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Steering Committee

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 determined that a road usage charge is feasible and could produce the needed revenue to fund Washington’s long-term transportation needs.

At key milestones during the pilot study, Steering Committee members will receive feedback from participants on how the study is working and if a road usage charge would be a viable option for funding Washington’s roadway maintenance in the future. At the pilot’s completion, Steering Committee members will compile a final report to the WSTC based on participant input and lessons learned.

Hoffstadt Creek Bridge, Toutle, Washington -Route 504; credit adrian


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Rolling farmland in the evening in eastern Washington's Palouse region.


The 27-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
  • Business
  • Ports
  • Public transportation
  • Environmental interests
  • Trucking Industry
  • Consumer groups

Steering Committee Members (PDF)

Steering Committee Archives

2017 Meeting Materials

July 27, 2017 – Steering Committee meeting
Location: Mercer Island Community & Event Center
8236 SE 24th St, Mercer Island, WA

November 9, 2017 – Steering Committee meeting
Location: Mercer Island Community & Event Center
8236 SE 24th St, Mercer Island, WA

More project materials can be found in our Library

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Interested in being a pilot participant? Just want to follow along? Sign up for our interest list!
We will select up to 2,000 people from this list to represent drivers across Washington. Once the pilot has started, we’ll continue to email our interest list with regular updates.

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Know someone who’d be interested in participating in the pilot? Spread the word! We want drivers from across the state, from daily commuters to casual Sunday drivers. The more the merrier!