Get your Good To Go! pass in Shoreline Wednesday, November 2

Sunday, October 30, 2011

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) announced in August that tolling on State Route 520 across Lake Washington will start in December.

If you use SR 520 on a regular basis, WSDOT recommends that you get your Good To Go! pass now. There are several ways to purchase a pass before tolling begins, including going online.

To help make it convenient for Shoreline residents to purchase a pass, the City has invited the Good To Go! mobile kiosk to be at Shoreline City Hall from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 2.

SR 520 will be the first bridge in the state with all-electronic tolling, rather than the cash-collection tollbooths that most people are familiar with. The all-electronic system, which allows tolls to be collected at highway speeds, will be able to track and handle more than 100,000 daily transactions on the SR 520 bridge. The tolls will be captured either through Good To Go! windshield stickers or through license-recognition photos, which automatically generate a bill that is mailed to drivers.

SR 520 tolling originally was set to begin this past spring; however, due to the complexity of the cutting edge all-electronic system there were delays. WSDOT wanted to ensure that the entire system was working and could be fully operational before tolling begins.

Tolling on SR 520 is expected to raise $1 billion overall toward the $4.65 billion SR 520 bridge replacement and HOV program, which builds 12.8 miles of safety and mobility improvements from Interstate 5 in Seattle to SR 202 in Redmond.

Learn more about the Good To Go! program.


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