WSR 98-08-051

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

[Filed March 27, 1998, 9:30 a.m.]



Date of Adoption: March 25, 1998

Purpose: WAC 468-300-010, 468-300-020, 468-300-040 and 468-300-220, the primary purpose of this rule making is to generate additional farebox revenue for the Washington state ferries to offset operational cost impacts of inflation and additional services projected over the next several years

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 47.56.030 and 47.60.326

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 98-03-050 on January 16, 1998

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, amended 4, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 4, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 4, repealed 0.

Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

March 25, 1998

Alice B. Tawresey, Chair

Transportation Commission

OTS-1892.3

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Orders 79 and 80, filed 2/16/96, effective 3/19/96)



WAC 468-300-010  Ferry passenger tolls.



Effective 03:00 a.m. ((October 9, 1994)) May 10, 1998







ROUTES




Full Fare




Half Fare
((Frequent User

Ticket Book 20

Rides1

Monthly Pass5 Bicycle

Surcharge2 @6


Via Passenger-Only Ferry *Seattle-Vashon

*Seattle-Southworth

*Seattle-Bremerton







3.50






1.75






21.00






44.10






N/C

Via Auto Ferry *Fauntleroy-Southworth

*Seattle-Bremerton

*Seattle-Winslow

*Edmonds-Kingston









3.50








1.75








21.00








44.10








0.50

Port Townsend-Keystone 1.75 0.90 21.00 N/A 0.25

*Fauntleroy-Vashon *Southworth-Vashon

*Pt. Defiance-Tahlequah

*Mukilteo-Clinton





2.30




1.15




13.70




29.00




0.50

*Anacortes to Lopez Shaw, Orcas or Friday Harbor

4.95


2.50


29.60


N/A


2.75

Between Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor4

N/C


N/C


N/C


N/A


N/C

International Travel

Anacortes to Sidney and Sidney to all destinations

6.90


3.45


N/A


N/A


4.50

From Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor to Sidney@

1.75


1.00


N/A


N/A


1.75

Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor to Sidney (round trip)3

8.65


4.45


N/A


N/A


6.25))





ROUTES




Full Fare




Half Fare
Frequent User

Ticket Book 20

Rides1

Monthly

Pass5

Quarterly

Pass5



Annual Pass5
Bicycle Surcharge2,6

Via Passenger-Only Ferry *Seattle-Vashon *Seattle-Bremerton





3.60






1.80






23.50






49.40






148.20






592.80






N/C

Via Auto Ferry *Fauntleroy-Southworth

*Seattle-Bremerton

*Seattle-Bainbridge Island *Edmonds-Kingston









3.60








1.80








23.50








49.40








148.20








592.80








0.60

Port Townsend-Keystone 1.80 0.90 23.50 N/A N/A N/A 0.30

*Fauntleroy-Vashon *Southworth-Vashon

*Pt. Defiance-Tahlequah *Mukilteo-Clinton





2.40




1.20




15.75




33.10




99.30




397.20




0.60

*Anacortes to Lopez, Shaw, Orcas or Friday Harbor

5.10


2.60


33.25


N/A


N/A


N/A


2.90

Between Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor4

N/C


N/C


N/C


N/A


N/A


N/A


N/C

International Travel

Anacortes to Sidney and Sidney to all destinations

8.90


4.50


N/A


N/A


N/A


N/A


4.50

From Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor to

Sidney@



4.00


2.00


N/A


N/A


N/A


N/A


1.75

Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor to Sidney

(round trip)3



12.90


6.50


N/A


N/A


N/A


N/A


6.25

@ These fares rounded to the ((nearest)) next multiple of $ .25. All other fares rounded to the next multiple of $0.10.

* These routes operate as a one-point toll collection system.



1FREQUENT USER TICKETS - Shall be valid only for 90-days from date of purchase after which time the tickets shall not be accepted for passage.



2BICYCLE SURCHARGE - Is an addition to the appropriate passenger fare.



3ROUND TRIP - Round trip tickets for international travel available for trips beginning or ending on one of the Islands served.



4INTER-ISLAND FARES - Passenger fares included in Anacortes tolls.



5((MONTHLY PASS)) EMPLOYER PASSES - A monthly passenger pass is available for all routes except: Anacortes/San Juan Island/Sidney and Port Townsend/Keystone, as a pilot program. The pass is available through some local employers. It is a flash pass valid for the month printed on the pass and will be presented to Washington state ferries staff whenever a passenger fare is collected. This pass is based on 21 days of passenger travel with a ((40%)) 35% discount. The quarterly pass is based on 63 days of travel with a 35% discount and the annual pass is based on 252 days with a 35% discount.



6BICYCLE PASS - A bicycle pass is available on all routes except: Anacortes/San Juan Island/Sidney as a pilot program for a $20.00 annual fee subject to meeting WSF specified conditions. The pass is valid for one year. A cyclist with a valid pass shall have the bicycle surcharge waived.



HALF FARE - Children under five years of age will be carried free when accompanied by parent or guardian. Children five through eleven years of age will be charged half-fare. Children twelve years of age will be charged full-fare.



SENIOR CITIZENS - Passengers age 65 and over, with proper identification establishing proof of age, may travel at half-fare passenger tolls on any route where passenger fares are collected.



PERSONS OF DISABILITY - Any individual who, by reason of illness, injury, congenital malfunction, or other incapacity or disability is unable without special facilities or special planning or design to utilize ferry system services, upon presentation of a WSF Disability Travel Permit, Regional Reduced Fare Permit, or other identification which establishes a disability may travel at half-fare passenger tolls on any route. In addition, those persons with disabilities who require attendant care while traveling on the ferries, and are so certified by their physician, may obtain an endorsement on their WSF Disability Travel Permit and such endorsement shall allow the attendant to travel free as a passenger.



BUS PASSENGERS - Passengers traveling on public transit buses pay the applicable fare. Passengers traveling in private or commercial buses will be charged the half-fare rate.



MEDICARE CARD HOLDERS - Any person holding a Medicare card duly issued to that person pursuant to Title II or Title XVIII of the Social Security Act may travel at half-fare passenger tolls on any route upon presentation of a WSF Disability Travel Permit or a Regional Reduced Fare Permit at time of travel.



FERRY/TRANSIT PASS - A combination ferry-transit monthly pass may be available for a particular route when determined by Washington state ferries and a local public transit agency to be a viable fare instrument. The WSF portion of the fare is based on 21 days of passenger travel at a 50% discount.



PROMOTIONAL TOLLS - A promotional rate may be established at the discretion of the secretary of transportation for a specific discount (not to exceed 50 percent of full fare) and effective only at designated times on designated routes (not to exceed 100 days per year on any one route).



Special passenger fare rate(s) may be established for a pilot program in conjunction with the Central Puget Sound Regional Fare Integration project on ferry route(s) serving King, Pierce, Snohomish and Kitsap counties. The rate(s) may be established at the discretion of the secretary of transportation for a specific discount not to exceed fifty percent of full fare.



