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 July 19 and 20
OLYMPIA – The Tacoma Narrows Bridge toll reduction, electrification of commercial vehicles and the updated Transportation Revenue Forecast are among the topics at the Washington State Transportation Commission’s monthly two-day meeting on Tuesday, July 19, and Wednesday, July 20. The virtual meeting starts at 9 a.m. both days.
The state Legislature provided funding earlier this year for the commission to reduce toll rates on the bridge. The commission is now assessing what form the toll rate reduction will take. For example, should it be applied to just passenger cars, or to all vehicles?
Public input on the toll reduction was gathered during an online forum in June. Commissioners will review that input during the July meeting as well as select the preferred approach – which will then be available for further public comment. The commission will make a final decision during a hearing scheduled for 10 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 23 and the new toll rates will take effect on Oct. 1.
In addition to the Tacoma Narrows Bridge topic, highlights of the commission’s agenda include:
- Conversion of commercial vehicles to zero-emissions. Two regional efforts to transition medium- and heavy-weight trucks and buses to zero emissions will be highlighted.
- The path to launching Skagit County’s first all-electric ferry. An overview of Skagit County’s efforts to construct its first all-electric ferry serving Guemes Island will be provided.
- Introduction of driverless delivery of electric car rentals in the Puget Sound. Halo.Car will discuss their collaboration with the city of Bellevue and T-Mobile to introduce their driverless car delivery service for individuals renting cars in the city.
- The State Transportation Revenue Forecast. The Washington State Department of Transportation will discuss the latest transportation revenue forecast and its implications for the state’s transportation program.
The commission will take public comment at 12:20 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20. Those wishing to speak can sign up during the meeting by posting their name in the Q&A box on-screen. Written comments can also be submitted via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
More information about the commission and a complete meeting agenda is available on the commission’s website.
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 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, or national origin, 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 360-705-7082.