Transportation Committee

Transportation Committee Members And Functions

Updated: March 8, 2018

Established:  November 2006


Chair: Susan Harvey
Vice-Chair: Warren Iverson
Members: Mike Birdsall (non-GMVUAC member), Lorraine Blacklock, Stephen Deutschman, Hendrick Haynes, Sue Neuner, and Peter Rimbos

MissionInvestigate the area’s transportation problems and offer potential path towards mitigation. Review local transportation plans, Transportation Needs Reports, county transportation budget, road priorities, and concurrency travel sheds. Jointly lead the Joint Transportation Initiative (JTI) with other Unincorporated Area Councils (UACs).

Major ActivitiesThe Committee founded and leads the JTI, which combines members from the four King County Rural Area UACs: GMVUAC, FCUAC, UBCUAC, and GV/LHA. The JTI addresses broad King County transportation issues, policies, and plans. The JTI has conducted research and prepared and submitted detailed Public Comment on the Puget Sound Regional Council’s (PSRC) Transportation 2040 in 2014 PSRC Transportation 2040 COMMENTS and its major 4-yr update, Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) in 2018 PSRC RTP COMMENTS The JTI also has convened the Transportation Summit Meeting with State and local government officials and agencies in September 2014 and a Regional Transportation Meeting with the PSRC in October 2016.

Support ActivitiesThe Committee supported the following Area Council efforts:  King County Comprehensive Plan Updates; Black Diamond Master Planned Development; King County Code Amendments.

Issues: Committee research supported the following Area Council correspondence: Transportation Concurrency Update; Covington Master Planned Development; Speed Limit Recommendations; 276th Avenue SE Closure.

[For more information on any of the foregoing matters, please visit our GMVUAC Correspondence section for copies of GMVUAC Articles and Letters relating to this Committee.]

Note that King County has commenced work on the 2018 Comprehensive Plan Update.  For more detailed information, please click on the following link: 2018 KC Comprehensive Plan Update

External Links (see also King County and Links webpages): Links to key agency sites, planning documents, and reports of interest.

King County (KC):
KC Department of Transportation (KCDOT)
KCDOT Transportation Needs Report (TNR)
KC Comprehensive Plan (KCCP)
KC Code
Countywide Planning Policies

Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC)
Transportation 2040

State (WA):
WA Department of Transportation (WSDOT): Department of Transportation (WSDOT)
Growth Management Act (GMA): Transportation Concurrency Goals

Maple Valley

We serve those that live in the Tahoma School District, but not in the city limits of Maple Valley (below is a map of the GMVUAC Service Area and the four Community Areas):

Service Area Stats

Established: 1977
Population: 16,100 (2010 Census)
Area: 116 sq mi