WSR 03-08-072

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION


[ Filed April 1, 2003, 11:15 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: March 20, 2003.

Purpose: The purpose of this rule is to raise the ferry tolls and modify preferential loading within the specified WACs. The revisions follow the annual review of the Washington state ferry's farebox revenue needs.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending state ferries and toll bridges, WAC 468-300-010, 468-300-020, 468-300-040, and 468-300-700.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 47.56.030, 47.60.326.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 03-04-102 on February 4, 2003.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: Lower Lopez Island oversized rates to ultimate tariff route equity alignment; establish a westbound transfer fare for oversized vehicles traveling to the San Juan Islands; establish a 10% frequent commercial discount for May 2003 - May 2004; and change commercial reservation fee to a flat fee with no per trip fee.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

April 1, 2003

Aubrey Davis, Chair

Transportation Commission

OTS-6159.5


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 02-09-010, filed 4/5/02, effective 5/6/02)

WAC 468-300-010   Ferry passenger tolls.  


((Effective 03:00 a.m. May 12, 2002))

((ROUTES

Full Fare

Senior/

Disabled

Youth Fare

18 and under

Frequent User

Coupon Book 20

Rides1

Monthly

Pass5

Quarterly

Pass5

Annual Pass5

Bicycle Surcharge2,6

Via Passenger-Only Ferry

*Seattle-Vashon

7.10 3.50 5.60 58.25 93.20 279.60 1,118.40 1.00
Via Passenger-Only Ferry

Seattle to Bremerton

6.10 3.00 4.60 38.257 93.20 279.60 1,118.40 1.00
Via Passenger-Only Ferry

Bremerton to Seattle

1.00 0.50 1.00 N/A 93.20 279.60 1,118.40 N/C
Via Auto Ferry

*Fauntleroy-Southworth

4.00

2.00

2.80

30.00

48.00

144.00

576.00

1.00

*Seattle-Bremerton

*Seattle-Bainbridge Island *Edmonds-Kingston

5.10

2.50

3.60

38.25

61.20

183.60

734.40

1.00

Port Townsend-Keystone 2.00 1.00 1.40 30.00 48.00 144.00 576.00 0.50
*Fauntleroy-Vashon

*Southworth-Vashon

*Pt. Defiance-Tahlequah

3.30

1.60

2.40

24.75

39.60

118.80

475.20

1.00

*Mukilteo-Clinton 3.10 1.50 2.20 23.25 37.20 111.60 446.40 1.00
*Anacortes to Lopez, Shaw, Orcas or Friday Harbor - Sunday-Tuesday

6.80

3.40

4.80

56.00

N/A

N/A

N/A

4.00

*Anacortes to Lopez, Shaw, Orcas or Friday Harbor - Wednesday-Saturday

8.00

4.00

5.60

56.00

N/A

N/A

N/A

4.00

Between Lopez, Shaw,

Orcas and Friday Harbor4

N/C

N/C

N/C

N/C

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/C

International Travel
Anacortes to Sidney and

Sidney to all destinations

12.40

6.20

8.70

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

6.00

From Lopez, Shaw1, Orcas and Friday Harbor to Sidney@

4.50

2.25

3.25

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

2.00

Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and

Friday Harbor to Sidney

(round trip)3

16.90

8.45

11.95

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

8.00))


EFFECTIVE 03:00 A.M. MAY 4, 2003


ROUTES

Full Fare

Senior/

Disabled

Youth Fare

18 and under

Frequent User

Coupon Book 20

Rides1

Monthly

Pass5

Quarterly

Pass5

Annual Pass5

Bicycle Surcharge2,6

Via Passenger-Only Ferry

*Seattle-Vashon

7.40 3.70 6.40 63.20 101.20 303.60 1,214.40 1.00
Via Passenger-Only Ferry

Seattle to Bremerton

6.40 3.20 5.40 43.207 101.20 303.60 1,214.40 1.00
Via Passenger-Only Ferry

Bremerton to Seattle

1.00 0.50 1.00 N/A 101.20 303.60 1,214.40 N/C
Via Auto Ferry

*Fauntleroy-Southworth

4.20

2.10

3.40

33.60

53.80

161.40

645.60

1.00

*Seattle-Bremerton

*Seattle-Bainbridge Island *Edmonds-Kingston

5.40

2.70

4.40

43.20

69.20

207.60

830.40

1.00

Port Townsend-Keystone 2.10 1.05 1.70 33.60 53.80 161.40 645.60 0.50
*Fauntleroy-Vashon

*Southworth-Vashon

*Pt. Defiance-Tahlequah

3.50 1.70 2.80 28.00 44.80 134.40 537.60 1.00
*Mukilteo-Clinton 3.20 1.60 2.60 25.60 41.00 123.00 492.00 1.00
*Anacortes to Lopez, Shaw, Orcas or Friday Harbor - Sunday-Tuesday 8.00 4.00 6.40 57.20 N/A N/A N/A 2.008
*Anacortes to Lopez, Shaw, Orcas or Friday Harbor - Wednesday-Saturday 8.80 4.40 7.10 57.20 N/A N/A N/A 2.008
Between Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor4

