WSR 12-08-059

EXPEDITED RULES

TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION


[ Filed April 3, 2012, 3:49 p.m. ]

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: SR 520 FY 2013 Annual toll rate adjustment, amending WAC 468-270-071.

NOTICE

THIS RULE IS BEING PROPOSED UNDER AN EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS THAT WILL ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR THE AGENCY TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS, PREPARE A SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT, OR PROVIDE RESPONSES TO THE CRITERIA FOR A SIGNIFICANT LEGISLATIVE RULE. IF YOU OBJECT TO THIS USE OF THE EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS, YOU MUST EXPRESS YOUR OBJECTIONS IN WRITING AND THEY MUST BE SENT TO Reema Griffith, Washington State Transportation Commission, P.O. Box 47308, Olympia, WA 9804-7308 [98504-7308] , AND RECEIVED BY June 4, 2012.


Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The commission must consider toll rates that will help maintain travel time, speed, and reliability on the SR 520 corridor and must set and adjust toll rates to generate revenue sufficient and necessary to cover costs and obligations described in RCW 47.56.830 and 47.56.850.

Modifications made to chapter 468-270 WAC, adopted by the Washington state transportation commission on January 5, 2011, and filed under WSR 11-04-007, January 20, 2011, stated "Starting July 1, 2012, the toll rates will increase two and one-half percent annually, subject to review and potential adjustment by the commission, in order to generate toll revenue sufficient to meet the costs and obligations listed in RCW 47.56.830 through 47.56.850."

This is a clarifying amendment that updates the toll rate tables to reflect the two and one-half percent increase adopted in 2011 and does not change the rule's effect nor does it make any substantive changes to the rule.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: This revision will update the SR 520 Toll rate tables, WAC 468-270-071, to reflect the July 1, 2012, two and one-half percent increase.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 47.56.785, 47.56.795, 47.56.830, 47.56.850, and 47.56.870.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 47.56.810, 47.56.850, and 47.56.870.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: Washington state transportation commission, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Reema Griffith, Olympia, Washington, (360) 705-7070; Implementation and Enforcement: Craig Stone, Seattle, Washington, (206) 464-1220.

April 3, 2012

Reema Griffith

Executive Director

OTS-4709.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 11-04-007, filed 1/20/11, effective 12/3/11)

WAC 468-270-071   What are the toll rates on the SR 520 Bridge?   Tables 2 through 6 show the applicable toll rates by vehicle axles, day and time of travel, and method of payment.

TABLE 2

SR 520 BRIDGE

TWO-AXLE VEHICLE TOLL RATES



Mondays through Fridays Good To Go! Pass Pay

By Mail

Pay

By Plate1

Customer-Initiated Payment2
Midnight to 5 a.m. 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
5 a.m. to 6 a.m. $((1.60)) 1.64 $((3.10)) 3.18 $((1.85)) 1.89 $((2.60))

2.68

6 a.m. to 7 a.m. $((2.80)) 2.87 $((4.30)) 4.41 $((3.05)) 3.12 $((3.80))

3.91

7 a.m. to 9 a.m. $((3.50)) 3.59 $((5.00)) 5.13 $((3.75)) 3.84 $((4.50))

4.63

9 a.m. to 10 a.m. $((2.80)) 2.87 $((4.30)) 4.41 $((3.05)) 3.12 $((3.80))

3.91

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $((2.25)) 2.31 $((3.75)) 3.84 $((2.50)) 2.56 $((3.25))

3.34

2 p.m. to 3 p.m. $((2.80)) 2.87 $((4.30)) 4.41 $((3.05)) 3.12 $((3.80))

3.91

3 p.m. to 6 p.m. $((3.50)) 3.59 $((5.00)) 5.13 $((3.75)) 3.84 $((4.50))

4.63

6 p.m. to 7 p.m. $((2.80)) 2.87 $((4.30)) 4.41 $((3.05)) 3.12 $((3.80))

3.91

7 p.m. to 9 p.m. $((2.25)) 2.31 $((3.75)) 3.84 $((2.50)) 2.56 $((3.25))

3.34

9 p.m. to 11 p.m. $((1.60)) 1.64 $((3.10)) 3.18 $((1.85)) 1.89 $((2.60))

2.68

11 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

Saturdays and Sundays3

Good To Go! Pass Pay

By Mail

Pay

By Plate1

Customer-Initiated Payment2
Midnight to 5 a.m. 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
5 a.m. to 8 a.m. $((1.10)) 1.13 $((2.60)) 2.67 $((1.35)) 1.38 $((2.10))

