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Share your thoughts with us

Your answers to this survey will help us better understand your opinions of travel on or near the US 2 trestle and what this study should consider. All questions are optional, and responses are anonymous.

Where do you live?

What is (are) the main way(s) you travel on or around the US 2 trestle? Select all that apply

How often do you travel on or around the US 2 trestle? Select one

What types of trips do you take on the US 2 trestle? Select all that apply

Do you take an alternate route to avoid traveling on the US 2 trestle? Select one

Where do you experience US 2 trestle-related bottlenecks?

In your opinion, what are the three biggest challenges when traveling on or near the US 2 trestle? Rank 1-3, with 1 as biggest challenge

What are your top three priorities for improving travel on or near the US 2 trestle? Rank with 1 as the highest priority

What is your level of support for tolling the US 2 trestle to fund improvements?

Why or why not?

Draft Needs

Given your experiences, please review the draft Purpose & Need statement for the study. The Purpose is what the PEL Study should achieve. The Need is a statement of current and future transportation challenges in the study area supported by data. Consistent with 23 U.S.C.168, this PEL Study intends to adopt the Purpose and Need statement into the future National Environmental Policy Act review process.

Multimodal Mobility

The US 2 trestle faces challenges accommodating all transportation modes, which limits equitable travel options.

  • Vehicular – All motorized vehicles using the US 2 trestle face recurring traffic bottlenecks during the weekday morning and afternoon peak travel periods.
  • Freight – Recurring bottlenecks affect the reliability of freight truck movement across US 2, which is a designated freight route for the movement of goods.
  • High Occupancy Vehicles (HOV) and Transit – Due to a lack of dedicated facilities, existing HOV (carpool, vanpool) and transit (buses) using the US 2 trestle face the same bottlenecks as general purpose traffic.
  • Active Transportation – There are no bicycle and pedestrian facilities on the westbound trestle, existing bicycle and pedestrian facilities on the eastbound trestle do not serve all ages and abilities, and there are missing connections to existing active transportation facilities at either end of the trestle.
  • Supporting data:
    • Westbound, morning trestle traffic is expected to increase by 36%, from 9,100 to 12,400 vehicles, by 2050.
    • Trips to downtown Everett are expected to increase by 15% by 2050, accounting for nearly half of all westbound morning trestle destinations.
    • In 2050, morning and afternoon peak travel times across the trestle could double to between 40 and 50 minutes.

Do you agree with the multimodal mobility draft Need statement?

Why or why not?

Safety

Serious injury and fatal crashes are reported on WSDOT facilities in the preliminary study area.

Supporting data:

  • Between 2018 and 2022, there were 3,708 total crashes in the preliminary study area, resulting in 32 serious injuries and 11 fatalities.
  • WSDOT has a Target Zero goal to eliminate crashes and traffic fatalities.

Do you agree with the Safety draft Need statement?

Why or why not?

Resiliency

The westbound US 2 trestle lacks resiliency, which presents a risk of disrupted travel on this critical route.

Supporting data:

  • Seismic Resilience – Westbound trestle is vulnerable to instability in the event of liquefaction from seismic activity.
  • Asset Management – Westbound trestle is classified as functionally obsolete; planned shutdowns and lane closures require lengthy detours.
  • Climate and Natural Hazard Resilience – US 2 is identified as a highly critical asset/lifeline route in WSDOT's Climate Impact Vulnerability Assessment.
  • Operational Resilience – Ongoing maintenance costs related to log jams and culvert repairs.

Do you agree with the Resiliency draft Need statement?

Why or why not?

Draft purpose

The purpose of this PEL Study is to develop long-term equitable transportation solutions to:

  1. Improve multimodal mobility to and across the US 2 trestle
  2. Improve safety to and across the US 2 trestle
  3. Address the resiliency of the westbound trestle

Do you agree with the draft Purpose statement?

Why or why not?

Are we missing anything?

Optional demographic questions

These questions help us to better understand the feedback we received. All questions are optional and not required to participate in this survey. WSDOT will manage information as confidentially as possible. If you have questions about this request, please contact the Title VI Coordinator by phone at 360-705-7090.

Do you have a disability?

Do you identify as Latinx or of Hispanic or Latino origin?

How do you identify? Select all that apply

How old are you?

What is your household yearly income? Select the combined income of all people in the home

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