2017 – 2019 State Transportation Budget

Report from Tom Gaetz – WAPA Senior Advisor – 5.12.2017

 Washington State – 2017-19 Transportation Budget 

This week, Washington State House and Senate leaders finally reached an agreement and passed the 2017-19 Transportation budget. I’ve provided links to the official docs below. In summary, the new budget:

  • Appropriates about $8.5 billion over the next two years.
  • Spends $4.2 billion in the various capital programs.
  • Shifts $60 million of additional TPA funds to help fill the $149 million cost overrun on the Alaska Way Viaduct Deep Bore Tunnel project.
  • Maintains the Connecting Washington package and only makes minor modifications by advancing some funding on five projects to earlier years.
  • Adds $162 million to existing fish passage barrier funding. The planned spending for these projects averages about $90 million per biennium through 2033, still far short of the $2.4 billion estimated total need.
  • Funds several studies, including:  Board of Pilotage, I-405 Toll Data, Air Cargo, Role of the WTC, and alignment of an Ultra High Speed Rail line between Vancouver BC and Portland OR.
  • The VW settlement language has a minor reference (Sec 702), but transportations leaders decided to move the bulk of the framework to the Capital Budget, which has not been adopted as of this writing.

Conference Committee Report and Striker
House/Senate Budget Comparison Reports
LEAP Transportation Document 2017-1: Highway Projects Partnership Acct Projects (dated 04/20/2017)
LEAP Transportation Document 2017-2: All Projects (dated 04/20/2017)

Annual WSDOT/WAPA Joint Training (2017) – Archived Presentations

Annual WSDOT/WAPA Joint Training (2017) – Archived Presentations

2017 WSDOT Spec. Changes – Bob Dyer, P.E., WSDOT Assistant State Construction Engineer

APWA General Special Provisions for Local Agencies – Ruth McIntyre, TranTech Engineering

WSDOT Bridge Deck Paving Restriction – Bob Dyer, WSDOT

MSCR Binder Testing Review – Sean McLaughlin, Assistant Asphalt Engineer, WSDOT

Nuclear Test Gauges – Care, Maintenance & Accuracy in Backscatter/ Thinlift Modes – Sean McLaughlin

Best Practices for Longitudinal Joint Construction – Bob Humer, P.E., Regional Engineer, The Asphalt Institute

FHWA Increased Density Demonstration Project – Tim Aschenbrener, P.E., FHWA Senior Asphalt Pavement Engineer

Compaction Options – Oscillatory Rollers – Andy Kazanis, District Sale Manager, Wirtgen America

Annual WSDOT/WAPA/LTAP Asphalt Pavement Joint Training Conference (2016) – Archived Presentations

Annual WSDOT/WAPA/LTAP Asphalt Pavement Joint Training Conference (2016) – Archived Presentations

28th Annual WSDOT/WAPA/LTAP Joint Training Conference 2016  (Dropbox Link of Presentations)

www.dropbox.com/sh/u901rp6koqt8htv/AADgrKgQp3ZdOhKN4Bn8NX7ca?dl=0

27th Annual WSDOT/WAPA/LTAP Joint Training Conference 2015

Download Joint Training documents:

WAPA Presenter Bios Template and Webpage References2015 Joint Training

2015 Joint Training Agenda – Notebook Edition

BobDyer-WSDOT Spec. Review

WAPA Porous Spec. PPT March 2015

Porous Hot Mix Asphalt Proposed Final Specification

SJD Joint Training QPL Mix Design

5-04.3(7)A2 Local Agency HMA Acceptance Spec.

Thinlay _WAPA_March 2015_LAH v01

Tack Coat Basics/ Best Practices – Dropbox download:  https://db.tt/TzIPKCMj

Milling Micro Milling – PR Systems-HPpc

Carlson Paver Screed – WAPA 2015

Crack and Seat Presentation – Dropbox download: https://db.tt/MmsmqKly