Washington State Transportation Commission awards contract to D’Artagnan to prepare a Road Usage Charge demonstration implementation plan

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By Thinking Highways May 6, 2016 10:16

Washington State Transportation Commission awards contract to D’Artagnan to prepare a Road Usage Charge demonstration implementation plan


— D’Artagnan Consulting has been awarded a contract with the Washington State Transportation Commission (WSTC) to prepare a detailed statewide Road Usage Charge (RUC) demonstration implementation plan in preparation for a project slated to start in 2017. D’Artagnan is working with Berk Consulting, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff and several DBE firms. 

The work will entail updating the WSTC body of materials assessing RUC since 2012 that was successfully completed at the direction of the State Legislature. The plan will address unanswered questions that remain through testing and evaluation with the intention of implementing the demonstration in 2017, with legislative approval.

The implementation plan will be completed by the end of 2016 for review by the WSTC, the Governor’s office, and the transportation committees of the State House of Representatives and the State Senate. It will include all details necessary to launch a RUC pilot test including agency roles, technologies and methodologies, procurement strategy, recruitment plan, rigorous evaluation criteria, a communications plan, and detail project expenditure budget.

The D’Artagnan Team will also actively consult, coordinate and receive guidance from the Department of Transportation, the Department of Licensing, the Department of Revenue, and the Office of the State Treasurer, as well as the WSTC appointed RUC Steering Committee in establishing participation and coordination parameters for the project. ##### About D’Artagnan Consulting D’Artagnan is dedicated to sustainable transportation funding.

Our pioneering work with public agencies and private firms spans conception through implementation of road use charging, tolling, other forms of road pricing, and intelligent transportation systems. We invite you to follow our efforts on the cutting edge of transport thinking

Thinking Highways
By Thinking Highways May 6, 2016 10:16