WSR 13-07-081

PROPOSED RULES

TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION


[ Filed March 20, 2013, 10:51 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 13-03-122.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: SR 520 toll rate setting.

Hearing Location(s): Port Townsend Council Chambers, 540 Water Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368, on May 22, 2013, at 9:00 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: May 22, 2013.

Submit Written Comments to: Reema Griffith, P.O. Box 47308, Olympia, WA 9804-7308 [98504-7308], e-mail transc@wstc.wa.gov, fax (360) 705-6802, by May 16, 2013.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Reema Griffith by May 16, 2013, at (360) 705-6802.

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.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: The commission is proposing a rate increase to ensure the statutory mandates are met and requirements contained in the SR 520 master bond resolution are satisfied. 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 amendment updates the toll rate tables accordingly.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapters 47.46 and 47.56 RCW.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 47.56.850.

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.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The proposed rules do not apply to "business in an industry," as described in RCW 19.85.030 (1)(a), but rather the rules apply to vehicles using the SR 520 Bridge.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. Pursuant to subsection (5) of RCW 34.05.328, RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to the transportation commission and it is not required to develop a cost-benefit analysis.

March 20, 2013

Reema Griffith

Executive Director

OTS-5343.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 12-14-110, filed 7/3/12, effective 8/3/12)

WAC 468-270-071   What are the toll rates on the SR 520 Bridge?   Tables ((2)) 3 through ((6)) 7 show the applicable toll rates by vehicle axles, day and time of travel, and method of payment.

TABLE ((2)) 3

SR 520 BRIDGE

TWO-AXLE VEHICLE TOLL RATES



Mondays through Fridays Good To Go! Pass1 Pay

By Mail1

Pay

By Plate((1)) 2

((Customer-Initiated Payment2)) Short-Term Account3
Midnight to 5 a.m. $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
5 a.m. to 6 a.m. $((1.64)) 1.70 $((3.18)) 3.25 $((1.89)) 1.95 $((2.68)) 2.75
6 a.m. to 7 a.m. $((2.87)) 2.95 $((4.41)) 4.50 $((3.12)) 3.20 $((3.91)) 4.00
7 a.m. to 9 a.m. $((3.59)) 3.70 $((5.13)) 5.25 $((3.84)) 3.95 $((4.63)) 4.75
9 a.m. to 10 a.m. $((2.87)) 2.95 $((4.41)) 4.50 $((3.12)) 3.20 $((3.91)) 4.00
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $((2.31)) 2.35 $((3.84)) 3.95 $((2.56)) 2.60 $((3.34)) 3.45
2 p.m. to 3 p.m. $((2.87)) 2.95 $((4.41)) 4.50 $((3.12)) 3.20 $((3.91)) 4.00
3 p.m. to 6 p.m. $((3.59)) 3.70 $((5.13)) 5.25 $((3.84)) 3.95 $((4.63)) 4.75
6 p.m. to 7 p.m. $((2.87)) 2.95 $((4.41)) 4.50 $((3.12)) 3.20 $((3.91)) 4.00
7 p.m. to 9 p.m. $((2.31)) 2.35 $((3.84)) 3.95 $((2.56)) 2.60 $((3.34)) 3.45
9 p.m. to 11 p.m. $((1.64)) 1.70 $((3.18)) 3.25 $((1.89)) 1.95 $((2.68)) 2.75
11 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Saturdays and Sundays((3)) 4 Good To Go! Pass1 Pay

By Mail1

Pay

By Plate((1)) 2

((Customer-Initiated Payment2)) Short-Term Account3
Midnight to 5 a.m. $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
5 a.m. to 8 a.m. $((1.13)) 1.15 $((2.67)) 2.75 $((1.38)) 1.40 $((2.17)) 2.25
8 a.m. to 11 a.m. $((1.69)) 1.75 $((3.23)) 3.30 $((1.94)) 2.00 $((2.73)) 2.80
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. $((2.26)) 2.30 $((3.79)) 3.90 $((2.51)) 2.55 $((3.29)) 3.40
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. $((1.69)) 1.75 $((3.23)) 3.30 $((1.94)) 2.00 $((2.73)) 2.80
9 p.m. to 11 p.m. $((1.13)) 1.15 $((2.67)) 2.75 $((1.38)) 1.40 $((2.17)) 2.25
11 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Notes: 1The rate for electronic tolls has been rounded to the nearest five cents, as needed.
2For 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.
((2)) 3For 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.
((3)) 4The 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)) 4