N/C

N/C

N/C

N/C

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/C

International Travel
Anacortes to Sidney and Sidney to all destinations 13.10 6.50 10.50 N/A N/A N/A N/A 4.009
From Lopez, Shaw1, Orcas and Friday Harbor to Sidney@ 4.75 2.25 4.00 N/A N/A N/A N/A 1.0010
Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor to Sidney (round trip)3 17.85 8.75 14.50 N/A N/A N/A N/A 5.0011

EFFECTIVE 03:00 A.M. MAY 2, 2004


ROUTES

Full Fare

Senior/

Disabled

Youth Fare

18 and under

Frequent User

Coupon Book 20

Rides1

Monthly

Pass5

Quarterly

Pass5

Annual Pass5

Bicycle Surcharge2,6

Via Passenger-Only Ferry

*Seattle-Vashon

7.70 3.80 6.60 65.60 105.00 315.00 1,260.00 1.00
Via Passenger-Only Ferry

Seattle to Bremerton

6.70 3.30 5.60 45.607 105.00 315.00 1,260.00 1.00
Via Passenger-Only Ferry

Bremerton to Seattle

1.00 0.50 1.00 N/A 105.00 315.00 1,260.00 N/C
Via Auto Ferry

*Fauntleroy-Southworth

4.40 2.20 3.60 35.20 56.40 169.20 676.80

1.00

*Seattle-Bremerton

*Seattle-Bainbridge Island *Edmonds-Kingston

5.70 2.80 4.60 45.60 73.00 219.00 876.00 1.00
Port Townsend-Keystone 2.20 1.10 1.80 35.20 56.40 169.20 676.80 0.50
*Fauntleroy-Vashon

*Southworth-Vashon

*Pt. Defiance-Tahlequah

3.70 1.80 3.00 29.60 47.40 142.20 568.80 1.00
*Mukilteo-Clinton 3.40 1.70 2.80 27.20 43.60 130.80 523.20 1.00
*Anacortes to Lopez, Shaw, Orcas or Friday Harbor - Sunday-Tuesday 8.60 4.30 6.90 61.80 N/A N/A N/A 2.008
*Anacortes to Lopez, Shaw, Orcas or Friday Harbor - Wednesday-Saturday 9.50 4.70 7.60 61.80 N/A N/A N/A 2.008
Between Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor4 N/C N/C N/C N/C N/A N/A N/A N/C
International Travel
Anacortes to Sidney and Sidney to all destinations 13.80 6.90 11.10 N/A N/A N/A N/A 4.009
From Lopez, Shaw1, Orcas and Friday Harbor to Sidney@ 5.00 2.50 4.00 N/A N/A N/A N/A 1.0010
Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor to Sidney (round trip)3 18.80

9.40

15.10 N/A N/A N/A N/A 5.0011

@ These fares rounded to the 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 COUPONS - Shall be valid only for 90-days from date of purchase after which time the tickets shall not be accepted for passage. Unused coupons will not be eligible for refund or exchange.



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.


5PASSES - Passenger passes are available for all routes except Anacortes/San Juan Island/Sidney. It is valid for the period printed on the pass and will be presented to Washington state ferries staff whenever a passenger fare is collected. This pass is based on 16 days of passenger travel with a ((25)) 20% discount. The quarterly pass is based on 48 days of travel with a ((25)) 20% discount and the annual pass is based on 192 days with a ((25)) 20% discount. A $1.00 retail/shipping and handling fee will be added to the price of the pass.

A combination ferry-transit 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 16 days of passenger travel per month at a ((25)) 20% discount. Passes may be available in monthly, quarterly or annual denominations.


6BICYCLE PASS - A bicycle pass is available on all routes except: Anacortes/San Juan Island/Sidney 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.


7SEATTLE TO BREMERTON PASSENGER ONLY - Riders on Seattle to Bremerton passenger only need to supplement frequent user coupon with an additional surcharge fare of $1.00 ($0.50 for Senior/Disabled).


8BICYCLE SURCHARGE - This becomes $4.00 during peak season (first Sunday in May until second Sunday in October).


9BICYCLE SURCHARGE - This becomes $6.00 during peak season.


10BICYCLE SURCHARGE - This becomes $2.00 during peak season.


11BICYCLE SURCHARGE - This becomes $8.00 during peak season.


CHILDREN/YOUTH - Children under five years of age will be carried free when accompanied by parent or guardian. Children/youths five through eighteen years of age will be charged the youth fare, which will be ((70)) 80% of full fare rounded to the next multiple of $0.10.


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.



PROMOTIONAL TOLLS - A promotional rate may be established at the discretion of the ((secretary of transportation)) WSF CEO for a specific discount (((not to exceed 50 percent of full fare))) in order to enhance total revenue 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)) WSF CEO 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. Starting September 1, 1999, all school groups 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. Due to space limitations, authorized school groups will not be permitted to use one of the passenger-only routes without prior WSF approval.


