WSR 11-18-034

PERMANENT RULES

TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION


[ Filed August 30, 2011, 1:38 p.m. , effective October 1, 2011, and May 1, 2012 ]


Effective Date of Rule: October 1, 2011, and May 1, 2012.

Purpose: The purpose of this rule is to (i) increase ferry tolls and ferry charter rates, (ii) modify certain fare categories, and (iii) establish a capital surcharge and a ferry fuel surcharge methodology, all within the specified WACs. The revisions follow the annual review of Washington state ferries' fares and policies.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 468-300-010, 468-300-020, 468-300-040 and 468-300-220; and new section WAC 468-300-080.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 47.56.030, 47.60.315.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 11-15-087 on July 20, 2011.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: August 24, 2011.

Reema Griffith

Executive Director

OTS-4150.3


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 10-24-028, filed 11/19/10, effective 1/1/11)

WAC 468-300-010   Ferry passenger tolls.  

EFFECTIVE 03:00 A.M. ((January)) October 1, 2011


ROUTES

Full Fare10

Senior/

Disabled10

Youth Fare

18 and under10

Multiride Media 20

Rides1, 10

Monthly Pass5, 10

Bicycle Surcharge2((,6))

Via Auto Ferry

*Fauntleroy-Southworth

((5.50))

5.60

((2.75))

2.65

((4.40))

4.50

((44.00))

44.80

((70.40))

71.70

1.00
*Seattle-Bremerton

*Seattle-Bainbridge Island

*Edmonds-Kingston

((7.10))

7.25

((3.55))

3.50

((5.70))

5.80

((56.80))

58.00

((90.90))

92.80

1.00
Port Townsend-((Keystone)) Coupeville ((2.75))

2.80

((1.35))

1.25

((2.20))

2.25

((44.00))

44.80

((70.40))

71.70

0.50
*Fauntleroy-Vashon

*Southworth-Vashon

*Pt. Defiance-Tahlequah

((4.55))

4.65

((2.25))

2.20

((3.65))

3.70

((36.40))

37.20

((58.25))

59.55

1.00
*Mukilteo-Clinton ((4.20))

4.25

((2.10))

2.00

3.40 ((33.60))

34.00

((53.80))

54.40

1.00
*Anacortes to Lopez, Shaw, Orcas or Friday Harbor ((11.50))

11.80

5.75 ((9.20))

9.45

((74.75))

76.70

N/A 2.00((7)) 6
Between Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor4 N/C N/C N/C N/C N/A N/C
Anacortes to Sidney and Sidney to all destinations ((16.85))

17.25

((8.40))

8.50

((13.50))

13.80

N/A N/A 4.00((8)) 7
From Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor to Sidney

((6.30))

6.45

((3.15))

3.10

((5.05))

5.15

N/A N/A 1.00((9)) 8
Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor to Sidney (round trip)3 ((23.15))

23.70

((11.55))

11.60

((18.55))

18.95

N/A N/A 5.00((10)) 9

All fares rounded to the next multiple of $0.05.

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

1MULTIRIDE MEDIA - Shall be valid only for 90 days from date of purchase after which time the tickets shall not be accepted for passage. Remaining value will not be eligible for refund or exchange. For mail order deliveries, WSF may add additional days to allow for delivery times.


2BICYCLE SURCHARGE - Is an addition to the appropriate passenger fare. Customers using multiride media and monthly passes are exempt from the bicycle surcharge. On all routes except Anacortes/San Juan Island/Sidney, B.C., customers paying with the ePurse or the ORCA card are exempt from the bicycle surcharge.


3ROUND TRIP - Round trip passage 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. Passes are valid for the period printed on the pass and will be presented to Washington state ferries staff or scanned through an automated turnstile whenever a passenger fare is collected. This pass is based on 16 days of passenger travel with a 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 20% discount.

The monthly pass is valid for a maximum of 31 round trips per month, is nontransferable, is nonreproducible, and is intended for a single user. Monthly passes purchased through the regional SmartCard program are also nontransferable and intended for a single user, but allow for unlimited usage.


((6BICYCLE PERMIT - 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.))


((7)) 6BICYCLE SURCHARGE - This becomes $4.00 during peak season (May 1 through September 30).


((8)) 7BICYCLE SURCHARGE - This becomes $6.00 during peak season.


((9)) 8BICYCLE SURCHARGE - This becomes $2.00 during peak season.


((10)) 9BICYCLE SURCHARGE - This becomes $8.00 during peak season.


10CAPITAL SURCHARGE - There will be an additional $0.25 capital surcharge on each single passenger fare collected. On all multiride cards except for Port Townsend/Coupeville, there will be an additional capital surcharge of $2.50. For Port Townsend/Coupeville, the additional capital surcharge will be $5.00 on multiride cards. On all monthly passes except Port Townsend/Coupeville, there will be an additional $4.00 capital surcharge. For Port Townsend/Coupeville, the additional capital surcharge will be $8.00 on monthly passes.


CHILDREN/YOUTH - Children under six years of age will be carried free when accompanied by parent or guardian. Children/youths six through eighteen years of age will be charged the youth fare, which will be 80% of full fare rounded to the next multiple of $ 0.05.


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.


IN-NEED ORGANIZATIONS - For qualified organizations serving in-need clients by providing tickets for transportation on WSF at no cost to clients, program would offer a monthly discount to approximate appropriate multiride media discount rates. Appointing bodies (those that appoint Ferry Advisory Committees) will nominate to the Washington State Transportation Commission those organizations that meet the criteria of the program. The Commission will review such nominations and certify those organizations that qualify. The following criteria will be used for nominating and certifying in-need organizations: Nongovernmental and not-for-profit organizations whose primary purpose is one or more of the following: Help clients with medical issues; provide clients with low-income social services; help clients suffering from domestic violence; provide clients with employment-seeking services; and/or help clients with Social Security. Travel will be initially charged based on full fare and billed monthly. The credits will be approximately based on the discount rates offered to multiride media users applicable on the date of travel.


PROMOTIONAL TOLLS - A promotional rate may be established at the discretion of the WSF Assistant Secretary, Executive Director for a specific discount in order to enhance total revenue and effective only at designated times on designated routes.


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 WSF Assistant Secretary, Executive Director 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. 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.


BUNDLED SINGLE FARE BOOKS - WSF may bundle single fare types into multiride media as a customer convenience. Remaining value will not be eligible for refund or exchange. For mail order deliveries, WSF may add additional days for delivery times.


