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									520 Tolling Implementation Committee - Public Comments Received

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  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/10/2008

  Zip Code:      98107

  Comment:       I think you need to toll both 520 and 90, both variable and put the money in a pot to improve cross traffic
                 for both sides and do it now rather than dither about later....we're already AT later and too much
                 congestion and too many surveys and too much talking...just do it and people will whine and get used to it
                 as they whine....




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98019

  Comment:       I use the bridge to commute to and from work and am not able to vary my commute times to off-peak
                 hours. I'd be interested in alternate forms of mass transit if an option was available that didn't take me an
                 hour and a half each way. That length of commute using mass transit is currently my only option. I don't
                 feel it is right to only toll select bridges in the state. We've voted for several tax increases to help reduce
                 congestion and build up infrastructure. An additional toll on only a few bridges is not right.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98155

  Comment:       I want to see a sunset date or commitment to one for the tolls when the bridge has been paid off. They
                 should not be used to keep generating revenue for other things unless they were related to the bridge
                 itself. These days, it seems like governments and agencies are reluctant to let go of revenue once they get
                 used to it coming it.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98102

  Comment:       I think that variable tolling is unfair for those of us who have to travel peak hours and cannot change our
                 schedules to accomodate different times of travel on the bridge. I also have to use my car for work so
                 although I would like to use public transit, because I use my car I have to drive it each day. I drive a very
                 short distance each way (6 miles) and it would be so out of my way to drive to I-90 to get across but it
                 would be idiotic for me to pay almost $10 a day to get to work- I would be polluting the area more by
                 sitting in traffic longer to get over I-90 and there would be more traffic over there anyway. I have no
                 problem paying a toll, but think it should remain the same for everyone who uses it, no matter what time
                 of day. $.75 each way seems resonable.




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  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98034

  Comment:       I think the tolls being proposed are way too much money.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98053

  Comment:       I would like to see the toll, if there is one, exclusively on the bridge section of the highway and not
                 carrying over to other land sections. None of our other land roads are tolled, and I feel it would be unfair
                 to single out that particular highway and toll the land sections. I would not be opposed to paying a fair
                 amount for a bridge toll during peak hours.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98055

  Comment:       I would support tolling 520 starting in 2010 as an alternative to help improve traffic on 520 immediately
                 and then tolling both once the project is done in order to control traffic on both since 520 will then be able
                 to handle more traffic but keeping tolls on 520 higher in order to have a better choice for traffic. With tolls
                 on just 520 initially, it would give people a choice for not being stuck in traffic. I would pay for that
                 alternative as many I know would as well. Plus variable tolling is the best alternative in order to ensure
                 traffic on 520 improves sooner than later. In order to avoid the traffic the only choice is 90 which typically
                 is not as congested but 520 is usually more beneficial since it is closer to downtown Bellevue and saves
                 time in crossing the lake from Seattle. Tolls help reduce traffic, increase transit use and help fund the
                 project without having to put a bigger burden on people of that state that may never come to use the
                 bridge in the first place. Why pay for something you will not come to use?




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98052

  Comment:       I don't think tolling on the 520 bridge will work. There are too many alternative ways to get around Lake
                 Washington. If you tolled 520 AND I-90, I would just go around the Lake instead. I primarily go to Seattle
                 for frequent doctor's visits only. I would just find a doctor closer to home. I would support having the 520
                 bridge be used for transit only (buses, vanpools, carpools). I'd suggest modifying I-90 to remove the 1
                 way express lanes and make that a 2 way option. I haven't heard many other alternative options to just
                 rebuilding the 520 bridge and tolling it.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98004

  Comment:       I have a problem with you tolling for a bridge that does not exist yet. The tolls should go on after the
                 bridge is built. The toll money should only go to 520 not other roadways or transit. Since when does the
                 AM commute start at 5am, and the afternoon commute at 2pm?




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  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       I have not seen any information that addresses needs of Mercer Island residents to leave the island
                 without paying a toll. I also am curious about how a segment toll of .80 can be charged when just sending
                 a bill to those cars w/o transponders will cost about the same with postage, materials and administration.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       I have paid tolls on Hwy 520 in the past. The toll did not alter my route ever. Taxing users of Interstate 90
                 is inappropriate and down right stupid. Only toll once the project is completed and everyone will use 520
                 Hwy as they have in the past. People do not want to pay for something they cannot see or touch! Once
                 user can see and use the the completed 520 Hwy, no one will have a problem using it. It is stupid to
                 continue to spend money on surveys, commitees and meetings, when the answer is simple: Place a toll on
                 only 520 once it is completed. Everyone who has used 520 in the past will continue to use it.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98005

  Comment:       I have watched the discussions on the problems with the 520 corrider all of my driving career, at some
                 point I would like to see some sort of solution to the problems. I don't believe that all parties can have
                 everything that they want in a solution, however a solution is needed and soon. I feel that a local toll on
                 the bridge should be be strictly on 520 itself and not spread out to other roads and bridges, most of the
                 people I have discussed this with will not change their routes just because of the toll, currently my time is
                 more valuable due to the mess that exists going through Bellevue to make me start taking I-90 instead of
                 520.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       I have zero confidence the state has the ability to effectively manage tolling and the revenue generated
                 from such an endeavor. This is evident by the mismanagement of the current mass transit/light rail
                 system. I am in favor of a mass transit system just not the states ability to develop and run one. we live
                 on Mercer Island and I oppose any tolls on I-90 since this is our only route off the island.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98033

  Comment:       I just don't know how you will get by with no toll stations. What about out of town visitors? Their cars will
                 not have the special devices. Rental cars from out of the area won't have the special devices. There were
                 tolls thirty two years ago and the cost depended on how many people were in the car and there were
                 booths. Will the tolling be only one direction, west bound traffic? The state and county has not planned for
                 this project and our children and grandchildren will have to pay for it or move from the area. Being on a
                 limited income will force seniors to stay at home and not travel to Seattle. What about people who need


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                 daily medical treatments in Seattle what a financial burden on them to have to pay a toll every time they
                 need to go to the doctor?