BUNDLED SINGLE FARE BOOKS - WSF may bundle single fare types into multiple trip books as a customer convenience. These books shall be valid only until the ((second)) first Sunday of May following the date of purchase, after which time the coupons shall not be accepted for passage. Unused coupons are not refundable. Anacortes to San Juan Islands senior/disabled fares will be bundled at the applicable early week price.


PEAK SEASON SURCHARGE - A 20% surcharge shall be applied to passengers from the ((second)) first Sunday in May to the second Sunday in October, except those using frequent user tickets, on the Anacortes to Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor routes.


GROUP OR VOLUME SALES - In order to increase total revenues, WSF may develop full fare or discounted customer packages or bundle single fare types into multiple trip books or offer passes for high volume or group users. In pricing these packages, WSF will have discretion to set appropriate volume discounts based on a case-by-case basis.


SPECIAL EVENTS - In order to increase total revenues, WSF may develop, create or participate in special events that may include, but not be limited to, contributing or packaging discounted fares in exchange for the opportunity to participate in the income generated by the event.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 47.56.030, 47.60.326. 02-09-010, 468-300-010, filed 4/5/02, effective 5/6/02; 01-11-010, 468-300-010, filed 5/3/01, effective 6/3/01; 00-24-050, 468-300-010, filed 11/30/00, effective 12/31/00; 99-08-066, 468-300-010, filed 4/5/99, effective 5/6/99; 98-08-051, 468-300-010, filed 3/27/98, effective 4/27/98; 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 WSR 02-09-010, filed 4/5/02, effective 5/6/02)

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


((Effective 03:00 a.m. May 12, 2002))


((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

Coupon book

20 Rides2

Motorcycle5

Incl. Driver

Stowage 1

One Way@

Motorcycle w/Sr Citizen or

Disabled Driver

Stowage 1

One Way@

Motorcycle Oversize Charge1

Motorcycle

Frequent User

Ticket book

20 Rides2@

Fauntleroy-Southworth

Port Townsend/Keystone

7.00

6.00

7.00

112.00

3.00

2.00

1.00

48.00

Seattle-Bainbridge Island

Seattle-Bremerton Edmonds-Kingston

9.00

7.70

9.00

144.00

3.90

2.60

1.35

62.40

*Fauntleroy-Vashon

*Southworth-Vashon

*Pt. Defiance-Tahlequah

11.75

10.05

11.75

94.00

5.00

3.30

1.70

40.00

Mukilteo-Clinton 5.50 4.70 5.50 88.00 2.40 1.60 0.80 38.40
10 Rides - 5 Round Trips
*Anacortes to Lopez - Sunday-Tuesday

17.00

13.60

17.00

80.00

8.90

5.50

2.10

83.20

*Lopez -

Wednesday-Saturday

20.00

16.00

20.00

80.00

10.40

6.40

2.40

83.20

*Shaw, Orcas -

Sunday-Tuesday

20.00

16.60

20.00

94.00

9.50

6.10

2.70

88.80

*Shaw, Orcas -

Wednesday-Saturday

23.50

19.50

23.50

94.00

11.10

7.10

3.10

88.80

*Friday Harbor -

Sunday-Tuesday

22.50

19.10

22.50

106.00

10.00

6.60

3.20

93.60

*Friday Harbor -

Wednesday-Saturday

26.50

22.50

26.50

106.00

11.70

7.70

3.70

93.60

Between Lopez, Shaw,

Orcas and Friday Harbor3

10.25

10.25

10.25

41.00

3.25

3.25

3.25

N/A

International Travel
Anacortes to Sidney and Sidney to all destinations

33.50

27.30

33.50

N/A

16.70

10.50

4.30

N/A

Travelers with advanced reservations ($15 fee)

Anacortes to Sidney and Sidney to all

destinations 6

18.50

12.30

33.50

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Lopez, Shaw,

Orcas and Friday Harbor

to Sidney

9.75

7.50

9.75

N/A

5.50

3.25

1.25

N/A

Travelers with advanced reservations ($7 fee) from Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor to Sidney 7

2.75

0.50

9.75

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and

Friday Harbor to Sidney

(round trip) 5

43.25

34.80

43.25

N/A

22.45

14.00

5.55 N/A))

EFFECTIVE 03:00 A.M. MAY 4, 2003

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

Coupon book

20 Rides2

Motorcycle5

Incl. Driver

Stowage 1

One Way@

Motorcycle w/Sr Citizen or

Disabled Driver

Stowage 1

One Way@

Motorcycle Oversize Charge1

Motorcycle

Frequent User

Ticket book

20 Rides2@

Fauntleroy-Southworth

Port Townsend/Keystone

7.50 6.45 7.50 120.00 3.20 2.15 1.10 51.20
Seattle-Bainbridge Island

Seattle-Bremerton Edmonds-Kingston

9.50 8.15 9.50 152.00 4.10 2.75 1.40 65.60
*Fauntleroy-Vashon

*Southworth-Vashon

*Pt. Defiance-Tahlequah

12.25 10.45 12.25 98.00 5.30 3.50 1.80 42.40
Mukilteo-Clinton 5.75 4.95 5.75 92.00 2.50 1.70 0.90 40.00
10 Rides - 5 Round Trips
*Anacortes to Lopez - Sunday-Tuesday 20.00 16.00 20.00 82.50 10.60 6.60 2.60 87.80
*Lopez -

