AN ACT Relating to restricting toll collection on the Interstate 5 bridge over the Columbia river until a new bridge is open for travel; amending RCW 47.56.902; creating a new section; and providing a contingent effective date.
What the Bill says:
Tolls are authorized to be imposed on the Interstate 5 bridge replacement project at the time the replacement bridges are open for vehicular travel. Tolls may be charged for travel only on the ((existing and)) replacement Interstate 5 Columbia river bridges. Tolls may not be charged for travel on the Washington state portion of Interstate 205.
Our Summary Opinion:
This bill will save commuters money. It prevents early tolling and blocks tolling of the I-205 bridge which is on the Washington side of the interstate dividing line. This is an excellent bill.
Please write the committee in the House and encourage them to hold a hearing on this bill.