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98112

  Comment:       I recognize that building a new SR520 bridge is an essential transportation infrastructure project. I think it
                 makes excellent economic sense to have tolls on both Lake Washington bridges early to start building a
                 capital "sinking" fund to help pay the costs of building that bridge.

                 Sending people an accurate price signal for the use of these services is key to planning and designing an
                 optimal replacement structure. I think that it is entirely possible, for example, that well-designed tolls on
                 both bridges would result in a significantly higher use of public transit by commuters, especially if some of
                 the toll revenue is used to further improve public transit service. That, in turn, could lead the state to
                 conclude that fewer lanes devoted to automobiles are necessary.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       I strongly disapprove of tolling on I-90 for Mercer Island residents. I drive the East Channel Bridge or the
                 I-90 bridge daily for errands, kids sporting events, shopping, dentist appoinments, orthodontist
                 appoinments, doctor appoinments, work and church events. It is not fair to MI residents to not be able to
                 leave the island without facing a toll. If you live anywhere else on the eastside you can drive around the
                 lake if you choose not to pay the tolls. As a MI resident if tolls are placed on both ends of the bridge we
                 have NO way off the island without paying a toll. And, our teachers, retail workers, construction workers
                 etc would have to pay a toll coming and going from work everyday without a choice. It will drastically
                 effect people both living on and working on Mercer Island.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98105

  Comment:       I support tolling at high rates.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98105

  Comment:       I support tolling both bridges, because if only one is tolled, the other will be clogged.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98125

  Comment:       If there were a direct bus from the Northgate park and ride to Redmond I'd already be on it. Any tolls on



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                 this bridge before you have such a bus will have me fuming. You can't charge an arm and a leg to cross
                 the bridge if you don't provide real alternatives. I recognize and support the need to raise money locally
                 for this and all roads projects and I think tolls are a reasonable component of such fund raising. Without
                 adequate public transportation options already in place before tolling begins, however, I do not support
                 tolls. (and even if tolls weren't on the table, I am still befuddled as to why there isn't a direct bus from the
                 Northgate park and ride to Redmond)




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98109

  Comment:       IF THERE WERE TRANSIT ROUTES THAT COULD DIRECTLY CONNECT QUEEN ANNE TO THE EASTSIDE
                 (WITHOUT TIME CONSUMING TRANSFERS IN DOWNTOWN SEATTLE), THEN I COULD CARE LESS ABOUT
                 TOLLS, YOU CAN CHARGE AS MUCH AS YOU LIKE! BUT IF THERE WILL NOT BE SUCH TRANSIT ROUTE(S)
                 THEN I WILL DEFINITELY WILL BE VERY MUCH AGAINST THE TOLLS! TODAY PEOPLE DO NOT HAVE AN
                 EXTRA HOUR TO CREEP TO DOWNTOWN SEATTLE AND CHILL WITH THE MENTALLY ILL AT BUS STOPS,
                 THEREFORE WE HAVE TO BUY CARS AND DRIVE TO SUSTAIN OUR LIVES. THE TOLLS WITHOUT
                 ADEQUATE TRANSIT WILL CREATE MORE HARDSHIP FOR PEOPLE LIVING IN CITY NEIGHBORHOODS
                 WITHOUT DIRECT TRANSIT LINES TO THE EASTSIDE.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98011

  Comment:       If you are going to toll 520, you will divert an unbelievable amount of traffic coming from Snohomish
                 County onto SR-522. You ABSOLUTELY MUST mitigate this situation!!! The only sensible transit from the
                 Bothell/Kenmore area to downtown Seattle is 306/312/522 buses. I remind you that the existing SR-522
                 bus lanes do not run the whole route -- those buses will be jammed in traffic to the point where they will
                 cease to be reasonable options. If you are going to toll, we need frequent transit service that runs down
                 405 and across 520 with stops at the Kenmore and Bothell Park-and-Rides. The "best" 405/520 option is
                 driving to the Brickyard P&R and taking the 311, but that P&R is far too small and already regularly full by
                 6:30am and is therefore pretty useless. I mention that because it seems more likely than completing the
                 SR-522 bus lanes or getting Bus-Rapid-Transit in the timeframe you're talking about.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98109

  Comment:       If you can provide some rapid bus service between Seattle's residential neighborhoods and the Eastside's
                 employment centers than you will get more support for tolling. I can not support tolling, because there are
                 no transit options for me to travel between Lower Queen Anne and Factoria. Currently it will take me an
                 extra 2 hours each way to travel by bus like that, plus it will not be safe because I will have to change
                 buses downtown Seattle after 9pm. Microsoft has a bus route that goes from my Queen Anne to the
                 Eastside, but it's only for Microsoft employees.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98118

  Comment:       If you start tolling, you'll never reduce or suspend tolling. It's the same as the Golden Gate Bridge, they
                 said tolls would only be present until the bridge was paid for. If you toll 520, you'll choke up I-90. We pay
                 immense taxes where infrastructure is concerned. We should not toll, find the tax dollars.



