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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


May 2, 2018 – Steering Committee Webinar
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August 22, 2018 – Steering Committee Meeting, SeaTac Airport Conference Center, International A Meeting Room, 9 AM – 4 PM
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November 29, 2018 – Steering Committee Meeting, SeaTac Airport Conference Center, 9 AM – 4 PM
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For an archive of past meetings, including meeting materials, check our project library.

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)

More project materials can be found in our library