Thursday, April 21, 2011

RAMP Agenda for May Meeting

Rachel Smith, Sound Transit, "D to M Street Construction Update"

Ron Landon, Program Manager, Olympic Region, WSDOT
"The Region's Project Scoping Program"

Scott Boettcher, ORA Special Project Consultant
"iPRMT: Getting environmental permitting right the first time"

iPRMT is a web-based application developed and hosted by the Governor’s Office of Regulatory Assistance (ORA) with the assistance of the Washington State Association of Counties, the Association of Washington Cities and a multi-agency advisory group and business team. One of the primary purposes of iPRMT is to help applicant develop complete and “ready-for-review” permitting applications. Complete and “ready-for-review” permitting application move through the regulatory decision-making process much more smoothly and predictably and save everyone time and money (agencies and applicants alike). The first permitting application being supported by iPRMT is JARPA (Joint Aquatic Resource Permit). Scott Boettcher will provide a brief overview of iPRMT and take questions. You can read more about iPRMT at

George Walk, Dir., Gov't. Relations, Pierce County
"Legislative Report/Project List/Budget Language"

Wednesday, May 4
8:00 a.m.
Fabulich Center
3600 Port of Tacoma Rd., Tacoma 98421

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

WA Truck Tracking Pilot Project

This morning, Barbara Ivanov, Co-director of WSDOT's Freight Systems Division, presented a briefing to the RAMP attendees about the Truck Tracking Pilot Project.

Begun by the Legislature in 2007, there is now two years of data in the central Puget Sound Region (King, Pierce, Snohomish, Kitsap) and nine months of data in the balance of the state.  The project uses GPS data from about 6,000 monitored trucks (1-2% of total truck traffic) to model the value statistics:  travel time.

Already, WSDOT is able to highlight a Top 10 Worst  highway stretches for central Puget Sound and the Top 10 Worst stretches for Washington state.  This info is promised for posting on DOT's website by the end of the contracted study period - June 2011.