FIRE DEPARTMENT AND FIRE DISTRICT FARE CONSIDERATION - At the discretion of the WSF Assistant Secretary, WSF may authorize no-fare or discounted fare passage on scheduled and/or special ferry sailings for fire departments and fire districts that provide contracted fire protection services for WSF ferry terminals and/or other WSF facilities within their jurisdiction. Such passage shall be considered full and complete consideration for such fire protection services, in lieu of annual payments for such services, to be so noted in such fire protection agreements. The scope of such authorization includes designated fire department and fire district vehicles (see below), drivers and passengers en route to and from an emergency call, on ferry routes with a WSF terminal and/or other WSF facility served by a fire department or fire district pursuant to a WSF fire protection service agreement. Authorized vehicles may include public fire department and fire district medical aid units, fire trucks, incident command and/or other vehicles dispatched to and returning from an emergency call. WSF may implement such ferry passage on a pilot project basis to assess the operational, financial and administrative impact on WSF. By June 30, 2011, WSF shall submit a written report to the Transportation Commission identifying such impacts with a recommendation whether to make such passage authorization a permanent component of the WSF ferry toll schedule.


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 multiride media 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.



EFFECTIVE 03:00 A.M. May 1, 2012


ROUTES

Full Fare10

Senior/

Disabled10

Youth Fare

18 and under10

Multiride Media 20

Rides1,10

Monthly Pass5, 10

Bicycle Surcharge2

Via Auto Ferry

*Fauntleroy-Southworth

5.70 2.70 4.55 45.60 73.00 1.00
*Seattle-Bremerton

*Seattle-Bainbridge Island

*Edmonds-Kingston

7.45 3.60 5.95 59.60 95.40 1.00
Port Townsend-Coupeville 2.85 1.30 2.30 45.60 73.00 0.50
*Fauntleroy-Vashon

*Southworth-Vashon

*Pt. Defiance-Tahlequah

4.75 2.25 3.80 38.00 60.80 1.00
*Mukilteo-Clinton 4.40 2.05 3.50 35.20 56.35 1.00
*Anacortes to Lopez, Shaw, Orcas or Friday Harbor 12.20 5.95 9.75 79.30 N/A 2.006
Between Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor4 N/C N/C N/C N/C N/A N/C
Anacortes to Sidney and Sidney to all destinations 17.75 8.75 14.20 N/A N/A 4.007
From Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor to Sidney

6.65

3.20

5.30

N/A N/A 1.008
Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor to Sidney (round trip)3 24.40 11.95 19.50 N/A N/A 5.009

All fares rounded to the next multiple of $0.05.

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

1MULTIRIDE MEDIA - Shall be valid only for 90 days from date of purchase after which time the tickets shall not be accepted for passage. Remaining value will not be eligible for refund or exchange. For mail order deliveries, WSF may add additional days to allow for delivery times.


2BICYCLE SURCHARGE - Is an addition to the appropriate passenger fare. Customers using multiride media and monthly passes are exempt from the bicycle surcharge. On all routes except Anacortes/San Juan Islands/Sidney, B.C., customers paying with the ePurse on the ORCA card are exempt from the bicycle surcharge.


3ROUND TRIP - Round trip passage 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. Passes are valid for the period printed on the pass and will be presented to Washington state ferries staff or scanned through an automated turnstile whenever a passenger fare is collected. This pass is based on 16 days of passenger travel with a 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 20% discount.

The monthly pass is valid for a maximum of 31 round trips per month, is nontransferable, is nonreproducible, and is intended for a single user. Monthly passes purchased through the regional SmartCard program are also nontransferable and intended for a single user, but allow for unlimited usage.


6BICYCLE SURCHARGE - This becomes $4.00 during peak season (May 1 through September 30).


7BICYCLE SURCHARGE - This becomes $6.00 during peak season.


8BICYCLE SURCHARGE - This becomes $2.00 during peak season.


9BICYCLE SURCHARGE - This becomes $8.00 during peak season.


10CAPITAL SURCHARGE - There will be an additional $0.25 capital surcharge on each single passenger fare collected. On all multiride cards except for Port Townsend/Coupeville, there will be an additional capital surcharge of $2.50. For Port Townsend/Coupeville, the additional capital surcharge will be $5.00 on multiride cards. On all monthly passes except Port Townsend/Coupeville, there will be an additional $4.00 capital surcharge. For Port Townsend/Coupeville, the additional capital surcharge will be $8.00 on monthly passes.


CHILDREN/YOUTH - Children under six years of age will be carried free when accompanied by parent or guardian. Children/youths six through eighteen years of age will be charged the youth fare, which will be 80% of full fare rounded to the next multiple of $ 0.05.


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.


IN-NEED ORGANIZATIONS - For qualified organizations serving in-need clients by providing tickets for transportation on WSF at no cost to clients, program would offer a monthly discount to approximate appropriate multiride media discount rates. Appointing bodies (those that appoint Ferry Advisory Committees) will nominate to the Washington State Transportation Commission those organizations that meet the criteria of the program. The Commission will review such nominations and certify those organizations that qualify. The following criteria will be used for nominating and certifying in-need organizations: Nongovernmental and not-for-profit organizations whose primary purpose is one or more of the following: Help clients with medical issues; provide clients with low-income social services; help clients suffering from domestic violence; provide clients with employment-seeking services; and/or help clients with Social Security. Travel will be initially charged based on full fare and billed monthly. The credits will be approximately based on the discount rates offered to multiride media users applicable on the date of travel.


PROMOTIONAL TOLLS - A promotional rate may be established at the discretion of the WSF Assistant Secretary, Executive Director for a specific discount in order to enhance total revenue and effective only at designated times on designated routes.


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 WSF Assistant Secretary, Executive Director 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. 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.


BUNDLED SINGLE FARE BOOKS - WSF may bundle single fare types into multiride media as a customer convenience. Remaining value will not be eligible for refund or exchange. For mail order deliveries, WSF may add additional days for delivery times.


FIRE DEPARTMENT AND FIRE DISTRICT FARE CONSIDERATION - At the discretion of the WSF Assistant Secretary, WSF may authorize no-fare or discounted fare passage on scheduled and/or special ferry sailings for fire departments and fire districts that provide contracted fire protection services for WSF ferry terminals and/or other WSF facilities within their jurisdiction. Such passage shall be considered full and complete consideration for such fire protection services, in lieu of annual payments for such services, to be so noted in such fire protection agreements. The scope of such authorization includes designated fire department and fire district vehicles (see below), drivers and passengers en route to and from an emergency call, on ferry routes with a WSF terminal and/or other WSF facility served by a fire department or fire district pursuant to a WSF fire protection service agreement. Authorized vehicles may include public fire department and fire district medical aid units, fire trucks, incident command and/or other vehicles dispatched to and returning from an emergency call. WSF may implement such ferry passage on a pilot project basis to assess the operational, financial and administrative impact on WSF. By June 30, 2011, WSF shall submit a written report to the Transportation Commission identifying such impacts with a recommendation whether to make such passage authorization a permanent component of the WSF ferry toll schedule.