SCHOOL GROUPS - Passengers traveling in authorized school groups for institution-sponsored activities will be charged a flat rate of $1 per walk-on group or per vehicle of students and/or advisors and staff. Walk-on groups and private vehicles require a letter of authorization. Vehicles and drivers will be charged the fare applicable to vehicle size. The special school rate is $2 on routes where one-point toll systems are in effect.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 47.56.030 and 47.60.326. 96-05-046 and 96-05-047 (Orders 79 and 80), 468-300-010, filed 2/16/96, effective 3/19/96; 94-18-014 (Order 77), 468-300-010, filed 8/25/94, effective 9/25/94; 94-07-104 (Order 75), 468-300-010, filed 3/18/94, effective 4/18/94; 93-18-005, 468-300-010, filed 8/19/93, effective 9/19/93; 92-18-005, 468-300-010, filed 8/20/92, effective 9/20/92; 91-18-022 (Order 72), 468-300-010, filed 8/27/91, effective 9/27/91; 89-14-052 (Order 67, Resolution No. 354), 468-300-010, filed 6/30/89; 89-04-014 (Order 66, Resolution No. 343), 468-300-010, filed 1/23/89, effective 7/1/89; 87-12-005 (Order 61, Resolution No. 298), 468-300-010, filed 5/21/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 47.60.290, 47.60.300 and 47.60.326. 86-24-009 (Order 59, Resolution No. 287), 468-300-010, filed 11/21/86. Statutory Authority: RCW 47.60.326. 86-06-010 (Order 54, Resolution No. 263), 468-300-010, filed 2/21/86; 85-11-007 (Order 44, Resolution No. 241), 468-300-010, filed 5/3/85; 84-11-052 (Order 42, Resolution Nos. 221 and 222), 468-300-010, filed 5/17/84; 84-10-002 (Order 41, Resolution No. 218), 468-300-010, filed 4/20/84; 83-07-062 (Order 33, Resolution No. 175), 468-300-010, filed 3/22/83; 82-07-063 (Order 28, Resolution No. 143), 468-300-010, filed 3/22/82. Statutory Authority: RCW 47.60.325 and 47.56.030. 81-15-099 (Order 23, Resolution No. 117), 468-300-010, filed 7/22/81. Statutory Authority: RCW 47.60.325. 81-08-044 (Order 17, Resolution No. 104), 468-300-010, filed 3/31/81; 80-16-012 (Order 16, Resolution No. 90), 468-300-010, filed 10/27/80; 80-04-104 (Order 15, Resolution No. 72), 468-300-010, filed 4/1/80; 79-09-136 (Order 11, Resolution No. 57), 468-300-010, filed 9/5/79; 79-04-047 (Order 6, Resolution No. 44), 468-300-010, filed 3/27/79; 78-06-040 (Order 2, Resolution No. 21), 468-300-010, filed 5/19/78.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 82, filed 9/12/96, effective 10/13/96)



WAC 468-300-020  Vehicle under 20', motorcycle, and stowage ferry tolls.



Effective 03:00 a.m. ((October 13, 1996)) May 10, 1998













ROUTES




Under 20' Incl. Driver One Way


Vehicle Under 20' Citizen or Disabled Driver4




Vehicle Under 20' Over Height Surcharge1




Frequent User Ticket book 20 Rides2


Motorcycle

/Stowage5 Incl. Driver Stowage5

One Way

((Motorcycle w/Sr Citizen or Disabled Driver Stowage5

One Way



Frequent User Ticket book 20 Rides2

Fauntleroy-Southworth Seattle-Bremerton

Seattle-Winslow

Port Townsend-Keystone

Edmonds-Kingston





5.90




5.05




5.90




94.15




2.60




1.75




41.55

*Fauntleroy-Vashon *Southworth-Vashon

*Pt. Defiance-Tahlequah



7.95


6.85


7.95


63.60


3.40


2.25


27.15

Mukilteo-Clinton 4.00 3.40 4.00 63.60 1.70 1.15 27.15

10 Rides
*Anacortes to Lopez *Shaw, Orcas

*Friday Harbor

12.30

14.70

16.80

9.85

12.20

14.35

12.30

14.70

16.80

49.20

58.75

67.20

6.40

6.90

7.30

3.95

4.45

4.85

51.30

55.15

58.55


Between Lopez,

Shaw, Orcas and Friday

Harbor@3





7.00




7.00




7.00




27.50




2.00




2.00




N/A

International Travel

Anacortes to Sidney and Sidney to all

destinations





29.70




26.30




29.70




N/A




11.45




8.00




N/A

From Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor

to Sidney@





15.00




14.25




15.00




N/A




4.50




3.75




N/A

Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor to Sidney

(round trip)6





44.70




40.55




44.70




N/A




15.95




11.75




N/A))











ROUTES


Vehicle

Under 20'

Incl. Driver

One Way

Vehicle

Under 20'

w/Sr

Citizen or

Disabled

Driver4



Vehicle Under

20' Over Height

Charge1





Frequent User

Ticket book

20 Rides2





Motorcycle5

Incl. Driver

Stowage5

One Way@



Motorcycle w/Sr Citizen or

Disabled Driver

Stowage5

One Way@





Motorcycle

Frequent User

Ticket book

20 Rides2@


Fauntleroy-Southworth Seattle-Bremerton Seattle-Bainbridge Island

Port Townsend-Keystone

Edmonds-Kingston







6.25






5.50






6.25






100.00






2.70






1.80






43.20

*Fauntleroy-Vashon *Southworth-Vashon

*Pt. Defiance-Tahlequah





8.50




7.50




8.50




68.00




3.80




2.60




30.40

Mukilteo-Clinton 4.25 3.75 4.25 68.00 1.90 1.30 30.40

10 Rides - 5 Round Trips
*Anacortes to Lopez 12.75 10.25 12.75 51.00 6.70 4.20 53.60
*Shaw, Orcas 15.25 12.75 15.25 61.00 7.20 4.70 57.60
*Friday Harbor 17.25 14.75 17.25 69.00 7.60 5.10 60.80

Between Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday

Harbor3







7.25






7.25






7.25






29.00






2.25






2.25






N/A

International Travel

Anacortes to Sidney and Sidney to all destinations



24.00




19.75




24.00




N/A




12.00




9.80




N/A

Travelers with advanced reservations ($15 fee)

Anacortes to Sidney and

Sidney to all

destinations7











9.00










4.75










24.00










N/A










N/A










N/A










N/A

From Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor to

Sidney







8.75






7.00






8.75






N/A






5.00






5.00






N/A

Travelers with advanced reservations ($7 fee)

from Lopez, Shaw,

Orcas and Friday Harbor

to Sidney8











1.75










0.00










8.75










N/A










N/A










N/A










N/A

Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor to Sidney

(round trip)6



32.75


26.75


32.75


N/A


17.00


14.80


N/A

@ These fares rounded to the ((nearest)) next multiple of $0.10. All other fares rounded to the next multiple of $ .25.

* These routes operate as a one-point toll collection system.



1SIZE - All vehicles up to 20' in length and under 7'6" shall pay the vehicle under 20' toll. Vehicles up to 20' but over 7'6" in height shall pay ((a height surcharge)) an overheight charge of 100% of the vehicle full fare. Upon presentation by either the driver or passenger of a WSF Disability Travel Permit, Regional Reduced Fare Permit, or other identification which establishes disability, the height ((surcharge)) charge will be waived for vehicles equipped with wheel chair lift or other mechanism designed to accommodate the person with disability.



2FREQUENT USER TICKETS - Shall be valid only for 90 days from date of purchase after which time the ticket shall not be accepted for passage.



3INTER-ISLAND FARES - Tolls collected westbound only. Vehicles traveling between islands may request a single transfer ticket good for one transfer at an intermediate island. The transfer may only be obtained when purchasing the appropriate vehicle fare for inter-island travel (westbound at Lopez, Shaw, or Orcas) and is free of charge. Transfers shall be valid for 24 hours from time of purchase.



4SENIOR CITIZEN, DISABLED DRIVER OR DISABLED ATTENDANT DRIVER - Half fare discount applies to driver portion of the vehicle-driver fare and only when the driver is eligible. Those persons with disabilities who require attendant care while traveling on the ferries, and are so certified by their physician, may obtain an endorsement on their ((WSR)) WSF Disability Travel Permit and such endorsement shall allow the attendant, when driving, to have the driver portion of the vehicle fare waived.



5MOTORCYCLES - The motorcycle including driver fare includes motorcycles pulling trailers and motorcycles with side cars.



6ROUND TRIP - Round trip tickets for international travel available for trips beginning or ending on one of the islands served.



7RESERVATION FARES - These fares apply only to travelers that have made advanced reservations and paid the $15 nonrefundable reservation fee. The reservation fee shall be a $30 nonrefundable fee when the peak season surcharge is in effect.



8RESERVATION FARES - These fares apply only to travelers that have made advanced reservations and paid the $7 nonrefundable reservation fee. The reservation fee shall be a $15 nonrefundable fee when the peak season surcharge is in effect.



VANPOOLS - A commuter vanpool which carries five or more persons on a regular and expense-sharing basis for the purpose of travel to and from work or school and which is certified as such by a local organization approved by the Washington state ferry system, may purchase for a $10 fee, a permit valid for one year valid only during the hours shown on the permit. These hours are selectable by the purchaser but shall designate two periods of use each day not to exceed two hours per period. The $10.00 fee shall include the driver. Remaining passengers shall pay the applicable passenger fare. Except that the minimum total paid for all passengers in the van shall not be less than four times the applicable passenger fare.



STOWAGE - Stowage carry-on items including kayaks, canoes and other items of comparable size which are typically stowed on the vehicle deck of the vessel shall be charged at the motorcycle rate. This rate includes the walk-on passenger carrying on the item to be stowed.



PEAK SEASON SURCHARGE - A ((20%)) 25% surcharge shall be applied ((effective)) to vehicles from the second Sunday in May ((through)) to the second Sunday in October ((to all vehicles)) except those using frequent user tickets. A 65% surcharge shall be applied on fares for international travel to reflect the reduced base fares on these routes.



PENALTY CHARGES - Owner of vehicle without driver will be assessed a $100.00 penalty charge.



PROMOTIONAL TOLLS - A promotional rate may be established at the discretion of the secretary of transportation for a specified discount (not to exceed 50 percent of full fare) and effective only at designated times on designated routes (not to exceed 100 days per year on any one route).



[Statutory Authority: RCW 47.56.030 and 47.60.326. 96-19-045 (Order 82), 468-300-020, filed 9/12/96, effective 10/13/96; 94-18-014 (Order 77), 468-300-020, filed 8/25/94, effective 9/25/94; 94-07-104 (Order 75), 468-300-020, filed 3/18/94, effective 4/18/94; 93-18-005, 468-300-020, filed 8/19/93, effective 9/19/93; 92-18-005, 468-300-020, filed 8/20/92, effective 9/20/92; 91-18-022 (Order 72), 468-300-020, filed 8/27/91, effective 9/27/91; 89-14-052 (Order 67, Resolution No. 354), 468-300-020, filed 6/30/89; 89-04-014 (Order 66, Resolution No. 343), 468-300-020, filed 1/23/89, effective 7/1/89; 87-12-005 (Order 61, Resolution No. 298), 468-300-020, filed 5/21/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 47.60.326. 86-06-010 (Order 54, Resolution No. 263), 468-300-020, filed 2/21/86; 85-11-007 (Order 44, Resolution No. 241), 468-300-020, filed 5/3/85; 84-11-052 (Order 42, Resolution Nos. 221 and 222), 468-300-020, filed 5/17/84; 84-10-002 (Order 41, Resolution No. 218), 468-300-020, filed 4/20/84; 83-07-062 (Order 33, Resolution No. 175), 468-300-020, filed 3/22/83; 82-07-063 (Order 28, Resolution No. 143), 468-300-020, filed 3/22/82. Statutory Authority: RCW 47.60.325 and 47.56.030. 81-15-099 (Order 23, Resolution No. 117), 468-300-020, filed 7/22/81. Statutory Authority: RCW 47.60.325. 81-08-044 (Order 17, Resolution No. 104), 468-300-020, filed 3/31/81; 80-04-104 (Order 15, Resolution No. 72), 468-300-020, filed 4/1/80; 79-09-136 (Order 11, Resolution No. 57), 468-300-020, filed 9/5/79; 79-04-047 (Order 6, Resolution No. 44), 468-300-020, filed 3/27/79; 78-06-040 (Order 2, Resolution No. 21), 468-300-020, filed 5/19/78.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 82, filed 9/12/96, effective 10/13/96)



WAC 468-300-040  Oversize vehicle ferry tolls.



Effective 03:00 a.m. ((October 13, 1996)) May 10, 1998









((Oversize Vehicle Ferry Tolls1

Overall Unit Length - Including Driver

ROUTES 20'

To

Under

30'

incl.

