Transportation Commission seeks public input on potential ferry fuel surcharge

Posted November 28, 2022 at 1:34 pm by

The Wash­ing­ton State Trans­porta­tion Com­mis­sion has post­ed a sur­vey ask­ing for pub­lic input about a pos­si­ble fuel sur­charge by Wash­ing­ton State Fer­ries to tem­porar­i­ly address fuel costs that exceed the agen­cy’s budget.

“While the WSTC has nev­er imple­ment­ed the fuel sur­charge, recent ris­es in fuel costs have increased the like­li­hood that the sur­charge may be need­ed,” the Com­mis­sion explains. “Under cur­rent reg­u­la­tion the sur­charge could be acti­vat­ed upon Com­mis­sion approval. If acti­vat­ed, the sur­charge would be added to the cur­rent fer­ry fare and could be in an amount from 2.5 per­cent to 10 per­cent of the fare, depend­ing on the fund­ing gap the sur­charge is addressing.”

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