Cowlitz Wahkiakum Council of Governments

Transportation Funding Plan

BERK provided the Council with a policy-level understanding of the potential resources available for future transportation capital projects in order to inform project prioritization and planning efforts. We reviewed and summarized the 13 individual jurisdictions’ recent transportation revenues and expenditures based on historical reports from the Washington State Department of Transportation.

Based on the historical revenues and expenditures, as well as brief interviews with staff at each jurisdiction regarding current policies and local knowledge, we developed 20-year projections of potential future dollars for each revenue category, as well as for maintenance and operations costs. We also interviewed staff at each Port in the Council to understand their perspectives on the general current and expected future capital funding situation.