Welcome to Palouse RTPO

We are the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) funded and regulated  Transportation planning organization for the SE corner of the WA serving four Counties of Asotin, Garfield,  Columbia and Whitman. Palouse RTPO was originally formed in 1993 between the four counties as a result of Growth Management Act (GMA) to ensure local and regional coordination of Transportation plans. (Learn More) We work closely with four counties, local and regional community, Public Transit Agencies, Ports, Cities, Towns,  Counties, WSDOT and the Lewis-Clark Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization (LCVMPO)  to deliver comprehensive transportation planning and policy services for the region.

Palouse RTPO Regional Arc GIS Map (pdf)


Why were RTPOs created?

RTPOs were authorized as part of the 1990 Growth Management Act to ensure local and regional coordination of transportation plans.  (Learn More at WSDOT Website)

What is an RTPO?

A Regional Transportation Planning Organization (RTPO) is formed through a voluntary association of local governments within a county or contiguous counties. RTPO members include cities, counties, WSDOT, tribes, ports, transportation service providers, private employers and others.

Click here for our regional map and our member cities, towns, counties and


Please see our public involvement section to find upcoming events, meetings, programs and public participation studies.

What does RTPO do?

RTPO planning must involve local cities, counties, WSDOT, transit agencies, ports, and private employers.  (Learn More)

Current News:

The Palouse RTPO will be kicking off a Long Range Regional Transportation

Plan 2036 starting April 22, 2016 (Learn More)

Final Draft for the Palouse Regional Freight study has been completed.

The Final Draft of the Palouse Regional Freight Study 2015 is out for public

and stake holders comments (comments due by Feb 29, 5pm)  (Learn More)

Complete Streets Policy Information- Click here

TAP Call for Projects Awardees have been announced on Jan 13, 2016

(Click here for more details)

The Palouse RTPO has selected the City of Pomeroy and the Town of Rosalia

for a complete street policy project for the 2016.

Palouse RTPO Workshop: (Click here to Register) - Select the interested course

o Safe Routes to School  (SRTS) Workshop: Dec 10, 2015 (Flyer I  Agenda) o Complete Street Workshop: Dec 11, 2015 (Flyer I Agenda)

Palouse RTPO’s Call for Projects for TAP fund is announced on OCt 5,2015

All applications will be due with all necessary and required information by 5pm on Nov 30th. (Click here for details)

Palouse RTPO is presenting our School Walk Study (2013) at Rural

Walkability Webinar on Sept 24th (Click here for details)

Palouse RTPO has recently signed a WSDOT’s new contract to promote and

educate Local Agencies with a Complete Street Program for our region (Learn


Palouse RTPO and Local Public Transits are conducting a public outreach

meetings to get your feedback on transit services throughout the region.

Palouse Regional Freight Study (2015) project:

This project was sought out for a qualified consultants and after reviewing various consultants, PRTPO has decided to award this project to Dr. Ken Casavant (DBA Palouse Partners). Please click on link(s) below to see further details on our requirement and deadlines: o Palouse RTPO RFQ Document 

Palouse RTPO represented our Regional HSTCP (Human Services

Transportation Coordination Plan) to ACCT (Agency council on Coordinated

Transportation) during their July 12th, 2015 meeting. (Learn More)

TIB (Transportation Improvement Board) is currently seeking a Call for

projects. (Learn More)

Contact Us PALOUSE RTPO 845 Portway Clarkston WA 99403 (509) 751 9144 © Copyright 1993-2015 Palouse Regional Transportation Planning Organization (PRTPO) Lead Planning Agency Southeast Washington EDA (SEWEDA)

How Can I Participate:

Meetings and Events

Whats New:

Current News

Make your Opinion Count:

Send your Comments/ Suggestions
Palouse RTPO ensures nondiscrimination in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. If you need more information or special assistance for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, Please Contact our staff.
Serving Asotin, Columbia, Garfield and Whitman Counties