BILL REQ. #: H-1946.1
|State of Washington||63rd Legislature||2013 Regular Session|
Read first time 03/07/13. Referred to Committee on Transportation.
AN ACT Relating to right-sizing transportation projects; and creating a new section.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
NEW SECTION. Sec. 1 (1) The legislature finds that "right-sizing" is a lean, metric-based approach to determining project
investments. This concept entails a compromise between project cost
and design, incorporating local community needs, desired outcomes, and
available funding. Furthermore, the legislature finds that the
concepts and principles that the department of transportation has
utilized in the safety analyst program have been effective tools to
prioritize projects and reduce project costs.
(2) In collaboration with the Washington state transportation commission, the department of transportation shall report to the house of representatives and senate transportation committees on right-sizing by January 1, 2014. This report must include:
(a) When and where the concept has been applied or is intended to be applied within the department; and
(b) An assessment of the feasibility of extending the concept to all capital programs, including costs and implications.