King County Road Services - Transportation Needs Report (TNR)
Transportation Needs Report 2012
On Dec. 3, 2012, the King County Council adopted updates to the King County Comprehensive Plan (KCCP), including the 2012 update of the Transportation Needs Report.
About the TNR
The TNR is a list of improvements recommended by the King County Road Services Division and approved by the
Metropolitan King County Council to serve unincorporated King County's transportation needs, projected to the
year 2030. The TNR includes projects in unincorporated King County as well as accounting for significant projects in cities, adjacent counties, and on state highways. Projects that are anticipated due to regional growth and development are also covered in the TNR.
Schedule for updating the TNR
The schedule for updating the TNR coordinates with major updates to King County’s Comprehensive Plan. The update cycle coincides with the Comprehensive Plan’s four-year, major amendment cycles.
Differences between the TNR and Capital Improvement Program (CIP)
The CIP differs from the TNR in that the CIP contains projects which have some degree of funding associated with them. The CIP is updated annually, while the vast majority of TNR projects are currently unfunded. The TNR operates in the long-term time frame of the Comprehensive Plan, while the CIP covers the next six years of expected funding. If you are interested in the list of funded transportation projects, please refer to the
CIP Web site.
The TNR is a component of the King County Comprehensive Plan.
The TNR fulfills state requirements as specified in the Growth Management Act.
Transportation Planner IV
Road Services Division
King County Department of Transportation
201 South Jackson Street
Seattle WA 98104–3856
Updated: Jan. 31, 2013