PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
[Filed February 14, 2020, 7:51 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 468-58 WAC, Limited access highways.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The subject rule concerns the prohibition of highway access connections along on-ramps or off-ramps of fully controlled limited access highways. Flexibility is required specifically with respect to transit busses [buses]. In certain cases, allowing such highway access breaks for transit busses [buses] only results in better highway operational performance and safety. This revision is intended to create this flexibility while allowing adequate control over application.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The Washington state department of transportation, as a matter of daily routine, coordinates application and development of policy with FHWA. Each step of the rule-making process with [will] be closely coordinated with FHWA.
Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Ahmer Nizam, P.O. Box 47329, Olympia, WA 98504-7329, phone 360-870-2383, fax 360-704-6381, email firstname.lastname@example.org; or LeRoy Patterson, P.O. Box 47329, Olympia, WA 98504-7329, phone 360-705-7266, email email@example.com.
February 13, 2020
Kara Larsen, Director
Risk Management and
Legal Services Division