Community Engagement Plan

Learn about our community engagement plan, which includes our policy for engagement, shares guidance for practitioners, and lets community members know what to expect.

The Community Engagement Plan, 2016 (PDF 1.4MB) is consistent with strategic direction from the Governor, USDOT, agency leadership, stakeholders and community members.

The 2021 Legislature passed the Healthy Environment for All (HEAL) Act, which requires each covered agency, including Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), to create and adopt a community engagement plan that describes how it will engage with overburdened communities and vulnerable populations. We are reviewing our plan for compliance with the HEAL Act and expect to publish an update in July 2022.

Coming soon: 2022 Community Engagement Plan update

Preview a draft (PDF 1.2MB) of this in-progress update to our federally-compliant plan. Please note that this draft has not been reviewed by the Washington State Environmental Justice Council.

8,683 animals crossed the Snoqualmie Pass East Project area

as recorded by WSDOT and partners in 2020 and 2021.

46% increase in Amtrak Cascades ridership to 251,000 passengers

in 2021 compared to 172,000 in 2020.

Nine wetland and stream mitigation sites across 32.7 acres added

to our monitoring program in 2021 to help offset climate change impacts.