Washington State Ferries, tolling projects and transportation revenue among topics to be discussed by State Transportation Commission
Transportation Commission Office - PO Box 47308 - Olympia, WA 98504-7308
Date: January 12, 2012
Contact: Reema Griffith, Transportation Commission Executive Director, 360-705-7070
OLYMPIA – Implementing new fare categories for Washington State Ferries (WSF), tolling on SR 520 and the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, and reviewing transportation revenue proposals are among the top agenda items for the Washington State Transportation Commission’s meeting being held next week.
The meeting will take place Tuesday and Wednesday, January 17 and 18, at the Transportation Building on the Capital Campus, 310 Maple Park Ave. SE in Olympia at 9 a.m. each day. The meeting is open to the public and persons wishing to speak to the commission may do so during the public comment period scheduled for 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday.
Tuesday’s meeting begins with reports from the Cedar River Group on studies recently completed for the Legislature’s Joint Transportation Committee: one reviewing the Ferry fare structure and making recommendations on ways to simplify fares and payment methods, and the other evaluating the use of liquefied natural gas as a ferry fuel. WSF staff will then report on the status of implementing a new, small car fare category for vehicles under 14 feet, a change the commission enacted as part of its October 2011 fare adjustment. WSF staff will also provide an overview of the 144-car ferry construction program. The afternoon agenda begins with a tolling update, including the latest traffic and revenue report for the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. Other agenda items include the I-5 Electric Highway, Aviation economic impact study, Commute Trip Reduction, and several items of commission business.
On Wednesday, WSDOT staff will give an overview of the Gray Notebook, WSDOT’s quarterly performance measurement report. In addition, the commission will be given a briefing on WSDOT’s project prioritization process, discuss the Governor’s proposed transportation budget and revenue proposal, as well as review the recommendations of the Governor’s Connecting Washington Task Force on long-term funding for transportation in the state.
For more information about the Commission and a complete meeting agenda, visit the Transportation Commission’s Web site at: http://www.wstc.wa.gov/
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