Tolling operations and finances the focus of State Transportation Commission meeting next week
Transportation Commission Office - PO Box 47308 - Olympia, WA 98504-7308
Date: October 8, 2013
Contact: Reema Griffith, Transportation Commission Executive Director, 360-705-7070
OLYMPIA –Financial reports on tolling operations and costs, and a state auditor’s office briefing on lessons learned from tolling project delays, will be among the topics of discussion for the Washington State Transportation Commission when it meets next week in Olympia.
The meeting will start at 9 a.m. each day, Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 15 and 16, at the Transportation Building, 310 Maple Park Ave. SE, on the Capital Campus in Olympia. The meeting is open to the public and persons wishing to speak to the commission may do so during the public comment period scheduled at the end of the first day.
Other tolling topics on the agenda include a report from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Volpe Center regarding SR 520 travel before and after tolling, titled: Effects of Congestion Pricing on Traveler Behavior. In addition, the Washington State Department of Transportation’s Tolling Division will brief the commission on its implementation of Lean principles and discuss a rate-setting work plan for 2014.
Tuesday’s agenda includes an update on the assessment of a possible road usage charge system that could someday replace the gas tax. The commission started evaluating this potential approach to transportation funding last year to determine if such a system would make sense for Washington state. The commission will report on its findings to the Governor and Legislature later this year.
On Wednesday, the commission will receive a briefing by WSDOT staff on the approach and process for updating the Washington Transportation Plan, a 20-year policy framework for statewide transportation planning and future investments. The commission will also hear briefings by the Washington State Traffic Safety Commission on its Target Zero Update for highway safety and by WSDOT on changes to its performance measurement report, the “Gray Notebook.”
For more information about the WSTC and to see complete meeting agendas, visit: http://www.wstc.wa.gov/
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