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 –  Mayor, City Of Sunnyside
    Vice Chair, John Hodkinson – Union Gap City Council
    Norm Childress – Yakima County Commissioner
    Brad Hill –  City Of Yakima City Council
    Janice Gonzales –  City Of Zillah, City Council
    Bill Moore –  City Of Grandview
    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