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  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98109

  Comment:       Illinois has electronic tolling (I-Pass). Those who use cash pay double. Look at how they are doing it. Pick
                 one value & stick with it. Varying the cost will only make it confusing, especially if you go electronically.
                 You will have complaints regarding who's clock is right. I also suggest to keep it around $1.00, $1.50 max
                 ($2.00, $2.50 max for cash). Don't want to be greedy. Question: What about motorcycles? Do you expect
                 them to pay? If so, make it as easy for them to do so. The electronic passes could easily fall off the
                 motorcycle. Also, paying cash would extremely difficult.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98033

  Comment:       Is the goal of tolling the 520 to push people down to I-90? Because I don't think that that serves the
                 purpose of tolling the bridge. If you are going to toll to build a new bridge, toll both access roads into
                 Seattle. Tolling shouldn't be used to help control traffic.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98104

  Comment:       It is high time that commuters help pay for the damage that they do to the city's air, noise levels, climate
                 and pedestrian friendliness. I hope that most of the money raised goes to improve Seattle's bike routes,
                 pedestrian walkways and city planning.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98103

  Comment:       It would bother me to have to pay a toll in order to sit in traffic. I understand why the toll would be put
                 into place, but getting away from expensive toll bridges is part of the reason my husband and I recently
                 moved here from the New York City area. A toll system would probably sway our decision of whether to
                 live on the East Side or in Seattle. Right now, we live in Seattle but I commute to the East Side. If a toll
                 were instated, we would probably make our next move to the East Side - not only are the home prices
                 cheaper but driving to work would be cheaper too. I really, really wish that this 520 bridge included space
                 for the light rail system. The last plan I saw for it did not include train tracks. It is imperative, in my
                 opinion, that better transit come to this area. Buses are okay, but do not make the commute convenient
                 enough like a train would. Both sides of the bridge would benefit from light rail across 520, and I wouldn't
                 mind paying a toll if I knew the money was going toward a train system.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98105

  Comment:       Just do it already!



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  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98101

  Comment:       Just make a decision and get on with it. We just want to see our money put into actual projects rather
                 than studies.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98004

  Comment:       Keep light rail expansion in mind




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98117

  Comment:       More park and rides should be provided on the Seattle side so people can more easily carpool. I currently
                 carpool with two other people, when we're able to, and we meet and park on a neighborhood street. If
                 there is a toll, there are probably other people that I work with that live in Seattle that would want to
                 carpool, but there aren't good choices for park and rides. Also, the park and ride under the freeway on
                 65th NE isn't always a good choice because the northbound on-ramp does not have a carpool by-pass.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      8112

  Comment:       Need one toll booth for cash customers. Elderly, out of town and occasional users need ablity to pay cash.
                 Do not make it an expensive headache for them.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98125

  Comment:       Need to publicize how people w/o transponders (e.g. out of state) would be billed for their tolls if there are
                 no toll booths.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       NO TOLLS ON I-90 FOR MERCER ISLAND RESIDENTS. NO TOLLS ON I-90 FOR MERCER ISLAND
                 RESIDENTS. NO TOLLS ON I-90 FOR MERCER ISLAND RESIDENTS. NO TOLLS ON I-90 FOR MERCER


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                 ISLAND RESIDENTS. NO TOLLS ON I-90 FOR MERCER ISLAND RESIDENTS. NO TOLLS ON I-90 FOR
                 MERCER ISLAND RESIDENTS. NO TOLLS ON I-90 FOR MERCER ISLAND RESIDENTS. NO TOLLS ON I-90
                 FOR MERCER ISLAND RESIDENTS. NO TOLLS ON I-90 FOR MERCER ISLAND RESIDENTS. NO TOLLS ON I-
                 90 FOR MERCER ISLAND RESIDENTS. NO TOLLS ON I-90 FOR MERCER ISLAND RESIDENTS. NO TOLLS ON
                 I-90 FOR MERCER ISLAND RESIDENTS. NO TOLLS ON I-90 FOR MERCER ISLAND RESIDENTS. NO TOLLS
                 ON I-90 FOR MERCER ISLAND RESIDENTS. NO TOLLS ON I-90 FOR MERCER ISLAND RESIDENTS. NO
                 TOLLS ON I-90 FOR MERCER ISLAND RESIDENTS. NO TOLLS ON I-90 FOR MERCER ISLAND RESIDENTS.
                 NO TOLLS ON I-90 FOR MERCER ISLAND RESIDENTS. NO TOLLS ON I-90 FOR MERCER ISLAND
                 RESIDENTS. NO TOLLS ON I-90 FOR MERCER ISLAND RESIDENTS. NO TOLLS ON I-90 FOR MERCER
                 ISLAND RESIDENTS. NO TOLLS ON I-90 FOR MERCER ISLAND RESIDENTS. NO TOLLS ON I-90 FOR
                 MERCER ISLAND RESIDENTS. NO TOLLS ON I-90 FOR MERCER ISLAND RESIDENTS. NO TOLLS ON I-90
                 FOR MERCER ISLAND RESIDENTS. NO TOLLS ON I-90 FOR MERCER ISLAND RESIDENTS. NO TOLLS ON I-
                 90 FOR MERCER ISLAND RESIDENTS. NO TOLLS ON I-90 FOR MERCER ISLAND RESIDENTS. NO TOLLS ON
                 I-90 FOR MERCER ISLAND RESIDENTS. NO TOLLS ON I-90 FOR MERCER ISLAND RESIDENTS. NO TOLLS
                 ON I-90 FOR MERCER ISLAND RESIDENTS. NO TOLLS ON I-90 FOR MERCER ISLAND RESIDENTS. NO
                 TOLLS ON I-90 FOR MERCER ISLAND RESIDENTS. NO TOLLS ON I-90 FOR MERCER ISLAND RESIDENTS.
                 NO TOLLS ON I-90 FOR MERCER ISLAND RESIDENTS.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98105

  Comment:       NO TOLLS.




  From:          Scott Penner

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98004

  Comment:       1. The committee's materials/questions seems to continuously suggest that traffic on I-90 will be only
                 moderately affected if only 520 is tolled. I-90 will be a parking lot. People don't have an extra $1500 a
                 year just to cross 520.

                 2. The proposed tolls are excessive. Most people drive because they simply can't take the bus. I routinely
                 pick up children on my way home from work and bus is not an option.

                 3. It is ridiculous that peak tolls start at 5 am. Give people a chance to get to work by 6 am without a toll
                 or with a small toll.

                 4. Before you toll, you better get the bus service up to snuff or it will be Tim Eyman time again (and I am
                 not a TE fan).




