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Category: Tolling
March 1, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Interstate 90 tolls anger Mercer Island residents

Tolls affect the region I live on Mercer Island and oppose the proposed tolls [“I-90 tolls: Islanders incensed,” page one, Jan. 31]. People have written letters to the editor calling the objections of Mercer Islanders a collective tantrum of a bunch of spoiled brats (my summary). Aside from the fact that stereotypes are rarely accurate,…


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February 26, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Tolling on Interstate 90 proposed

Tolling may affect trade Will Washington become the only state with a toll on Interstate 90 [“I-90 tolls: Islanders incensed,” page one, Jan. 31]? Will some shippers move from the Port of Seattle? Who knows, but for sure the “introductory” toll presented by the Department of Transportation will not be adequate, and will be raised. Look…


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June 18, 2009 at 4:00 PM


Board supports radical plan for few new roads, but more tolls An obscure committee in a relatively obscure organization is planning the future of our transportation. It’s potentially a future of 1.5 million more people but few new roads, a future where all major roads are tolled or a vehicle-miles tax is imposed. Welcome to Transportation 2040,…


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March 27, 2009 at 1:54 PM

Bridge tolls

Seattle businesses will be hurt Who among us “average” people is going to spend an additional $5 to $10 for the “privilege” of a trip into downtown Seattle to shop or dine, only to be hit with a $10-plus parking charge, and a fee on entertainment and dining as well? [“Chopp is starting to like tunnels,”…


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