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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

During the 2020 legislative session, one of the top issues the House Transportation Committee will be addressing is the proposed road usage charge (RUC) – otherwise known as a pay-per mile charge. This idea has been floating around for the past couple of years as a potential revenue replacement mechanism for the state's gas tax.

The Washington State Transportation Commission (WSTC) conducted a year-long RUC pilot program during 2018 where 2,000 drivers reported their mileage. Their feedback from this pilot program is one of the many tools we, as policy makers, will use in our upcoming session to see whether this type of program is something that will work in Washington state.

For more information on the pilot program, and general information about what a road usage charge program would look like, please visit https://waroadusagecharge.org/

Act now! Your opinion matters | Road Usage Charge survey

The WSTC is still collecting feedback and your overall thoughts, concerns and questions regarding a road usage charge. I invite you to take their survey to provide your input. Your opinion matters and will be a key component to the final report the Commission presents to the Legislature in mid-December.

The RUC could impact many of you throughout the 2nd District who commute on a regular basis. Please provide your thoughts.

There is a short turnaround time for this survey, so I'd ask you to act now and let your voice be heard. Comments need to be received by November 15. Click the link below to take the survey.

https://survey.participate.online/s3/Washington-Road-Usage-Charge-Pilot-Project-Feedback-on-recommendations

Should you miss the deadline to provide your comments via this survey, I encourage you to reach out to my office anytime with your thoughts, questions and concerns.

It's an honor to serve you.

In Service,


Andrew Barkis

State Representative Andrew Barkis, 2nd Legislative District
RepresentativeAndrewBarkis.com
122D Legislative Building | P.O. Box 40600 | Olympia, WA 98504-0600
andrew.barkis@leg.wa.gov
(360) 584-9846 | Toll-free: (800) 562-6000