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Local Agency Traffic Services

A crosswalk and median in Port Townsend, Washington. Traffic Services provides traffic engineering and federal safety funding assistance to cities, counties, and other agencies and governments. Our goal is to advance projects to improve communities in Washington State. We assist with planning, project development, design, construction, mantenance, operations, and safety issues. We serve as a contact point between agencies and governments, citizens, WSDOT, and the Federal Highway Administration. We also provide training and promote and facilitate information sharing between agencies.

Federal Safety Funding

Traffic Services allocates federal Highway Safety Improvement Program funds to cities and counties through our greater Local Programs division.

WA Transp. Professionals Forum

Traffic Services assists cities and counties collectively with traffic issues through the Washington Transportation Professionals Forum (WTPF), formerly the Urban Traffic Engineers Council. We hold free meetings in Western and Eastern Washington. We also send out messages about timely topics to an e-mail distribution list.

Visit the Washington Transportation Professionals Forum page for more information about UTEC, our meetings, and to sign up for our email distribution list.

Classroom and Webinar Training

Learn about classroom and web-based training on traffic and transportation planning, engineering, construction, and operations issues.


Subscribe to LTAP News, our Local Technical Assistance Program newsletter to keep updated on technical, policy, and funding aspects of traffic and transportation engineering in Washington State. 

Traffic Engineering WA Listserv

Subscribe to this free listserv to ask and answer questions, exchange information, and build relationships with traffic and transportation engineering and operations professionals in Washington State.

Other Listservs

These free listservs are also available:

WSDOT (one way communication from WSDOT)

National (two way communication)

Help with Transportation Issues

Traffic Services provides individual assistance and recommendations on traffic issues and projects. Here are some examples of how we can help: