People of Northwest Public Radio
Northwest Regional News
Mon January 30, 2012
Tolling Overcharges On Highway 520
Washington State transportation officials say they'll issue refunds after a glitch in the tolling system on the Highway 520 bridge caused drivers to be overcharged twenty-five cents.
Motorists who made the trip between Seattle and Bellevue from January seventeenth to twenty-fifth will get a refund, even those who were billed correctly. The twenty-five-cent transaction fee is charged for those who travel the bridge infrequently and pay by the license plate.
State officials say the billing problem was related to the toll equipment's internal clock.
A state representative says the agency is working to fix accounts that already were billed.