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2008 Climate Action Team (CAT)

Implementation Working Group (IWG)

The goal of the Transportation IWG is to identify actions that can result in significant reductions in transportation-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Washington State. GHG emissions from transportation account for nearly half of Washington's total emissions. The Transportation IWG will recommend tools and best practices to achieve the vehicle miles traveled (VMT) reduction goals in HB 2815. In addition, the Transportation IWG will define and advance specific non-VMT transportation policy proposals for implementation, and/or identify specific next steps, given the need for a scalable multi-pronged approach to address the climate impacts of the transportation sector.

Final Recommendations

Meetings and Agendas
(all documents are in PDF format)

Past Meetings

October 29, 9:00-11:00a
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October 9th, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
October 10th, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
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September 11, 9:00a-4:30p
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August 28, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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August 7, 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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July 14, 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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June 23, 9:00a-11:00a
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  • Agenda
  • Transportation Resource Manual: (**link updated 2/14/2011) A key resource on existing revenue options is the Transportation Resource Manual. This manual is a comprehensive primer on the policy, finance, governance, and legislative authority for the provision of transportation systems in Washington. Included in this manual are state taxes and fees for transportation as well as local taxes. The manual also includes estimates of the revenues generated by the various taxes and fees and the authorization by the Legislature. Local taxes for transportation begin on page 119 and cover currently imposed taxes such as the commercial parking tax (page 123), high capacity transportation (Sound Transit page 124), regional transportation investment districts (page 128), transportation benefit districts (page 129), and transit taxes (page 133).
  • Revenue options worksheet:  This worksheet is generally produced each biennium for use by legislative staff to answer basic questions during session, and may be of use to the Transportation IWG in its discussions.
  • Homework Assignment: Between meetings, the Transportation IWG has been reviewing the transportation recommendations from the 2007 CAT.  The IWG members have been identifying and prioritizing the top 3-5 VMT-reduction strategies that members believe the Transportation IWG must consider to meet the GHG reduction goals in 2015.  Initial results from 23 of the 29 workgroup members were summarized and discussed on the June 23 call.

June 9, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 
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June 2, 9:00 a.m. - noon
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May 21, 2008
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Additional Documents


  • Co-leads
    • Dennis McLerran, Puget Sound Clean Air Agency
    • Katy Taylor, Washington Department of Transportation
    • Lon Wyrick, Thurston Regional Planning Council, MPO/RTPO/WSDOT Coordinating Committee
  • Team Memberss
    • Genesee Adkins, Transportation Choices Coalition
    • Gordon Black, Bicycle Alliance of Washington
    • Bill Clark, Washington Association of Realtors
    • Barbara Culp, Children's Hospital & Regional Medical Center
    • Preston Feight, PACCAR/Kenworth Trucks
    • Bonnie Geers, Weyerhaeuser
    • KC Golden, Climate Solutions
    • Lynne Griffith, Pierce Transit
    • Wayne Grotheer, Port of Seattle
    • Jemae Hoffman, Seattle Department of Transportation
    • Bryan Imai, Washington State Auto Dealers Association
    • Bill Kidd, BP
    • Mike Kreidler, Washington State Insurance Commissioner
    • Kim Lyons, Washington State University Energy Program
    • Bonnie Mager, Spokane County Commissioner
    • Michael McGinn, Sierra Club
    • Glenn Miles, Spokane Regional Transportation Council
    • Carol Moser, Washington State Transportation Commission
    • Dave Overstreet, AAA
    • Ashley Probart, Association of Washington Cities
    • Carla Pryne, Earth Ministry
    • Larry Pursley, Freight/Trucking Industry
    • Bob Saunders, Department of Ecology
    • Harold Taniguchi, King County
    • Kirk Vinnish, Tribal Transportation Planning Organization
    • Liz Warman, Boeing and Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) Board