Washington Transportation Professionals

Washington Transportation Professionals Forum is a peer exchange and networking group. The group networks, shares best practices and lessons learned, and discusses ideas about traffic and transportation-related issues at free peer exchanges on both sides of the state. WSDOT's Local Programs division leads the group, with help from WSDOT's Active Transportation division, local agencies, and businesses. The goal is to develop transportation professionals and create professional connections between them to improve communities across the state. An email distribution list shares training and funding opportunities, plus updates on technical and policy topics related to traffic and transportation.

Group members

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

Winter 2020 Forum and Peer Exchange

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 (8:30am to 12:00pm)  

WSDOT Southwest Region HQ, 11018 NE 51st Circle, room 124, Vancouver, WA 98682

Agenda items include:  MUTCD-Moving Forward with Creative Ideas Involving Traffic Control Devices; Target Zero Data & Trends, and Proactive Traffic Safety Culture; plus a Peer Exchange Panel on Injury Minimization and Speed Management. 
Attend in Person or by Webinar.  Register for the webinar at:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7881240378725518339   
For questions contact:  Ed Spilker, City Safety and Traffic Programs Manager at phone: 360-705-7387, or  SpilkeE@wsdot.wa.gov

Past peer exchanges

Please contact us if you would like to receive presentations from our past peer exchanges. The two most recent include:

May 2019 in Spokane Valley

  • Lighting
  • WSDOT – Becoming a Better Multimodal Organization: What are WSDOT’s multimodal goals? How are they working to achieve those goals? How can local agencies support and get involved?
  • Walk, Roll, Connect – Actionable Decision Making for WSDOT Active Transportation
  • Intelligent transportation systems (ITS) master plans and smart mobility plans
  • US 395 North Spokane Corridor Children of the Sun Trail – Placemaking – Community Engagement Process

Sept. 2018 in Anacortes

  • How City of Anacortes' roads handle oversize loads.
  • Update of the Washington State Transportation Commission's Statewide Transportation Policy - 2040 and Beyond.
  • Roundabouts:
  • Context sensitive solutions: An invitation to form a peer exchange.
  • Travel time and origin/destination studies based on vehicle probe data: Comparing technologies.
  • Use of drones for traffic analysis.

Our history

Cities in Washington state started the group 40 plus years ago (approx. 1978-1979) under the name Urban Traffic Engineers Council. We changed our name in 2013 and 2018 to more accurately reflect our member demographics.

Join our email list or come to a peer exchange:
Contact the Technical Services Manager