Transportation Commission

Washington’s long road to replacing the gas tax

BY: - October 11, 2023

Washington lawmakers embarked in early 2012 to learn if charging drivers for the miles they travel could eventually replace taxing them on every gallon of fuel they buy. The concern then, and now, is gas tax receipts are in a slow decline as passenger cars get more fuel efficient and electric vehicles become more prevalent. […]

It will cost more to travel on a state ferry in Washington this fall

BY: - August 10, 2023

The Washington State Transportation Commission on Thursday voted to increase fares for Washington State Ferries this fall. Commissioners approved a 4.25% hike for vehicles and walk-on passengers on Oct. 1 and another 4.25% on Oct. 1, 2024.  They also agreed to provide buyers of a 20-ride book the equivalent of five free trips, up from […]