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December 8, 2021
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM


Olympia, WA 98502
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Transportation Policy Board

Wednesday, December 8, 2021


Transportation Policy Board

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 7:00 - 8:30 am     
Zoom Teleconference Meeting 

 Participation in this meeting will be through remote access only.

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Executive Director's Report & Announcements - Marc Daily, TRPCINFORMATION

3. Approval of Agenda - Andy Ryder, ChairACTION

Approval of Meeting Notes from November 10, 2021(Attachment)  - Andy Ryder, ChairACTION
  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, December 7, 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 accept public comment from individuals that did not pre-register after registered public comment has been provided.  The Chair may also limit oral public comment to three minutes or less, depending on the meeting agenda and number of people wishing to comment
5 min
 6.Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) Transportation Policy Board Member Appointment (Attachment) - Karen Parkhurst, TRPC
In discussing a replacement for Doug DeForest on this committee, Board member and Second Vice Chair Madrone volunteered to serve, and Board member Mejia volunteered as the alternate.  At the December meeting, the Board will open the floor to other nominations and then take action.  
20 min
7.Trails Plan Update Including Grand Mound & Rochester Feasibility Study (Attachment) (Presentation) - Paul Brewster, TRPC, and Katrina Van Every, TRPC

The 2007 Regional Trails Plan included a Gate-Rochester-Grand Mound Trail proposal. In 2018, TRPC awarded Thurston County $150,000 in federal funding to perform a Southwest Thurston County Trail Feasibility Study, evaluating how such a trail could connect Grand Mound, Rochester, and the Chehalis Reservation. TRPC staff will discuss the study, which was launched in fall 2021.  

 After reporting on this illustrative feasibility study, staff will segue into the role of Regional Trails Plan as a 10-year master plan/strategy for development of a connected trail network. 

10 min
8.Federal Legislation Update (Attachment) - Marc Daily, TRPC, and Karen Parkhurst, TRPC
Staff will continue to share emerging information about the federal legislation.   
10 min
9.State Legislative Update (Presentation) - Marc Daily, TRPC, and Karen Parkhurst, TRPC
Marc Daily and Karen Parkhurst will summarize the approved legislative priorities for the 2022 Legislative Session and provide an update on the I-5 work in relation to upcoming requests of the State Legislature.  
20 min
10.Future of Logistics and Next Steps for Autonomous Vehicles (Attachment) (Presentation) - Marc Daily, TRPC
Executive Director Daily will brief Council on the  Washington State Transportation Commission’s October meeting that focused exclusively on the future of logistics and what we can expect for cooperative automated transportation.
10 min
11.Outgoing Member Recognition - Marc Daily, TRPC
The Transportation Policy Board will recognize and thank members whose terms of service to TPB conclude at the end of the year.
5 min
12.Outside Committee Report - Staff will Provide an Oral Report
At the discretion of the Chair, this may be covered in the After-Meeting Summary.
Additional Informational Enclosure: 
January 12, 2022
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
  • Nothing happens without consistent good attendance by all members.
  • Make sure you have a designated alternate.
Be Prepared
  • Members who are unprepared can’t contribute the best input.
  • 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.
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