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 multiride media 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. 10-24-028, 468-300-010, filed 11/19/10, effective 1/1/11; 09-19-044, 468-300-010, filed 9/10/09, effective 10/11/09; 08-08-070, 468-300-010, filed 3/31/08, effective 5/1/08; 07-08-064, 468-300-010, filed 3/29/07, effective 5/1/07; 06-08-036, 468-300-010, filed 3/29/06, effective 5/1/06; 05-10-041, 468-300-010, filed 4/28/05, effective 6/1/05; 03-08-072, 468-300-010, filed 4/1/03, effective 5/2/03; 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 10-24-028, filed 11/19/10, effective 1/1/11)

WAC 468-300-020   Vehicle under ((20)) 22', motorcycle, and stowage ferry tolls.  

EFFECTIVE 03:00 A.M. ((January)) October 1, 2011

ROUTES Vehicle Under ((20)) 14' Incl. Driver One Way7 Vehicle Under ((20)) 14'

w/Sr Citizen or

Disabled Driver4, 7

Vehicle Under ((20)) 14' Over Height Charge1 Vehicle under 14' Multiride Media

20 Rides2, 7

Fauntleroy-Southworth Port Townsend/((Keystone)) Coupeville ((9.35))

8.65

((7.95))

7.15

((9.35))

8.65

((149.60))

138.25

Seattle-Bainbridge Island Seattle-Bremerton Edmonds-Kingston ((12.15))

11.25

((10.35))

9.35

((12.15))

11.25

((194.40))

180.00

*Fauntleroy-Vashon

*Southworth-Vashon

*Pt. Defiance-Tahlequah

((15.55))

14.40

((13.25))

11.95

((15.55))

14.40

((124.40))

115.20

Mukilteo-Clinton ((7.20))

6.60

((6.15))

5.45

((7.20))

6.60

((115.20))

105.85

10 Rides - 5 Round Trips
*Anacortes to Lopez ((27.95))

25.90

((22.20))

19.85

((27.95))

25.90

((104.85))

97.00

*Shaw, Orcas ((33.55))

31.05

((27.80))

25.00

((33.55))

31.05

((125.85))

116.45

*Friday Harbor ((39.85))

36.90

((34.10))

30.85

((39.85))

36.90

((149.45))

138.40

Between Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor3 ((18.75))

17.30

((18.75))

17.30

((18.75))

17.30

((75.00))

69.30

International Travel
Anacortes to Sidney and Sidney to all destinations ((45.15))

41.65

((36.70))

32.90

((45.15))

41.65

N/A
Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor to Sidney ((13.50))

12.45

((10.35))

9.10

((13.50))

12.45

N/A
Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor to Sidney

(round trip)5

((58.65))

54.10

((47.05))

42.00

((58.65))

54.10

N/A

ROUTES Vehicle 14' to Under 22' Incl. Driver One Way7 Vehicle 14' to Under 22'

w/Sr Citizen or

Disabled Driver4, 7

Vehicle 14' to Under 22' Over Height Charge1 Vehicle 14' to Under 22' Multiride Media

20 Rides2, 7

Fauntleroy-Southworth Port Townsend/Coupeville 9.60 8.10 9.60 153.60
Seattle-Bainbridge Island Seattle-Bremerton Edmonds-Kingston 12.50 10.60 12.50 200.00
*Fauntleroy-Vashon

*Southworth-Vashon

*Pt. Defiance-Tahlequah

16.00 13.55 16.00 128.00
Mukilteo-Clinton 7.35 6.20 7.35 117.60
10 Rides - 5 Round Trips
*Anacortes to Lopez 28.75 22.70 28.75 107.85
*Shaw, Orcas 34.50 28.45 34.50 129.40
*Friday Harbor 41.00 34.95 41.00 153.75
Between Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor3 19.25 19.25 19.25 77.00
International Travel
Anacortes to Sidney and Sidney to all destinations 46.25 37.50 46.25 N/A
Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor to Sidney 13.85 10.50 13.85 N/A
Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor to Sidney

(round trip)5

60.10 48.00 60.10 N/A



EFFECTIVE 03:00 A.M. ((January)) October 1, 2011

ROUTES Motorcycle5 Incl.

Driver Stowage1, 7

One Way

Motorcycle w/Sr Citizen or Disabled Driver Stowage1, 7 One Way Motorcycle

Oversize Charge1

Motorcycle Frequent User Commuter

20 Rides2, 7

Fauntleroy-Southworth Port Townsend/((Keystone)) Coupeville ((4.10))

4.20

2.70 ((1.35))

1.80

((65.60))

67.20

Seattle-Bainbridge Island Seattle-Bremerton Edmonds-Kingston ((5.30))

5.40

3.50 ((1.75))

2.30

((84.80))

86.40

*Fauntleroy-Vashon

*Southworth-Vashon

*Pt. Defiance-Tahlequah

((6.75))

6.95

((4.45))

4.50

((2.20))

2.95

((54.00))

55.60

Mukilteo-Clinton ((3.15))

3.20

((2.10))

2.05

((1.05))

1.40

((50.40))

51.20

*Anacortes to Lopez ((14.80))

15.20

((9.05))

9.15

((3.30))

4.55

((111.00))

114.00

*Shaw, Orcas ((15.95))

16.35

((10.20))

10.30

((4.45))

5.95

((119.65))

122.65

*Friday Harbor ((17.20))

17.65

((11.45))

11.60

((5.70))

7.50

((129.00))

132.40

Between Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor3 ((5.35))

5.45

((5.35))

5.45

((5.35))

6.25

N/A
Anacortes to Sidney and Sidney to all destinations ((22.55))

23.05

((14.10))

14.30

((5.70))

7.65

N/A
Travelers with advanced reservations ($15 fee) Anacortes to Sidney and Sidney to all destinations6 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor to Sidney ((7.75))

7.95

4.60 ((1.45))

2.05

N/A
Travelers with advanced reservations ($7 fee) from Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor to Sidney 6 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and

Friday Harbor to Sidney

(round trip)5

((30.30))

31.00

((18.70))

18.90

((7.15))

9.70

N/A

All fares rounded to the next multiple of $0.05.