Driver

Under

7'6"

High

20'

To

Under

30'

30'

To

Under

40'

40'

To

Under

50'

50'

To Under

60'

60'

To

Under

70'

70'

To and

Include

80'

Cost

Per Ft.

Over

80'


Fauntleroy-Southworth

Seattle-Bremerton

Seattle-Winslow

Port Townsend-Keystone

Edmonds-Kingston





8.85




17.70




23.60




29.50




35.40




41.30




47.20




0.60

*Fauntleroy-Vashon *Southworth-Vashon

*Pt. Defiance-Tahlequah



12.00


24.00


32.00


40.00


48.00


56.00


64.00


0.80

Mukilteo-Clinton 6.00 12.00 16.00 20.00 24.00 28.00 32.00 0.40

*Anacortes to Lopez2 *Shaw, Orcas

*Friday Harbor



22.05


44.10


58.80


73.50


88.20


102.90


117.60


1.50

Between Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and

Friday Harbor3@

Oct. 13, 1996

May 11, 1997

Oct. 12, 1997

May 10, 1998





10.50






17.50

19.25

21.00

21.00







18.25

21.00

24.25

28.00







19.25

23.50

28.75

35.00







42.00

42.00

42.00

42.00







49.00

49.00

49.00

49.00







56.00

56.00

56.00

56.00







N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A


International Travel

Anacortes to Sidney

and Sidney to all destinations


44.55


89.10


118.80


148.50


178.20


207.90


237.60


2.40

From Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor to

Sidney@





22.50




45.00




60.00




75.00




90.00




105.00




120.00




1.00

Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor to Sidney (round

trip)4





67.05




134.10




178.80




223.50




268.20




312.90




357.60




3.40))

Oversize Vehicle Ferry Tolls1

Overall Unit Length - Including Driver













ROUTES
20'

To

Under

30'

Under

7'6"

High

20'

To

Under

30'

Over

7'6"

High







30'

To

Under

40'







40'

To Under

50'







50'

To Under 60'







60'

To under 70'







70'

To and include

80'







Cost Per Ft. Over 80'

@


Fauntleroy-Southworth

Seattle-Bremerton

Seattle-Bainbridge Island

Port Townsend-Keystone

Edmonds-Kingston





9.50




18.75




25.00




31.25




37.50




43.75




50.00




0.65

*Fauntleroy-Vashon *Southworth-Vashon

*Pt. Defiance-Tahlequah





13.00




25.50




34.00




42.50




51.00




59.50




68.00




0.90

Mukilteo-Clinton 6.50 12.75 17.00 21.25 25.50 29.75 34.00 0.45

*Anacortes to Lopez2 *Shaw, Orcas

*Friday Harbor





23.00




45.75




61.00




76.25




91.50




106.75




122.00




1.50

Between Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and

Friday Harbor3

May 10, 1998









11.00








21.75








29.00








36.25








43.50








50.75








58.00








N/A

International Travel

Anacortes to Sidney and Sidney to all destinations



36.00




72.00




96.00




120.00




144.00




168.00




192.00




2.40

Travelers with advanced reservations ($15 fee)

Anacortes to Sidney and

Sidney to all destinations5









21.00








57.00








81.00








105.00








129.00








153.00






177.00









2.40

From Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor to

Sidney







13.00






26.25






35.00






43.75






52.50






61.25






70.00






0.90

Travelers with advanced reservations

($7 fee) from

Lopez, Shaw, Orcas

and Friday Harbor

to Sidney6













6.00












19.25












28.00












36.75












45.50












54.25












63.00












0.90

Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor to Sidney (round

trip)4







49.25






98.25






131.00






163.75






196.50






229.25






262.00






3.30

@ These fares rounded to the ((nearest)) next multiple of $0.05. All other fares rounded to the next multiple of $ .25.

* These routes operate as a one-point toll collection system.



