MEDIA ADVISORY: Public invited to comment on Puget Sound Pilots' proposed rate increase
LACEY, Wash. – The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission is holding a public comment hearing on March 30 to discuss Puget Sound Pilots' proposed rate increase.
Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission
Virtual-only public comment hearing
WHEN and WHERE
1:30-4:00 p.m. on Thurs., March 30, 2023
Attend online via Zoom (recommended), or by calling 253-215-8782 with meeting ID number 862 2068 8322 and passcode 911822.
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The state legislature granted the commission authority to regulate rates charged by pilotage companies in 2018. The first tariff to increase rates was filed with the commission in 2019. Puget Sound Pilots recently filed a tariff to increase rates to cover operating costs.
The UTC regulates the rates and services of investor-owned electric utilities, telecommunications, natural gas, and water companies, garbage-collection haulers, household-goods movers, charter-bus companies, commercial ferries, pipeline companies, pilotage companies, and a low-level radioactive waste repository. The commission does not regulate broadband or internet services, including those provided by regulated telecommunications companies.