Transportation Policy Board

The Transportation Policy Board meets at 1:30 p.m. at the YVCOG office, 311 North 4th Street, Suite 204, in Yakima on the 3rd Monday of each month, except for the January and February meetings.

Transportation Policy Board Meeting Agendas & Minutes

Policy Board Members – Metropolitan Planning Organizations & Regional Transportation Planning Organizations

Chair, James A. Restucci – Deputy Mayor, City Of Sunnyside
Vice Chair, John Hodkinson – Mayor, Union Gap
Ron Anderson – Commissioner, Yakima County
Patricia Byers – Council Member, City Of Yakima
Janice Gonzales – Council Member, City Of Zillah
Jose Trevino – Mayor, City of Granger
Sherry Raymond – Mayor, City of Selah
Madelyn Carlson – People For People, CEO
Jonathan Smith – YCDA, CEO
Todd Trepanier – WSDOT, Regional Administrator

Function of the Policy Board

In general, the Policy Board:

  • Ensures compliance with state and federal transportation planning requirements to remain eligible for federal transportation project funding.
  • Provides a forum for local, regional and state transportation agencies and other interested parties to participate in discussions of regional transportation issues.

Reviews and approves:

      • Transportation planning documents (UPWP, TIP, MTP/RTP)
  • Contracts with WSDOT for funding (MPO/RTPO, CTR)
  • Contracts for transportation planning services (modeling, consultants)
  • Contracts for Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) services (guaranteed ride home, interlocal agreements)
  • Transportation project funding
  • STP Regional prioritization process and project selection
  • CMAQ prioritization process and project selection
  • Transportation enhancement prioritization
  • WSDOT Public Transportation Consolidated Grant – regional priorities