Welcome to 2040 & Beyond

Your Washington State Transportation Policy Plan

We are Connecting Washington communities for a healthy and prosperous future.

Connected transportation means more than just roadways, it covers all of our transportation system needs, from ship passage to cycling, to emergency vehicles and the light rail.

2040 and Beyond is a transportation policy plan for all of Washington State. It provides the overarching framework for transportation departments statewide, so that we can work together to achieve our transportation goals.

Next Section: Foundation

2040 & Beyond is a transportation plan for all of us.

This illustration shows the many modes of transportation in our state, including air travel, ferries, busses, rail, car, bicycle and pedestrian.

Through 2040 & Beyond, we're Managing Washington’s Transportation System Together.

Washington is growing quickly, and the future is now. This policy plan will provide the overarching framework for state and local transportation departments to deliver an integrated, multi-modal system that meets the travel needs for all of us.

Next Section: Policy Objectives

Our Six Statewide Transportation System Policy Goals

2040 & Beyond is based on the six statewide goals & recommendations established by the Washington State Legislature through RCW. 47.04.280.

Washington's Statewide Transportation Goals

Next Section: Regional Perspectives
This illustration represents the many uses of our Washington state transportation system, including travel by ferry and freight, ground shipping, pedestrian commuting and cycling, daily commute, agriculture, way finding and public safety.

Find Out What's Happening In Your Region

Washington State RTPO Map in Purple

Locate your local Regional Transportation Planning Organization (RTPOs) and federally chartered urban counterpart, Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPOs), on our interactive maps to learn about transportation planning at your local level.

Transportation Planning Updates

WA's Coordinated Policy & Implementation Plans

In April 2018, WSDOT adopted a 20-year implementation plan for the state transportation system, WTP 2035 Phase 2. Phase 2 builds on the Commission’s WTP 2035 Phase 1 policy plan for development of the state’s multimodal transportation system.

Planning for Autonomous Vehicles

Autonomous vehicles (AV) are operating on Washington’s roadways today. As of late 2018, eight companies had self-certified their ability to safely operate in the state with the Washington Department of Licensing.

Road Usage Charge Pilot Project

In 2012 the Legislature directed the Transportation Commission to conduct a full assessment of road usage charging (RUC), which is a pay-by-the-mile fee that could replace the state’s gas tax.