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 State. We serve 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 Coverage 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:

Palouse RTPO policy board will conduct a special board meeting (via phone) to

learn and adopt the Blue Mountain Regional Trail (BMRT) Study, which

includes Columbia County from our region. Everyone is encourage to

participate in this meeting to learn about ongoing BMRT efforts.                  

(Click here for details)

Palouse RTPO’s regular transportation policy board meetings for 2018 have

been rescheduled for second Tuesday of March, June, September, and

December at 10 am. Please update your calendars with our new dates.

Palouse Driver Education Public meeting is scheduled for Sep 28th at the

Pullman City Hall, 5:30 to 7pm (Click here for details) 

Palouse RTPO has moved its office location from Clarkston, WA to Pullman,

WA effective July 2017.

Palouse RTPO’s Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) 2017-18, outlining

agencies brief planning activities for the upcoming year will be reviewed on

March 30th at the PTBA conference room- 9am at 1494 Poplar St, Clarkston

WA (UPWP 2017-18 draft)

Interested in our Palouse Driver Education Campaign?

Find out what we’re doing and like us on Facebook

Palouse RTPO has embarked on a year long Driver education campaign for the

Palouse Region focusing on US195 and SR26; First public Kick Off meeting will

be held on Nov 21, 2016 at Pullman highschool from 5:30 to 7Pm.                 

(Meeting Flyer)  

(Press Release)

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

(More news… Click Here)
Contact Us PALOUSE RTPO 1610 NE East gate Boulevard, Suite 401, Pullman, WA 99163 (509) 339 7100 © Copyright 1993-2018 Palouse Regional Transportation Planning Organization (PRTPO)
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Serving Asotin, Columbia, Garfield and Whitman Counties