SR 520 BRIDGE

THREE-AXLE VEHICLE TOLL RATES



Mondays through Fridays Good To Go! Pass1 Pay

By Mail1

Pay

By Plate((1)) 2

((Customer-Initiated Payment2)) Short-Term Account3
Midnight to 5 a.m. $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
5 a.m. to 6 a.m. $((2.46)) 2.50 $((4.77)) 4.90 $((2.71)) 2.75 $((4.27)) 4.40
6 a.m. to 7 a.m. $((4.31)) 4.40 $((6.61)) 6.80 $((4.56)) 4.65 $((6.11)) 6.30
7 a.m. to 9 a.m. $((5.38)) 5.50 $((7.69)) 7.90 $((5.63)) 5.75 $((7.19)) 7.40
9 a.m. to 10 a.m. $((4.31)) 4.40 $((6.61)) 6.80 $((4.56)) 4.65 $((6.11)) 6.30
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $((3.49)) 3.60 $((5.79)) 5.95 $((3.74)) 3.85 $((5.29)) 5.45
2 p.m. to 3 p.m. $((4.31)) 4.40 $((6.61)) 6.80 $((4.56)) 4.65 $((6.11)) 6.30
3 p.m. to 6 p.m. $((5.38)) 5.50 $((7.69)) 7.90 $((5.63)) 5.75 $((7.19)) 7.40
6 p.m. to 7 p.m. $((4.31)) 4.40 $((6.61)) 6.80 $((4.56)) 4.65 $((6.11)) 6.30
7 p.m. to 9 p.m. $((3.49)) 3.60 $((5.79)) 5.95 $((3.74)) 3.85 $((5.29)) 5.45
9 p.m. to 11 p.m. $((2.46)) 2.50 $((4.77)) 4.90 $((2.71)) 2.75 $((4.27)) 4.40
11 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Saturdays and Sundays((3)) 4

Good To Go! Pass1 Pay

By Mail1

Pay

By Plate((1)) 2

((Customer-Initiated Payment2)) Short-Term Account3
Midnight to 5 a.m. $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
5 a.m. to 8 a.m. $((1.69)) 1.75 $((4.00)) 4.10 $((1.94)) 2.00 $((3.50)) 3.60
8 a.m. to 11 a.m. $((2.56)) 2.60 $((4.87)) 5.00 $((2.81)) 2.85 $((4.37)) 4.50
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. $((3.38)) 3.45 $((5.69)) 5.85 $((3.63)) 3.70 $((5.19)) 5.35
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. $((2.56)) 2.60 $((4.87)) 5.00 $((2.81)) 2.85 $((4.37)) 4.50
9 p.m. to 11 p.m. $((1.69)) 1.75 $((4.00)) 4.10 $((1.94)) 2.00 $((3.50)) 3.60
11 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Notes: 1The rate for electronic tolls has been rounded to the nearest five cents, as needed.
2For 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.
((2)) 3For 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.
((3)) 4The 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)) 5