2.17

8 a.m. to 11 a.m. $((1.65)) 1.69 $((3.15)) 3.23 $((1.90)) 1.94 $((2.65))

2.73

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. $((2.20)) 2.26 $((3.70)) 3.79 $((2.45)) 2.51 $((3.20))

3.29

6 p.m. to 9 p.m. $((1.65)) 1.69 $((3.15)) 3.23 $((1.90)) 1.94 $((2.65))

2.73

9 p.m. to 11 p.m. $((1.10)) 1.13 $((2.60)) 2.67 $((1.35)) 1.38 $((2.10))

2.17

11 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00


Notes: 1For this type of payment method, the customer is charged the Good to Go! Pass toll rate plus a $0.25 fee as provided in WAC 468-270-300.
2For this type of payment method, the customer is given a $0.50 discount off the Pay By Mail toll rate as provided in WAC 468-270-300.
3The weekend rates will be assessed for the following holidays: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

TABLE 3

SR 520 BRIDGE

THREE-AXLE VEHICLE TOLL RATES



Mondays through Fridays Good To Go! Pass Pay

By Mail

Pay

By Plate1

Customer-Initiated Payment2
Midnight to 5 a.m. 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
5 a.m. to 6 a.m. $((2.40)) 2.46 $((4.65)) 4.77 $((2.65)) 2.71 $((4.15))

4.27

6 a.m. to 7 a.m. $((4.20)) 4.31 $((6.45)) 6.61 $((4.45)) 4.56 $((5.95))

6.11

7 a.m. to 9 a.m. $((5.25)) 5.38 $((7.50)) 7.69 $((5.50)) 5.63 $((7.00))

7.19

9 a.m. to 10 a.m. $((4.20)) 4.31 $((6.45)) 6.61 $((4.45)) 4.56 $((5.95))

6.11

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $((3.40)) 3.49 $((5.65)) 5.79 $((3.65)) 3.74 $((5.15))

5.29

2 p.m. to 3 p.m. $((4.20)) 4.31 $((6.45)) 6.61 $((4.45)) 4.56 $((5.95))

6.11

3 p.m. to 6 p.m. $((5.25)) 5.38 $((7.50)) 7.69 $((5.50)) 5.63 $((7.00))

7.19

6 p.m. to 7 p.m. $((4.20)) 4.31 $((6.45)) 6.61 $((4.45)) 4.56 $((5.95))

6.11

7 p.m. to 9 p.m. $((3.40)) 3.49 $((5.65)) 5.79 $((3.65)) 3.74 $((5.15))

5.29

9 p.m. to 11 p.m. $((2.40)) 2.46 $((4.65)) 4.77 $((2.65)) 2.71 $((4.15))

4.27

11 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

Saturdays and Sundays3

Good To Go! Pass Pay

By Mail

Pay

By Plate1

Customer-Initiated Payment2
Midnight to 5 a.m. 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
5 a.m. to 8 a.m. $((1.65)) 1.69 $((3.90)) 4.00 $((1.90)) 1.94 $((3.40))

3.50

8 a.m. to 11 a.m. $((2.50)) 2.56 $((4.75)) 4.87 $((2.75)) 2.81 $((4.25))

4.37

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. $((3.30)) 3.38 $((5.55)) 5.69 $((3.55)) 3.63 $((5.05))

5.19

6 p.m. to 9 p.m. $((2.50)) 2.56 $((4.75)) 4.87 $((2.75)) 2.81 $((4.25))

4.37

9 p.m. to 11 p.m. $((1.65)) 1.69 $((3.90)) 4.00 $((1.90)) 1.94 $((3.40))

3.50

11 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

Notes: 1For this type of payment method, the customer is charged the Good to Go! Pass toll rate plus a $0.25 fee as provided in WAC 468-270-300.
2For this type of payment method, the customer is given a $0.50 discount off the Pay By Mail toll rate as provided in WAC 468-270-300.
3The weekend rates will be assessed for the following holidays: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.


