority projects for this region’s local jurisdictions and were included in the Clark County Transportation Alliance’s 2013-2014 Washington State Legislative Policy Statement. These additional projects are now included in the March 2014 amended 10-Year Project Priorities Report.

10-Year Transportation Project Priorities Report, 2014, 2.08MB

Klickitat County Regional Transportation Plan February 2012
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. The current update was published in 2014.

Klickitat County Regional Transportation Plan, Amended December 2011, 1.63MB

Klickitat County Regional Transportation Plan, Amended May 2009, 1.74MB

Klickitat County Regional Transportation Plan, Amended May 2003, 1.84MB

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. The current update was published in 2016.

Skamania County Regional Transportation Plan, Updated May 2014, 1.65MB

Skamania County Regional Transportation Plan, Amended December 2011, 886KB

Skamania County Regional Transportation Plan, Amended May 2009, 921KB

Skamania County Regional Transportation Plan, Amended May 2003, 1.03MB

Metropolitan Transportation Plan for Clark County December 2011
The MTP for Clark County, last updated and adopted in December 2011, is now replaced by the Regional Transportation Plan for Clark County adopted in December 2014. The RTP is the region’s principal transportation planning document representing a twenty-plus year 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. The current update was published in 2014.

Metropolitan Transportation Plan for Clark County, 2011 Update, 4.6MB

Metropolitan Transportation Plan for Clark County, 2011 Update, Unabridged, 8.2MB

Metropolitan Transportation Plan for Clark County, August 2012 Amendment, 269KB

Metropolitan Transportation Plan for Clark County, 2007 Update, 2008 Amendment, 4.06MB

Metropolitan Transportation Plan for Clark County, 2007 Update, 2.67MB

Metropolitan Transportation Plan for Clark County, 2005 Update, 3.25MB

Metropolitan Transportation Plan for Clark County, 2002 Update, 2003 Amendment, 4.56MB

Metropolitan Transportation Plan for Clark County, 2002 Update, 4.61MB

Metropolitan Transportation Plan for Clark County, 2000 Update, 6.10MB

SR-35 Columbia River Crossing Study October 2011
The purpose of the SR-35 Columbia River Crossing Study was to consider options to improve transportation access across the Columbia River between Bingen/White Salmon, Washington and Hood River, Oregon. Between 1999 and 2004 the study effort resulted in the completion of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement and identification of preliminary preferred alternative. Between 2010 and 2011 a Type, Size, and Location Study was completed to identify the preferred bridge.

Type, Size, and Location Study, Final Report, October 2011, 1.38MB

Type, Size, and Location Study, Executive Summary, October 2011, 511KB

SR-35 Columbia River Crossing Feasibility Study, Final Report, September 2004, 779KB

SR-35 Columbia River Crossing Feasibility Study, Executive Summary, September 2004, 807KB

Regional Transportation Systems Management and Operations Plan June 2011
The first TSMO Plan for the Clark County region was adopted by the RTC Board 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. The 2016 Plan update is now available.

TSMO Report, 2011, 3.9MB

TSMO Exec Summary, 2011, 622KB

Safety Management Assessment for Clark County April 2011
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. This report introduces the general purpose and requirements for safety planning, identifies priority factors involved in traffic fatalities, and identifies high collision intersection locations and planned improvements. This assessment is intended to be folded into the next update to the Metropolitan Transportation Plan.

Final Report, April 2011, 840KB

Transportation and Land Use Scenario Planning Workshop April 2011
In April of 2011, a FHWA sponsored Transportation and Land Use Scenario Planning Workshop was held in Vancouver, Washington, in partnership with WSDOT and RTC. Scenario planning provides a framework for developing a shared vision for the future by analyzing various forces (e.g., health, transportation, economic, environmental, land use, etc.) that affect growth. A defining characteristic of successful public sector scenario planning is that it actively involves the public, the business community, and elected officials on a broad scale, educating them about growth trends and trade-offs, and incorporating their values and feedback into future plans.
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Workshop Agenda, April 2011, 32KB

Human Services Transportation Plan December 2010
The federal transportation act, SAFETEA-LU, required 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 subsequently updated in December 2010. 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.

2010 Final Report, 2.77MB

Project Priorities, 2013-2015, 323KB

Project Priorities, 2011-2013, 92KB

2007 Final Report, 3.56MB

Project Priorities, 2009-2011, 404KB

Clark County High Capacity Transit System Study December 2008
The Clark County High Capacity Transit System Study report is the culmination of a two-year effort, on the part of RTC and its partner agencies, to develop a HCT System Plan. The plan includes BRT in the Highway 99, Fourth Plain, and Mill Plain corridors and significant bus improvements in the I-205 corridor. The plan will serve as a guide for C-TRAN and the communities in Clark County as they move forward with improvements in the planning of future HCT Corridors.

Final Report, 4.48MB

Final Report, Executive Summary, 710KB

Final Report, Appendices A-F, 2.96MB

Final Report, Appendices G-J, 17.5MB

Transportation Corridor Visioning Study April 2008
The Transportation Corridors Visioning Study was an effort to identify and assess potential new regional transportation corridors in Clark County and across the Columbia River. The purpose of the Visioning Study was to begin to answer the question: “How would we get around within our own community in the longer-term future if our County reaches one million in population?” The intent of the study was to provide a high-level “50,000-foot level” planning analysis while future phases may assess land use implications and evaluate corridors at a higher level of detail.
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Final Report, 1.93MB

New Corridors Map, 582KB

Transportation Futures Committee December 1996
The Transportation Futures Committee (TFC) report documents the process, transportation vision and findings of the TFC which was formed after the February 1995 defeat by voters of a financing proposal for light rail transit in Clark County. In response to the vote, the Board of Clark County Commissioners and the Vancouver City Council appointed a group of 28 people to serve as members of the TFC whose charge was to serve as a citizen-based approach to discuss the community’s future transportation needs.

Final Report, 2.13MB

Appendices A-E, 10.7MB

Executive Summary, 97.6KB

Columbia River Crossing Accessibility Study December 1988
This IRC report was authorized by the Washington State Legislature and is defined in the Supplemental Transportation Budget, HB 1701, State of Washington, 1988 Regular Session. The duties set forth by the 1988 Washington State Legislature read: “... a study of the economic feasibility of constructing a bridge across the Columbia River to Oregon...” The purpose of the interim report was twofold. First, to provide an overview of the need for future travel accessibility across the Columbia River based upon currently available information. The second purpose was to present a proposed scope of work for a Phase II study which would evaluate the economic, environmental, and engineering feasibility of future accessibility across the Columbia River.

Final Report, 13.3MB

Final Report, Executive Summary, 2.48MB