6106-S.E AMH CALD H5058.1
ESSB 6106 - H AMD TO H AMD (H-5049.1/18)  1207
By Representative Caldier
ADOPTED 02/27/2018
On page 27, after line 19 of the amendment, insert the following:
"(9) In 2021, toll equipment on the Tacoma Narrows Bridge will have reached the end of its operational life. During the 2017-2019 fiscal biennium, the department plans to issue a request for proposals as the first stage of a competitive procurement process that will replace the toll equipment and select a new tolling operator for the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. The request for proposals and subsequent competitive procurement must incorporate elements that prioritize the overall goal of lowering costs per transaction for the facility, such as incentives for innovative approaches which result in lower transactional costs, requests for efficiencies on the part of the bidder that lower operational costs, and incorporation of technologies such as self-serve credit card machines or other point-of-payment technologies that lower costs or improve operational efficiencies."
EFFECT: Requires the Department of Transportation to incorporate elements that aim to reduce operational costs per transaction for the Tacoma Narrows bridge toll facility into the request for proposals and the procurement process for the new toll equipment and operator for the Tacoma Narrows bridge toll facility.
FISCAL IMPACT: No net change to appropriated levels.
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