Transportation Commission to discuss Tacoma Narrows Bridge toll reduction, free ferry travel for kids

Transportation Commission Office – PO Box 47308 – Olympia, WA 98504-7308 – 360-705-7070 Contact: Reema Griffith, WSTC executive director, 360-705-7070 (Olympia)   Virtual meeting will be May 17 and 18 OLYMPIA – The Washington State Transportation Commission will begin work to implement free Washington State Ferries passage for people 18 and younger as well as […]

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Transportation Commission to discuss area transportation issues at April meeting in Union Gap

Transportation Commission Office – PO Box 47308 – Olympia, WA 98504-7308 – 360-705-7070 Contact: Reema Griffith, WSTC executive director, 360-705-7070 (Olympia) UNION GAP – Transportation challenges and priorities for residents, businesses and visitors to the Yakima Valley will be the focus of a two-day visit to Union Gap by the Washington State Transportation Commission next […]

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Transportation Commission to discuss driverless vehicles, and transportation impacts on communities

Transportation Commission Office – PO Box 47308 – Olympia, WA 98504-7308 – 360-705-7070 Contact: Reema Griffith, WSTC executive director, 360-705-7070 (Olympia) OLYMPIA – Current efforts to reconnect and revitalize communities that have been divided by transportation construction projects is one of the topics of discussion when the Washington State Transportation Commission meets virtually next week. […]

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Transportation Commission to discuss pandemic effects on travel, next generation highways

Transportation Commission Office – PO Box 47308 – Olympia, WA 98504-7308 – 360-705-7070 Contact: Reema Griffith, WSTC executive director, 360-705-7070 (Olympia) OLYMPIA – Travel trends that have emerged during the pandemic will be among the topics of discussion during the Washington State Transportation Commission meeting next week. The commission will also discuss how state highway […]

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Transportation Commission to discuss climate action plans, legislative priorities, and tolling

Transportation Commission Office – PO Box 47308 – Olympia, WA 98504-7308 – 360-705-7070 Contact: Reema Griffith, WSTC executive director, 360-705-7070 (Olympia) OLYMPIA – The Washington State Transportation Commission will kick off 2022 at its meeting next week with briefings on the state’s Climate Commitment Act and current preparations underway to replace the Columbia River Interstate […]

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WSTC names the state’s next new ferry

Transportation Commission Office – PO Box 47308 – Olympia, WA 98504-7308 – 360-705-7070 Contact: Reema Griffith, WSTC executive director, 360-705-7070 (Olympia) OLYMPIA – On Tuesday, Dec. 14, after months of citizen suggestions and public input, the Washington State Transportation Commission voted 7-0 to select “Wishkah” as the name for the state’s next new 144-car hybrid-electric […]

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WSTC to name the next ferry, discuss road usage charging, tolling, and equity in transportation

Transportation Commission Office – PO Box 47308 – Olympia, WA 98504-7308 – 360-705-7070 Contact: Reema Griffith, WSTC executive director, 360-705-7070 (Olympia) OLYMPIA –After months of outreach and public input, the state’s next new ferry will be named at the Washington State Transportation Commission’s meeting next week. Topics to be covered at the meeting include a […]

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Transportation Commission to hold virtual meeting in Ocean Shores

Transportation Commission Office – PO Box 47308 – Olympia, WA 98504-7308 – 360-705-7070 Contact: Reema Griffith, WSTC executive director, 360-705-7070 (Olympia) Focus will be on regional transportation issues OLYMPIA – Community leaders and local officials from the Ocean Shores and Grays Harbor area will meet virtually with the Washington State Transportation Commission next week to […]

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Transportation commission identifies finalists for naming the next ferry, seeks public input

Transportation Commission Office – PO Box 47308 – Olympia, WA 98504-7308 – 360-705-7070 Contact: Reema Griffith, WSTC executive director, 360-705-7070 (Olympia) OLYMPIA – Six possible names are being considered for Washington state’s next new ferry and the public is being asked to help decide. The Washington State Transportation Commission has legal authority for naming state […]

