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Local Agency Traffic Services

A crosswalk and median in Port Townsend, Washington. Traffic Services provides technical assistance for traffic engineering and provides federal safety funding assistance to local jurisdictions. Our goal is to advance projects to improve communities in Washington State. We assist with planning, project development, design, construction, maintenance, operations, and safety issues. We serve as a contact point between agencies and governments, citizens, WSDOT, and the Federal Highway Administration. We also provide training and promote and facilitate information sharing between agencies.

Federal Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) funding

Traffic Services allocates federal Highway Safety Improvement Program funds to cities and counties through our greater Local Programs division.

Washington Transportation Professionals Forum

Traffic Services assists local agencies and their partners collectively with traffic- and transportation-related issues through the Washington Transportation Professionals Forum.

Equipment loan program

Local Programs loans the following equipment to local agencies. Contact the E-Learning Coordinator to get started.

  • Traffic sign retroreflectometer
  • Retroreflective sign calibration panels
  • Retroreflective sign panel comparison kit
  • Ball bank indicator
  • Radar speed gun
  • Highway Capacity Manual

Traffic Engineering-WA listserv

Subscribe to this free listserv to ask questions, exchange information, and build relationships with traffic and transportation engineering and operations professionals in Washington State about access management or other topics.

Other listservs

These free national listservs are also available for free:

Help with traffic issues

Traffic Services provides assistance and recommendations on traffic issues and projects. Here are some examples of how we can help: