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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Wenatchee Valley transportation needs focus of State Transportation Commission meeting, June 15-16

Transportation Commission Office – PO Box 47308 – Olympia, WA 98504-7308 – 360-705-7070 Contact: Reema Griffith, WSTC executive director, 360-705-7070 (Olympia) WSTC hosts virtual community meeting OLYMPIA – Community leaders and local officials from across the Wenatchee Valley will meet virtually with the Washington State Transportation Commission next week to share their perspectives on transportation […]

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Transportation Commission to discuss road usage charging and ferry fare changes

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’s virtual meeting set for May 18 and 19 OLYMPIA – Current research on road usage charging as a means of transportation revenue and the next steps in the ferry fare setting process […]

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Transportation Commission begins preparations for raising tolls and ferry fares

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 is holding a special meeting next week to begin its process to increase toll rates on some tolled facilities and to adjust Washington State Ferry fares, based upon […]

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WSTC preparing for toll rate increases and holds local meeting in Lakewood next week

Transportation Commission Office – PO Box 47308 – Olympia, WA 98504-7308 – 360-705-7070 Contact: Reema Griffith, WSTC executive director, 360-705-7070 (Olympia)   OLYMPIA – In response to reduced revenues due to a drop in travel during the pandemic, the Washington State Transportation Commission will conduct a work session next week as it prepares to increase […]

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WSTC to discuss the nexus of clean fuels and transportation

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’s virtual meeting set for March 16 and 17 OLYMPIA – The relationship between green energy and transportation will be explored at the Washington State Transportation Commission’s March meeting. As the adoption of […]

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WSTC to discuss the future of electric vehicles and ferries, and high-speed rail in Washington

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’s virtual meeting set for Feb. 16 and 17 OLYMPIA – Planning for future transportation needs is the focus of the Washington State Transportation Commission’s February meeting. As the state looks to expand […]

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Legislative Priorities and tolling to highlight Transportation Commission Meeting Jan.19-20

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 effect lower traffic volumes due to the COVID-19 pandemic has had on tolled facilities, and potential toll rate changes in 2021 will be discussed at next week’s Washington State Transportation Commission […]

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Transportation Commission spotlights future direction for transportation at meeting next week

Transportation Commission Office – PO Box 47308 – Olympia, WA 98504-7308 – 360-705-7070 Contact: Reema Griffith, WSTC executive director, 360-705-7070 (Olympia)   Topics include Autonomous Vehicle work, and COVID-19 impacts OLYMPIA – Planning for future transportation needs is the focus of the Washington State Transportation Commission’s December meeting. Topics to be covered include updates on […]

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Transportation Commission holds virtual meeting to discuss transportation issues in Bellevue area

Transportation Commission Office – PO Box 47308 – Olympia, WA 98504-7308 – 360-705-7070 Contact: Reema Griffith, WSTC executive director, 360-705-7070 (Olympia)   OLYMPIA – Community leaders and local officials from Bellevue and along the Interstate 405 corridor will meet virtually with the Washington State Transportation Commission next week to share their perspectives on transportation issues, […]

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Transportation Commission spotlights future direction for transportation at meeting next week

Transportation Commission Office – PO Box 47308 – Olympia, WA 98504-7308 – 360-705-7070 Contact: Reema Griffith, WSTC executive director, 360-705-7070 (Olympia) Topics include Road Usage Charging, COVID-19 impacts, and tolling OLYMPIA – Planning for future transportation needs is the focus of the Washington State Transportation Commission’s October meeting. Topics to be covered include updates on […]

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Transportation Commission holds meeting to discuss Pullman area transportation issues, SR 902 naming

Transportation Commission Office – PO Box 47308 – Olympia, WA 98504-7308 (360) 705-7070 Contact:  Reema Griffith, Transportation Commission Executive Director, 360-705-7070 Public can participate virtually, Sept. 15 and 16 OLYMPIA – Community leaders and local officials from Pullman and Whitman County will meet virtually with the Washington State Transportation Commission in September to share their […]

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Transportation Commission’s regular July meeting spread over two weeks: July 15 and 21

Transportation Commission Office – PO Box 47308 – Olympia, WA 98504-7308 (360) 705-7070 Date: July 8, 2020 Contact:  Reema Griffith, Transportation Commission Executive Director, 360-705-7070 Topics include future of transportation, COVID-19 impacts, and tolling OLYMPIA – Planning for future transportation needs is the focus of the Washington State Transportation Commission’s July meeting, which will take […]

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COVID-19 effects on transportation the focus of Transportation Commission meeting, July 7

Transportation Commission Office – PO Box 47308 – Olympia, WA 98504-7308 (360) 705-7070 Date: July 1, 2020 Contact:  Reema Griffith, Transportation Commission Executive Director, 360-705-7070 OLYMPIA – The June transportation revenue forecast, reflecting the impacts of COVID-19 on state transportation revenues, will be one of the topics at a July 7 meeting of the Washington […]

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Governor appoints Spokane’s Kelly Fukai to the State Transportation Commission

Transportation Commission Office – PO Box 47308 – Olympia, WA 98504-7308 (360) 705-7070 Date: June 29, 2020 Contact:  Reema Griffith, Transportation Commission Executive Director, 360-705-7070 OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed Kelly Fukai to serve on the Washington State Transportation Commission. A lifelong resident of Spokane, Fukai has worked in the aviation, energy, electrical […]

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