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Washington Transportation Professionals Forum (WTPF)

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The Washington Transportation Professionals Forum (WTPF) is a transportation peer exchange and networking group. 

Members network, share information and discuss ideas about traffic and transportation-related issues at free peer exchanges on both sides of the state. Meetings are organized and led by WSDOT's Local Programs and Active Transportation divisions, with help from local agencies. The goal is to create strong professional connections to improve communities across the state. We also have an email distribution list where members learn about training and funding opportunities and get updates on technical and policy topics related to traffic and transportation.

Our members

Our members include all cities and towns, all counties, metropolitan planning organizations, Washington state agencies, Federal Highway Administration, vendors, consultants, universities, and other professionals. Roles include traffic and transportation engineers, planners, technicians, supervisors, managers, directors, mayors, clerks, council members, professors, and related professionals.

Our history
Cities in Washington state started the group in the late 1970s under the name Urban Traffic Engineers Council.

Next meeting
Our next meeting will likely be in late June 2018 in Eastern Washington. More details will be available this spring. The meeting will also be available by live webinar to allow an exchange of ideas across Washington.

Past meetings

Please contact us if you would like to receive presentations from our past meetings.

Sept. 2017 in Olympia

  • Best practices for light emitting diode (LED) lighting in neighborhoods, crosswalks, & school zones
  • Smart & networked/connected lighting
  • Port of Seattle's experience with end-user lighting controls
  • City of Tacoma's experience with controls for school beacons and blue emitting warm white 3K (kelvin) LED instead of natural white 4K
  • Porous asphalt & pervious concrete sidewalks, paths, and roadways: Best practices & lessons learned

June 2017 in Moses Lake

  • Smart cities 101 and what jurisdictions can do to prepare for connected and autonomous vehicles.
  • The process to request experimentations and interim approvals of traffic control devices not in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD)
  • City of Bainbridge Island’s experience and lessons learned getting an experimentation from Federal Highway Administration for two-stage bicycle boxes.
  • Incorporating on-road bicycle networks into resurfacing projects: process and timeline 
  • Small Town and Rural Multimodal Networks, an overview of the new guide published by the Federal Highway Administration

Dec. 2016 in Federal Way

  • Target Zero, Washington State's plan to reduce fatal and serious injury crashes
  • How roadway design affects speed
  • Speed limit setting by Whatcom Co. and City of Seattle
  • City of Seattle's Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety Analysis
  • WSDOT's Crash Data Portal

Join the group

Contact the Traffic Services Manager.