Final Tacoma Narrows Bridge toll rate hearing May 21

Those interested in toll rates for the Tacoma Narrows Bridge will have one more opportunity to voice their opinions during a final hearing Mon., May 21, in Gig Harbor.

The Washington State Transportation Commission will hold the final rate hearing starting at 6 p.m. at Gig Harbor City Hall, 3510 Grandview Street, and will take action immediately afterward to adopt new toll rates for the Tacoma Narrows Bridge.

The commission has proposed the following toll rates to take effect July 1, 2012: $4 Good to Go!; $5 cash; and $7 pay by mail.

The commission is required by law to set toll rates for the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in an amount that is sufficient to pay debt payments, maintenance, preservation and operations of the bridge. In addition to the public hearing, the commission held two public input meetings on its proposal during April in Port Orchard and Gig Harbor.

More information is online at .

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