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State commission approves tolls for I-405 express lanes between Bellevue, Lynnwood

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Interstate 405 (Photo: WSDOT)

KIRKLAND, Wash. — The Washington State Transportation Commission approved Interstate 405 express lane tolls Wednesday night that will range from a minimum of 75 cents to a maximum of $10.

The express toll lanes will open later this year on the north end of I-405 between Bellevue and Lynnwood.

Highlights of the commission’s toll rate for the I-405 express toll lanes include:

“Good To Go” toll rates will range from a minimum of 75 cents to a maximum of $10. It is estimated that the typical toll will range from 75 cents to $4.
Carpools with three or more people will be exempt from paying a toll at all times, and carpools with two people will be exempt, except during weekday peak hours (5-9 a.m. and 3-7 p.m.). Motorcycles, transit vehicles, and van pools will also be exempt.

 

To use the express toll lanes free, drivers must meet the occupancy requirements, have a “Good To Go!” account and have a “Flex Pass,” which will be offered by the Washington State Department of Transportation soon.

 

Drivers without a “Good To Go!” account can also use the express toll lanes and will receive a bill in the mail for their trip. Drivers who chose this option will pay $2 above the posted “Good To Go!” rate in effect at the time of the trip.

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6 comments

  • Bobby

    Did anyone notice how they waited until the last minute to tell us about the meeting tonight at Bellevue City Hall? That’s because even if anyone shows up at these public meetings, it doesn’t matter what anyone says as the Washington State Transportation Commission has already decided this is what they are going to do. These “public” meetings are just for show. Remember: They don’t care what you have to say. If anyone really wants to stop them from imposing these extortion fees then a class action lawsuit is in order. We’ve already paid once for the road upkeep with our car tabs. What are they doing with that money besides mismanaging it?

  • Lane

    They intentionally cause traffic gridlock by creating a second toll lane to double tax us,they needed taxpayer funding for the toll lanes to be created and next they are tolling us for another toll lane,the Washington State Department of transportation could not be more scumbags,either pay lots of money or sit and suffer,they take away a optional lane that anybody rich or poor could use and block it because of the state’s mere greed!!!

  • Greg Faulkender

    Money grab. That’s all it is, just like charging $20 to keep your current license number when your tabs/plates “expire”. What a load of crap.

  • Elke Grimm

    I think ut is absolutely ridiculous that they are requiring vehicles with two people to pay a toll during peak hours….We are by every definition what is considered carpool. We are doing our part ….the state needs to do whats right and charge only those that are single riders.

  • tootietuttle

    people voted for these idiots and now you are seeing what happens when you give liberals a blank checkbook. Tax and spend with no end. Nothing will change in this state because of the all the old liberals who can’t kick soon enough.