Switching Tariffs

Unlike most railroads, Tacoma Rail’s published rates are determined using public utility cost-of-service principles rather than market-based pricing. These rates are approved by the Public Utility Board and Tacoma City Council in a series of public meetings.

Tacoma Rail is also subject to regulation by the Surface Transportation Board.

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Fuel Surcharges

Fuel surcharge (effective October 1, 2021)
Fuel surcharge (effective April 1, 2020)

  • Tidelands Division (TMBL): $0.59 per car
  • Mountain Division (TRMW): $7.18 per car