1OVERSIZE VEHICLES - Includes all vehicles 20 feet in length and longer regardless of type: Commercial trucks, recreational vehicles, vehicles under 20' pulling trailers, etc. Length shall include vehicle and load to its furthest extension. Overheight charge is included in oversize vehicle toll((, except for 20 to 30 foot category under 7'6" in height)). Vehicles ((which are)) 11 feet in width or wider pay double the fare applicable to their length. Private and commercial passenger buses or other passenger vehicles pay the applicable oversize vehicle tolls. Public transit buses and drivers shall travel free upon display of an annual permit which may be purchased for $10.



2STOPOVERS - Tolls collected westbound only. Oversize vehicles traveling westbound from Anacortes may purchase a single intermediate stopover ticket for $2.50 when first purchasing the appropriate vehicle fare. The stopover is valid for a 24-hour period.



3INTER-ISLAND - Tolls collected westbound only. Vehicles traveling between islands may request a single transfer ticket good for one transfer at an intermediate island. The transfer may only be obtained when purchasing the appropriate vehicle fare for interisland travel (westbound at Lopez, Shaw, or Orcas) and is free of charge. Transfers shall be valid for 24 hours from time of purchase.



4ROUND TRIP - Round trip tickets for international travel available for trips beginning or ending on one of the islands served.



5RESERVATION FARES - These fares apply only to travelers that have made advanced reservations and paid the $15 nonrefundable reservation fee. The reservation fee shall be a $30 nonrefundable fee when the peak season surcharge is in effect.



6 RESERVATION FARES - These fares apply only to travelers that have made advanced reservations and paid the $7 nonrefundable reservation fee. The reservation fee shall be a $15 nonrefundable fee when the peak season surcharge is in effect.



PEAK SEASON SURCHARGE - ((A 20% surcharge shall be applied effective the second Sunday in May through the second Sunday in October to all vehicles except those using frequent user tickets.)) A peak season surcharge of 25% shall apply to all oversize vehicles, except for international travel. The senior citizen discount shall apply to the driver of an oversize vehicle. A 65% surcharge shall be applied on fares for international travel to reflect the reduced base fares on these routes.



SENIOR CITIZEN DISCOUNTS - Discounts of 50% for the driver of the above vehicles shall apply. Senior citizen discount is determined by subtracting full-fare passenger rate and adding half-fare passenger rate.



PENALTY CHARGES - Owner of vehicle without driver will be assessed a $100.00 penalty charge.



DISCOUNT FROM REGULAR TOLL



Oversize vehicles making 12 or more, one-way crossings per week (Sunday thru Saturday) will qualify for a 20% discount from the regular ferry tolls.



EMERGENCY TRIPS DURING NONSERVICE HOURS - While at locations where crew is on duty charge shall be equal to the cost of fuel consumed to make emergency trip. Such trips shall only be offered as a result of official requests from an emergency services agency and only in the case of no reasonable alternative.



BULK NEWSPAPERS - Per 100 lbs. $2.20



(Shipments exceeding 60,000 lbs. in any month shall be assessed $1.10 per 100 lbs.)



Daily Newspapers, in bundles, and medical supplies, to be received and delivered without receipt and subject to owner's risk, will be transported between ferry terminals on regular scheduled sailings.



EXPRESS SHIPMENTS - A flat handling charge of $25.00 per parcel is charged.



(Shipments exceeding 100 lbs. assessed $8.30 for each 25 lbs. or fraction thereof.)



Express shipments will be handled on scheduled sailings when no other means of shipment is available to shipper. Shipments must be of a size and weight that can easily be handled by carrier's employees. Carrier reserves the right to refuse shipment of any item. Carrier assumes no liability for loss or damage to any shipment. Minimum rate for any shipment shall be the rate for 100 pounds.



San Juan inter-island express shipments will be handled at $5.00 per parcel.



MEDICAL SUPPLIES - A flat handling charge of $5.00 per shipment is charged.



