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Steering Committee

In 2012, the Legislature directed the Washington State Transportation Commission (WSTC) to convene a diverse Steering Committee of stakeholders to examine the feasibility of transitioning from the gas tax to a road usage charge. 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 throughout the pilot study, the WSTC and the Steering Committee members were given updates on the pilot and the input being gathered.

Over the course of its work, the Steering Committee has explored many policy issues, evaluated the business case of a RUC, and explored options for potential implementation. Some topics the Committee has explored include:

  • Privacy and data security
  • Reporting options and accuracy
  • Equity
  • Compliance and administration costs
  • Revenue requirements
  • Interoperability with other states

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


For all Steering Committee meeting materials, please visit the library.

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


The 29-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