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Citizen Advisory Committee to Discuss New Toll Rates for Tacoma Narrows Bridge

Tuesday's work session marks the first in a series of meetings that will extend through early 2013.

Information provided by the Washington State Department of Transportation.

The Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 13, to begin discussing toll rate changes for the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. This work session marks the first in a series of meetings that will extend through early 2013.

The Washington State Department of Transportation will present the updated Narrows Bridge financial plan to the CAC during a public working session on Tuesday night in Gig Harbor. The CAC will review the funding needs for the bridge and request rate scenarios for further analysis before recommending a new toll rate to the Washington State Transportation Commission. 

New rates for all Washington state toll facilities will be effective July 1, 2013.

The public is welcome to attend committee meetings to view the information presented and submit written comments. Comments or questions can be submitted online. Public comment will also be heard during the Jan. 15 and Feb. 19 meetings.

Tacoma Narrows Bridge Citizen Advisory Committee meetings will be held at the Gig Harbor Civic Center, 3510 Grandview St., Gig Harbor, WA 98335.

Meetings schedule:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 13 – CAC work session 6 to 8 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, Dec. 11 – CAC work session 6 to 8 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, Jan. 15 – CAC meeting and public input 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 19 – CAC meeting and public input 6 to 8 p.m.

For more information about Tacoma Narrows Bridge tolling, visitwww.wsdot.wa.gov/tolling/

Rosie Rosenbaum November 10, 2012 at 09:14 PM
Another hike in bridge tolls? Seriously ? We just had one! Pretty soon it will be cheaper to take the ferry around! Ridiculous :/
Steve November 11, 2012 at 03:18 AM
Got to keep feeding the machine.
joyce November 11, 2012 at 03:19 PM
I am a Realtor amd if you cross the bridge every day, i'm paying $120 per month. How about a sliding scale for those of us that pay the most?
Pete November 11, 2012 at 06:52 PM
The "Narrows Bridge Advisory Plan" completely defies all laws of economics. Specifically, the higher the price of a good or service, the less people will buy. Some of us are fortuante not to have to work "over there". In which case we can group our trips across, and/or completely avoid going across at all. The higher the tax, the less we buy. At this rate, the bridge will never be paid off.

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