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May 12, 2021
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
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Transportation Policy Board

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Transportation Policy Board
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 7:00-8:30 am      NOTE: TIME EXTENTION   
Zoom Teleconference Meeting 

In order to comply with the Governor’s guidance to “Stay Home and Stay Healthy” and in keeping with the Proclamation by the Governor Amending Proclamation 20-05 Open Public Meetings Act and Public Records Act issued on March 24th 2020, participation in this meeting will be through remote access only.

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7:00am 1.
Introductions - Andy Ryder, Chair  

Executive Director's Report & Announcements INFORMATION
3.   Approval of Agenda - Andy Ryder, Chair ACTION

Approval of Meeting Notes from April 14, 2021 (attachment) - Andy Ryder, Chair ACTION
   5.   Public Comment Period
      Public comment for this meeting will be accepted in written and oral format. 
  • The deadline for submitting written public comments or registering for oral public comment at the meeting is noon (12:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time) the day preceding the meeting, May 11, 2021.
  • For written public comment, please provide:  1) your name and address and 2) your comments. Send them to Written comments received by the deadline will be provided to the Policy Board members prior to the meeting. 
To register for oral public comment, please use this link:
1) check the box indicating you wish to provide public comment; and 2) list a general topic. The Chair may limit oral public comment to three minutes or less, depending on the meeting agenda and number of people wishing to comment.
5 min
 6. Transportation Policy Board Bylaws - Final Technical Changes (attachment) - Karen Parkhurst, TRPC
The Board will be asked to take action to approve the amended Bylaws with the change to gender-neutral plural pronouns requested at the April meeting. 
5 min
7. Transportation Policy Board Second Vice Chair Nominations (attachment) - Karen Parkhurst, TRPC
The amended Bylaws call for a new position of Second Vice Chair. Board members are asked to provide written nominations prior to the June 9, 2021, meeting in preparation for a vote. Nominations will also be accepted at the June meeting.
15 min
8. 2021 State Legislative Session (attachment) - Karen Parkhurst, TRPC
Staff will provide an overview of legislative action on regional priority issues.
15 min
9.  Review TRPC's Ethics and Non-Discrimination Policies (attachment) - Veena Tabbutt, TRPC 
Staff will review proposed updates to TRPC's Ethics and Non-discrimination policies.
30 min
10. Buildable Lands (attachment) - Allison Osterberg, TRPC, and Michael Ambrogi, TRPC
Staff will present an overview of the draft Buildable Lands Report for 2021. The Buildable Lands Report is a monitoring tool to determine if growth in Thurston County is consistent with goals of the state Growth Management Act.
30 min
11. I-5/US 101 Practical Solutions: State Capitol Campus Transportation Demand Management - Mobile Work Project (attachment) - Karen Parkhurst, TRPC
The City of Olympia contracted with TRPC on a Regional Mobility Grant to find ways to increase telework and flexible work schedules for state worksites on the Capitol Campus. Consultant Kate Lister, Global Workplace Analytics, will join TRPC staff to present on local and national adoption of telework.

12. Outside Committee Report - Doug DeForest Oral Report
At the discretion of the Chair, this may be covered in the After-Meeting Summary.
9:00am 13. Adjourn

June 9, 2021
Public Comment
The following is not acceptable as either written or oral public comment and is considered disruptive behavior:
  • Promoting or advertising commercial services, entities or products.
  • Supporting or opposing political candidates or ballot propositions.
  • Distributing obscene content.
  • Engaging in illegal activity or encouragement of illegal activity.
  • Promoting, fostering or perpetuating discrimination on the basis of creed, color, age, religion, gender, gender identification, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, national origin, physical or mental disability or sexual orientation information that may tend to compromise the safety or security of the public or public systems.
  • Threatening or intimidating language, including cyber bullying.
  • Otherwise engaging in disruptive behavior.
Members of the public engaging in disruptive behavior may have their emails blocked (for written comments) or be removed from the meeting (for oral comments). 
TRPC ensures full compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by prohibiting discrimination against any person based on race, color, national origin, or sex in the provision of benefits and services resulting from its federally assisted programs and activities. For questions regarding TRPC's Title VI Program, you may contact the Department's Title VI Coordinator at 360-956-7575.

If you need special accommodations to participate in this meeting, please call us at 360-956-7575 by 10:00 am three days prior to the meeting. Ask for the ADA Coordinator. For TDD users, please use the state’s toll-free relay service, 711 and ask the operator to dial 360-956-7575. is an easy-to-navigate website which includes information on carpooling, vanpooling, rail, air, bus, bike, walking, health, telework and flexible schedules, recreation, and school transportation. Please consider using an alternate mode to attend this meeting: bike, walk, bus, carpool, or vanpool. This facility is served by Intercity Transit Routes 12 and 42.


“Provide Visionary Leadership on Regional Plans, Policies, and Issues.”  

To Support this Mission:
  • Support regional transportation planning consistent with state and federal funding requirements.
  • Address growth management, environmental quality, economic opportunity, and other topics determined by the Council.
  • Assemble and analyze data that support local and regional decision making
  • Act as a “convener”, build regional consensus on issues through information and citizen involvement.
  • Build intergovernmental consensus on regional plans, policies, and issues, and advocate local implementation.


Show up
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  • Make sure you have a designated alternate.
Be Prepared
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  • Make sure your alternate is prepared if you have to miss a meeting.
  • Share your ideas.
  • Engagement by all members is required for productive discussions.
Be Respectful
  • Create a safe place to ask questions and express views.
  • Diversity is one of TRPC’s strengths. 
Report Back
  • We each represent somebody who thought it wise to spend money to join TRPC.
  • Report back to your jurisdiction, organization or community.
Feel Good
  • TRPC is an effective organization that allows us to address regional issues in a productive way.
  • Take time to recognize and celebrate our successes.