WSR 12-12-036

PERMANENT RULES

TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION


[ Filed May 30, 2012, 10:27 a.m. , effective July 1, 2012 ]


Effective Date of Rule: July 1, 2012.

Purpose: The commission is required to establish toll rates and fees for vehicles using the Tacoma Narrows Bridge (TNB) that are adequate to cover debt, operations, insurance and maintenance costs. The purpose of the proposed rules is to amend the transportation commission administrative code, WAC 468-270-070, establishing new toll rates on the TNB.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 468-270-070.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 47.46 RCW and RCW 47.56.165.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 12-07-094 on March 21, 2012.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: The pay by mail toll rates were reduced as follows:


Published Proposed Rates Adopted Toll Rates
Vehicle Axles Pay By Mail Pay By Mail
2 $7.00 $6.00
3 $10.50 $9.00
4 $14.00 $12.00
5 $17.50 $15.00
6 or more $21.00 $18.00

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: May 21, 2012.

Reema Griffith

Executive Director

OTS-4685.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 11-04-070, filed 1/28/11, effective 12/3/11)

WAC 468-270-070   What are the toll rates on the Tacoma Narrows Bridge?   The toll charges for the Tacoma Narrows Bridge are shown in Table 1.


Table 1
Tacoma Narrows Bridge Toll Rates

((Vehicle Axles Good To Go! Pass Cash Pay By Mail
2 $2.75 $4.00 $5.50
3 $4.15 $6.00 $8.25
4 $5.50 $8.00 $11.00
5 $6.90 $10.00 $13.75
6 or more $8.25 $12.00 $16.50))

Vehicle Axles Good to Go! Pass Cash Pay By Mail Pay by Plate1 Customer-Initiated Payment2
2 $4.00 $5.00 $6.00 $4.25 $5.50
3 $6.00 $7.50 $9.00 $6.25 $8.50
4 $8.00 $10.00 $12.00 $8.25 $11.50
5 $10.00 $12.50 $15.00 $10.25 $14.50
6 $12.00 $15.00 $18.00 $12.25 $17.50

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.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 47.46.100 (1) and (2), 47.46.105(1), 47.56.030 (1)(b), 47.56.795(6), and 47.56.165(4). 11-04-070, 468-270-070, filed 1/28/11, effective 12/3/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 47.56.240. 09-13-038, 468-270-070, filed 6/10/09, effective 7/11/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 47.56.030, 47.46.100. 08-12-054, 468-270-070, filed 6/2/08, effective 7/3/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 47.56.403. 08-06-032, 468-270-070, filed 2/26/08, effective 4/7/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 47.56.030, 47.46.100. 07-13-010, 468-270-070, filed 6/8/07, effective 7/9/07.]

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