Transportation Commission Office - PO Box 47308 - Olympia, WA 98504-7308
Date: March 15, 2011
Contact: Reema Griffith, Transportation Commission Executive Director, 360-705-7070
OLYMPIA– The Washington State Transportation Commission will meet next Tuesday and Wednesday in Olympia. At the two-day meeting, the Commission will receive updates on tolling for the SR 520 Bridge and the I-5 Columbia River Crossing as well as hear reports from Washington State Ferries (WSF). The Commission also will be discussing long-term plans for freight mobility statewide.
The meeting will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, March 22 and 23, at the Transportation Building on the Capitol Campus, 310 Maple Park Ave. SE in Olympia. The public meeting will convene at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, following the WSDOT Worker memorial event. The Wednesday meeting will convene at 9 a.m.
On Tuesday, the Commission will hear from State Ferry Unions on the nature of their work and the certification requirements. Discussions will then turn to the state freight and rail programs, focusing in on truck performance measures, statewide freight mobility planning, and the WSDOT rail program.
On Wednesday, the March transportation revenue forecast will be presented to the Commission and then the focus will turn to tolling and WSF. An update will be given on the Columbia River Crossing Project and bi-state tolling dynamics between Washington and Oregon State. The Commission also will get an update on the implementation of tolling on the SR 520 Bridge. WSF will then provide reports on new vessel construction, fuel cost mitigation, and on-time performance.
For information on the Transportation Commission and a full Agenda, visit the website at www.wstc.wa.gov.