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

1SIZE - ((All)) Vehicles up to ((20)) 14' in length and under 7'6" in height shall pay the vehicle under ((20)) 14' toll. All vehicles from 14' to under 22' in length and under 7'6" in height shall pay the 14' to 22' toll. All vehicles up to ((20)) 22' 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.


2MULTIRIDE MEDIA - Shall be valid only for 90 days from date of purchase after which time the media shall not be accepted for passage. Remaining value will not be eligible for refund. For mail order deliveries, WSF may add additional days to allow for delivery time.



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 passage for international travel available for trips beginning or ending on one of the islands served.


6VEHICLE RESERVATION DEPOSIT - Nonrefundable deposits for advance vehicle reservations may be established at a level of from 25 to 100 percent of the applicable fare. This is a deposit toward the fare and not an additional fee, and applies only to those routes where the legislature has approved the use of a reservation system. Refunds may be available under certain circumstances.


7CAPITAL SURCHARGE - There will be an additional $0.25 capital surcharge on each single vehicle/driver fare collected. On all multiride cards except for routes serving Vashon Island and the San Juan Islands, there will be an additional capital surcharge of $5.00. For Vashon Island routes, the additional capital surcharge will be $2.50 on multiride cards. For motorcycles in the San Juan Islands, the capital surcharge on multiride cards will be $2.50. For vehicles under 22' in the San Juan Islands, the capital surcharge on multiride cards will be $1.25.


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 May 1 through September 30 except those using multiride media. A 35% surcharge shall be applied on vehicle fares from Anacortes to Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor, except those using multiride media. A 114% surcharge shall be applied to the San Juan Islands to Sidney route. The resulting fare is rounded up to the next $0.05 if required.


FIRE DEPARTMENT AND FIRE DISTRICT FARE CONSIDERATION - At the discretion of the WSF Assistant Secretary, WSF may authorize no-fare or discounted fare passage on scheduled and/or special ferry sailings for fire departments and fire districts that provide contracted fire protection services for WSF ferry terminals and/or other WSF facilities within their jurisdiction. Such passage shall be considered full and complete consideration for such fire protection services, in lieu of annual payments for such services, to be so noted in such fire protection agreements. The scope of such authorization includes designated fire department and fire district vehicles (see below), drivers and passengers en route to and from an emergency call, on ferry routes with a WSF terminal and/or other WSF facility served by a fire department or fire district pursuant to a WSF fire protection service agreement. Authorized vehicles may include public fire department and fire district medical aid units, fire trucks, incident command and/or other vehicles dispatched to and returning from an emergency call. WSF may implement such ferry passage on a pilot project basis to assess the operational, financial and administrative impact on WSF. By June 30, 2011, WSF shall submit a written report to the Transportation Commission identifying such impacts with a recommendation whether to make such passage authorization a permanent component of the WSF ferry toll schedule.


IN-NEED ORGANIZATIONS - For qualified organizations serving in-need clients by providing tickets for transportation on WSF at no cost to clients, program would offer a monthly discount to approximate appropriate multiride media discount rates (20% off base season rates, except for Anacortes to San Juan Islands where it is 35% off base season end of week rates). Appointing bodies (those that appoint Ferry Advisory Committees) will nominate to the Washington State Transportation Commission those organizations that meet the criteria of the program. The Commission will review such nominations and certify those organizations that qualify. The following criteria will be used for nominating and certifying in-need organizations: Nongovernmental and not-for-profit organizations whose primary purpose is one or more of the following: Help clients with medical issues; provide clients with low-income social services; help clients suffering from domestic violence; provide clients with employment-seeking services; and/or help clients with Social Security. Travel will be initially charged based on full fare and billed monthly. The credits will be approximate based on the discount rates offered to multiride media users applicable on the date of travel.


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 WSF Assistant Secretary, Executive Director for a specified discount in order to enhance total revenue and effective only at designated times on designated 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 multiride media 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 MEDIA - WSF may bundle single fare types into multiple trip books as a customer convenience. Remaining value will not be eligible for refund or exchange. For mail order deliveries, WSF may add additional days to allow for delivery time. ((Anacortes to San Juan Islands senior/disabled fares will be bundled at the applicable early week price.))



EFFECTIVE 03:00 A.M. May 1, 2012

ROUTES Vehicle Under 14' Incl. Driver One Way7 Vehicle Under 14'

w/Sr Citizen or

Disabled Driver4, 7

Vehicle Under 14' Over Height Charge1, 7 Vehicle Under 14' Multiride Media

20 Rides2, 7

Fauntleroy-Southworth Port Townsend/Coupeville 7.95 6.45 7.95 127.35
Seattle-Bainbridge Island Seattle-Bremerton Edmonds-Kingston 10.30 8.35 10.30 165.10
*Fauntleroy-Vashon

*Southworth-Vashon

*Pt. Defiance-Tahlequah

13.20 10.70

13.20

105.60
Mukilteo-Clinton 6.10 4.90 6.10 97.30
10 Rides - 5 Round Trips
*Anacortes to Lopez 23.70 17.45 23.70 88.95
*Shaw, Orcas 28.50 22.25 28.50 106.80
*Friday Harbor 33.85 27.60 33.85 126.90
Between Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor3 15.90 15.90 15.90 63.50
International Travel
Anacortes to Sidney and Sidney to all destinations 38.10 29.10 38.10 N/A
Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor to Sidney 11.40 7.95 11.40 N/A
Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor to Sidney

(round trip)5

49.50 37.05 49.50 N/A



EFFECTIVE 03:00 A.M. May 1, 2012

ROUTES Vehicle 14' to Under 22' Incl. Driver One Way7 Vehicle 14' to Under 22'

w/Sr Citizen or

Disabled Driver4, 7

Vehicle 14' to Under 22' Over Height Charge1, 7 Vehicle 14' to Under 22' Multiride Media

20 Rides2, 7

Fauntleroy-Southworth Port Townsend/Coupeville 9.95 8.45 9.95 159.20
Seattle-Bainbridge Island Seattle-Bremerton Edmonds-Kingston 12.90 10.95 12.90 206.40
*Fauntleroy-Vashon

*Southworth-Vashon

*Pt. Defiance-Tahlequah

16.50 14.00 16.50 132.00
Mukilteo-Clinton 7.60 6.40 7.60 121.60
10 Rides - 5 Round Trips
*Anacortes to Lopez 29.65 23.40 29.65 111.20
*Shaw, Orcas 35.60 29.35 35.60 133.50
*Friday Harbor 42.30 36.05 42.30 158.65
Between Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor3 19.85 19.85 19.85 79.40
International Travel
Anacortes to Sidney and Sidney to all destinations 47.65 38.65 47.65 N/A
Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor to Sidney 14.25 10.80 14.25 N/A
Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor to Sidney

(round trip)5

61.90 49.45 61.90 N/A



EFFECTIVE 03:00 A.M. May 1, 2012

ROUTES Motorcycle5 Incl.