  From:          Bill Henshaw

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98033

  Comment:       I don't understand why we would have a toll to replace the 520 bridge when tolls are not being used to
                 replace the Alaska Way Viaduct and for other major projects. Why do people that have to commute from
                 the Eastside to Seattle have to pay extra when people that commute in other areas do not. Either toll all
                 major projects or none. My preference would be for no tollling. Everyone in the state should have to pay to
                 maintain the infrastructure of the highways in the whole state. I don't drive in Eastern Washington, but I
                 help pay for their roads. I don't have children, but I pay for schools.




  From:          Richard Brown

  Source:        Tolling web survey



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  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98112

  Comment:       Do not implement "segment" tolls. Segment tolls will divert too many cars to neighborhood streets,
                 increasing congestion, pollution, and making our neighborhoods less safe for pedestrians and bicyclists. I
                 have one toll point in each direction on each bridge.




  From:          Matt Barclay

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98103

  Comment:       Variable tolling will make it so only rich people can afford to travel efficiently during peak hours!




  From:          Dave Thomas

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98043

  Comment:       This survey pretty much put words in my mouth. I don't think the outcome of it will be very valid,
                 especially for the questions where I had to pick a statement I "agreed" with when I didn't agree with
                 either. Also, the question where I had to rank three possibile outcomes of tolling the bridge from most
                 important to least important or what ever the three options were...




  From:          John Metzger

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98053

  Comment:       Don't underestimate the cheapness of the public. Tolling only 520 will create massive traffic jams on I-
                 405, I-90 and I-5 as the majority of people will choose the cheaper route. The only way to make a tolling
                 project work is if both east/west routes into seattle are tolled. Introducing a toll system to pay for 520 also
                 sets an interesting precedent in Wa. From this point onward, the public will expect all major road projects
                 to be tolled so that the users of the project bear the brunt of the payment. Formerly the gas tax was used
                 to fund major projects and the cost was spread throughout the state. As a taxpayer that will pay quite
                 heavily to cross 520 8x a week I would insist that other major road projects are funded by tolls, especially
                 those that I get no benefit from.




  From:          Lara Hollingworth

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98103

  Comment:       Carpoolers should be given a discount on the toll as an incentive to do so.




  From:          Bill Okazaki

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98024

  Comment:       I do not believe that tolling the 520 and I-90 bridges is the most equitable way to fund the upgrading and
                 new construction/replacement of these bridges.


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  From:          Doug Nelson

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98105

  Comment:       DO it now before the bridge sinks. Also make 520 eight lanes.




  From:          Kim McFadden

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       I am not so opposed to tolling on I-90 providing the tolling is in one direction only. It is inappropriate to
                 toll in both directions as this landlocks Mercer Island residents with no way to leave the island without
                 paying a toll. Since we have to leave the island to do the majority of our errands, work, etc. it is an unfair
                 burden to require us to pay every time we "leave our backyard." To assume we can afford it is also
                 inappropriate, not everyone who lives on MI makes a lot of money. thank you




  From:          Michael Fink

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       I think if there is tolling on I-90, which I oppose, special consideration needs to be taken into account for
                 Mercer Island residents. We have no choice but to cross the bridge to get on and off the island to do a
                 variety of things everyday. I think we should have free access to I-90 if we are not crossing the whole
                 bridge and either going and going to Seattle or Bellevue.




  From:          Andrea Kristof

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       Tolling on I-90 is an unfair burden to Mercer Island Residents and those who work on Mercer Island (but
                 do not live there), as we have no choice but to use the I-90 bridge. If Tolling were to be considered on
                 Mercer Island, then Island residents and workers should be exempt from the toll. Tolling on I-90 would
                 also place an unfair burden on Mercer Island Employers who may attract fewer employees if a toll is
                 required (or the employers would have to subsidize the employees by paying the toll in order to attract
                 workers)




  From:          Aaron Lowin

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98102

  Comment:       Tolling the Montlake segment between 520 bridge and I-5 is ABSURD !!




  From:          Stephen Bohnemeyer

  Source:        Tolling web survey


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  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98028

  Comment:       Please improve Juanita Drive/68th Ave NE before the tolling begins. This is an often overlooked access to
                 522/Lake City Way. We are somewhat trapped in our cul-de-sac that exits onto Juanita Drive during rush
                 hours now. An increase in traffic by people avoiding the tolling would be further detrimental to our access.
                 Please consider the unintended consequences of tolling on the existing infrastructure.

                 Thanks




  From:          Gary Morishima

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       NO tolls on I-90 for residents of Mercer Island




  From:          Lori McConnell

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98296

  Comment:       Put transit onto the new 520 bridge first, followed some time later by cars. Give people a chance to break
                 the individual car habit!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98112

  Comment:       1. Do not toll HOV3 vehicles. We need to create as many incentives as possible for people to carpool 2. I
                 am very concerned that if you toll just 520 then traffic from 520 westbound will backup MORE at 405 as
                 people get off 520 to go to I-90. This will slow 520 westbound on the east side of 405 even more. Please
                 make the HOV lane continuous from east of 405 to the water so that at least transit and HOV traffic
                 doesn't get stuck in this mess.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98036

  Comment:       1. There will still be a need for a few Toll booths for those occassional bridge users. 2. There are a large
                 number of cars that use the I-90 bridge and go south on the I-405. 3. The Tolls must be on both Bridges
                 so that traffic is not diverted to the un-tolled Bridge. 4. The toll fee needs to be at a reasonable price.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98033

  Comment:       520 leading to the bridge needs serious attention...3 person car pool minimums on the Eastside makes NO
                 SENSE and has been defended by people so totally out of touch with reality that it is comical.....only 2


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                 lanes through Montlake area is a problem long overdue for improvement...




