Improving Transportation Throughout Northeast Washington

Construction worker, smilingA good transportation system is essential to Northeast Washington’s quality of life and economic vitality. By analyzing past trends, current conditions and future needs, the Northeast Washington Regional Transportation Planning Organization (NEW RTPO) works with member jurisdictions and Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to develop regional plans and programs that outline transportation system improvements in accordance with WSDOT priorities. The organization continually works to make more efficient use of resources available to meet the area’s growing transportation needs.

TEDD acts as the lead agency for the NEW RTPO, which was created in 1990. The TEDD Board of Directors governs the NEW RTPO. There is also a NEW RTPO Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) and a Transit Committee that report to the Board on all transportation and transit-related issues.