Driver Stowage1, 7

One Way

Motorcycle w/Sr Citizen or Disabled Driver Stowage1, 7 One Way Motorcycle

Oversize Charge1

Motorcycle Frequent User Commuter

20 Rides2, 7

Fauntleroy-Southworth Port Townsend/Coupeville 4.30 2.80 2.20 68.80
Seattle-Bainbridge Island Seattle-Bremerton Edmonds-Kingston 5.60 3.65 2.90 89.60
*Fauntleroy-Vashon

*Southworth-Vashon

*Pt. Defiance-Tahlequah

7.10 4.60 3.65 56.80
Mukilteo-Clinton 3.30 2.10 1.70 52.80
*Anacortes to Lopez 15.70 9.45 5.80 117.75
*Shaw, Orcas 16.90 10.65 7.45 126.75
*Friday Harbor 18.25 12.00 9.35 136.90
Between Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor3 5.65 5.65 7.20 N/A
Anacortes to Sidney and Sidney to all destinations 23.75 14.75 9.70 N/A
Travelers with advanced reservations ($15 fee) Anacortes to Sidney and Sidney to all destinations6 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor to Sidney 8.20 4.75 2.65 N/A
Travelers with advanced reservations ($7 fee) from Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor to Sidney 6 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and

Friday Harbor to Sidney

(round trip)5

31.95 19.50 12.35 N/A

All fares rounded to the next multiple of $0.05.

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

1SIZE - Vehicles up to 14' in length and under 7'6" in height shall pay the vehicle under 14' toll. Vehicles from 14' to under 22' and under 7'6" in height shall pay the 14' to 22' toll. All vehicles up to 22' 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. 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.


2MULTIRIDE MEDIA - Shall be valid only for 90 days from date of purchase after which time the media shall not be accepted for passage. Remaining value will not be eligible for refund. For mail order deliveries, WSF may add additional days to allow for delivery time.



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 passage for international travel available for trips beginning or ending on one of the islands served.


6VEHICLE RESERVATION DEPOSIT - Nonrefundable deposits for advance vehicle reservations may be established at a level of from 25 to 100 percent of the applicable fare. This is a deposit toward the fare and not an additional fee, and applies only to those routes where the legislature has approved the use of a reservation system. Refunds may be available under certain circumstances.


7CAPITAL SURCHARGE - There will be an additional $0.25 capital surcharge on each single vehicle/driver fare collected. On all multiride cards except for routes serving Vashon Island and the San Juan Islands, there will be an additional capital surcharge of $5.00. For Vashon Island routes, the additional capital surcharge will be $2.50 on multiride cards. For motorcycles in the San Juan Islands, the capital surcharge on multiride cards will be $2.50. For vehicles under 22' in the San Juan Islands, the capital surcharge on multiride cards will be $1.25.


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 May 1 through September 30 except those using multiride media. A 35% surcharge shall be applied on vehicle fares from Anacortes to Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor, except those using multiride media. A 114% surcharge shall be applied to the San Juan Islands to Sidney route. The resulting fare is rounded up to the next $0.05 if required.


FIRE DEPARTMENT AND FIRE DISTRICT FARE CONSIDERATION - At the discretion of the WSF Assistant Secretary, WSF may authorize no-fare or discounted fare passage on scheduled and/or special ferry sailings for fire departments and fire districts that provide contracted fire protection services for WSF ferry terminals and/or other WSF facilities within their jurisdiction. Such passage shall be considered full and complete consideration for such fire protection services, in lieu of annual payments for such services, to be so noted in such fire protection agreements. The scope of such authorization includes designated fire department and fire district vehicles (see below), drivers and passengers en route to and from an emergency call, on ferry routes with a WSF terminal and/or other WSF facility served by a fire department or fire district pursuant to a WSF fire protection service agreement. Authorized vehicles may include public fire department and fire district medical aid units, fire trucks, incident command and/or other vehicles dispatched to and returning from an emergency call. WSF may implement such ferry passage on a pilot project basis to assess the operational, financial and administrative impact on WSF. By June 30, 2011, WSF shall submit a written report to the Transportation Commission identifying such impacts with a recommendation whether to make such passage authorization a permanent component of the WSF ferry toll schedule.


IN-NEED ORGANIZATIONS - For qualified organizations serving in-need clients by providing tickets for transportation on WSF at no cost to clients, program would offer a monthly discount to approximate appropriate multiride media discount rates (20% off base season rates, except for Anacortes to San Juan Islands where it is 35% off base season end of week rates). Appointing bodies (those that appoint Ferry Advisory Committees) will nominate to the Washington State Transportation Commission those organizations that meet the criteria of the program. The Commission will review such nominations and certify those organizations that qualify. The following criteria will be used for nominating and certifying in-need organizations: Nongovernmental and not-for-profit organizations whose primary purpose is one or more of the following: Help clients with medical issues; provide clients with low-income social services; help clients suffering from domestic violence; provide clients with employment-seeking services; and/or help clients with Social Security. Travel will be initially charged based on full fare and billed monthly. The credits will be approximate based on the discount rates offered to multiride media users applicable on the date of travel.


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 WSF Assistant Secretary, Executive Director for a specified discount in order to enhance total revenue and effective only at designated times on designated 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 multiride media 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 MEDIA - WSF may bundle single fare types into multiple trip books as a customer convenience. Remaining value will not be eligible for refund or exchange. For mail order deliveries, WSF may add additional days to allow for delivery time.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 47.56.030, 47.60.326. 10-24-028, 468-300-020, filed 11/19/10, effective 1/1/11; 09-19-044, 468-300-020, filed 9/10/09, effective 10/11/09; 08-08-070, 468-300-020, filed 3/31/08, effective 5/1/08; 07-08-064, 468-300-020, filed 3/29/07, effective 5/1/07; 06-08-036, 468-300-020, filed 3/29/06, effective 5/1/06; 05-10-041, 468-300-020, filed 4/28/05, effective 6/1/05; 03-08-072, 468-300-020, filed 4/1/03, effective 5/2/03; 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 10-24-028, filed 11/19/10, effective 1/1/11)

WAC 468-300-040   Oversize vehicle ferry tolls.  