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98117

  Comment:       All cars should pay the same toll. There is talk of discriminating among cars based on the driver's or
                 owner's income and financial status. That is opening a can of worms best left closed. If one has a car, and
                 drives it over the bridge, one should pay the same as everyone else regardless of any other factors. That
                 inclues the "disabled", who already get free parking when the rest of us have to pay for parking.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98103

  Comment:       ARE YOU KIDDING ME? I CAN BARELY MAKE MY HOUSE PAYMENT NOW YOUR GOING TO MAKE ME PAY TO
                 TRAVEL TO WORK. PLEASE MAKE THESE TOLLS HURT AS LITTLE AS POSSIBLE




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       As resident of Mercer Island, I am AGAINST ANY TOLL that would effect that would penalize individuals
                 that live on Mercer Island or individuals that work on Mercer Island including all the public servants which
                 include police, fireman, grocery workers, teachers, home healthcare givers - anything that would disrupt
                 service or increase costs as a resident. It is one thing to penalize residents with a toll that would
                 necessitate payment just go to work but it is another to in turn have the island's associated costs increase
                 due to forcing payment on workers who commute to the island. In an environment when unemployment is
                 high, gas prices are high, forcing this regressive tax is unacceptable. Reduce the gas tax and the sales tax
                 to 0% on the Mercer Island if tolling is passed.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98011

  Comment:       Begin tolling TOMORROW!! We can't wait any longer to begin replacing the 520 bridge. Do it NOW!! Set
                 tolls high enough on both bridges to generate revenue while encouraging people to shift modes and/or
                 adjust travel behavior.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98034

  Comment:       Bicycle Lane Bicycle Lane Bicycle Lane




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  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98006

  Comment:       Both bridges should begin tolling in 2010 so as to reduce the total amount of money spent on bonds and
                 to keep the traffic even on both bridges.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98033

  Comment:       Build the maximum lanes option so we don't have to deal with this issue again as soon as you get this one
                 built. Seattle is charging ahead approving building huge highrise appartment and condo buildings to house
                 thousands of more people and at the same time they don't want the largest bridge built because they
                 would have to build some roads and new corridors at their end. They need to wake up!




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98103

  Comment:       Bus transit system improvements (i.e. more routes and greater frequency) should be vastly improved
                 prior to implementing tolling. Incentives and/or no tolling should strongly be considered for carpoolers.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98105

  Comment:       Crossing 520 is a necessity of being an urban center, and one of the harsh realities of city planning around
                 a giant lake. Get over pointing fingers about who's to blame for its congestion. Taxpayers have already
                 paid a ton for transit, road improvements and other Seattle traffic measures, but the money is frittered
                 away by finger-pointing and endless research. If you're going to toll 520, just toll every damn highway
                 around here and get even about it, because it is just that arbitrary. Rebuilding 520 without a major mass
                 transit route across it is as short-sighted as its first construction.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       DO NOT toll I-90, you are dooming mercer island residents, who are barely making financial ends meet, to
                 a life of solitude because we will not be able to afford your [EXPLETIVE] EXPENSIVE [EXPLETIVE] tolls.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98040


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       13                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  Comment:       Do not under any circumstance toll I-90, thanks




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98122

  Comment:       Do whatever you can to prevent I-90 from getting worse during peak times.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98027

  Comment:       DON'T TOLL I90. [EXPLETIVE].




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       Don't Toll I-90. This would be a significant additional additional expense for Mercer Island residents, who
                 travel on I-90 for work, education, medical appointments, shopping, children's games, practices and
                 lessons. The same hardship will apply to people who live off island but work on Mercer Island. While Metro
                 is convenient for some work commutes, the bus is not practical when the Park n Ride is full (as it is after
                 the early AM), when multiple transfers are required to get to one's destination, or when one has a limited
                 amount of time (such as for a child's after-school activity or appointment). And, I'm not taking the bus to
                 Costco or Home Depot when I will be purchasing more than I can carry. Again, not fair to charge me a toll
                 to drive on the only road I can take to leave my home, to pay for a road I don't drive on.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98115

  Comment:       Get on with it. Might even help with jobs in recession economy.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98146

  Comment:       Get the money elsewhere. I am tired of your damned taxes




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008




Public Comments Received: Web Survey                      14                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  Zip Code:      98105

  Comment:       Goodness, toll both bridges now.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98020

  Comment:       Having lived in the San Francisco Bay for a number of years, tolls are not new to me. However, I believe a
                 flat toll is the best route. Variable tolls create an administrative nightmare and should be disregarded.




  From:          Bob & Dawn Kaufman

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98006

  Comment:       Hello,

                 Just want to make it absolutely clear that people will not support tolling unless you follow the standard
                 practice for all bridge replacement projects: (see the successful new Tacoma Narrows bridge for a recent
                 example of this common sense way to replace a bridge)

                 1. Toll only the bridge being replaced = 520

                 2. The toll on 520 only starts when construction starts and ends when construction ends. Attempts to start
                 tolling early and keep it going past the end of construction for other purposes besides building the 520
                 bridge are simply a tax increase. And don't even try to toll I-90, we will fight you tooth and nail over this;
                 we aren't buying your arguments that people would slog through traffic to drive around the toll on 520 to
                 cross a toll free I-90. Get serious. Again this would just be a tax increase. Remember how we built the
                 first 520 bridge - we tolled that bridge only until it was paid off.

                 Sincerely, Bob and Dawn Kaufman




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98122

  Comment:       How do people from out of town, who may be unaware of tolling and the speed pass pay the toll? You say
                 that there would be no toll booths, but clearly, there must be an alternate way to pay the toll.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98058

  Comment:       How much will the toll cost?




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008



Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       15                                  Printed: December 12, 2008
  Zip Code:      98008

  Comment:       How will tolling reduce travel time during rush hour? Same number of cars trying to merge in Seattle,
                 which is all stacked up. Why are you survey questions slanted to give the answers that you want, not the
                 reality of the public's opinion? As always, I'm sure I won't get an answer to my questions?




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98103

  Comment:       Hurry!




