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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

ACEC / SW WA Public Agency Liaison Meeting & Presentation

Start Date: 5/3/2017 11:30 AM PDT
End Date: 5/3/2017 1:00 PM PDT

Venue Name: Washington State Dept. of Transportation

11018 NE 51st Circle
Vancouver, WA  United States  98682

Organization Name: ACEC Oregon

Merideth Webber
Phone: (503) 292-2348

ACEC / SW Washington Public Agency Liaison Committee Meeting

Bus on Shoulder Study & Pilot Project for SR-14 and I-205

The Bus on Shoulder (BOS) Feasibility Study is evaluating one of several strategies that the Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Council (RTC) is studying to manage congestion. The I-205 Access and Operations Study recommendations called for examining the potential of buses using the freeway shoulder during times of heavy congestion.

The BOS concept is one key operational strategy that is beginning adopted in several states throughout the U.S. that are looking for low-cost and innovative transportation solutions that can provide real options for commuters seeking relief from congestion.  First started in Minnesota 25 years ago, the concept is now deployed in 11 states including California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia, and recently in Washington in the Seattle region.

The purpose of the BOS Feasibility Study is to provide an evaluation on the application of BOS in the study corridors and potentially identify a BOS pilot project for implementation. The BOS feasibility study area encompasses the I-205 corridor from the 18th Street interchange south through the I-84 interchange to Glisan Street, and on SR-14 from I 205 to the 164th Avenue interchange. SR-14 is included because of its high congestion levels and the significant number of buses traveling between the Fisher’s Landing Park and Ride and Portland that use SR-14. A higher level scan assessment of the technical issues and physical characteristics associated with potential BOS operations on I-5 north of SR-14 up to 99th Street is also being completed.


  • Bob Hart, Project Manager, Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Council 
    Bob has worked more than 35 years in the area of regional transportation with metropolitan planning organizations.  He began his career with Oregon Metro and has worked at RTC since 1990.  During his time at RTC he has worked extensively on multimodal transportation corridor studies, high capacity transit planning, and air quality planning.  Bob also serves as RTC agency lead for bi-state transportation studies.  He has managed RTC’s intelligent transportation system program (called Vancouver Area Smart Trek) since 2001 and also leads the region’s transportation systems management and operations plan.
  • Scott Harmon, PE, PTOE, Project Manager/ Senior Transportation Engineer, David Evans and Associates, Inc. 
    Scott is a project manager and senior transportation engineer at David Evans and Associates, Inc. with 20 years of experience in transportation planning and traffic engineering. His work encompasses a broad range of skills, including corridor plans, bottleneck evaluation, multimodal transportation plans, and performance measure evaluations. He has helped communities and regions to prioritize transportation goals, identified the most efficient analysis tools to evaluate projects, and facilitated stakeholder alignment to achieve focused solutions that meet community needs.



RSVP - No charge to attend!
Please RSVP by clicking on the green "Member Registration" or "Public Registration" button at top right of page. 

While it is not necessary to RSVP, it is helpful to know how many people may be attending so we can arrange for enough food and seating. Thank you! 

Please sign-up by Monday, May 1, 2017


Washington State
Department of Transportation
11018 NE 51st Circle
Vancouver, WA  98682

SCHEDULE (lunch included) 
11:30 a.m. - Check-in
1:00 p.m.  - Conclusion 

                     (includes 30 mins. for Q&A)

Program is good for one (1) continuing
professional development credit.


Mission Statement:
To commit to a meaningful partnership between our organizations in the common purpose of providing quality and responsive consulting engineering services to the communities of southwest Washington.

Goals and objectives include:
  • Facilitate a cooperative dialogue between southwest Washington agencies and ACEC.
  • Foster an attitude that explores opportunities and resolves issues.
  • Enhance professionalism and integrity throughout the design and construction industry.
  • Promote quality and value through improved business practices.
  • Invest in the future by promoting continuing education, new technology, and research and development.
  • Promote the use of project delivery methods that best serve the public interest.

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Closed: 5/3/2017 11:30 AM

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