EFFECTIVE 03:00 A.M. ((January)) October 1, 2011


Oversize Vehicle Ferry Tolls1

Overall Unit Length - Including Driver

ROUTES ((20)) 22' To

Under 30'

Under 7'6"

High5

((20)) 22' To

Under 30'

Over 7'6"

High5

30' To

Under 40'5

40' To Under 50'5 50' To

Under 60'5

60' To under 70'5 70' To and include 80'5 Cost Per

Ft. Over

80' @

Fauntleroy-Southworth

Port Townsend/((Keystone)) Coupeville

((14.05))

14.65

((28.05))

29.30

((37.40))

39.35

((46.75))

49.45

((56.10))

59.50

((65.45))

69.60

((74.80))

79.70

((0.95))

1.00

Seattle-Bainbridge Island

Seattle/Bremerton

Edmonds-Kingston

((18.25))

19.05

((36.45))

38.15

((48.60))

51.25

((60.75))

64.40

((72.90))

77.50

((85.05))

90.65

((97.20))

103.75

((1.20))

1.30

*Fauntleroy-Vashon

*Southworth-Vashon

*Pt. Defiance-Tahlequah

((23.35))

24.40

((46.65))

48.80

((62.20))

65.60

((77.75))

82.40

((93.30))

99.20

((108.85))

116.00

((124.40))

132.80

((1.55))

1.70

Mukilteo-Clinton ((10.80))

11.20

((21.60))

22.40

((28.80))

30.15

((36.00))

37.85

((43.20))

45.55

((50.40))

53.30

((57.60))

61.00

((0.70))

0.75

*Anacortes to Lopez2 ((41.95))

43.85

((83.85))

87.70

((111.80))

117.85

((139.75))

148.05

((167.70))

178.25

((195.65))

208.45

((223.60))

238.65

((2.80))

3.00

*Anacortes to Shaw, Orcas2 ((50.35))

52.60

((100.65))

105.20

((134.20))

141.45

((167.75))

177.70

((201.30))

213.90

((234.85))

250.15

((268.40))

286.35

((3.35))

3.60

*Anacortes to Friday Harbor ((59.80))

62.55

((119.55))

125.05

((159.40))

168.10

((199.25))

211.15

((239.10))

254.20

((278.95))

297.25

((318.80))

340.30

((4.00))

4.30

Between Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor3 ((28.15))

29.35

((56.25))

58.70

((75.00))

78.90

((93.75))

99.15

((112.50))

119.35

((131.25))

139.55

((150.00))

159.80

N/A
International Travel

Anacortes to Sidney to all destinations - Recreational Vehicles and Buses

((67.75))

70.55

((67.75))

70.55

((90.30))

94.80

((112.90))

119.10

((135.45))

143.40

((158.05))

167.65

((180.60))

191.95

((2.25))

2.45

Anacortes to Sidney and Sidney to all destinations - Commercial Vehicles ((67.75))

70.55

((135.45))

141.05

((180.60))

189.60

((225.75))

238.20

((270.90))

286.75

((316.05))

335.30

((361.20))

383.90

((4.50))

4.85

Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor to Sidney - Recreational Vehicles and Buses

- Commercial Vehicles

((20.25))

21.15

((20.25))

21.15

((20.25))

21.15

((40.50))

42.25

((27.00))

28.40

((54.00))

56.80

((33.75))

35.70

((67.50))

71.35

((40.50))

42.95

((81.00))

85.85

((47.25))

50.20

((94.50))

100.40

((54.00))

57.50

((108.00))

114.95

((0.70))

0.75

((1.35))

1.45

Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor to Sidney (round trip)4 - Recreational Vehicles and Buses

- Commercial Vehicles

((88.00))

91.70

((88.00))

91.70

((88.00))

91.70

((175.95))

183.30

((117.30))

123.20

((234.60))

246.40

((146.65))

154.80

((293.25))

309.55

((175.95))

186.35

((351.90))

372.60

((205.30))

217.85

((410.55))

435.70

((234.60))

249.45

((469.20))

498.85

((2.95))

3.20

((5.85))

6.30


1OVERSIZE VEHICLES - Includes all vehicles ((20)) 22 feet in length and longer regardless of type: Commercial trucks, recreational vehicles, vehicles under ((20)) 22' pulling trailers, etc. Length shall include vehicle and load to its furthest extension. Overheight charge is included in oversize vehicle toll. Vehicles wider than 8'6" 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. Upon presentation by either the driver or passenger of a WSF Disability Travel Permit, Regional Reduced Fare Permit, or other identification which establishes disability, vehicles ((20)) 22-30 feet in length and over 7'6" in height shall be charged the ((20)) 22-30 foot length and under 7'6" in height fare for vehicles equipped with wheelchair lift or other mechanism designed to accommodate the person with the disability.


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: $((59.50)) 61.00 base season, $((80.25)) 82.25 peak season.


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 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 passage for international travel available for trips beginning or ending on one of the islands served.


5CAPITAL SURCHARGE - There will be an additional $0.25 capital surcharge on each single vehicle/driver fare collected.


VEHICLE RESERVATION DEPOSIT - Nonrefundable deposits for advanced reservations may be established at a level of from 25 to 100 percent of the applicable fare. This is a deposit toward the fare and not an additional fee, and applies only to those routes where the legislature has approved the use of a reservation system. Refunds may be available under certain special circumstances.


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 shall apply to all oversize vehicles from May 1 through September 30. The oversize fare shall be determined based on the peak-season car-and-driver fare and the analogous oversize vehicle fare, calculated with the same factor as the oversize base seasons fares are to the base season under 20 foot fare. The senior citizen discount shall apply to the driver of an oversize vehicle. The resulting fare is rounded up to the next $0.05 if required.


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. The senior citizen discount shall apply to the driver of an oversize vehicle.


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


DISCOUNT FROM REGULAR TOLL - Effective June 1, 2005, through fall of 2005, oversize vehicles making 12 or more, one-way crossings per week (Sunday through Saturday) will qualify for a 10% discount from the regular ferry tolls. With the implementation of EFS in spring 2006, WSF will provide a commercial account program that will be prepaid and offer access to volume discounts based on travel, revenue or other criteria in accordance with WSF business rules. On an annual basis, commercial accounts will pay a $50 nonrefundable account maintenance fee.


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.