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       I am a single father on Mercer Island who works at home with a daughter in school in Seattle and a Son at
                 school in Bellevue. The plans for peak rate tolling of I-90 would result in a multi-thousand dollar tax on my
                 living on Mercer Island. I could no longer live here and shop and eat frequently in Seattle and would sell
                 my house and move off the island. If you're tolling I-90 you have to exempt Mercer Island residents or flat
                 rate us at a reasonable cost.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       I am against any tolling or new 520 bridge if it doesn't include financing for 520 light rail. Build the light
                 rail on 520 and leave I-90 to use existing bus routes.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       I am concerned about tolls being placed on I-90 to pay for 520. I think it is more equitable to use 520 tolls
                 for 520 and I-90 tolls for I-90. I believe there is some precedence for this also. I worry about the teachers
                 and workers who cross this bridge every day to get to Mercer Island being unfairly penalized. My husband
                 takes the bus to work in Seattle so he won't be affected. I use the bridge frequently but mostly at off-peak
                 times so a variable toll would lessen the burden on me. The thought of having to pay every time I leave
                 the island isn't one I support though especially when there really is not benefit to me. It would be a
                 different story if the funds were going to I-90 improvements.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98033

  Comment:       I am concerned that the upgrade in the bridge does not match the cost of the bridge. Rebuilding the
                 bridge with the same amount of lanes and only adding the HOV lanes doesn't seam worth it. I recently
                 moved to Kirkland from Seattle to avoid the daily 520 drive. I know this drive well. I also know that the


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                 three lane option will not achieve its goals. By the time that the bridge is built in 2016 Seattle will have
                 already outgrown the new 520 bridge. We need a bigger bridge. Also, I am extremely concerned that
                 there hasn't been more support for a rail between Bellevue and Seattle. If you are going to rebuild a
                 bridge please add the rail line. This is the transportation of the future. We should incorporate it now, not
                 later at a higher expense to tax payers.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98005

  Comment:       I am disabled and I so not drive a care. I am solely dependent on METRO. What affect whould tolling have
                 on mass transit use rates?




  From:          Greg

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98116

  Comment:       I am an I-90 commuter and I would be willing to pay a smaller toll on I-90 to contribute to the 520
                 replacement, but I am not in favor of variable tolling on I-90. I'm willing to pay the $0.75 per way on I-90,
                 but not willing to pay ~$3.00 per way (these figures come from a Seattle P-I article on 11/11). I feel that
                 more of the toll burden should be put on the people that commute on 520. I am also in favor of starting
                 the tolls earlier to keep them lower.

                 Thanks,
                 Greg




  From:          Tom Harlan

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98033

  Comment:       I am completely against any type of tolling. I think that for working people that are struggling at this time
                 in our economic history who are just making ends meet is very unfair. How can a working person afford
                 your proposed tolls? Especially those who are on the lower economic scale (Like minimum wage). Do the
                 math... It doesn't make sense! Have any of you ever run the numbers for this demographic? It appears
                 that you have not, because if you had, you would realize how unfair this toll would be!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      unknown

  Comment:       I am unequivically opposed to any tolls, anywhere, anytime; likewise I oppose HOV lanes and even more
                 HOT lanes. I-167 with its obnoxious HOT lane and forbidden lane changes for much of the HOV lane is a
                 dispicable nightmare. I further will strongly and vociferously oppose any politician that favors the
                 foregoing. I would favor a substantially higher national gasoline tax and vehicle tax particularly punishing
                 large, gas guzzling vehicles to fund transportation enhancements.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                        17                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  Zip Code:      98033

  Comment:       I believe in paying for infrastructure with taxes, but we should be raising the gas tax to pay for an
                 expanded 520 - NEVER IMPLEMENT TOLL ROADS!! You can't punish the people with the worst stretch of
                 road the past 20 years with further punishment. A small gas tax increase for all residents of Washington is
                 going to raise far more money with much less overhead and much less frustration and stress and also
                 have the benefit of reducing our dependence on foreign oil. It's a no-brainer - tolling 520 is one of the
                 dumbest ideas in our state's history and hopefully those that support it will be voted out of office.




  From:          Mitch Freedman

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98008

  Comment:       I believe we should have a $0 charge for the 520 bridge if the car has more than one occupant (car
                 pooling). This is the main reason we are expanding the bridge to cut down on usuage and therefore good
                 behaviors should be rewarded. I would also recommend we not have light rail on the bridge, but instead
                 have bus service where the cost is free. This will get riders using the mass transit we have and not
                 become indebted with $22 billion dollars for something that no-one will in all probabilty use. We will each
                 be indebted by over $10,000 with light rail. If we used the bus service it may cost us a billion at most to
                 get more buses and increase car/bus pool lanes. If we knew we could ride the bus for free the mass transit
                 usage would skyrocket. This would save billions of dollars and get the usuage of the service we want and
                 need. Would help the environment to boot! Mitch Freedman




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98004

  Comment:       I believe we should not pay for something we do not have. There were no tolls on the Narrows bridge
                 before completion, and there should be no tolls on 520 until it is finished. It's like paying for your home for
                 years before you are allowed to occupy it. And what about those who move before the bridge is complete.
                 Should they have to pay for something they will never use?




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98033

  Comment:       I do not understand why those who commute east to west must pay a heavy burden to use those roads
                 while those with north to south commutes have their travel subsidized by the rest of us, who will also have
                 to pay for the 520 bridge on our own. I have tried the bus, and was frightened and horrified. Never again
                 will I ride it alone. The "option" of using other streets which are not tolled is not really an option. I will no
                 longer volunteer in Seattle, and I will try to change my doctors to some on the east side, as the penalty I
                 will have to pay the state to visit my Seattle doctors will be too great.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98004

  Comment:       Please begin project with the construction of any planned sound walls to alleviate construction noise.




