Majority of drivers aren't Good to Go for 520 tolls yet

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on December 22, 2011 at 8:04 PM

Updated Thursday, Dec 22 at 8:21 PM

SEATTLE -- With just a week to go before tolling begins on the 520 bridge, an overwhelming number of people don't even have tolling accounts set up.

It's now a mad dash online as people try and sign up.

With 100,000 cars estimated to cross the bridge every day, WSDOT reports 4 our ot 5 drivers don't have accounts, and 15 percent of those accounts haven't been activated.

"We actually want to get from that 20-percent up to 50% by that opening day which is a week from today," said Craig Stone, WSDOT's tolling director.

Peak tolls are $3.50 for drivers with Good to Go passes, and $5.00 for those without.

The other question is how many drivers will avoid 520 and take I-90 or drive around the lake instead?

WSDOT estimates about 20 percent of drivers will take I-90, about 5 percent will use SR 522 through Bothell and Kenmore, and 15 percent may go to Metro or some other form of carpooling.


 

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