Virtual hearing scheduled for Aug. 23
Contact: Reema Griffith, WSTC executive director, 360-705-7070 (Olympia)
OLYMPIA – A proposed toll rate reduction for the Tacoma Narrows Bridge is the focus of a virtual hearing held by the Washington State Transportation Commission at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23. Commission members will make a final decision on the reduction during the hearing. If approved, the toll rate reduction will take effect Oct. 1.
The state Legislature provided funding earlier this year for the commission to reduce toll rates on the bridge. After gathering public input in June on three toll rate reduction options, the commission selected the following proposed rate reduction approach at its July meeting:
- A flat 75 cent toll rate reduction for 2-axle vehicles, with a per axle multiplier applied for vehicles with 3+ axles (per current practice).
Public comment at hearing Commissioners will take public comment during the Aug. 23 hearing, which will be held virtually using Zoom.
- Comments will begin at 10:35 a.m.
- 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.