Free pass for TNB commuter

Tacoma resident Leonard Wright won a year of free tolls from the Good To Go! program when his account number was drawn this week. One of more than 12,000 people who were entered in the drawing by establishing their Good To Go! electronic toll accounts, Wright was excited to learn of his luck. “I use the Tacoma Narrows Bridge several times a week, so this is definitely a valuable prize to me,” noted Wright, who is in the real estate profession.

This was the first of five monthly drawings designed to encourage customers to sign up early for Good To Go! The sooner drivers establish accounts, the more chances they have to win. Drawings will be held on or around the 15th of each month from now through September. Details of the contest rules are available online at or by calling toll free (866) 936-8246. The drawing was conducted under the oversight of the Washington State Lottery.

In addition to Wright’s winning entry, 30 additional drivers walked away with $50 gasoline cards.

“Those who want to be entered in next month’s drawing need to sign up for Good To Go! by June 14,” explained Jessica Yasenchak, Good To Go! customer service manager. “Next month, another lucky winner will walk away with a year of free tolls and 30 others will receive $50 gasoline cards.”

Signing up for the program requires a minimum of $30 on the account that is valid for future toll use. The system uses a small transponder that adheres to the inside of a vehicle’s windshield. An antenna mounted over the roadway detects the transponder and the system automatically debits the correct toll from the customer’s prepaid account, allowing the driver to maintain highway speeds. Customers can access their account information online at any time and will be sent monthly statements of activity by e-mail or mail.

You can sign up for Good To Go! online at , by calling toll free (866) 936-8246, faxing an application to (253) 853-4235 or by visiting the customer service center located at 3212 50th Street Court, Suite 200, Gig Harbor. Applications also can be mailed to P.O. Box 5050, Gig Harbor, WA 98335-5050.