DISCLAIMER - Under no circumstances does Washington state ferries warrant the availability of ferry service at a given date or time; nor does it warrant the availability of space on board a vessel on a given sailing.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 47.56.030 and 47.60.326. 96-19-045 (Order 82), 468-300-040, filed 9/12/96, effective 10/13/96; 94-18-014 (Order 77), 468-300 -040, filed 8/25/94, effective 9/25/94; 94-07-104 (Order 75), 468-300-040, filed 3/18/94, effective 4/18/94; 93-18-005, 468-300-040, filed 8/19/93, effective 9/19/93; 92-18-005, 468-300-040, filed 8/20/92, effective 9/20/92; 91-18-022 (Order 72), 468-300-040, filed 8/27/91, effective 9/27/91; 89-14-052 (Order 67, Resolution No. 354), 468-300-040, filed 6/30/89; 89-04-014 (Order 66, Resolution No. 343), 468-300-040, filed 1/23/89, effective 7/1/89; 87-12-005 (Order 61, Resolution No. 298), 468-300-040, filed 5/21/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 47.60.290, 47.60.300 and 47.60.326. 86-24-009 (Order 59, Resolution No. 287), 468-300-040, filed 11/21/86. Statutory Authority: RCW 47.60.326. 86-06-010 (Order 54, Resolution No. 263), 468-300-040, filed 2/21/86; 85-11-007 (Order 44, Resolution No. 241), 468-300-040, filed 5/3/85; 84-11-052 (Order 42, Resolution Nos. 221 and 222), 468-300-040, filed 5/17/84; 83-07-062 (Order 33, Resolution No. 175), 468-300-040, filed 3/22/83; 82-18-009 (Order 29, Resolution No. 153), 468-300-040, filed 8/20/82; 82-07-063 (Order 28, Resolution No. 143), 468-300-040, filed 3/22/82. Statutory Authority: RCW 47.60.325 and 47.56.030. 81-15-099 (Order 23, Resolution No. 117), 468-300-040, filed 7/22/81. Statutory Authority: RCW 47.60.325. 81-08-044 (Order 17, Resolution No. 104), 468-300-040, filed 3/31/81; 80-04-104 (Order 15, Resolution No. 72), 468-300-040, filed 4/1/80; 79-09-136 (Order 11, Resolution No. 57), 468-300-040, filed 9/5/79; 79-04-047 (Order 6, Resolution No. 44), 468-300-040, filed 3/27/79; 78-06-040 (Order 2, Resolution No. 21), 468-300-040, filed 5/19/78.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 83, filed 7/22/97, effective 8/22/97)



WAC 468-300-220  Calculation of charter rates for vessels owned by the Washington state ferry system. Pursuant to chapter 323, Laws of 1997, vessels owned by the Washington state ferry system may be made available for charter subject to operational availability. Execution of a charter agreement as set forth in the statute must precede a commitment to charter. The following actual hourly vessel operating costs have been calculated for establishing the rates to be charged for vessel charters from July 27, ((1997)) 1998, through June 30, ((1998)) 1999:



Vessel Class Deck Crew

On Overtime

Deck Crew

Not On Overtime

Jumbo (($987.69

$966.58

808.53))

788.87

Super ((949.27

931.10

776.27))

759.61

Evergreen ((725.99

716.13

582.84))

574.06

Issaquah ((723.97

712.18

594.50))

583.83

Steel ((602.60

595.11

489.58))

482.75

Rhododendron ((575.60

571.11

462.58))

458.75

Hiyu ((430.27

428.15

356.31))

354.43

Passenger Only ((420.05

416.83

359.75))

356.83

The rate for an individual charter will be calculated by:

(1) Multiplying the actual operating cost set forth above for the vessel that is chartered by the number of hours, or fraction thereof, for which the vessel is chartered;

(2) Adding labor costs, mileage and per diem expenses to determine the total actual costs if the particular charter requires a crew callout; and

(3) Increasing the total actual costs calculated pursuant to subsections (1) and (2) of this section by fifty percent, and rounding to the nearest fifty dollars.

In the case of charters for the transport of hazardous materials, the transporter is required to pay for all legs necessary to complete the charter, even if the vessel is simultaneously engaged in an operational voyage on behalf of the Washington state ferry system.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 47.01.061, 47.56.032 and 1997 c 323. 97-15-110 (Order 83), 468-300-220, filed 7/22/97, effective 8/22/97.]

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