A plan to improve roadways and expand mass transitóeasing congestion in the central Puget Sound region

About Roads & Transit

Roads & Transit is a proposal to improve roads and transit in Snohomish, King and Pierce counties. It is being developed jointly by Sound Transit and the Regional Transportation Investment District (RTID) Planning Committee.

The proposal will be on the November 2007 ballot for voters in the Sound Transit and RTID Planning Committee districts. These districts include portions of Snohomish, King and Pierce counties.

The 2006 Washington State Legislature required the RTID Planning Committee and Sound Transit to jointly submit a transportation financing plan to voters in the 2007 general election. RTID and Sound Transit began working together on the Roads & Transit plan in June 2006. Along with regional planning and transportation agencies, they conducted years of engineering and design work. They also informed the public and collected public comments through open houses, surveys, letters, meetings and hearings.

Sound Transit is currently completing Phase 1 of a regional mass transit system, including light rail, commuter rail and express bus service. Sound Transitís Phase 2 plan calls for expanding the regional mass transit system and is the transit part of the Roads & Transit package.

The RTID Planning Committee has recommended a plan for road and bridge investments in key highway corridors in Snohomish, Pierce and King Counties. These investments would build on improvements that WSDOT has already made or are underway. The plan, called the Blueprint for Progress, is the roads part of the Roads & Transit package.

The Washington Legislature authorized the creation of both Sound Transit (in 1990) and the RTID Planning Committee (in 2002). The purpose of Sound Transit is to build a mass transit system that connects employment and population centers in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties. The purpose of the RTID Planning Committee is to enable citizens of King, Pierce and Snohomish counties to choose transportation investments.

Please visit the Sound Transit and RTID Planning Committee web sites for more information about the organizations and their plans.

Sound Transit Board   Regional Transportation
Investment District

John W. Ladenburg, Chair
Pierce County Executive

Connie Marshall, Vice Chair
Bellevue City Council

Mark Olson, Vice Chair
Everett City Council

Julie Anderson
Tacoma City Council

Mary-Alyce Burleigh
Kirkland City Council

Fred Butler
Issaquah City Council

Dow Constantine
King County Council

David Enslow
Summer City Council

Doug MacDonald, Secretary
Washington State Department
of Transportation

Richard Marin
Edmonds City Council

Richard McIver
Seattle City Council

Greg Nickels
Mayor of Seattle

Julia Patterson
King County Council

Larry Phillips
King County Council

Aaron Reardon
Snohomish County Executive

Ron Sims
King County Executive

Claudia Thomas
Mayor of Lakewood

Pete von Reichbauer
King County Council

  

Executive Board:

Shawn Bunney, Chair
Pierce County Council

Julia Patterson, Vice-Chair
King County Council

Dow Constantine
King County Council

Reagan Dunn
King County Council

Tim Farrell
Pierce County Council

Dave Gossett
Snohomish County Council

Gary Nelson
Snohomish County Council

Planning Committee:

All Executive RTID Board members

Doug MacDonald, Secretary of Transportation, Non-voting Chair

Roger Bush
Pierce County Council

Jane Hague
King County Council

Bob Ferguson
King County Council

Barbara Gelman
Pierce County Council

Calvin Goings
Pierce County Council

Larry Gossett
King County Council

John Koster
Snohomish County Council

Kathy Lambert
King County Council

Terry Lee
Pierce County Council

Dick Muri
Pierce County Council

Larry Phillips
King County Council

Pete von Reichbauer
King County Council

Kirke Sievers
Snohomish County Council

Dave Somers
Snohomish County Council