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Planning Policy & Implementation

Growth Management Act (GMA) Comprehensive Plan Resources Website

WSDOT's GMA website provides resources that can assist cities and counties with their GMA Comprehensive Plan updates.

WSDOT Community Planning Portal Website

The WSDOT Community Planning Portal website provides access to state transportation data for general planning purposes. The intent of the portal is to help local and regional planners, decision-makers, and citizens improve their understanding of the state transportation system.

State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Contacts and Guidance

SEPA provides a way to identify possible environmental impacts that may result from governmental decisions.

Planning Policy & Implementation E-Newsletter

The Planning Policy & Implementation E-Newsletter (pdf 690 kb) contains planning topics, planning resources, new apps, etc.

Transportation Funding Resources in Washington State

This is a summary of transportation funding programs and other transportation revenue sources (pdf 503 kb) in Washington state. This will help local governments assess the different kinds of funding opportunities available.

Infrastructure Voluntary Evaluation Sustainability Tool (INVEST)

The INVEST tool is an online sustainability self-assessment tool created by the Federal Highway Administration for use by transportation agencies. WSDOT pilot-tested INVEST by evaluating three corridor plans and one project.

Concurrency Website

The concurrency website provides information and links to two studies of transportation concurrency, the mechanism in the GMA for coordinating transportation improvements with land use planning.