Dynamic Tolling Algorithm and Implementation Materials (Department of Transportation)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Department of Transportation of Washington.
Tracking #

P001293-122618

Multi Request Dynamic Tolling Algorithm and Implementation Materials
Est. Completion Jan. 25, 2019
Status
Fix Required

Communications

From: Beryl Lipton


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Washington Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Related to the use of dynamic tolling, High Occupancy Toll lanes, or equivalent dynamic pricing on roadways under the jurisdiction of this agency:

- A map or equivalent locational reference for roadways and areas currently implementing or expected to implement dynamic tolling

- Materials regarding data points taken into consideration as part of the dynamic tolling algorithm or program

- Any available copies of the calculation/algorithm used

- Any and all available reports regarding the pricing of tolls by time of day on affected roadways

- Any and all policies guiding the use and implementation of dynamic tolling or equivalent variable pricing systems on roadways under the jurisdiction of this agency

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From: Department of Transportation

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From: Department of Transportation

Dear Beryl Lipton:
Thank you for your interest in public records of Washington State Department of Transportation. Your request has been received and is being processed in accordance with the State of Washington Public Records Act, Chapter 42.56 RCW. Your request was received in this office on 12/26/2018 and given the reference number P001293-122618 for tracking purposes.
Records Requested: Pursuant to the Washington Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:Related to the use of dynamic tolling, High Occupancy Toll lanes, or equivalent dynamic pricing on roadways under the jurisdiction of this agency:- A map or equivalent locational reference for roadways and areas currently implementing or expected to implement dynamic tolling- Materials regarding data points taken into consideration as part of the dynamic tolling algorithm or program- Any available copies of the calculation/algorithm used- Any and all available reports regarding the pricing of tolls by time of day on affected roadways- Any and all policies guiding the use and implementation of dynamic tolling or equivalent variable pricing systems on roadways under the jurisdiction of this agencyThe requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
Not all public documents are available in electronic format. If the document(s) requested are not available electronically, we will make them available for inspection or by paper copy in accordance with the Public Records Act, Chapter 42.56 RCW.

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From: Department of Transportation

RE: Public Disclosure Request of December 26, 2018, Reference #P001293-122618
Dear Beryl Lipton,
In accordance with the Public Records Act (RCW 42.56), this letter acknowledges receipt of your request for records Reference # P001293-122618 dated December 26, 2018, concerning:
Pursuant to the Washington Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:
Related to the use of dynamic tolling, High Occupancy Toll lanes, or equivalent dynamic pricing on roadways under the jurisdiction of this agency:
- A map or equivalent locational reference for roadways and areas currently implementing or expected to implement dynamic tolling
- Materials regarding data points taken into consideration as part of the dynamic tolling algorithm or program
- Any available copies of the calculation/algorithm used
- Any and all available reports regarding the pricing of tolls by time of day on affected roadways
- Any and all policies guiding the use and implementation of dynamic tolling or equivalent variable pricing systems on roadways under the jurisdiction of this agency
The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.
In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Our procedure is to determine the offices(s) where requested records are located. Then we will work with staff familiar with the subject matter of your request to identify and gather them. We may need to contact you for clarification, if we find your request to be vague or especially complex.
Once records are located and gathered, we review them for information that may be redacted based on confidentiality or a statutory exemption. In some cases we may also require additional time to notify a third party or consult with legal counsel.
We estimate that we will respond to your request by January 25, 2019, by either producing all of the records requested; or if the number of records is voluminous producing an installment along with a revised estimate for further phases.
If you have any questions, please reply to this email or contact my office at 360-705-7320.  Thank you for your attention.
Sincerely,
Ashley Holmberg
Public Disclosure Manager
Washington Department of Transportation

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From: Department of Transportation

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RE: Public Disclosure Request of December 26, 2018, Reference #P001293-122618
Dear Beryl Lipton,
In response to your request for records Reference # P001293-122618 dated December 26, 2018, concerning:
Pursuant to the Washington Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:
Related to the use of dynamic tolling, High Occupancy Toll lanes, or equivalent dynamic pricing on roadways under the jurisdiction of this agency:
- A map or equivalent locational reference for roadways and areas currently implementing or expected to implement dynamic tolling
- Materials regarding data points taken into consideration as part of the dynamic tolling algorithm or program
- Any available copies of the calculation/algorithm used
- Any and all available reports regarding the pricing of tolls by time of day on affected roadways
- Any and all policies guiding the use and implementation of dynamic tolling or equivalent variable pricing systems on roadways under the jurisdiction of this agency
The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.
In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

We have reviewed your request. The record(s) you have described is not clear. We therefore, request the following clarifications:
Concerning any and all available reports regarding the pricing of tolls by time of day on affected roadways. Is there a specific time-frame you are requesting?
A reply must be received or your request will be closed and a new request will be required.
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If you have any questions, please contact my office at 360-705-7320.  Thank you for your attention.
Sincerely,
Ashley Holmberg
Public Disclosure Manager
Washington Department of Transportation

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