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 July 1, 2022)

  • Tidelands Division (TMBL): $11.95 per car
  • Mountain Division (TRMW): $136.28 per car

Fuel surcharge (effective April 1, 2022)

  • Tidelands Division (TMBL): $6.10 per car
  • Mountain Division (TRMW): $72.75 per car

Fuel surcharge (effective January 1, 2022)

  • Tidelands Division (TMBL): $2.05 per car
  • Mountain Division (TRMW): $26.68 per car

Fuel surcharge (effective October 1, 2021)

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