New ways tested for toll-free passes for motorcyclists in Washington
“Many motorcycle drivers already have a pass that is active on a Good To Go! account because they use one of our other toll facilities, but we’ve heard from other motorcycle owners who only drive I-405 and don’t cross the SR 520 or the Tacoma Narrows bridges,” Toll Operations Director Patty Rubstello said. “So we’re testing a solution that would require a Good to Go! motorcycle pass be installed to drive toll-free on the I-405 express toll lanes, but doesn’t require an account.”
I-405 will soon have express toll lanes open for fall 2015, and WSDOT intends to address concerns from motorcyclists who do not wish to have a Good to Go! account. The motorcyclists have stated that they are not interested in activating the pass in order to avoid the tolls in the new express lanes in I-405.
“We’ve seen a great response so far to the incentive and we’ve exceeded our initial goal of 2,000 passes,” Rubstello said. “We will continue offering free passes while supplies last.”