Wednesday-Saturday

22.00 17.60 22.00 82.50 11.70 7.30 2.90 87.80
*Shaw, Orcas -

Sunday-Tuesday

23.50 19.50 23.50 97.50 11.30 7.30 3.30 93.80
*Shaw, Orcas -

Wednesday-Saturday

26.00 21.60 26.00 97.50 12.50 8.10 3.70 93.80
*Friday Harbor -

Sunday-Tuesday

26.50 22.50 26.50 109.75 11.90 7.90 3.90 99.00
*Friday Harbor -

Wednesday-Saturday

29.25 24.85 29.25 109.75 13.20 8.80 4.40 99.00
Between Lopez, Shaw,

Orcas and Friday Harbor3

11.25 11.25 11.25 45.00 3.50 3.50 3.50 N/A
International Travel
Anacortes to Sidney and Sidney to all destinations 35.25 28.65 35.25 N/A 17.60 11.00 4.50 N/A
Travelers with advanced reservations ($15 fee) Anacortes to Sidney and Sidney to all destinations6 20.25 13.65 35.25 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor to Sidney 10.25 7.75 10.25 N/A 6.25 3.75 1.50 N/A
Travelers with advanced reservations ($7 fee) from Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor to Sidney 7 3.25 0.75 10.25 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and

Friday Harbor to Sidney

(round trip) 5

45.50 36.40 45.50 N/A

23.85

14.75

6.00 N/A

EFFECTIVE 03:00 A.M. MAY 2, 2004

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

Coupon book

20 Rides2

Motorcycle5

Incl. Driver

Stowage 1

One Way@

Motorcycle w/Sr Citizen or

Disabled Driver

Stowage 1

One Way@

Motorcycle Oversize Charge1

Motorcycle

Frequent User

Ticket book

20 Rides2@

Fauntleroy-Southworth

Port Townsend/Keystone

7.75 6.65 7.75 124.00 3.40 2.30 1.20 54.40
Seattle-Bainbridge Island

Seattle-Bremerton Edmonds-Kingston

10.00 8.55 10.00 160.00 4.30 2.85 1.45 68.80
*Fauntleroy-Vashon

*Southworth-Vashon

*Pt. Defiance-Tahlequah

13.00 11.10 13.00 104.00 5.60 3.70 1.90 44.80
Mukilteo-Clinton 6.00 5.15 6.00 96.00 2.60 1.75 0.90 41.60
10 Rides - 5 Round Trips
*Anacortes to Lopez - Sunday-Tuesday 20.75 16.45 20.75 86.25 11.10 6.80 2.50 92.30
*Lopez -

Wednesday-Saturday

23.00 18.20 23.00 86.25 12.30 7.50 2.80 92.30
*Shaw, Orcas -

Sunday-Tuesday

25.00 20.70 25.00 104.25 12.00 7.70 3.40 99.80
*Shaw, Orcas -

Wednesday-Saturday

27.75 22.95 27.75 104.25 13.30 8.50 3.80 99.80
*Friday Harbor -

Sunday-Tuesday

29.25 24.95 29.25 121.00 12.80 8.50 4.20 106.50
*Friday Harbor -

Wednesday-Saturday

32.25 27.45 32.25 121.00 14.20 9.40 4.70 106.50
Between Lopez, Shaw,

Orcas and Friday Harbor3

12.50 12.50 12.50 50.00 3.75 3.75 3.75 N/A
International Travel
Anacortes to Sidney and Sidney to all destinations 37.25 30.35 37.25 N/A 18.50 11.60 4.70 N/A
Travelers with advanced reservations ($15 fee) Anacortes to Sidney and Sidney to all destinations6 22.25 15.35 37.25 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor to Sidney 11.00 8.50 11.00 N/A 6.75 4.25 1.75 N/A
Travelers with advanced reservations ($7 fee) from Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor to Sidney 7 4.00 1.50 11.00 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor to Sidney (round trip) 5 48.25 38.85 48.25 N/A 25.25 15.85 6.45 N/A

@ These fares rounded to the 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 an overheight charge of 100% of the vehicle full fare. Motorcycles with trailers, sidecars, or any vehicle licensed as a motorcycle with three or more wheels will pay an oversize motorcycle charge of 100% of the motorcycle 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 charge will be waived for vehicles equipped with wheel chair lift or other mechanism designed to accommodate the person with disability.


2FREQUENT USER COUPONS - Shall be valid only for 90 days from date of purchase after which time the ticket shall not be accepted for passage. Unused coupons will not be eligible for refund.



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 WSF Disability Travel Permit and such endorsement shall allow the attendant, when driving, to have the driver portion of the vehicle fare waived.


5ROUND TRIP - Round trip tickets for international travel available for trips beginning or ending on one of the islands served.


6RESERVATION 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.


7RESERVATION 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.


