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The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is committed to providing leadership in and support of comprehensive multi-modal metropolitan and statewide planning. In the Washington Division Office, our role includes policy and program guidance as well as information and advice on FHWA, state, regional, and local transportation planning and program matters in Washington.

We coordinate technical, administrative and authoritative guidance to WSDOT, Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), and local officials in the direction and execution of their transportation planning. Planning includes the integration of the transportation and air quality planning processes, along with aiding MPOs in the development of both long and short range plans. These plans are coordinated with the development of the transportation control measures for the State Implementation Plan, the Statewide Long Range Plan and the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program.

Division Office Transportation Planning Program Manager

Sidney Stecker, Planning Program Manager & Air Quality Coordinator
Phone: 360-753-9555


Transportation Specialist-Planning

Sharleen Bakeman, Transportation Specialist
Phone: 360-753-9418
E-mail: Sharleen.Bakeman@dot.gov


Legislation & Regulations

For current legislation and regulations pertaining to metropolitan and statewide planning, air quality, and other environmental regulations as outlined below, to go to the FHWA HQ planning website.

Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century

Title 23, United States Code, Highways (GPO electronic USC)

Title 23, Code of Federal Regulations, Highways (GPO electronic CFR)

Clean Air Act (42 USC 7401-7671q)

Title 40 Code of Federal Regulations

August 15, 1997 Transportation Conformity Regulation

Planning Links



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