State is close to raising tolls on Tacoma Narrows Bridge

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A citizen committee's recommendation to raise the Tacoma Narrows Bridge tolls 50 cents each of the next two summers has been approved by the Washington State Transportation Commission.

The Kitsap Sun reports that if the increase is ultimately approved the rates on July 1 would rise to $5 for Good To Go! electronic payment, $6 at toll booths and $7 for pay-by-mail.

The following year the rates would go up another 50 cents.

The transportation commission will hold two public meetings in April. Then there will be a final hearing May 20 at which the tolls would be adopted.