RIDE SHARE VEHICLES - A commuter ride share vehicle 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 $20 fee, a permit valid for one year valid only during the hours shown on the permit. The $20.00 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. Carpools of three or more registered in WSF's preferential loading program must also pay a $20.00 yearly permit fee.


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 25% surcharge shall be applied to vehicles from the ((second)) first Sunday in May to the second Sunday in October except those using frequent user coupons. ((A 22% surcharge shall be applied on vehicle fares for the Sidney B.C. route.)) A 35% surcharge shall be applied on vehicle fares from Anacortes to Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor, except those using frequent user coupons.


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)) WSF CEO for a specified discount (((not to exceed 50 percent of full fare))) in order to enhance total revenue and effective only at designated times on designated routes (((not to exceed 100 days per year on any one route))).


GROUP OR VOLUME SALES - In order to increase total revenues, WSF may develop full fare or discounted customer packages or bundle single fare types into multiple trip books or offer passes for high volume or group users. In pricing these packages, WSF will have discretion to set appropriate volume discounts based on a case-by-case basis.


SPECIAL EVENTS - In order to increase total revenues, WSF may develop, create or participate in special events that may include, but not be limited to, contributing or packaging discounted fares in exchange for the opportunity to participate in the income generated by the event.


BUNDLED SINGLE FARE BOOKS - WSF may bundle single fare types into multiple trip books as a customer convenience. These books shall be valid only until the ((second)) first Sunday of May following the date of purchase after which time the coupons shall not be accepted for passage. Unused coupons are not refundable. Anacortes to San Juan Islands senior/disabled fares will be bundled at the applicable early week price.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 47.56.030, 47.60.326. 02-09-010, 468-300-020, filed 4/5/02, effective 5/6/02; 01-11-010, 468-300-020, filed 5/3/01, effective 6/3/01; 00-24-050, 468-300-020, filed 11/30/00, effective 12/31/00; 99-08-066, 468-300-020, filed 4/5/99, effective 5/6/99; 98-08-051, 468-300-020, filed 3/27/98, effective 4/27/98; 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 WSR 02-09-010, filed 4/5/02, effective 5/6/02)

WAC 468-300-040   Oversize vehicle ferry tolls.  


((Effective 03:00 a.m. May 12, 2002))


((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

Port Townsend/Keystone

10.50

21.00

28.00

35.00

42.00

49.00

56.00

0.70

Seattle-Bainbridge Island

Seattle/Bremerton

Edmonds-Kingston

13.50

27.00

36.00

45.00

54.00

63.00

72.00

0.90

*Fauntleroy-Vashon

*Southworth-Vashon

*Pt. Defiance-Tahlequah

16.50

35.25

47.00

58.75

70.50

82.25

94.00

1.10

Mukilteo-Clinton 8.25 16.50 22.00 27.50 33.00 38.50 44.00 0.55
*Anacortes to Lopez2

*Shaw, Orcas

*Friday Harbor - Sunday-Tuesday

30.00

60.00

80.00

100.00

120.00

140.00

160.00

2.00

*Anacortes to Lopez2

*Shaw, Orcas

*Friday Harbor -

Wednesday-Saturday

35.25

70.50

94.00

117.50

141.00

164.50

188.00

2.35

Between Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and

Friday Harbor3

15.50

30.75

41.00

51.25

61.50

71.75

82.00

N/A

International Travel
Anacortes to Sidney

and Sidney to all destinations

50.25

100.50

134.00

167.50

201.00

234.50

268.00

3.35

Travelers with advanced

reservations ($15 fee)

Anacortes to Sidney and

Sidney to all destinations5

35.25

85.50

119.00

152.50

186.00

219.50

253.00

3.35

Lopez, Shaw, Orcas

and Friday Harbor to Sidney

14.75

29.25

39.00

48.75

58.50

68.25

78.00

1.00

Travelers with advanced

reservations ($7 fee) from

Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday

Harbor to Sidney6

7.75

22.25

32.00

41.75

51.50

61.25

71.00

1.00

Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday

Harbor to Sidney (round trip)4

65.00

129.75

173.00

216.25

259.50

302.75

346.00

4.35))



EFFECTIVE 03:00 A.M. MAY 4, 2003


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

Port Townsend/Keystone

11.25 22.50 30.00 37.50 45.00 52.50 60.00 0.80
Seattle-Bainbridge Island

Seattle/Bremerton

Edmonds-Kingston

14.25 28.50 38.00 47.50 57.00 66.50 76.00 1.00
*Fauntleroy-Vashon

*Southworth-Vashon

*Pt. Defiance-Tahlequah

18.50 36.75 49.00 61.25 73.50 85.75 98.00 1.30
Mukilteo-Clinton 8.75 17.25 23.00 28.75 34.50 40.25 46.00 0.60
*Anacortes to Lopez -

Sunday-Tuesday2

30.00 60.00 80.00 100.00 120.00 140.00 160.00 2.00
*Anacortes to Shaw, Orcas -

Sunday-Tuesday2

35.25 70.50 94.00 117.50 141.00 164.50 188.00 2.40
*Anacortes to Friday Harbor -

Sunday-Tuesday

35.25 70.50 94.00 117.50 141.00 164.50 188.00 2.40
*Anacortes to Lopez -

Wednesday-Saturday2

33.00 66.00 88.00 110.00 132.00 154.00 176.00 2.20
*Anacortes to Shaw, Orcas -

Wednesday-Saturday2

39.00 78.00 104.00 130.00 156.00 182.00 208.00 2.60
*Anacortes to Friday Harbor -

