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Edward Coviello
Transportation and Land Use Planner
Kitsap Transit


(360) 824-4919

(360) 377-7086

60 Washington Ave
Suite 200
Bremerton, WA 98337


Edward Coviello
Transportation and Land Use Planner
Kitsap Transit


Phone (360) 824-4919
Fax (360) 377-7086

Peninsula RTPO Members

Executive Board Chair

   Annette Nesse
   Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe

Executive Board Vice Chair

   Councilmember Bek Ashby
   City of Port Orchard

Executive Board Secretary

   Tammi Rubert
   Jefferson Transit Authority

Technical Advisory Committee Chair

   Wendy Clark-Getzin
   Jefferson County

Technical Advisory Committee Vice Chair



Executive Board Technical Advisory Committee
Clallam County Clallam County
Jefferson County Jefferson County
Kitsap County Kitsap County
Mason County Mason County
City of Bainbridge Island City of Bainbridge Island
Bremerton Bremerton
Forks Forks
Port Angeles Port Angeles
Port Orchard Port Orchard
Port Townsend Port Townsend
Poulsbo Poulsbo
Sequim Sequim
Shelton Shelton
Port of Allyn Port of Allyn
Port of Bremerton Port of Bremerton
Port of Port Angeles Port of Port Angeles
Port of Shelton Port of Shelton
Clallam Transit Clallam Transit
Jefferson Transit Jefferson Transit
Kitsap Transit Kitsap Transit
Mason Transit Mason Transit
WSDOT, Olympic Region WSDOT, Olympic Region
Washington State Ferries Washington State Ferries
Hoh River Tribe Hoh River Tribe
Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe
Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe
Makah Tribe Makah Tribe
Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe
Quileute Tribe Quileute Tribe
Squaxin Island Tribe Squaxin Island Tribe
Skokomish Tribe Skokomish Tribe
Suquamish Tribe Suquamish Tribe


What is an RTPO?

A Regional Transportation Planning Organization (RTPO) is formed through a voluntary association of local governments within a county or contiguous counties. RTPO members include cities, counties, WSDOT, tribal governments, ports, transportation service providers, private employers and others.

What is the purpose of an RTPO?

Authorized in the 1990 Growth Management Act, RTPOs are a formal mechanism for local governments and the state to coordinate transportation planning for regional transportation facilities.

What do RTPOs do?

Collaborating with cities, counties, transit agencies, ports, WSDOT and business and community groups, RTPOs conduct a variety of transportation planning and coordinating activities such as:

How are RTPOs different than Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs)?

State legislation (GMA) created RTPOs. An RTPO covers both urban and rural areas and receives state funding in support of its planning efforts. Federal legislation created Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs). An MPO covers an urbanized area and receives federal funding in support of its planning efforts.

MPOs and RTPOs serve the same basic transportation planning functions - develop a long-range plan, coordinate within a region, and prepare a transportation improvement program. The federal MPO and state RTPO requirements of these organizations are complementary. The lead agency for a RTPO is also the lead agency for the MPO within the region (except Lewis-Clark Valley MPO because it is a bi-state organization).

What makes the Peninsula RTPO unique among RTPO's in Washington State?

Kitsap County, one of the four counties of the PRTPO, is also a member of the Puget Sound Regional Council (PSCRC) and receives its Surface Transportation Program (STP) funding through PSRC. The other three counties -- Clallam, Jefferson and Mason -- elected to receive their STP funds directly from the state rather than through the PRTPO.

What is WSDOT's role with RTPOs?

WSDOT provides administrative and technical assistance, supports RTPO coordination activities, and actively participates in the regional transportation planning process.


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