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Archive for the 'Tolling' Category

Registration Holds Placed for Some Toll Violators

From WSDOT: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/News/2012/09/17_vehicleholdsplacedforunpaidtolls.htm People who didn’t pay their toll bills and fines may find that their registration is on hold. They will not be able to register their vehicles until all tolls and fees are paid. Its not that hard people. Check your mail or even better, get a Good To Go pass. Ben

Toll Court Shows Little Mercy

From The Seattle Times: http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2018999519_tollcourt27m.html A new toll court is racking up penalties by SR 520 drivers. Ben

WSDOT Reaches Settlement With Toll Vendor

From WSDOT: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/News/2012/07/18_TollVendorSettlement.htm WSDOT has reached a settlement with tolling equipment vendor ETC over delays in starting to toll the SR 520 floating bridge. Let’s hope this is the end of the problems. Ben

SR 520 Traffic and Revenue On Track

From WSDOT: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/News/2012/06/22_SixMonths520Tolls.htm Six months in to tolling, revenue is ahead of forecast and traffic is free flowing during rush hours for the first time in decades. However, toll increases are still needed to stay within the funding plan. On another note, transit use has dramatically increased in the corridor as well. Ben

Tolls Increasing on Narrows, 520 Bridges

From WSDOT: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/News/2012/05/30_tollsincreasejuly1.htm Tolls will be increasing on the Tacoma Narrows and SR 520 bridges, for all users. Ben

4th Anniversary of the SR 167 HOT Lanes

From WSDOT: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/News/2012/05/03_167HOTLanesFourthAnniversary.htm The HOT Lanes on SR 167 are now four years old. Usage has gone up and the tolls have begun to generate a profit. I have used these lanes once or twice when I needed to be somewhere and the general purpose lanes were backed up. I think it’s a great idea, […]

Tolling the SR 99 Tunnel

From KOMO-TV: http://www.komonews.com/news/local/State-mulls-tolling-scenarios-for-Highway-99-tunnel-148110615.html The state is attempting to figure out how and how much to toll the SR 99/Alaskan Way tunnel. This is something that needs to be figured out soon with construction starting in a year and a lot to pay for. Ben

Watch for 520 Tolling Bills

From KING-5 via MSNBC: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47086935/ns/local_news-seattle_wa/ Toll bills for the SR 520 Bridge are being mailed in plain envelopes used by the state to save money. It is recommended to carefully check all mail if you may be expecting a toll bill. Or just get a Good to Go pass. It’s easier. Ben

SR 520 Tolls to Increase in July

From WSDOT: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/News/2012/03/21SR520TollRates.htm Toll rates on the SR 520 bridge will increase by 2.5% in July. This was in the initial financial plan. While planned, given the controversies around the toll it seems that this could have been held off for awhile… Ben

SR 520 Tolls Affecting Interstate 5 Drivers

From The Seattle Times: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2017667794_520traffic05m.html Tolls on the SR 520 bridge, to be used to pay for its replacement, are forcing drivers to I-90 and I-5. While expected, this is still unfortunate. In the current budgetary environment, tolls are the best way to pay for this project. Ben