FIRE DEPARTMENT AND FIRE DISTRICT FARE CONSIDERATION - At the discretion of the WSF Assistant Secretary, WSF may authorize no-fare or discounted fare passage on scheduled and/or special ferry sailings for fire departments and fire districts that provide contracted fire protection services for WSF ferry terminals and/or other WSF facilities within their jurisdiction. Such passage shall be considered full and complete consideration for such fire protection services, in lieu of annual payments for such services, to be so noted in such fire protection agreements. The scope of such authorization includes designated fire department and fire district vehicles (see below), drivers and passengers en route to and from an emergency call, on ferry routes with a WSF terminal and/or other WSF facility served by a fire department or fire district pursuant to a WSF fire protection service agreement. Authorized vehicles may include public fire department and fire district medical aid units, fire trucks, incident command and/or other vehicles dispatched to and returning from an emergency call. WSF may implement such ferry passage on a pilot project basis to assess the operational, financial and administrative impact on WSF. By June 30, 2011, WSF shall submit a written report to the Transportation Commission identifying such impacts with a recommendation whether to make such passage authorization a permanent component of the WSF ferry toll schedule.


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.


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.



EFFECTIVE 03:00 A.M. May 1, 2012


Oversize Vehicle Ferry Tolls1

Overall Unit Length - Including Driver

ROUTES 22' To

Under 30'

Under 7'6"

High 5

22' To

Under 30'

Over 7'6"

High 5

30' To

Under 40'5

40' To Under 50'5 50' To

Under 60'5

60' To under 70'5 70' To and include 80'5 Cost Per

Ft. Over

80' @

Fauntleroy-Southworth

Port Townsend/Coupeville

15.45 30.85 41.30 51.75 62.20 72.65 83.10

1.05

Seattle-Bainbridge Island

Seattle/Bremerton

Edmonds-Kingston

20.00 40.00 53.55 67.10 80.65 94.15 107.70 1.35
*Fauntleroy-Vashon

*Southworth-Vashon

*Pt. Defiance-Tahlequah

25.60 51.15 68.50 85.80 103.15 120.45 137.80 1.75
Mukilteo-Clinton 11.80 23.55 31.55 39.50 47.50 55.50 63.45 0.80
*Anacortes to Lopez2 45.95 91.90 123.05 154.20 185.30 216.45 247.60 3.10
*Anacortes to Shaw, Orcas2 55.20 110.35 147.75 185.10 222.50 259.90 297.25 3.75
*Anacortes to Friday Harbor 65.60 131.15 175.55 219.95 264.40 308.80 353.20 4.45
Between Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor3 30.80 61.55 82.40 103.20 124.05 144.90 165.75 N/A
International Travel

Anacortes to Sidney to all destinations - Recreational Vehicles and Buses

73.85 73.85 98.90 123.90 148.90 173.95 198.95 2.50
Anacortes to Sidney and Sidney to all destinations - Commercial Vehicles 73.85 147.70 197.75 247.80 297.80 347.85 397.90 5.00
Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor to Sidney - Recreational Vehicles and Buses

- Commercial Vehicles

22.10

22.10

22.10

44.20

29.60

59.15

37.05

74.10

44.55

89.05

52.00

104.00

59.50

119.00

0.75

1.50

Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor to Sidney (round trip)4 - Recreational Vehicles and Buses

- Commercial Vehicles

95.95

95.95

95.95

191.90

128.50

256.90

160.95

321.90

193.45

386.85

225.95

451.85

258.45

516.90

3.25

6.50


1OVERSIZE VEHICLES - Includes all vehicles 22 feet in length and longer regardless of type: Commercial trucks, recreational vehicles, vehicles under 22' pulling trailers, etc. Length shall include vehicle and load to its furthest extension. Overheight charge is included in oversize vehicle toll. Vehicles wider than 8'6" 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. Upon presentation by either the driver or passenger of a WSF Disability Travel Permit, Regional Reduced Fare Permit, or other identification which establishes disability, vehicles 22-30 feet in length and over 7'6" in height shall be charged the 22-30 foot length and under 7'6" in height fare for vehicles equipped with wheelchair lift or other mechanism designed to accommodate the person with the disability.


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: $62.85 base season, $84.70 peak season.


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 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 passage for international travel available for trips beginning or ending on one of the islands served.


5CAPITAL SURCHARGE - There will be an additional $0.25 capital surcharge on each single vehicle/driver fare collected.


VEHICLE RESERVATION DEPOSIT - Nonrefundable deposits for advanced reservations may be established at a level of from 25 to 100 percent of the applicable fare. This is a deposit toward the fare and not an additional fee, and applies only to those routes where the legislature has approved the use of a reservation system. Refunds may be available under certain special circumstances.


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 shall apply to all oversize vehicles from May 1 through September 30. The oversize fare shall be determined based on the peak-season car-and-driver fare and the analogous oversize vehicle fare, calculated with the same factor as the oversize base seasons fares are to the base season under 20 foot fare. The senior citizen discount shall apply to the driver of an oversize vehicle. The resulting fare is rounded up to the next $0.05 if required.


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. The senior citizen discount shall apply to the driver of an oversize vehicle.


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


DISCOUNT FROM REGULAR TOLL - Effective June 1, 2005, through fall of 2005, oversize vehicles making 12 or more, one-way crossings per week (Sunday through Saturday) will qualify for a 10% discount from the regular ferry tolls. With the implementation of EFS in spring 2006, WSF will provide a commercial account program that will be prepaid and offer access to volume discounts based on travel, revenue or other criteria in accordance with WSF business rules. On an annual basis, commercial accounts will pay a $50 nonrefundable account maintenance fee.


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.


FIRE DEPARTMENT AND FIRE DISTRICT FARE CONSIDERATION - At the discretion of the WSF Assistant Secretary, WSF may authorize no-fare or discounted fare passage on scheduled and/or special ferry sailings for fire departments and fire districts that provide contracted fire protection services for WSF ferry terminals and/or other WSF facilities within their jurisdiction. Such passage shall be considered full and complete consideration for such fire protection services, in lieu of annual payments for such services, to be so noted in such fire protection agreements. The scope of such authorization includes designated fire department and fire district vehicles (see below), drivers and passengers en route to and from an emergency call, on ferry routes with a WSF terminal and/or other WSF facility served by a fire department or fire district pursuant to a WSF fire protection service agreement. Authorized vehicles may include public fire department and fire district medical aid units, fire trucks, incident command and/or other vehicles dispatched to and returning from an emergency call. WSF may implement such ferry passage on a pilot project basis to assess the operational, financial and administrative impact on WSF. By June 30, 2011, WSF shall submit a written report to the Transportation Commission identifying such impacts with a recommendation whether to make such passage authorization a permanent component of the WSF ferry toll schedule.


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.


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. 10-24-028, 468-300-040, filed 11/19/10, effective 1/1/11; 09-19-044, 468-300-040, filed 9/10/09, effective 10/11/09; 08-08-070, 468-300-040, filed 3/31/08, effective 5/1/08; 07-08-064, 468-300-040, filed 3/29/07, effective 5/1/07; 06-08-036, 468-300-040, filed 3/29/06, effective 5/1/06; 05-10-041, 468-300-040, filed 4/28/05, effective 6/1/05; 03-08-072, 468-300-040, filed 4/1/03, effective 5/2/03; 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.]

