Committees

This committee coordinates with and advises PSRC staff, policy boards, and other advisory committees on a variety of bicycle and pedestrian-related planning issues. Representatives from member jurisdictions, bicycle and pedestrian interest groups, and community members are welcome to attend.

The FAST Corridor is a partnership of cities, counties, ports, federal, state and regional transportation agencies, railroads and trucking interests, intent on solving freight mobility problems with coordinated solutions. The committee generally meets bi-monthly.

This committee advises PSRC staff and the Regional Staff Committee on demographic, economic, and land use data and modeling projects as well as technical long-range land use planning activities. The committee is comprised of county and city planners from member jurisdictions and meets on an ad hoc basis.

This group is a subcommittee of the Regional Technical Forum that addresses current travel forecasting projects. The MUG meets three times a year.

The Regional Food Policy Council develops just and integrated policy and action recommendations that promote health, sustain and strengthen the local and regional food system, and engage and partner with agriculture, business, communities and governments in the four-county region.

The Regional Freight Mobility Roundtable is an open forum for the discussion of topics related to the movement of freight and goods in the central Puget Sound region.  

The Regional FTA Caucus is a subcommittee to the Transportation Operators Committee (TOC) that recommends a program of Federal Transit Administration formula program funds for transit projects within the Seattle-Tacoma-Everett urbanized area.

The Regional Open Space Conservation Plan Advisory Committee advises PSRC staff with preparing the Regional Open Space Conservation Plan for the central Puget Sound region.

The Regional Project Evaluation Committee (RPEC) includes public works directors, representatives from transit agencies, the Governor’s office, and Washington State Department of Transportation district offices in the region. RPEC meets on the fourth Friday of each month to make recommendations on criteria and specific projects for federal funding and deal with related transportation planning issues.

The Regional Staff Committee discusses key issues and may make recommendations to the policy boards, Operations Committee, and Executive Board. Members include high-level staff from member jurisdictions and transit agencies, in approximate proportion to representation on the Transportation Policy Board and Growth Management Policy Board.

The Regional Traffic Operations Committee (RTOC) promotes a collaborative and coordinated approach to regional traffic operations investments and practices in the central Puget Sound region with an emphasis on Intelligent Transportation Systems, signal enhancement and coordination, and active traffic management. 

This committee works to advance the Growing Transit Communities Strategy through ongoing guidance to PSRC and other agencies on efforts to promote thriving and equitable transit communities. The committee advises the Growth Management Policy Board and meets quarterly.

This committee advises the Transportation Operators Committee on special needs transportation and transit, including updates to the region’s Coordinated Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan and prioritization of projects for funding. 

The TDM Steering Committee promotes a collaborative and coordinated approach to transportation demand management (TDM) activities happening throughout the central Puget Sound region. The TDM Steering Committee provides an opportunity for TDM implementers to convene and report on the results of local programs and to provide guidance on delivering TDM benefits across the region.

The Transportation 2040 Finance Working Group is a limited-term group tasked with reviewing financial strategy assumptions in the region’s transportation plan and providing recommendations to the Transportation Policy Board.  Monthly meetings were held November 2016 – June 2017.  Recommendations from the Finance Working Group have been incorporated into the draft Transportation 2040 plan.

The T2040 Maintenance & Preservation Working group is a committee comprised of planning and public works professionals from PSRC’s partner agencies. This limited-term group is tasked with developing the maintenance and preservation component of the Transportation 2040 update. Working Group meetings are held monthly through summer 2017.

This committee serves as a forum for discussing and resolving issues of common concern to public transportation operators in region. The TOC advises the Transportation Policy Board, and includes representatives of the public transit agencies in each county, Sound Transit, the City of Seattle, and the state Department of Transportation’s Ferry Planning Office, and Public Transportation Division.