WSDOT Surveying Drivers On I-90 Tolls

The agency has sent a list of 28 questions to about 10,000 households to gauge how driver behavior might change with the introduction of tolls on I-90.

The possibility of I-90 tolling is hitting home for many Eastside residents this week. 

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) mailed a 28-question survey to some 10,000 bridge drivers last Friday, said WSDOT spokeswoman Emily Pace. The mailing addresses came from a license plate survey WSDOT conducted last October.

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Pace said the survey asks drivers how often they use the I-90 floating bridges and how a $3.50 peak toll rate would affect their travel decisions. Respondents are also asked what mode of travel they use to cross the bridge, whether they would set up electronic Good to Go accounts, and if they would consider taking transit to avoid paying a toll.

WSDOT has asked participants to return the surveys by Feb. 1, Pace said.

Patch reported last month that WSDOT is currently studying the possibility of adding tolls to I-90, about a year after electronic tolling began on the State Route 520 Bridge. The tolls could begin as soon as 2015, WSDOT said.

A series of public meetings on the topic will be held on the last few days of January. Click here to see the schedule and locations. 


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