  From:



Public Comments Received: Web Survey                        18                                   Printed: December 12, 2008
  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98282

  Comment:       Poor survey. Assumes adoption of "Good to Go" technology which (1) has not been proven to be 100%
                 effective, and (2) Assume so many other variables would be favorable. For example, you really are not
                 ready to deal with the scofflaws who will ignore tolls - period. These people would pay their tolls to a
                 human toll collector at a booth. Supporting high speeds is not the issue, supporting fuel efficient speeds is
                 important. You are totally ignoring the greater need for tolling. You will need to toll to provide general
                 revenues for highway maintenance and contruction. Bridges are a small part of that need.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98074

  Comment:       Putting tolls on I-90 and 520 will result in higher prices for consumer goods throughout the Puget Sound.
                 How is that going to help the people who live here? Also, if you really want to kill downtown Seattle -
                 impose tolls early. A good portion of us on the Eastside will just see this as the ultimate reason to NEVER
                 go to Seattle again unless it cannot be helped. Currently, I go to lunch with two friends nearly each Friday
                 in the U District. We have been doing this for a long time. When tolls get imposed on 520 and I-90, we will
                 stoip doing this as it will make it just too expensive. Now our patronage of a local Seattle business will not
                 bankrupt the business when we stop going there once a week - but it won't help it either. Since our lunch
                 is a voluntary event, it will just get cancled. Other business's that I go to becuase of the goods and
                 services they provide that I cannot get on the Eastside, will be replaced by patronizing business's that
                 have a presence on the web or I will just forgoe the items. Your job is to make things better - not destroy
                 in the name of social engeneering. If you want to help Seattle lose business, make everything more
                 expensive and make life just more difficult in general, then continue with your agenda.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98005

  Comment:       Since other bridges in the State are funded without tolls (crossing the Columbia, Spokane River etc,) why
                 is this bridge being singled out for funding in this manner? Since the taxes from Puget Sound pay for ALL
                 the road improvements in most of the State due to our higher population; then why are we not charging a
                 toll on bridges in the Tri-Cities, Wenatchee, Spokane to also pay for their bridge improvements and to help
                 pay for ours. That would put the burden on all the citizens instead of just those that have to work in the
                 greater Seattle area. In other words, if tolls are needed to cross Lake Washington, why are they not
                 charged to cross all bodies of water in the State that required State taxes to build the bridge? Also, I
                 notice that some of the Columbia River bridges have tolls (ie: Hood River) when others do not, why is
                 there a difference? Why are they ALL not charged a toll?




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98103

  Comment:       Stop studying it and talking about it and fix the bridge already! We have to pay for it somehow -- it might
                 as well be with tolls on the people that use it (and, for the record, I am one of those people).




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008




Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       19                                  Printed: December 12, 2008
  Zip Code:      98292

  Comment:       The 520 project has been on the table for years, and millions have been wasted on "research." So much in
                 fact that most of the new bridge could have already been built. Adding a toll will only increase the amount
                 of money that is available to waste. Get your act together, and then, if necessary, after PROVEN fiscal
                 responsibility, a toll could be considered.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98042

  Comment:       The bridge should be built to support up to 8 future lanes. The 6 lane idea gets us nowhere but behind
                 before we start. If the Narrows can be built to support 4 lanes in each direction, why not 520?
                 Neighborhood concerns cannot discourage what is needed. They purchased knowing that a major artery
                 was next door.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98027

  Comment:       The gas tax hike (14 cents in 4 years ) by our idiot governor was supposed to pay for transportation. I am
                 tired of being bled for money I do not have. This state is so out of touch with reality! Take the tax hikes
                 and tolls and stuff it.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98011

  Comment:       The most important thing is that the toll is affordable on a daily basis - for professionals, students, mom's
                 going to the zoo, etc. $4/day ($2/each way) is the absolute highest that is reasonable to me. (The survey
                 should've included something about pricing because that's the bottom line.) I lived on the East Coast for
                 several years and even the biggest bridges in NY only cost $3 (total, both ways). There is no way that
                 living in Washington should cost more than NYC!!! I have never seen a toll higher than $5 (total - both
                 ways - California, East Coast, anywhere) and Seattle should not be the first. You should make part of your
                 analysis a cost of living analysis, and our commute vs. other cities, your analysis shouldn't be solely about
                 "we need a bridge, how to pay for it". Seattle is the city where we live - we don't have a choice whether to
                 go into the city or not (and the tolls shouldn't have a negative effect of keeping people out of our city.)
                 The tollong should ONLY be used for the bridge. Money spent for SoundTransit and MetroKC and other
                 Transit projects should come from elsewhere. I feel very strongly that the money must not be "co-
                 mingled". AS TAX(OR TOLL)PAYERS WE WANT TO GET WHAT WE PAY FOR - WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU
                 GET. This 520 tolling project needs to be held to the fire and stand up to standards of very high integrity.
                 The reputation/delay/overbudget of other projects needs to be set aside and this project (as it is one of
                 the if not the most important in the region in several years) needs to be held to the highest standard and
                 overseen thoroughly with incredible accountability. Also, I prefer the 8 lane bridge - I didn't see anything
                 on the site about a choice there.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98101

  Comment:       The sooner the tolls can be implemented, the lower the tolls can be. If it were up to me, I'd implement the
                 tolls tomorrow for $1 per direction. The money that you collect must preserved only for the 520 bridge
                 and *nothing* else. The interest you'll accrue will end keep the costs down while the tolls are in place, and


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                 reduce the time the tolls are needed. Also make sure the new 520 bridge you actually implement allows
                 for bike and pedestrian traffic.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98056

  Comment:       The toll mindset is a disease. Roads & bridges are part of the overall transporation network and cost
                 should be allocated from that budget. TOLLING IS NOT AN ACCEPTABLE OPTION.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98115

  Comment:       There has to be toll collection of some type. Not everyone will get an EZ pass. I assume EZ pass users will
                 pay less?




