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Local agency traffic and safety

A crosswalk and median in Port Townsend, Washington. Traffic & Safety Services' mission is to advance projects to improve communities in Washington state. We provide technical assistance to local jurisdictions and link them up with training at the planning, project development, design, construction, maintenance, and operations levels. We loan out traffic equipment to local jurisdictions. We also provide federal safety funding to jurisdictions to reduce fatal and serious crashes. Further, we promote and facilitate information sharing between jurisdictions, and serve as a liaison between agencies and governments, citizens, WSDOT, and the Federal Highway Administration.

Providing technical assistance:
Here are some topics we can help local agencies with. Contact the Traffic Services Manager for assistance.

Loaning equipment: Contact the E-Learning Coordinator to borrow:

  • Pavement marking retroreflectometer
  • Traffic sign retroreflectometer
  • Retroreflective sign calibration panels
  • Retroreflective sign panel comparison kit
  • Ball bank indicator for horizontal curves
  • Highway Safety Manual

Providing training: Please see our training page.

Providing federal safety funding: Traffic Services allocates federal Highway Safety Improvement Program funds to cities and counties through our greater Local Programs division. Our programs include the County Safety Program and the City Safety Program.

Helping local agencies learn from their peers: Traffic Services provides opportunities for local jurisdictions and their partners to connect with their peers through the Washington Transportation Professionals Forum (WTPF).