Practical Solutions training

The “Practical Solutions Approach to Project Development” training program summarizes WSDOT’s planning and project development process and explains the Practical Solutions approach.

Practical Solutions training

This training includes:

  • Examples about identifying needs
  • Assessing alternative strategies to address performance gaps
  • Applying a practical set of solutions
  • The importance of community engagement throughout the planning and project development process

An Overview of Practical Solutions - a visual explanation of Practical Solutions at WSDOT

Practical Solutions overview e-learning
This online training summarizes the content in the WSDOT Practical Solutions Overview training, and is also available in the LMS for WSDOT staff.

Subject Matter Design Tips
These planning and design tips focus on disciplines and modes that promote the Practical Solutions approach. Each tip sheet includes links to resources, including agency policy and guidance, as well as additional resources from industry experts. The user tips provide specific direction and advice for each topic.

Practical Solutions 201 - Multimodal Fundamentals eLearning Courses
This online suite of courses targets project development staff, and provides modal-specific content, including recognizing that modes are fundamentally different, understanding modal funding, capacity, system-level needs, performance metrics, building teams, transportation’s role in land use and managing multimodal conflict. The course is comprised of nine modules:

Additional resources

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