WSR 12-24-079



[ Filed December 5, 2012, 8:11 a.m. ]

     Subject of Possible Rule Making: Leases with private entities for retail services at park and ride lots.

     Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 47.04.295 Park and ride lots -- Leases with private entities authorized -- Rules.

     Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The statute directs the department to adopt and enforce such reasonable rules that are consistent with and necessary to carry out RCW 47.04.295, including a flexible process to prioritize local business interests when entering into lease agreements.

     Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The Washington state department of transportation (WSDOT) will coordinate with the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration through the United States Department of Transportation.

     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 WSDOT Public-Private Partnership Office, 310 Maple Park Avenue S.E., P.O. Box 47395, Olympia, WA 98504-7395, (360) 705-7023, or

December 5, 2012

Stephen T. Reinmuth

Chief of Staff