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Policy Development & Regional Coordination
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2007-2026 Washington Transportation Plan

The WTP was adopted by the Washington Transportation Commission on November 14, 2006. The files provided below are current as of November 14, 2006.

The Washington Transportation Plan (WTP) provides a blueprint and strategies to guide decisions and investments needed to develop Washington’s transportation system to serve its citizens’, communities’, and economy’s future needs, while safeguarding its environment.

Chapters linked below are in Adobe Acrobat pdf format, which may require the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view.

Each section can be printed individually or the plan can be printed as one bulk document(pdf 5 mb). Due to file size, this downloadable version does not include the map section towards the back of the plan, however the maps are provided below. "Interactive" files are also provided below, which contain links to additional information, including various laws, studies, plans, and Web sites. Following this list is the printable version of the WTP.
WTP Cover depicting the five investment guidelines in the WTP

Interactive Documents


Printable Documents

Transportation Policy Plan (RCW 47.06.030)
The commission shall develop a state transportation policy plan that

  1. establishes a vision and goals for the development of the statewide transportation system consistent with the state's growth management goals,
  2. identifies significant statewide transportation policy issues, and
  3. recommends statewide transportation policies and strategies to the legislature to fulfill the requirements of RCW 47.01.071(1).

The state transportation policy plan shall be the product of an ongoing process that involves representatives of significant transportation interests and the general public from across the state. The plan shall address how the department of transportation will meet the transportation needs and expedite the completion of industrial projects of statewide significance.

Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan (RCW 47.06.040)

The department shall develop a statewide multimodal transportation plan under *RCW 47.01.071(3) and in conformance with federal requirements, to ensure the continued mobility of people and goods within regions and across the state in a safe, cost-effective manner. The statewide multimodal transportation plan shall consist of:

  1. A state-owned facilities component, which shall guide state investment for state highways including bicycle and pedestrian facilities, and state ferries; and 
  2. A state-interest component, which shall define the state interest in aviation, marine ports and navigation, freight rail, intercity passenger rail, bicycle transportation and pedestrian walkways, and public transportation, and recommend actions in coordination with appropriate public and private transportation providers to ensure that the state interest in these transportation modes is met.

The plans developed under each component must be consistent with the state transportation policy plan and with each other, reflect public involvement, be consistent with regional transportation planning, high-capacity transportation planning, and local comprehensive plans prepared under chapter 36.70A RCW, and include analysis of intermodal connections and choices. A primary emphasis for these plans shall be the relief of congestion, the preservation of existing investments and downtowns, ability to attract or accommodate planned population, and employment growth, the improvement of traveler safety, the efficient movement of freight and goods, and the improvement and integration of all transportation modes to create a seamless intermodal transportation system for people and goods.

In the development of the statewide multimodal transportation plan, the department shall identify and document potential affected environmental resources, including, but not limited to, wetlands, storm water runoff, flooding, air quality, fish passage, and wildlife habitat. The department shall conduct its environmental identification and documentation in coordination with all relevant environmental regulatory authorities, including, but not limited to, local governments. The department shall give the relevant environmental regulatory authorities an opportunity to review the department's environmental plans. The relevant environmental regulatory authorities shall provide comments on the department's environmental plans in a timely manner. Environmental identification and documentation as provided for in RCW 47.01.300 and this section is not intended to create a private right of action or require an environmental impact statement as provided in chapter 43.21C RCW.