OTS-4144.2


NEW SECTION
WAC 468-300-080   Fuel surcharge.   (1) In order to manage the financial risk associated with fuel price volatility, it is hereby declared to be the policy of the Washington state transportation commission to implement a fuel surcharge as an added component to the regular posted fares for passage on vessels operated by Washington state ferries (WSF) to mitigate the financial impacts associated with unexpected increases in fuel prices which exceed those incorporated in WSF's fuel budget. The total ferry fare charged will consist of the base fare plus an automatic, incremental, additional surcharge as calculated according to the formula set forth in this rule.

(2) The method for calculating the fuel surcharge amount shall be as follows:

(a) Determine excess fuel costs for current quarter by subtracting budgeted fuel costs from actual fuel costs for the quarter. For the purposes of this rule, quarters shall be consistent with the state fiscal year definition of quarters.

(b) To minimize lags in the application of this rule, the quarter will be closed one week prior to the actual end of the quarter, and an estimate of actual costs will be prepared to account for the missing consumption days and any lags in accounting for actual purchases.

(c) The estimate of actual costs for missing consumption days shall be developed as follows:

(i) Estimated actual fuel costs will be based on the Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) daily contract average rack prices for ultra low-sulfur dyed diesel fuel as reported by the Washington state department of general administration's office of state procurement for Tacoma and Anacortes fuel price data as of the cutoff date.

(ii) Applicable taxes and fees are added to the Anacortes and Tacoma rack prices to derive total estimated cost per gallon for purchases at Anacortes and Tacoma on the missing days.

(iii) Total price per gallon is multiplied by budgeted gallons of fuel for the missing days in the quarter, where gallons are split into estimated purchases at Anacortes and Tacoma prices based on the year-to-date shares of gallons purchased at Tacoma and Anacortes rack prices.

(d) Net excess fuel costs for the quarter shall be determined on the basis of the current estimate of the excess fuel costs for the quarter plus an accounting for the following:

(i) Any necessary reconciliation from the previous quarter's estimate of actual costs once full accounting of actual costs is complete.

(ii) Any necessary adjustments to ensure actual costs reflect budget assumptions regarding the appropriate share of biodiesel fuel or total diesel gallons to be purchased. Where actual gallons purchased or share of biodiesel vary from the assumptions used to develop the budget, the actual costs shall be reduced by the amount that these variations may have increased costs beyond the amounts assumed in the budget appropriation.

(iii) Subtracting any fuel surcharge revenues collected in the current quarter.

(iv) Adding net excess fuel costs from the previous quarter.

(e) Calculate an excess fuel cost percentage by dividing adjusted excess fuel costs by the current quarter's budgeted fuel costs.

(f) A fuel surcharge amount is then calculated as follows:

(i) Multiply the excess fuel cost percentage by the share of budgeted fuel costs to total operating costs for the current biennium (defined as the specific fuel appropriation divided by the total appropriation made to "Program X - Marine" as provided in the current transportation budget and supporting financial plan); then

(ii) Divide the result by the farebox recovery rate for the current biennium (defined as the fare revenue target divided by total appropriation to "Program X - Marine" as provided in the current transportation budget and supporting financial plan).

(3) A fuel surcharge shall be determined based on the calculation of the surcharge amount (as defined in subsection (2)(f) of this section) and applied to applicable fares as follows:

(a) If the surcharge amount is less than 2.5%, then a fuel surcharge shall not be applied.

(b) If the surcharge amount is equal to or greater than 2.5%, then the surcharge shall be determined as follows:

(i) Surcharge amount is equal to or greater than 2.5% and less than 5% then the surcharge shall be 2.5% of the applicable fare.

(ii) Surcharge amount is equal to or greater than 5% and less than 7.5% then the surcharge shall be 5% of the applicable fare.

(iii) Surcharge amount is equal to or greater than 7.5% and less than 10% then the surcharge shall be 7.5% of the applicable fare.

(iv) Surcharge amount is 10% or greater, the surcharge shall be 10% of the applicable fare.

(c) The surcharge shall be applied to all fares, with resulting fares rounded to the nearest nickel.

(4) WSF shall estimate the need for a fuel surcharge on a quarterly basis, based upon the formula prescribed in this rule, and if a surcharge is to be added or modified, then the department shall:

(a) Notify ORCA partners and customers of the pending surcharge changes at least thirty days prior to implementation of said changes.

(b) Make all surcharge changes effective on the first of the month.

(5) Excess fuel costs shall be reset to zero at the beginning of the biennium.

(6) The amount of any fuel surcharge shall be shown separately on customer receipts.

(7) WSF shall provide an annual report to the legislature, OFM, and the Washington state transportation commission summarizing its fuel cost mitigation activities, including how the department has managed its costs as well as the application, performance and impact of fuel surcharges pursuant to this authority.

(8) To facilitate understanding on the part of WSF customers and to ensure a transparent process, an explanation of how the surcharge is applied, including a summary of the actual calculation of the surcharge percentage, shall be described on the WSF web site.

(9) This rule goes into effect on October 1, 2011.

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OTS-4175.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 10-24-028, filed 11/19/10, effective 1/1/11)

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, ((2010)) 2011, through June 30, ((2011)) 2012:


Vessel Class Deck Crew

On Overtime

Deck Crew

On Straight Time

Jumbo Mark II $((1,911.00)) 1,851.00 $((1,615.00)) 1,877.00
Jumbo ((1,862.00)) 1,739.00 ((1,580.00)) 1,762.00
Super ((1,755.00))

1,664.00

((1,483.00))

1,690.00

Evergreen ((1,189.00))

1,057.00

((972.00))

1,075.00

Issaquah ((1,313.00))

1,204.00

((1,086.00))

1,222.00

Rhododendron ((885.00))

760.00

((713.00))

771.00

Hiyu ((657.00))

626.00

((541.00))

629.00


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 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. 10-24-028, 468-300-220, filed 11/19/10, effective 1/1/11; 09-19-044, 468-300-220, filed 9/10/09, effective 10/11/09; 07-08-064, 468-300-220, filed 3/29/07, effective 5/1/07; 06-08-036, 468-300-220, filed 3/29/06, effective 5/1/06; 05-10-041, 468-300-220, filed 4/28/05, effective 6/1/05; 03-08-072, 468-300-220, filed 4/1/03, effective 5/2/03; 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.]

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