Transportation Corridor Planning Studies Guidelines and Criteria

Publication Number
M 3033
Publication Version
M 3033.00
Publication Date
Manual Manager
Mike Galizio

Many different approaches to planning are used in Washington State and across the nation. During WSDOT’s process of redefining what planning studies should contain and making recommendations for how to develop them, the 2007 Washington State Legislature amended RCW 47 in several places, clarifying the focus for all planning efforts around a set of five policy goals.

These guidelines are focused on providing tools to assist transportation planners maximize their skills to meet these challenges and expectations. Our communities expect us to provide an efficient transportation system that meets regional needs and seamlessly weaves into the statewide system. And to do that, we need to plan across a broad and comprehensive background of issues.

These guidelines are a foundation to be built upon and strengthened as we collectively embark on future planning projects and learn from every experience.

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