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Archive for the 'Tolling' Category


More Input Needed on Interstate 90 Tolling Proposal

From WSDOT: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/News/2013/10/7_MorePublicInputNeeded90Tolling.htm Outreach efforts and surveys are underway on the proposal to toll Interstate 90 across Lake Washington. Get involved! Ben

SR 167 Tolling Study

From WSDOT: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/tolling/planning/SR167ComprehensiveStudy.htm Results on the comprehensive tolling study of SR 167 are available here. Ben

Advisory Group Discussing I-405/SR 167 Express Tolling Lanes

From WSDOT: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/News/2013/02/I405EAGMtg2.htm Group is working to determine policy for the new express toll lanes planned for I-405 and SR 167. Ben

Some Washington Drivers Testing Oregon’s Pay By the Mile Program

From KING-5: http://www.king5.com/news/Washington-joins-Oregons-pay-per-mile-pilot-191137931.html 20 Washington drivers are testing an Oregon system that tracks the miles traveled on public roads and charges you for those miles. It is a pilot program that could replace the gas tax in the state. The idea isn’t bad. Why not pay for what you are actually using? Ben

Mercer Island Group Fighting I-90 Bridge Tolls

From The Seattle Times: http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2020337855_notollingxml.html A grass-roots group on Mercer Island is fighting to block the potential of tolls on Interstate 90. Ben

I-90 Tolling Comment Period Now Open

From WSDOT: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/News/2013/01/25_I90EACommentPeriodStarts.htm A 30 day comment period for the potential tolling of the I-90 floating bridge is open until February 22nd. Information is available in the link above. Yay or nay, make sure your voice is heard. Ben

Tolls On Track for SR 520 Bridge

From WSDOT: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/News/2012/12/27_oneyearof520tolling.htm One year in to tolling on the SR 520 Floating Bridge tolls and traffic are what were expected. About 50 million in revenue has been generated and traffic is at 70% of original levels. There is also strong ridership in buses and vanpools across the bridge. All this is good news. The […]

Kenmore May Toll Samamish River Bridges

From KIRO-TV: http://www.kirotv.com/news/news/tolling-may-begin-sammamish-river-bridges/nSkTd/ The City of Kenmore is considering tolling the Samamish River bridges on SR 522. The bridges need to be replaced and many users are using them to avoid the tolls on the SR 520 bridge. Well we decided we didn’t want to pay taxes or car tabs, so all that is left […]

HOT Lanes and SR 520 Tolls Exceeding Expectations

From WSDOT: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/News/2012/10/16_UpdatedTrafficRevenueHOTlanes520.htm Tolls and traffic on the SR 520 Floating Bridge and SR 167 HOT Lanes are meeting or exceeding expectations. This is good news as tolls on 520 are to be used to pay for the new bridge and the HOT lanes serve an important purpose keeping traffic moving. Ben

Modest Tunnel Tolls Would Divert Traffic

From KOMO-TV: http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Modest-tolling-would-divert-Seattle-tunnel-traffic-170417856.html A study says even modest tolling would divert SR 99 tunnel traffic onto Seattle city streets. While not good news, tolls on the SR 520 and Tacoma Narrows bridges haven’t driven away as many drivers as predicted. Ben