Whatcom Transportation Authority Strategic Plan
Whatcom Transportation Authority
BDS Planning & Urban Design worked with the Whatcom Transportation Authority (WTA) and a team of technical and community engagement consultants to facilitate WTA’s 2016 Strategic Plan. The plan will help WTA determine how to best match services to the needs of the communities served in Whatcom County, Washington. Throughout this process, BDS worked with Whatcom County residents, business owners and other organizations. Through the facilitation of an advisory Steering Committee and targeted outreach to identify service needs, BDS explored solutions to transportation challenges. BDS advised WTA on how to effectively use information communicated through outreach and engagement, as well as designed the meetings to reach consensus by being clear on the desired outcomes. The plan was completed in 2016 and WTA will begin to implement recommended service changes over the following six years.