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How can I learn more?
The Planning Policy & Implementation Office welcomes inquiries and ideas. Please see below for contact information:

Elizabeth Robbins 
Planning Policy & Implementation Office Manager, 360.705.7371 , elizabeth.robbins2@

Karena Houser
Economic and Land Use Branch Manager, 360.705.7876 , karena.houser@

Katherine Klockenteger
Transportation Planning Specialist, 360.705.7257 , katherine.klockenteger

Kyle Miller
Transportation Planning Specialist, 360.705.7946 , kyle.miller@wsdot.

Teri Hickey
Transportation Planning Specialist,

Planning Policy & Implementation

Recent PPIO E-Newsletters

Summer 2014 E-Newsletter (476 kb)

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What's New!

Transportation Funding Sources in Washington State

Funding transportation infrastructure and services is challenging for both state and local governments. It requires flexibility, creativity, and collaboration. To help local governments assess the different kinds of funding opportunities the Planning Policy & Implementation Office (PPIO) developed the Transportation Funding Sources in Washington State. (pdf 272 kb)

Moving Washington Forward: Practical Solutions

To direct available dollars toward activities that optimize the transportation system and addresses changing needs and current functionality, WSDOT is implementing Practical Solutions.

How the PPIO Can Help

The PPIO works with our partners to improve the coordination of state, regional, and local transportation and land use planning. The Growth Management Act (GMA) and the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) are two important coordination tools.

The WSDOT Community Planning Portal

The WSDOT Community Planning Portal is an online forum for state, regional, and local transportation planners to share transportation and land use data. To learn more about the Portal and how to access it, see the Community Planning Portal Website or for printable material open the Community Planning Portal Folio (pdf 2 mb)

Growth Management Act Resources

SEPA Resources

PPIO Publications

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