TABLE 4

SR 520 BRIDGE

FOUR-AXLE VEHICLE TOLL RATES



Mondays through Fridays Good To Go! Pass Pay

By Mail

Pay

By Plate1

Customer-Initiated Payment2
Midnight to 5 a.m. 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
5 a.m. to 6 a.m. $((3.20)) 3.28 $((6.20)) 6.36 $((3.45)) 3.53 $((5.70))

5.86

6 a.m. to 7 a.m. $((5.60)) 5.74 $((8.60)) 8.82 $((5.85)) 5.99 $((8.10))

8.32

7 a.m. to 9 a.m. $((7.00)) 7.18 $((10.00)) 10.25 $((7.25)) 7.43 $((9.50))

9.75

9 a.m. to 10 a.m. $((5.60)) 5.74 $((8.60)) 8.82 $((5.85)) 5.99 $((8.10))

8.32

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $((4.50)) 4.61 $((7.50)) 7.69 $((4.75)) 4.86 $((7.00))

7.19

2 p.m. to 3 p.m. $((5.60)) 5.74 $((8.60)) 8.82 $((5.85)) 5.99 $((8.10))

8.32

3 p.m. to 6 p.m. $((7.00)) 7.18 $((10.00)) 10.25 $((7.25)) 7.43 $((9.50))

9.75

6 p.m. to 7 p.m. $((5.60)) 5.74 $((8.60)) 8.82 $((5.85)) 5.99 $((8.10))

8.32

7 p.m. to 9 p.m. $((4.50)) 4.61 $((7.50)) 7.69 $((4.75)) 4.86 $((7.00))

7.19

9 p.m. to 11 p.m. $((3.20)) 3.28 $((6.20)) 6.36 $((3.45)) 3.53 $((5.70))

5.86

11 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

Saturdays and Sundays3

Good To Go! Pass Pay

By Mail

Pay

By Plate1

Customer-Initiated Payment2
Midnight to 5 a.m. 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
5 a.m. to 8 a.m. $((2.20)) 2.26 $((5.20)) 5.33 $((2.45)) 2.51 $((4.70))

4.83

8 a.m. to 11 a.m. $((3.30)) 3.38 $((6.30)) 6.46 $((3.55)) 3.63 $((5.80))

5.96

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. $((4.40)) 4.51 $((7.40)) 7.59 $((4.65)) 4.76 $((6.90))

7.09

6 p.m. to 9 p.m. $((3.30)) 3.38 $((6.30)) 6.46 $((3.55)) 3.63 $((5.80))

5.96

9 p.m. to 11 p.m. $((2.20)) 2.26 $((5.20)) 5.33 $((2.45)) 2.51 $((4.70))

4.83

11 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

Notes: 1For this type of payment method, the customer is charged the Good to Go! Pass toll rate plus a $0.25 fee as provided in WAC 468-270-300.
2For this type of payment method, the customer is given a $0.50 discount off the Pay By Mail toll rate as provided in WAC 468-270-300.
3The weekend rates will be assessed for the following holidays: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.


TABLE 5

SR 520 BRIDGE

FIVE-AXLE VEHICLE TOLL RATES



Mondays through Fridays Good To Go! Pass Pay

By Mail

Pay

By Plate1

Customer-Initiated Payment2
Midnight to 5 a.m. 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
5 a.m. to 6 a.m. $((4.00)) 4.10 $((7.75)) 7.94 $((4.25)) 4.35 $((7.25))

7.44

6 a.m. to 7 a.m. $((7.00)) 7.18 $((10.75)) 11.02 $((7.25)) 7.43 $((10.25)) 10.52
7 a.m. to 9 a.m. $((8.75)) 8.97 $((12.50)) 12.81 $((9.00)) 9.22 $((12.00)) 12.31
9 a.m. to 10 a.m. $((7.00)) 7.18 $((10.75)) 11.02 $((7.25)) 7.43 $((10.25)) 10.52
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $((5.65)) 5.79 $((9.40)) 9.64 $((5.90)) 6.04 $((8.90))

9.14

2 p.m. to 3 p.m. $((7.00)) 7.18 $((10.75)) 11.02 $((7.25)) 7.43 $((10.25)) 10.52
3 p.m. to 6 p.m. $((8.75)) 8.97 $((12.50)) 12.81 $((9.00)) 9.22 $((12.00)) 12.31
6 p.m. to 7 p.m. $((7.00)) 7.18 $((10.75)) 11.02 $((7.25)) 7.43 $((10.25)) 10.52
7 p.m. to 9 p.m. $((5.65)) 5.79 $((9.40)) 9.64 $((5.90)) 6.04 $((8.90))

9.14

9 p.m. to 11 p.m. $((4.00)) 4.10 $((7.75)) 7.94 $((4.25)) 4.35 $((7.25))

