Meeting Agenda – April 20, 2021 – Preparing For 2021 Toll Rate Setting

Virtual Meeting Agenda


Public Notice 

The Commission reserves the right to take action on any item on the agenda, make adjustments to the order of the agenda items, and adjust the time of adjournment as needed.


Tuesday, April 20, 2021

TVW Live

Item 1: 9:30 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Presenter: Jerry Litt, Chair, Washington State Transportation Commission

Item 2: 9:35

I-405 / SR 167 Express Toll Lane Low-Income Tolling Study

Presenters: Gabor Debreczeni, Economic Analysis and Forecasting Manager, WSP USA
Auden Kaehler
, Assistant Vice President, WSP USA

At the direction of the Legislature, the Commission is leading a study of potential low-income tolling program options for the I-405/SR 167 Express Toll Lanes corridor. The project team will present initial information on the analysis of the two options selected by the Commission for further assessment in the study.

I-405/SR 167 Express Toll Lane Low-Income Tolling Study  (pdf 664 kb)

Item 3: 10:15

I-405 / SR 167 Low-Income Driver Survey

Presenter: Chelsea Benning, Director, Design and Analysis, Pacific Market Research

As part of the Low-Income Tolling Study, the Commission conducted a survey of low-income drivers who use the I-405 and SR 167 Express Toll Lanes, to gather data on driver’s use of the corridor and their preferences for possible low- income toll discounts. The results of this survey will help inform the Commission’s recommendations to the State Legislature in June.

VOWS ETL Low-Income Driver Survey  (pdf  210 kb)

Item 4: 10:35

Update: Toll Facility Traffic & Revenue Report

Presenter: Ed Barry, Director, Toll Division, Washington State Department of Transportation

This briefing will provide a preliminary overview of the latest traffic and revenue performance for Washington State’s tolled facilities for January through March 2021.

Toll Facilities-Traffic Revenue Update – March 2021  (pdf 225kb)

Item 5: 10:50

Update: State Transportation Revenue Forecast

Presenters: Doug Vaughn, Chief Finance Officer, Washington State Department of Transportation
Ed Barry, Director, Toll Division, Washington State Department of Transportation
Ray Deardorf, Senior Planning Manager, Washington State Ferries, Washington State Department of Transportation

Released on March 17, 2021, this is an update to the November transportation revenue forecast. This briefing will provide an overview of the latest forecast results, specifically addressing tolling traffic volumes and revenue, and ferry ridership volumes and revenues.

State Transportation Revenue Forecast – Update  (pdf 619kb)

Item 6: 11:30

SR 520 Bridge Toll Rate Setting Preparations

Presenter: Brent Baker, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, WSP USA

In support of meeting financial requirements, the Commission is preparing for a possible toll rate increase for the SR 520 bridge. The Commission will receive a briefing which will identify possible approaches and scenarios.

SR 520 Bridge Toll Rate Setting Update  (pdf 319 kb)

Adjourn: 12:15 p.m.



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