Wednesday-Saturday

39.00

78.00

104.00

130.00

156.00

182.00

208.00

2.60

Between Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and

Friday Harbor3

17.00

33.75

45.00

56.25

67.50

78.75

90.00

N/A

International Travel
Anacortes to Sidney and Sidney to all destinations 53.00 105.75 141.00 176.25 211.50 246.75 282.00 3.60
Travelers with advanced reservations ($15 fee)

Anacortes to Sidney and

Sidney to all destinations5

38.00 90.75 126.00 161.25 196.50 231.75 267.00 3.60
Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor to Sidney

Travelers with advanced reservations ($7 fee) from

Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor to Sidney6

8.50 23.75 34.00 44.25 54.50 64.75 75.00 1.10
Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor to Sidney (round trip)4 68.50 136.50 182.00 227.50 273.00 318.50 364.00 4.70


EFFECTIVE 03:00 A.M. MAY 2, 2004


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

Port Townsend/Keystone

11.75 23.25 31.00 38.75 46.50 54.25 62.00 0.80
Seattle-Bainbridge Island

Seattle/Bremerton

Edmonds-Kingston

15.00 30.00 40.00 50.00 60.00 70.00 80.00 1.00
*Fauntleroy-Vashon

*Southworth-Vashon

*Pt. Defiance-Tahlequah

19.50 39.00 52.00 65.00 78.00 91.00 104.00 1.30
Mukilteo-Clinton 9.00 18.00 24.00 30.00 36.00 42.00 48.00 0.60
*Anacortes to Lopez -

Sunday-Tuesday2

31.25 62.25 83.00 103.75 124.50 145.25 166.00 2.10
*Anacortes to Shaw, Orcas -

Sunday-Tuesday2

37.50 75.00 100.00 125.00 150.00 175.00 200.00 2.50
*Anacortes to Friday Harbor -

Sunday-Tuesday

39.00 78.00 104.00 130.00 156.00 182.00 208.00 2.60
*Anacortes to Lopez -

Wednesday-Saturday2

34.50 69.00 92.00 115.00 138.00 161.00 184.00 2.30
*Anacortes to Shaw, Orcas -

Wednesday-Saturday2

41.75 83.25 111.00 138.75 166.50 194.25 222.00 2.80
*Anacortes to Friday Harbor -

Wednesday-Saturday

43.25 86.25 115.00 143.75 172.50 201.25 230.00 2.90
Between Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and

Friday Harbor3

18.75 37.50 50.00 62.50 75.00 87.50 100.00 N/A
International Travel
Anacortes to Sidney

and Sidney to all destinations

56.00 111.75 149.00 186.25 223.50 260.75 298.00 3.80
Travelers with advanced reservations ($15 fee)

Anacortes to Sidney and

Sidney to all destinations5

41.00 96.75 134.00 171.25 208.50 245.75 283.00 3.80
Lopez, Shaw, Orcas

and Friday Harbor to Sidney

16.50 33.00 44.00 55.00 66.00 77.00 88.00 1.10
Travelers with advanced

reservations ($7 fee) from

Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday

Harbor to Sidney6

9.50 26.00 37.00 48.00 59.00 70.00 81.00 1.10
Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday

Harbor to Sidney (round trip)4

72.50 144.75 193.00 241.25 289.50 337.75 386.00 4.90

@ These fares rounded to the 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. Vehicles 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.))


2TRANSFERS - Tolls collected westbound only. Oversize vehicles traveling westbound from Anacortes may purchase a single intermediate transfer when first purchasing the appropriate fare. The transfer is valid for a 24-hour period and is priced as follows: May 4, 2003 - May 1, 2004, $20.00 base season, $27.50 peak season; May 2, 2004 - April 30, 2005, $28.75 base season, $38.75 peak season.


3 INTER-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 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.


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.


((COMMERCIAL VEHICLE RESERVATION FEES - For commercial vehicles traveling with reservations a $50.00 participation fee (per schedule season) plus $1.00 per reserved one-way trip will be charged. Fees will be collected when reservations are confirmed.))


6RESERVATION 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.


COMMERCIAL VEHICLE RESERVATION FEES - For commercial vehicles traveling with reservations a participation fee ($200 for summer schedule season, $100 for each of the other schedule seasons) will be charged. Fees will be collected when reservations are confirmed.


PEAK SEASON SURCHARGE - A peak season surcharge of 25% shall apply to all oversize vehicles, except for Anacortes to Lopez, Shaw, Orcas, and Friday Harbor ((and international travel)). The senior citizen discount shall apply to the driver of an oversize vehicle. ((A 22% surcharge shall be applied on fares for the Sidney B.C. route.)) A 35% surcharge will apply to oversized vehicles traveling from Anacortes to Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor.