7.44

11 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

Saturdays and Sundays3

Good To Go! Pass Pay

By Mail

Pay

By Plate1

Customer-Initiated Payment2
Midnight to 5 a.m. 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
5 a.m. to 8 a.m. $((2.75)) 2.82 $((6.50)) 6.66 $((3.00)) 3.07 $((6.00))

6.16

8 a.m. to 11 a.m. $((4.15)) 4.25 $((7.90)) 8.10 $((4.40)) 4.50 $((7.40))

7.60

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. $((5.50)) 5.64 $((9.25)) 9.48 $((5.75)) 5.89 $((8.75))

8.98

6 p.m. to 9 p.m. $((4.15)) 4.25 $((7.90)) 8.10 $((4.40)) 4.50 $((7.40))

7.60

9 p.m. to 11 p.m. $((2.75)) 2.82 $((6.50)) 6.66 $((3.00)) 3.07 $((6.00)) 6.16
11 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

Notes: 1For this type of payment method, the customer is charged the Good to Go! Pass toll rate plus a $0.25 fee as provided in WAC 468-270-300.
2For this type of payment method, the customer is given a $0.50 discount off the Pay By Mail toll rate as provided in WAC 468-270-300.
3The weekend rates will be assessed for the following holidays: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.


TABLE 6

SR 520 BRIDGE

SIX-AXLE OR MORE VEHICLE TOLL RATES



Mondays through Fridays Good To Go! Pass Pay

By Mail

Pay

By Plate1

Customer-Initiated Payment2
Midnight to 5 a.m. 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
5 a.m. to 6 a.m. $((4.80)) 4.92 $((9.30)) 9.53 $((5.05)) 5.17 $((8.80))

9.03

6 a.m. to 7 a.m. $((8.40)) 8.61 $((12.90)) 13.22 $((8.65)) 8.86 $((12.40)) 12.72
7 a.m. to 9 a.m. $((10.50)) 10.76 $((15.00)) 15.38 $((10.75)) 11.01 $((14.50)) 14.88
9 a.m. to 10 a.m. $((8.40)) 8.61 $((12.90)) 13.22 $((8.65)) 8.86 $((12.40)) 12.72
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $((6.75)) 6.92 $((11.25)) 11.53 $((7.00)) 7.17 $((10.75)) 11.03
2 p.m. to 3 p.m. $((8.40)) 8.61 $((12.90)) 13.22 $((8.65)) 8.86 $((12.40)) 12.72
3 p.m. to 6 p.m. $((10.50)) 10.76 $((15.00)) 15.38 $((10.75)) 11.01 $((14.50)) 14.88
6 p.m. to 7 p.m. $((8.40)) 8.61 $((12.90)) 13.22 $((8.65)) 8.86 $((12.40)) 12.72
7 p.m. to 9 p.m. $((6.75)) 6.92 $((11.25)) 11.53 $((7.00)) 7.17 $((10.75)) 11.03
9 p.m. to 11 p.m. $((4.80)) 4.92 $((9.30)) 9.53 $((5.05)) 5.17 $((8.80))

9.03

11 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

Saturdays and Sundays3

Good To Go! Pass Pay

By Mail

Pay

By Plate1

Customer-Initiated Payment2
Midnight to 5 a.m. 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
5 a.m. to 8 a.m. $((3.30)) 3.38 $((7.80)) 8.00 $((3.55)) 3.63 $((7.30))

7.50

8 a.m. to 11 a.m. $((4.95)) 5.07 $((9.45)) 9.69 $((5.20)) 5.32 $((8.95))

9.19

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. $((6.60)) 6.77 $((11.10)) 11.38 $((6.85)) 7.02 $((10.60)) 10.88
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. $((4.95)) 5.07 $((9.45)) 9.69 $((5.20)) 5.32 $((8.95))

9.19

9 p.m. to 11 p.m. $((3.30)) 3.38 $((7.80)) 8.00 $((3.55)) 3.63 $((7.30)) 7.50
11 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

Notes: 1For this type of payment method, the customer is charged the Good to Go! Pass toll rate plus a $0.25 fee as provided in WAC 468-270-300.
2For this type of payment method, the customer is given a $0.50 discount off the Pay By Mail toll rate as provided in WAC 468-270-300.
3The weekend rates will be assessed for the following holidays: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 47.56.870, 47.56.785, 47.56.795, 47.56.830, and 47.56.850. 11-04-007, 468-270-071, filed 1/20/11, effective 12/3/11 at 12:00 a.m. per WSR 11-24-042.]

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