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One week until SR 520 tolling begins, Good to Go cards available in the neighborhood

December 22nd, 2011 by master

Three Good to Go! workers set drivers up with accounts at the University Heights Community Center parking lot

Tolling on the SR 520 bridge begins in just one week. If you are looking for a quick and easy place to pick up a Good To Go! card, you can always swing by the University Heights Community Center during weekdays. WSDOT set up a booth in the north parking lot to sign people up. Because the tolling is done using sensors and cameras while your car speeds along, A Good to Go! account gives you the cheapest toll rate. Otherwise the department has to use an image of your license plate to track down your address and send you a bill.

Buses could get more crowded

If you’re a bus rider, be ready for more people on the bus once tolling begins. WSDOT predicts that many drivers will opt for transit rather than pay a toll. That also means park-and-ride lots will fill up earlier. On the flip-side, if you don’t mind paying the toll, the trip is likely be much quicker if significant numbers of toll avoiders take the bus or use I-90.

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