SR 520 BRIDGE

FOUR-AXLE VEHICLE TOLL RATES



Mondays through Fridays Good To Go! Pass1 Pay

By Mail1

Pay

By Plate((1)) 2

((Customer-Initiated Payment2)) Short-Term Account3
Midnight to 5 a.m. $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
5 a.m. to 6 a.m. $((3.28)) 3.35 $((6.36)) 6.50 $((3.53)) 3.60 $((5.86)) 6.00
6 a.m. to 7 a.m. $((5.74)) 5.90 $((8.82)) 9.05 $((5.99)) 6.15 $((8.32)) 8.55
7 a.m. to 9 a.m. $((7.18)) 7.35 $((10.25)) 10.50 $((7.43)) 7.60 $((9.75)) 10.00
9 a.m. to 10 a.m. $((5.74)) 5.90 $((8.82)) 9.05 $((5.99)) 6.15 $((8.32)) 8.55
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $((4.61)) 4.75 $((7.69)) 7.90 $((4.86)) 5.00 $((7.19)) 7.40
2 p.m. to 3 p.m. $((5.74)) 5.90 $((8.82)) 9.05 $((5.99)) 6.15 $((8.32)) 8.55
3 p.m. to 6 p.m. $((7.18)) 7.35 $((10.25)) 10.50 $((7.43)) 7.60 $((9.75)) 10.00
6 p.m. to 7 p.m. $((5.74)) 5.90 $((8.82)) 9.05 $((5.99)) 6.15 $((8.32)) 8.55
7 p.m. to 9 p.m. $((4.61)) 4.75 $((7.69)) 7.90 $((4.86)) 5.00 $((7.19)) 7.40
9 p.m. to 11 p.m. $((3.28)) 3.35 $((6.36)) 6.50 $((3.53)) 3.60 $((5.86)) 6.00
11 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Saturdays and Sundays((3)) 4

Good To Go! Pass1 Pay

By Mail1

Pay

By Plate((1)) 2

((Customer-Initiated Payment2)) Short-Term Account3
Midnight to 5 a.m. $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
5 a.m. to 8 a.m. $((2.26)) 2.30 $((5.33)) 5.45 $((2.51)) 2.55 $((4.83)) 4.95
8 a.m. to 11 a.m. $((3.38)) 3.45 $((6.46)) 6.60 $((3.63)) 3.70 $((5.96)) 6.10
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. $((4.51)) 4.60 $((7.59)) 7.80 $((4.76)) 4.85 $((7.09)) 7.30
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. $((3.38)) 3.45 $((6.46)) 6.60 $((3.63)) 3.70 $((5.96)) 6.10
9 p.m. to 11 p.m. $((2.26)) 2.30 $((5.33)) 5.45 $((2.51)) 2.55 $((4.83)) 4.95
11 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Notes: 1The rate for electronic tolls has been rounded to the nearest five cents, as needed.
2For 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.
((2)) 3For 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.
((3)) 4The 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)) 6

SR 520 BRIDGE

FIVE-AXLE VEHICLE TOLL RATES



Mondays through Fridays Good To Go! Pass1 Pay

By Mail1

Pay

By Plate((1)) 2

((Customer-Initiated Payment2)) Short-Term Account3
Midnight to 5 a.m. $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
5 a.m. to 6 a.m. $((4.10)) 4.20 $((7.94)) 8.15 $((4.35)) 4.45 $((7.44)) 7.65
6 a.m. to 7 a.m. $((7.18)) 7.35 $((11.02)) 11.30 $((7.43)) 7.60 $((10.52)) 10.80
7 a.m. to 9 a.m. $((8.97)) 9.20 $((12.81)) 13.15 $((9.22)) 9.45 $((12.31)) 12.65
9 a.m. to 10 a.m. $((7.18)) 7.35 $((11.02)) 11.30 $((7.43)) 7.60 $((10.52)) 10.80
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $((5.79)) 5.95 $((9.64)) 9.90 $((6.04)) 6.20 $((9.14)) 9.40
2 p.m. to 3 p.m. $((7.18)) 7.35 $((11.02)) 11.30 $((7.43)) 7.60 $((10.52)) 10.80
3 p.m. to 6 p.m. $((8.97)) 9.20 $((12.81)) 13.15 $((9.22)) 9.45 $((12.31)) 12.65
6 p.m. to 7 p.m. $((7.18)) 7.35 $((11.02)) 11.30 $((7.43)) 7.60 $((10.52)) 10.80
7 p.m. to 9 p.m. $((5.79)) 5.95 $((9.64)) 9.90 $((6.04)) 6.20 $((9.14)) 9.40
9 p.m. to 11 p.m. $((4.10)) 4.20 $((7.94)) 8.15 $((4.35)) 4.45 $((7.44)) 7.65
11 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Saturdays and Sundays((3)) 4

