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Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission                                      March 2011
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UTC's New Website
Safe Digging Month
Is That Company Permitted?
Are You On Facebook?
CenturyLink/Qwest Merger Approved by UTC
On March 14, the commission unanimously approved the pending merger of telephone companies CenturyLink, Inc. and Qwest Communications, subject to conditions designed to protect customers of the two companies.

For more information on the merger, click here.

Quick Links

UTC Website
1-888-333-WUTC (9882)

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Commission Calendar 

April 14, 9:30 a.m.
April 28, 9:30 a.m. 
 May 12, 9:30 a.m. 
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Welcome to the Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) e-newsletter. If you have questions about UTC Connections, please e-mail consumer@utc.wa.gov.
The UTC works every day to protect consumers by ensuring that utility and transportation services are fairly priced, available, reliable and safe. This bi-monthly e-newsletter is intended to provide you with current information about regulated industries, current issues and topics that impact you.
UTC Launches New Website!
The commission has launched a new, consumer-friendly website. Find consumer information, information about regulated companies and more at the new and improved www.utc.wa.gov.

April is Safe Digging Month!

plantingDon't dig into trouble this spring, always call 811 before you dig. In a national effort to increase awareness about dig safety and the free 811 utility locating service, Washington has declared April as Safe Digging Month.


Protect underground pipes and utility lines by calling 811 to request an underground utility locate at least two days before you begin digging.Once the lines have been marked, use a handtool and dig cautiously around areas where underground utilities are buried.  


The commission has created a video series to increase safe digging awareness. Watch the videos on the commission's YouTube channel.  


For more information on Safe Digging Month, click here.

Is That Transportation Company Permitted? Find Out Now!
The commission has a new permit Web page that displays real-time information about transportation companies regulated by the UTC. This new Web page provides a listing of all carriers with a current permit and those carriers whose permits have been suspended. It does not show carriers whose permits have been cancelled. If a carrier does not show up on the list, they do not have an active or suspended permit.

Look up moving companies, airporters, charter buses, and other regulated transportation companies at www.utc.wa.gov/permits.

If you suspect a company is operating without a permit, report it to the commission.  
Are You on Facebook?  

Stay connected to news, events and more on the commission's Facebook page! Visit www.facebook.com/WAUTC and become a fan today!

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