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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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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