Good To Go! Pass1 Pay

By Mail1

Pay

By Plate((1)) 2

((Customer-Initiated Payment2)) Short-Term Account3
Midnight to 5 a.m. $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
5 a.m. to 8 a.m. $((2.82)) 2.90 $((6.66)) 6.85 $((3.07)) 3.15 $((6.16)) 6.35
8 a.m. to 11 a.m. $((4.25)) 4.35 $((8.10)) 8.30 $((4.50)) 4.60 $((7.60)) 7.80
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. $((5.64)) 5.80 $((9.48)) 9.70 $((5.89)) 6.05 $((8.98)) 9.20
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. $((4.25)) 4.35 $((8.10)) 8.30 $((4.50)) 4.60 $((7.60)) 7.80
9 p.m. to 11 p.m. $((2.82)) 2.90 $((6.66)) 6.85 $((3.07)) 3.15 $((6.16)) 6.35
11 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Notes: 1The rate for electronic tolls has been rounded to the nearest five cents, as needed.
2For 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.
((2)) 3For 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.
((3)) 4The 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)) 7

SR 520 BRIDGE

SIX-AXLE OR MORE VEHICLE TOLL RATES



Mondays through Fridays Good To Go! Pass1 Pay

By Mail1

Pay

By Plate((1)) 2

((Customer-Initiated Payment2)) Short-Term Account3
Midnight to 5 a.m. $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
5 a.m. to 6 a.m. $((4.92)) 5.05 $((9.53)) 9.75 $((5.17)) 5.30 $((9.03)) 9.25
6 a.m. to 7 a.m. $((8.61)) 8.85 $((13.22)) 13.55 $((8.86)) 9.10 $((12.72)) 13.05
7 a.m. to 9 a.m. $((10.76)) 11.05 $((15.38)) 15.75 $((11.01)) 11.30 $((14.88)) 15.25
9 a.m. to 10 a.m. $((8.61)) 8.85 $((13.22)) 13.55 $((8.86)) 9.10 $((12.72)) 13.05
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $((6.92)) 7.10 $((11.53)) 11.80 $((7.17)) 7.35 $((11.03)) 11.30
2 p.m. to 3 p.m. $((8.61)) 8.85 $((13.22)) 13.55 $((8.86)) 9.10 $((12.72)) 13.05
3 p.m. to 6 p.m. $((10.76)) 11.05 $((15.38)) 15.75 $((11.01)) 11.30 $((14.88)) 15.25
6 p.m. to 7 p.m. $((8.61)) 8.85 $((13.22)) 13.55 $((8.86)) 9.10 $((12.72)) 13.05
7 p.m. to 9 p.m. $((6.92)) 7.10 $((11.53)) 11.80 $((7.17)) 7.35 $((11.03)) 11.30
9 p.m. to 11 p.m. $((4.92)) 5.05 $((9.53)) 9.75 $((5.17)) 5.30 $((9.03)) 9.25
11 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Saturdays and Sundays((3)) 4

Good To Go! Pass1 Pay

By Mail1

Pay

By Plate((1)) 2

((Customer-Initiated Payment2)) Short-Term Account3
Midnight to 5 a.m. $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
5 a.m. to 8 a.m. $((3.38)) 3.45 $((8.00)) 8.20 $((3.63)) 3.70 $((7.50)) 7.70
8 a.m. to 11 a.m. $((5.07)) 5.20 $((9.69)) 9.95 $((5.32)) 5.45 $((9.19)) 9.45
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. $((6.77)) 6.95 $((11.38)) 11.65 $((7.02)) 7.20 $((10.88)) 11.15
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. $((5.07)) 5.20 $((9.69)) 9.95 $((5.32)) 5.45 $((9.19)) 9.45
9 p.m. to 11 p.m. $((3.38)) 3.45 $((8.00)) 8.20 $((3.63)) 3.70 $((7.50)) 7.70
11 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Notes: 1The rate for electronic tolls has been rounded to the nearest five cents, as needed.
2For 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.
((2)) 3For 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.
((3)) 4The 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 47.56.785, 47.56.795, 47.56.830, 47.56.850, and 47.56.870. 12-14-110, 468-270-071, filed 7/3/12, effective 8/3/12; 11-04-007, 468-270-071, filed 1/20/11, effective 12/3/11 at 12:00 a.m. per WSR 11-24-042.]