A special account to be known as the Tacoma Narrows toll bridge account is created in the motor vehicle fund in the state treasury.
(1) Deposits to the account must include:
(a) All proceeds of bonds issued for construction of the Tacoma Narrows public-private initiative project, including any capitalized interest;
(b) All of the toll charges and other revenues received from the operation of the Tacoma Narrows bridge as a toll facility, to be deposited at least monthly;
(c) Any interest that may be earned from the deposit or investment of those revenues;
(d) Notwithstanding RCW 47.12.063
, proceeds from the sale of any surplus real property acquired for the purpose of building the second Tacoma Narrows bridge;
(e) All liquidated damages collected under any contract involving the construction of the second Tacoma Narrows bridge; and
(f) Beginning with September 2022 and ending July 1, 2032, by the last day of September, December, March, and June of each year, the state treasurer shall transfer from the general fund to the account the sum of $3,250,000. The total amount that may be transferred pursuant to this subsection is $130,000,000.
(2) Proceeds of bonds shall be used consistent with RCW 47.46.130
, including the reimbursement of expenses and fees incurred under agreements entered into under RCW 47.46.040
as required by those agreements.
(3) Toll charges, other revenues, and interest may only be used to:
(a) Pay required costs that contribute directly to the financing, operation, maintenance, management, and necessary repairs of the tolled facility, as determined by rule by the transportation commission; and
(b) Repay amounts to the motor vehicle fund as required under RCW 47.46.140
(4) Toll charges, other revenues, and interest may not be used to pay for costs that do not contribute directly to the financing, operation, maintenance, management, and necessary repairs of the tolled facility, as determined by rule by the transportation commission.
(5) The department shall make detailed quarterly expenditure reports available to the transportation commission and to the public on the department's website using current department resources.
(6) When repaying the motor vehicle fund under RCW 47.46.140
, the state treasurer shall transfer funds from the Tacoma Narrows toll bridge account to the motor vehicle fund on or before each debt service date for bonds issued for the Tacoma Narrows public-private initiative project in an amount sufficient to repay the motor vehicle fund for amounts transferred from that fund to the highway bond retirement fund to provide for any bond principal and interest due on that date. The state treasurer may establish subaccounts for the purpose of segregating toll charges, bond sale proceeds, and other revenues.