TO THE PILOT
In 2012, the Legislature directed the Washington State Transportation Commission (WSTC) to work with a steering committee to assess a road usage charge as a possible replacement for the gas tax. After several years of study, the Steering Committee and the WSTC have determined that a road usage charge is feasible and could produce the needed revenue to fund Washington State’s long-term transportation needs.
In fall 2017, the WSTC will launch a year-long pilot project to let participants “test-drive” a per-mile charge system. We want your help to shape our future system! Up to 2,000 volunteers will have an early opportunity to tell us what they think and influence how a road usage charge might move forward in Washington.
QUESTIONS WE WANT TO ANSWER
- Does a RUC make sense for Washington long-term?
- How does it work for drivers?
- Will it enable us to better fund our transportation system into the future?
At the direction of the Washington State Legislature, the Washington State Transportation Commission (WSTC) and a Steering Committee have been evaluating a potential replacement for the gas tax since 2012. The 25-member Steering Committee includes representatives from:
- Washington State House of Representatives
- Washington State Senate
- Puget Sound Regional Council
- Washington State Department of Transportation
- Washington State Department of Licensing
- The Office of State Treasurer
- Counties and cities
- Motoring public
- Auto industry
- Public transportation
- Environmental interests
- Trucking Industry
- Consumer groups
- User fee technology
We will recruit up to 2,000 volunteer drivers to participate in our statewide pilot project. We are also looking for drivers from Surrey, British Columbia and Oregon to help test how a per-mile system works when traveling between Washington and Canada or Oregon. The planned start date is fall 2017.
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— 2017 meeting schedule coming soon.
TRY IT OUT!
Sign-up for our interest list and stay tuned
for more details about how to participate.