Good to Go http://www.kplu.org en 520 Tolls – Drive around or pay? Many are driving around http://www.kplu.org/post/520-tolls-%E2%80%93-drive-around-or-pay-many-are-driving-around <p>Today is the first big day for car commuters since automatic tolling went live on the 520 bridge across Lake Washington.</p><p>It&rsquo;s viewed as the start of the first really meaningful data-set for people who crunch numbers behind the scenes of the State Department of Transportation.</p><p>So far, the commute has pushed traffic to the south, with the I-90 bridge seeing more congestion &hellip; and more room created on 520, where drivers now have to pay to cross.</p><p> Tue, 03 Jan 2012 23:47:07 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 3587 at http://www.kplu.org 520 Tolls – Drive around or pay? Many are driving around SR 520 Tolls – kicking in one week from today http://www.kplu.org/post/sr-520-tolls-%E2%80%93-kicking-one-week-today <p>Get ready for tolling charges on the 520 bridge.</p><p>The state department of transportation will be flipping a virtual switch one week from today.</p><p>That means now is a really good time to set up a <strong><em>Good to Go</em></strong> account online &ndash; or face more expensive travel.</p><p> Thu, 22 Dec 2011 12:30:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 3521 at http://www.kplu.org SR 520 Tolls – kicking in one week from today 520 tolling to begin in 3 weeks http://www.kplu.org/post/520-tolling-begin-3-weeks <p>Tolling on the 520 Bridge <a href="http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/tolling/520/FAQ.htm#TollRates1">will start at 5 am on December 29<sup>th</sup></a>.</p><p>That&rsquo;s the word from the state Department of Transportation, after multiple glitches that have delayed the system till now.</p><p> Thu, 08 Dec 2011 02:11:52 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 3390 at http://www.kplu.org 520 tolling to begin in 3 weeks 520 tolls could push traffic into towns north of Lake Washington http://www.kplu.org/post/520-tolls-could-push-traffic-towns-north-lake-washington <p>It&rsquo;s not yet clear exactly when, but sometime in December, the state Department of Transportation is due to start collecting tolls on the 520 Bridge.</p><p>Cities along the northern edge of Lake Washington have been bracing themselves for the change.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 05 Dec 2011 12:30:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 3332 at http://www.kplu.org 520 tolls could push traffic into towns north of Lake Washington Tacoma Narrows Bridge drivers slammed with tickets http://www.kplu.org/post/tacoma-narrows-bridge-drivers-slammed-tickets <p><em>[UPDATE 2:25 p.m:from the WSDOT: No additional toll infractions to users of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge will be issued until glitches in the tolling system operated by a Texas-based company are resolved, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) said today.<br />&nbsp;<br />WSDOT Deputy Secretary David Dye said the department is implementing an internal financial audit of Electronic Transaction Consultants Corp. (ETCC) of Texas, the company that took over toll operations on the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in February.<br />&nbsp;<br />Also today, Gov. Chris Gregoire asked Transportation Secretary Paula Hammond to reconvene a Tolling Expert Review Panel to conduct a mid-course assessment of the performance of ETCC. The panel originally was convened in 2009 by the Joint Transportation Committee and made recommendations on customer service center operations and tolling-violation enforcement.]</em></p><p><em>[Oringinal story]</em> Some 18,000 drivers have been sent notices that they failed to pay their toll on the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in the past few weeks. Now, a Gig Harbor legislator is asking for an emergency audit of the state Department of Transportation and its management of tolls on the span. Thu, 02 Jun 2011 18:06:17 +0000 Gary Crawford 1770 at http://www.kplu.org Tacoma Narrows Bridge drivers slammed with tickets Thursday morning's headlines http://www.kplu.org/post/thursday-mornings-headlines-13 <p>Making headlines around the Northwest this morning:</p><ul><li><strong>Carpool Tolls Likely on I-405</strong></li><li><strong>Not Guilty Plea in Prison Guard Murder Charge</strong></li><li><strong>Grand Jury Request by Woodcarver&#39;s Family</strong></li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>I-405 Carpool Tolls Coming?</strong></p><p>As drivers get ready to pay new tolls this spring to cross the Highway 520 floating bridge &ndash; <a href="http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2014517787_405tolls17m.html">more tolls could be on the way</a>.&nbsp; State lawmakers have proposed charging cars with only one or two people in them to use carpool lanes on I-405 from Lynnwood to Bellevue.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 17 Mar 2011 14:05:53 +0000 KPLU News Staff 1016 at http://www.kplu.org Thursday morning's headlines