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Toll-rate increases proposed for 520 Bridge, Tacoma Narrows

SR520ClosedOLYMPIA — The Washington State Transportation Commission announced Tuesday it is proposing a 2.5 percent toll-rate increase for the State Route 520 Bridge that would take effect July 1.

The agency said the proposed increase is consistent with the project’s state financial plan, which anticipates annual rate increases of 2.5 percent through 2015.

Under the proposal, peak Good To Go! rates would be $3.70, and the peak Pay By Mail rates would be $5.25. The increase affects all toll rates, but drivers using a Good To Go! pass will continue to pay the lowest toll rate. The complete proposed toll-rate schedule for the SR 520 Bridge will be posted online at www.wstc.wa.gov.

Interested persons may comment on the proposal up until the commission’s May 22 meeting, when commissionerswill take action. Comments can be submitted to the commission in writing via email or mail. Email comments can be sent to transc@wsdot.wa.gov. Written comments can be mailed to: PO Box 47308, Olympia, WA. 98504-7308.

In addition, the commission is proposing a 25-cent increase for the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in 2013 and an additional 25-cent increase in 2014. The new rates would take effect on July 1 each year.

A public input meeting to gather comments on the proposal is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 15, at the Gig Harbor Civic Center at 3510 Grandview St.

A final hearing, where the commission will take additional public comment and plan to take action to adopt new toll rates, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, May 20, at the Gig Harbor Civic Center.

 

In addition to the public meetings, comments can be submitted to the commission in writing via email or mail. Email comments can be sent to transc@wsdot.wa.gov. Written comments can be mailed to: PO Box 47308, Olympia, WA. 98504-7308.

 

The proposed toll rates to take effect July 1, 2013 are:

  • $4.25 for Good To Go!
  • $5.25 cash
  • $6.25 Pay By Mail

 

The commission is required by law to set toll rates for the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in an amount that is sufficient to pay the debt for the bridge, as well as to pay costs related to maintenance, preservation and operations of the bridge.

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48 comments

  • Feed up

    This state and their continued abuse of it's citizens is criminal. All I can say is that I am moving and taking my business, and funds elsewhere, and leave leave the sheep to the whims of their master, the state of Washington.

  • clifford

    They just raised the toll on the Tacoma narrows Bridge a few months back. Are they really needing the money or is this just an excuse to raise additional funds for the screwed up bridge pontoons built in Aberdeen.
    The State and its mangers need to control themselves or take a pay cut

  • lance orloff

    There is a serious discrepency in the rates. 520 drivers are getting off easy. Down in Tacoma drivers are getting royally reamed.
    520 rates are from $1.64 to $3.59
    Tacoma Narrows is $4.00 all day
    If you don't use the bridges enough to justify a Good 2 Go then you pay
    520 bridge $3.18 to $5.13
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    You people in King County and especially the Mercer Islanders who are afraid of contributing like the rest of us cattle being milked by the the DOT, quit your bitching. Pierce county is getting raped far more anally (annually?) than you ever will be. If you want to fight for fairness, start by toll equity in the entire state else we here in the land of higher tolls will always view you as whiny arrogant children. Pierce county is the true rape victim of our state governing body.

  • guest

    I'm still wondering why they need to toll I-90 to pay for the 520 bridge. Can't they just leave the toll on 520 until it is paid off like last time?

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