WSR 97-24-063

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

[Filed December 1, 1997, 2:18 p.m.]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The adoption of a revised fare schedule for the Washington state ferries amending WAC 468-300-010, 468-300-020, and 468-300-040.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 47.56.030 and 47.60.326.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The primary purpose of this rule making is to generate additional farebox revenue for Washington state ferries to offset operational cost impacts of inflation and additional services projected over the next several years.

Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Raymond G. Deardorf, Washington State Ferries, 801 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98104.

December 1, 1997

Chris R. Rose

Administrator

Transportation Commission

Legislature Code Reviser

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office