Less than 48 hours until the tolling begins on 520 Bridge. The tolling starts at 5am on Thursday, December 29th 2001 and those without the “Good to Go” pass will be charged an $1.50 per trip. Cameras on the bridge will take photos of license plates and they will send the bill to the registered owner of the vehicle. To get your “Good to Go” pass you can go to Fred Meyer, Safeway, QFC or Costco and then activate it online or call the customer service center. There are 5 different passes you can choose from. No tolls will be collected between the hours of 11pm and 5am daily.
Get ready to pay, 520 bridge commuters, because tolling on Highway 520 between Bellevue and Seattle will begin on December 29th (for real this time.) The tolling system has been delayed since Spring of this year due to technical issues, and the glitch(s) have finally been fixed. On Wednesday, WSDOT announced the new start date so get your Good To Go passes as soon as possible. The Good To Go pass provides drivers with a sticker that is electronically read and debits the user’s account. Stickers are prepaid online, but drivers without a pass will still be billed with an extra $1.50 processing fee. The new system technology reads chips inside Good To Go stickers, and photographs the license plates of cars without stickers.
Regular rates will vary between $2.20 and $3.50, the maximum charged for peak commute times. The Good to Go pass works on the Tacoma Narrows Bridge and the carpool lanes of Highway 167 as well.
The Highway 520 tolling program is expected to generate $1 billion to go towards the Highway 520 replacement project. For more information, please visit the official project page.