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 15% discount from the regular ferry tolls.))


DISCOUNT FROM REGULAR TOLL - Effective May 4, 2003, through May 4, 2004, oversize vehicles making 12 or more, one-way crossings per week (Sunday through Saturday) will qualify for a 10% discount form the regular ferry tolls. This discount is discontinued effective May 5, 2004.


GROUP OR VOLUME SALES - In order to increase total revenues, WSF may develop full fare or discounted customer packages or bundle single fare types into multiple trip books or offer passes for high volume or group users. In pricing these packages, WSF will have discretion to set appropriate volume discounts based on a case-by-case basis.


SPECIAL EVENTS - In order to increase total revenues, WSF may develop, create or participate in special events that may include, but not be limited to, contributing or packaging discounted fares in exchange for the opportunity to participate in the income generated by the event.


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, 47.60.326. 02-09-010, 468-300-040, filed 4/5/02, effective 5/6/02; 01-11-010, 468-300-040, filed 5/3/01, effective 6/3/01; 00-24-050, 468-300-040, filed 11/30/00, effective 12/31/00; 99-08-066, 468-300-040, filed 4/5/99, effective 5/6/99; 98-08-051, 468-300-040, filed 3/27/98, effective 4/27/98; 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 WSR 02-09-010, filed 4/5/02, effective 5/6/02)

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 1, ((2001)) 2002, through June 30, ((2002)) 2003:


((Vessel Class Deck Crew

On Overtime

Deck Crew

On Straight Time

Jumbo Mark II $ 1,165.37 $ 967.22
Jumbo 1,124.43 940.48
Super 1,077.82 900.55
Evergreen 810.31 663.60
Issaquah 857.56 710.85
Steel 677.05 560.90
Rhododendron 639.05 522.90
Hiyu 448.04 383.79
Passenger Only 548.85 465.88
Passenger Only Fast Ferry 647.37 561.78))

Vessel Class Deck Crew

On Overtime

Deck Crew

On Straight Time

Jumbo Mark II $ 1,077.29 $ 895.07
Jumbo 1,037.39 868.24
Super 999.22 835.96
Evergreen 775.62 640.56
Issaquah 810.73 675.67
Steel 649.13 542.27
Rhododendron 622.13 515.27
Hiyu 439.40 380.09
Passenger Only 521.78 445.57
Passenger Only Fast Ferry 595.00 516.34

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)) an appropriate profit margin based on market conditions, 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 47.56.030, 47.60.326. 02-09-010, 468-300-220, filed 4/5/02, effective 5/6/02; 01-11-010, 468-300-220, filed 5/3/01, effective 6/3/01; 99-08-066, 468-300-220, filed 4/5/99, effective 5/6/99; 98-08-051, 468-300-220, filed 3/27/98, effective 4/27/98. 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.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-07-059, filed 3/17/99, effective 4/17/99)

WAC 468-300-700   Preferential loading.   In order to protect public health, safety and commerce; to encourage more efficient use of the ferry system; and to reduce dependency on single occupant private automobiles:

(1) Preferential loading privileges on vessels operated by Washington state ferries (WSF), exempting vehicles from the standard first-come first-served rule, shall be granted in the order set forth below:

(a) An emergency medical vehicle, medical unit, aid unit, or ambulance dispatched to and returning from an emergency or nonemergency call while in service. Up to one additional vehicle may accompany a qualifying emergency medical vehicle or authorized med-evac when going to, but not when returning from, an emergency.

(b) A public police or fire vehicle only when responding to an emergency call, but not when returning from either an emergency or a nonemergency call. However, these vehicles will receive priority loading when they are returning from either an emergency or nonemergency call to Vashon Island or the San Juan Islands.

(c) A public utility or public utility support vehicle only when responding to an emergency call, but not when returning from either an emergency or a nonemergency call.

(d) Where a vehicle occupant states that an extended wait would cause detrimental health risks to a vehicle occupant, that vehicle will be allowed preferential loading whenever the afflicted occupant has provided a medical form certified by a physician that such preferential loading is required.

However, when that vehicle occupant has not submitted the proper medical form, preferential loading will be permissible based upon appropriate terminal staff determination.

(e) Preferential loading may be granted for vehicles carrying passengers needing to attend to a family member subject to risk of physical threat/harm or medical emergencies which requires the customer's timely access to the vessel's destination.

(f) A visibly marked school vehicle owned, operated, or sponsored by a school** when operating on regular schedules preapproved by the WSF or when advance notice is provided to each affected WSF terminal (**as defined in RCW 28A.150.010 (K-12), RCW 28A.150.020 (public schools), RCW 28A.195.010 (K-12 private schools), and RCW 28B.195.070 (secondary schools)).

(g) A visibly marked, preapproved or regularly scheduled publicly or privately owned public transportation vehicle** operating under a Washington state utilities and transportation commission certificate for public convenience and necessity (**as defined in RCW 81.68.010 (regular route/fixed termini), RCW 81.70.010 (charter and excursion)).

