Transportation Planning Updates

Updates on 2040 & Beyond and Statewide Implementation

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Planning for Autonomous Vehicles

Autonomous vehicles (AV) are operating on Washington’s roadways today. As of late 2018, eight companies had self-certified their ability to safely operate in the state with the Washington Department of Licensing.

Video: Road Usage Charge Pilot Project

In 2012 the Legislature directed the Transportation Commission to conduct a full assessment of road usage charging (RUC), which is a pay-by-the-mile fee that could replace the state’s gas tax. A pilot test with 2000 vehicles ended in early 2019.