The state-interest component of the statewide multimodal transportation plan shall include a state public transportation plan that:
(1) Articulates the state vision of an interest in public transportation and provides quantifiable objectives, including benefits indicators;
(2) Identifies the goals for public transit and the roles of federal, state, regional, and local entities in achieving those goals;
(3) Recommends mechanisms for coordinating state, regional, and local planning for public transportation;
(4) Recommends mechanisms for coordinating public transportation with other transportation services and modes;
(5) Recommends criteria, consistent with the goals identified in subsection (2) of this section, for existing federal authorizations administered by the department to transit agencies; and
(6) Recommends a statewide public transportation facilities and equipment management system as required by federal law.
In developing the state public transportation plan, the department shall involve local jurisdictions, public and private providers of transportation services, nonmotorized interests, and state agencies with an interest in public transportation, including but not limited to the departments of commerce, social and health services, and ecology, the office of the superintendent of public instruction, the office of the governor, and the office of financial management.
The department shall submit to the senate and house transportation committees by December 1st of each year, reports summarizing the plan's progress.