Meeting Agenda – May 11, 2021

Special 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.

Public comment on agenda items will be accepted via email or can be raised using the “question” feature during the virtual meeting. Written comments should be sent to: transc@wstc.wa.gov. Written comments received by 4 p.m. Monday, May 10th, will be provided to commission members electronically before the meeting.

Meeting is webcast live on TVW


Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Item 1: 9:00 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Presenter: Roy Jennings, Vice-Chair, Washington State Transportation Commission

Item 2: 9:05

Final Transportation Budget – Update on Tolling and Ferry Appropriations

Presenters: Carl See, Deputy Director, Washington State Transportation Commission
Aaron Halbert
, Financial Analyst, Washington State Transportation Commission

An overview will be provided of the 2021/2023 Transportation Budget as passed by the Legislature with specific focus on funding provided for tolled facilities and ferries.

Item 3: 9:20

SR 520 Bridge Financial Status & Long- Term Outlook

Presenters: Brent Baker, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, WSP USA
Jason Richter
, Deputy Treasurer, Washington State Office of the State Treasurer

The Commission will receive a briefing on the current financial status of the SR 520 bridge, the long-term financial plan, and possible future toll rate adjustments.

Item 4: 10:20

State Route 99 Tunnel Financial Status & Approaches to Adjusting Toll Rates

Presenters: Brent Baker, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, WSP USA
Jason Richter
, Deputy Treasurer, Washington State Office of the State Treasurer

In support of meeting financial requirements, the Commission will receive a briefing on the financial status of the SR 99 Tunnel and will review options and scenarios for toll rate increases.

Item 5: 11:20

Tacoma Narrows Bridge (TNB) Financial Status & Toll Rate Adjustment

Presenters: Carl See, Deputy Director, Washington State Transportation Commission
Aaron Halbert
, Financial Analyst, Washington State Transportation Commission

In support of meeting financial requirements, the Commission will receive a briefing on the financial status of the TNB and will review scenarios for a toll rate increase.

Item 6: 11:45

Toll Rate Process & Timeline

Presenters: Reema Griffith, Executive Director, Washington State Transportation Commission
Carl See
, Deputy Director, Washington State Transportation Commission

Next steps for the rate setting process will be discussed including determining the schedule.

Adjourn: 12:00 p.m.

 

Next Meeting:

May 18 & 19, 2021
Olympia, WA – Virtual

 


SPECIAL NEEDS

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information

Individuals requiring reasonable accommodations may request written materials in alternate formats, sign language interpreters, physical accessibility accommodations, or other reasonable accommodations by contacting the Commission Office at (360) 705-7070 or transc@wstc.wa.gov. Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may contact the event sponsor through the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1.

Title VI Notice to Public

It is the Washington State Transportation Commission’s (WSTC) policy to assure that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, national origin or sex, as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise discriminated against under any of its programs and activities. Any person who believes his/her Title VI protection has been violated, may file a complaint with WSDOT’s Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO). For additional information regarding Title VI complaint procedures and/or information regarding our non-discrimination obligations, please contact OEO’s Title VI Coordinator 360-705-7090.