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WSTC to discuss the future of logistics and next steps for autonomous vehicles

Transportation Commission Office – PO Box 47308 – Olympia, WA 98504-7308 – 360-705-7070 Contact: Reema Griffith, WSTC executive director, 360-705-7070 (Olympia) OLYMPIA – Emerging technologies that reduce carbon, reduce the amount of time to get goods to consumers and move agricultural goods to market more efficiently will be explored at the Washington State Transportation Commission’s […]

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Transportation Commission to hold community meeting focusing on Spokane area Transportation efforts

Transportation Commission Office – PO Box 47308 – Olympia, WA 98504-7308 – 360-705-7070 Contact: Reema Griffith, WSTC executive director, 360-705-7070 (Olympia) Virtual meeting Sept. 21 & 22 OLYMPIA – Community leaders and local officials from the Spokane regional area will meet virtually with the Washington State Transportation Commission next week to share their perspectives on […]

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WSTC adopts toll rate changes effective Oct. 1

Transportation Commission Office – PO Box 47308 – Olympia, WA 98504-7308 – 360-705-7070 Contact: Reema Griffith, WSTC executive director, 360-705-7070 (Olympia) OLYMPIA – New toll rates for three of Washington’s tolled facilities will go into effect as early as this fall. The Washington State Transportation Commission approved toll rate increases for the State Route 99 […]

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WSTC adopts ferry fare changes effective Oct. 1

Transportation Commission Office – PO Box 47308 – Olympia, WA 98504-7308 – 360-705-7070 Contact: Reema Griffith, WSTC executive director, 360-705-7070 (Olympia) Fares will increase by 2.5% in both 2021 and 2022 OLYMPIA – The Washington State Transportation Commission approved a 2.5 percent across-the-board ferry fare increase during a hearing today, Tuesday, Aug. 10. The new […]

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Help the state name the next new ferry

Transportation Commission Office – PO Box 47308 – Olympia, WA 98504-7308 – 360-705-7070 Contact: Reema Griffith, WSTC executive director, 360-705-7070 (Olympia) OLYMPIA – Construction of a new, hybrid electric Olympic Class ferry is expected to start in 2022. The new 144-car vessel will need a name and the Washington State Transportation Commission has initiated its […]

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WSTC to select toll rate proposals & kick-off the process to name the next ferry

Transportation Commission Office – PO Box 47308 – Olympia, WA 98504-7308 – 360-705-7070 Contact: Reema Griffith, WSTC executive director, 360-705-7070 (Olympia)   OLYMPIA –Travelers who use Washington’s tolled highways will learn next week what the new proposed toll rates will be for those facilities. The Washington State Transportation Commission will meet virtually to select its […]

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State seeks comment on toll rate increase options

Transportation Commission Office – PO Box 47308 – Olympia, WA 98504-7308 – 360-705-7070 Contact: Reema Griffith, WSTC executive director, 360-705-7070 (Olympia) Transportation Commission launches online input forum OLYMPIA – People who travel on the state’s tolled facilities have an opportunity to comment on proposed toll rate changes. The Transportation Commission has launched its public comment […]

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State Transportation Commission releases ferry fare change proposal

Public comment being gathered through July OLYMPIA – Ferry customers and others will have another opportunity to comment on proposed ferry fare changes. To meet the Legislature’s revenue expectations for ferries, based on the 2021-2023 transportation budget, the Washington State Transportation Commission put forth two fare increase options for public input. Today (June 15), the […]

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WSTC to release ferry fare change proposal, June 15

Transportation Commission Office – PO Box 47308 – Olympia, WA 98504-7308 – 360-705-7070 Contact: Reema Griffith, WSTC executive director, 360-705-7070 (Olympia) Pending toll increase options also to be discussed OLYMPIA –The Washington State Transportation Commission will hold a work session next week to select its ferry fare increase proposal and discuss specific toll rate increases […]

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