WSR 16-01-140
[Filed December 21, 2015, 7:56 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: SR 520 Bridge toll rates, fees, and policies.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 47.56.850, 47.56.870, and 47.56.795.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Per RCW 47.56.870, 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 and policies to generate revenue sufficient and necessary to cover costs and obligations described in RCW 47.56.830 and 47.56.850. Per RCW 47.56.795, the commission is also authorized to review the system-wide administrative fees as appropriate for toll collection processes.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The transportation commission will review and coordinate with the Washington state department of transportation on this rule-making process.
Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. The transportation commission will hold a public hearing in the regional area surrounding the SR 520 Bridge in the spring of 2016. More details will be issued in coming months. Public comment also will be taken at the final hearing. Comments may also be submitted in writing to the transportation commission by mail at P.O. Box 47308, Olympia, WA 98504-7308, phone (360) 705-7070, fax (360) 705-6802, or e-mail
December 21, 2015
Reema Griffith
Executive Director