State seeks higher tolls on SR 520 bridgeon March 19, 2013 @ 6:04 pm (Updated: 7:36 am - 3/20/13 )
The Washington State Transportation Commission on Tuesday proposed a 2.5 percent toll-rate increase for the bridge, which would go into effect July 1.
The new rate is part of the state's plan to increase tolls by 2.5 percent per year through 2015 to help pay for construction of the new 520 bridge.
Peak tolls would increase to $3.70 for Good to Go! pass holders, and peak Pay By Mail rates would climb to $5.25.
Even with the toll increases, the state still faces a $1.4 billion shortfall for the new new $4.1 billion, six-lane Highway 520 floating bridge.
Officials are moving ahead with a plan to add tolls to I-90 to help offset the cost. A group of Mercer Island residents and leaders have launched an effort to fight it.
Nature's Reality Check
We can conquer terrorism, cure cancer, but a tornado can remind us of our insecurity
Back to Work
Ten observations from practice that only a backup, middle child, left-handed QB can provide
When Obama is exasperated with the ways of Washington, he dreams of getting honest
Bonneville Media encourages site users to express their opinions by posting comments. Our goal is to maintain a civil dialogue in which readers feel comfortable. At times, the comments can descend to personal attacks. Please do not engage in such behavior. We encourage your thoughtful comments which: have a positive and constructive tone, are on topic, are respectful toward others and their opinions. Bonneville reserves the right to remove comments which do not conform to these criteria.