he Legislature created the Transportation Improvement Board to foster state investment in quality local transportation projects. The TIB distributes grant funding, which comes from the revenue generated by three cents of the statewide gas tax, to cities and counties for funding transportation projects.
The primary purpose of the TIB is to select and administer transportation projects that best address the criteria established by the Board. Each funding program has its own set of criteria used to rate project applications. The project selection process for all funding programs is completed annually.
Purpose of Organization
The Transportation Improvement Board is a twenty-one member Board organized under the provisions of Chapter 167, Laws of 1988 Regular Session, and amended by the 1993 and 1995 Legislatures for the purpose of administering the following programs:
- Urban Arterial Program (UAP)
- Arterial Preservation Program (APP)
- Small City Preservation Program (SCPP)
- Active Transportation Program (ATP)
- Small City Arterial Program (SCAP)
- Road Transfer Program (RTP)
The Board is composed of six city members, six county members (County Road Administration Board [CRAB] member is ex officio), two Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) officials, two transit representatives, a private sector representative, a member representing the ports, a Governor appointee, a member representing non-motorized transportation, and a member representing special needs transportation. Board members are appointed by the Secretary of Transportation to four-year staggered terms with the exception of the CRAB representative and the Governor's appointee.
Board Meeting Time and Location
Regular meetings of the TIB are held bi-monthly, generally on the fourth Friday at predetermined locations throughout the state. (More about the Board)