(h) A visibly marked nonprofit or publicly supported transportation vehicle** having provided each affected WSF terminal with advance notice and displaying a WSF permit making it readily identifiable as a public transportation vehicle (**as defined in chapter 81.66 RCW (private, nonprofit special needs)).

(i) A visibly marked and randomly scheduled private for profit transportation vehicle**operating under a Washington state utilities and transportation commission certificate for public convenience and necessity traveling on routes where WSF is the only major access for land-based traffic only when that private for profit transportation vehicle has provided each affected WSF terminal with a preapproved schedule and/or advance notice of its proposed sailing(s), (**as defined in chapter 81.68 RCW (regular route/fixed termini), chapter 81.70 RCW (charter and excursion), chapter 81.66 RCW (private nonprofit special needs), chapter 46.72 RCW (private, for hire)).

(j) A ride-sharing vehicle for persons with special transportation needs** transporting a minimum of three elderly and/or disabled riders or two elderly and/or disabled riders and an attendant displaying WSF ride-share registration program permit only when the operator of that vehicle has provided each affected WSF terminal with advance notice of its proposed sailing(s) (**as defined in RCW 46.74.010 (ride sharing for persons with special transportation needs)).

(k) A visibly marked, public ride-share vehicle** owned by a transit agency and leased out to members of the public through the transit agency's registration program only when the operator of that vehicle has provided each affected WSF terminal with advance notice of its proposed sailing(s) (**as defined in RCW 46.74.010 (commuter ride sharing)).

(l) A privately owned commuter ride-share vehicle** that visibly displays WSF approved identification markings readily identifiable by the public. There must be a minimum of three occupants in any such vehicle to receive preferential loading. Any such ride-share vehicle must be registered and in good standing in the WSF ride-share registration program (**as defined by RCW 46.74.010 (commuter ride sharing)).

(m) Specific to the Anacortes-San Juan Islands routes, a vehicle carrying livestock and traveling on routes where Washington state ferries is the only major access for land-based traffic, where such livestock (i) is raised for commercial purposes and is recognized by the department of agriculture, county agriculture soil and conservation service, as raised on a farm; or (ii) is traveling to participate in a 4H event sanctioned by a county extension agent.

(n) Specific to the Seattle-Bainbridge and Edmonds-Kingston ferry routes, where a vehicle occupant claims that an extended wait would cause detrimental health risks to their livestock en route to veterinarian services not available in the local community, that vehicle will be allowed preferential loading whenever the vehicle occupant has provided a medical form certified by a veterinarian that such preferential loading is required.

(o) Specific to the Fauntleroy-Vashon, Seattle-Bainbridge, Mukilteo-Clinton, and Anacortes-San Juan ferry routes, any mail delivery vehicle with proper documentation from the U.S. Postal Service showing that such vehicle is in the actual process of delivering mail.

(p) Specific to the Anacortes-San Juan Islands routes, a vehicle 20 ft. and over in length and 10,000 lbs. or greater in weight, provided that the vehicle is carrying or returning from carrying article(s) of commerce for purchase or sale in commercial activity.

(q) Vehicles 20 feet and over in length engaged in the conduct of commerce and/or transportation of passengers where and when WSF management has determined that the sale of vehicle space may promote higher utilization of available route capacity and an increase in revenues.

(r) An oversized or overweight vehicle (20 ft. and over in length, and/or over 8 1/2 ft. in width, and 80,000 lbs. or greater in weight) requiring transport at special times due to tidal conditions, vessel assignments, or availability of space.

(((r))) (s) A scheduled bicycle group as determined by WSF only when a representative of that group has provided WSF with advance notice of the proposed travel schedule.

(2) Preferential loading privileges shall be subject to the following conditions:

(a) Privileges shall be granted only where physical facilities are deemed by WSF management to be adequate to allow granting the privilege and achieving an efficient operation.

(b) Subject to specified exceptions, documentation outlining qualifications for preferential loading and details of travel will be required in advance from all agencies, companies, or individuals requesting such privileges.

(c) Privileges may be limited to specified time periods as determined by WSF management.

(d) Privileges may require a minimum frequency of travel, as determined by WSF management.

(e) Privileges may be limited to a specific number of vehicle deck spaces and passenger capacity for any one sailing.

(f) Privileges may require arriving at the ferry terminal at a specified time prior to the scheduled sailing.

(3) To obtain more information about the documentation required and conditions imposed under subsection (2) of this section, call WSF's general information number, (206) 464-6400, or a terminal on a route for which the preferential boarding right is requested.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 47.56.030, 47.60.140 and 47.60.326. 99-07-059, 468-300-700, filed 3/17/99, effective 4/17/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 47.56.030 and 47.60.326. 96-05-048 (Order 81), 468-300-700, filed 2/16/96, effective 3/18/96; 93-18-006, 468-300-700, filed 8/19/93, effective 9/19/93; 87-12-005 (Order 61, Resolution No. 298), 468-300-700, filed 5/21/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 47.60.326. 86-16-011 (Order 55, Resolution No. 273), 468-300-700, filed 7/25/86. Statutory Authority: RCW 47.60.140. 80-09-056 (Order 57), 468-300-700, filed 7/15/80.]

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