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How can I learn more?
The Planning Policy & Implementation Office welcomes inquiries and ideas. Please see below for contact information:

Elizabeth Robbins 
Planning Policy & Implementation Office Manager, 360.705.7371, elizabeth.robbins

Karena Houser
Economic and Land Use Branch Manager, 360.705.7876 , karena.houser@

Katherine Klockenteger
Transportation Planning Specialist, 360.705.7257,   katherine.klockent

Kyle Miller
Transportation Planning Specialist, 360.705.7946 , kyle.miller@wsdot.

Teri Hickey
Transportation Planning Specialist,

Planning Policy & Implementation

Recent PPIO E-Newsletters

Spring 2015 PPIO E-Newsletter (pdf 690 kb)

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What's New!

How can Cities and Counties include State Transportation Projects in their Planning?

A new issue brief helps cities and counties incorporate information about state transportation projects into their Comprehensive Plan update.
How can Cities and Counties include State Transportation Projects in their Planning? (pdf 533 kb)

Moving Washington Forward: Practical Solutions

To direct available dollars toward activities that optimize the transportation system and addresses changing needs and current functionality, WSDOT is implementing Practical Solutions.

How the PPIO Can Help

The PPIO works with our partners to improve the coordination of state, regional, and local transportation and land use planning. The Growth Management Act (GMA) and the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) are two important coordination tools.

The WSDOT Community Planning Portal

The WSDOT Community Planning Portal is an online forum for state, regional, and local transportation planners to share transportation and land use data. To learn more about the Portal and how to access it, see the Community Planning Portal Website or for printable material open the Community Planning Portal Folio (pdf 2 mb)

Growth Management Act Resources

SEPA Resources

PPIO Publications

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