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98033

  Comment:       There is no convenient transit option for my commute to and from work (between South Rose Hill and the
                 Greenwood neighborhood in North Seattle). Taking transit would add at least 2 hours to my daily commute
                 time. It is also not a feasible option for because I need to be able to drop my son off at elementary school
                 each morning. The proposed toll rates of $4 or $5 dollars per peak hour trip would put a huge strain on my
                 family's monthly budget. I support the idea of paying for what you use, but the old bridge is already paid
                 for (and was paid for by people who actually used it---not potential users). I don't think it is fair that I
                 would have to pay tolls now for something I wouldn't be using until 2016.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98109

  Comment:       There are no transit option to get to/from Queen Anne and the Eastside without transfers in downtown.
                 That adds an extra hour or two to my commute. So driving across the lake is important to me and will be
                 against tolling.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      unknown

  Comment:       These questions are designed in such a way as to presume that tolling will happen. You still haven't
                 addressed the fundamental issues of the impact on local economy resulting from tolls--no one will travel
                 over bridge unless absolutely necessary (i.e., for work). You will radically adversely impact local economy-
                 -restaurants, shopping, etc. This will not only put local shops out of business, with consequent job losses
                 for local citizens, but also drastically reduce business tax revenue--this will offset any tolling revenue you
                 generate from the bridges. Please consult educated economists on your plans as I beleive you are missing



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                 the forest for the trees on this one. Further, Mercer Islanders will have to pay just to get off the island to
                 go for basic services (hospital, etc.).




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98117

  Comment:       These questions seemed a little... okay a lot leading. are you sure you're getting the information you want
                 with them? I support whatever option penalizes single occupancy vehicle drivers and benefits transit riders
                 the most. Tolls? Great. Tolls higher during peak hours? Fantastic. Pushing riders to use I-90? If idiots want
                 to still continue to drive their vehicles instead of taking public transit, let them clog the roads. As long as
                 my buses/light rail can zip right past them.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98058

  Comment:       This survey makes it clear that tolls will be imposed on at least 520, yet much of the wording on the
                 website makes it seem like this is a study to "possibly" impose tolls. For some questions, there were no
                 answers for those of us who are very non-supportive. I lived in Chicago and the East Coast and saw the
                 corruption, nepotism and inefficiency of toll roads. Don't want that here. Since tolls were put on the
                 Narrows Bridge I have not traveled to the Peninsula and won't except for emergencies. Much better to
                 increase the fuel tax in King County to pay for the 520 bridge improvement/replacement, than to add an
                 expensive, complex toll charging and collection system. Put the money for that system into the bridge.
                 Even the money spent for the many "studies" should have gone into the bridge. Increase the fuel tax in
                 King county (+ 5 cents) and live with the political backlash. Everyone in the area, maybe even Pierce &
                 Snohomish counties (+ 1 cent) , should pay for infrastructure in the area. Put the increase on the ballot, if
                 rejected, then fix/replace the bridge out of existing revenues. If not possible, close and remove it when
                 safety is compromised.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       Toll 520 for 520 Bridge, stop tolling when it is paid for, do NOT toll I-90




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       Toll both 520 and I-90, but I-90 should be at a lower rate (perhaps 70%) because it is not the facility
                 being improved but it would be impacted with added traffic if it had no toll. Have tolls set so they don't
                 materially increase over the bonding period. Perhaps let them increase by 2%/year. Allow MI residents to
                 access the Eastside at a very reduced rate. There should be some special rate for those who work on MI
                 but live in Seattle or the Eastside. A R/T to MI should cost no more than a single complete cross-lake
                 trip .... I believe this is the idea embedded in a couple of the alternatives. METRO should have to pay a
                 modest fee to use 520 or I-90 if both are tolled. Cross-bridge routes should be charged $.50 .




  From:



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  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98056

  Comment:       Toll both bridges in 2010.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98012

  Comment:       Tolling 520 means that the people who use it the most, and receive the most benefits, pay the most for
                 the bridge improvements. I support tolling I-90 at the same time for the same reason. It is a huge
                 convenience to have a bridge to cross Lake Washington, whether it is 520 or I-90. The people who use it
                 twice daily should bear more of a burden for paying for improvements than the occasional user. Tolls
                 accomplish that.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      unknown

  Comment:       Tolling both bridges seems like the reasonable thing to do.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       Tolling I-90 would significantly hamper any growth on Mercer Island. No people would want to move here,
                 no businesses would move here either. People living on Mercer Island would be so negatively impacted
                 that the housing market would for sure suffer. Residents on Mercer Island (especially those with children)
                 need to leave the Island multiple times a day to access resources on the eastside and Seattle. Tolling
                 would be a very steep penalty for moving to Mercer Island and therefore, we are totally opposed.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98053

  Comment:       Tolling is a bad idea. I grew up with toll bridges and it doesn't ease traffic congestion in the long term. It
                 just provides another opportunity to extract taxes. As a shared state infrastructure, like Highways 5, I-90,
                 405, and 2, the 520 project should just be financed from state funds. The negative impact on businesses
                 and real estate in and around the Seattle area should be of significant concern to you. Implementing tolls
                 while provide a change in behavior. However, the unintended consequences of bridge tolls will be more
                 severe than you can envisage now.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98103


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  Comment:       Tolling may be inevitable on 520, but don't punish those who have to drive to Mercer Island on 90 for
                 work every day. Driving 520 is an option for most people... driving to Mercer on 90 is the only way to get
                 there.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98072

  Comment:       Tolling must be for 520 only. The larger problem is you are not building a bridge to handle future needed
                 capacity. The planned bridge configuration does not meet the regions needs in any way.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98006

  Comment:       Tolling on 520 should only support 520 and tolling on other roads should only support other roads. If
                 tolling occurs on 520 and/or I-90 it should also occur on the "new viaduct"




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98056

  Comment:       Tolling should only be used for that corridor, no diversions to other areas such as has happened with
                 lottery which was sold as being solely used to fund education. Variable tolling sounds good, but I'd still
                 avoid toll roads when possible. Having been in Chicago, toll roads cause slow downs, even with several
                 lanes of RFID detectors. Why does a carpool or vanpool get exemption/reduced fare (several questions
                 point to this)? Tolls are a per vehicle charge, not a single-occupancy charge. Also, how to differentiate
                 when a vanpool/carpool is being used as a personal vehicle (currently possible.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98005

  Comment:       Tolling the 520 is a terrible idea. It will cause more traffic problems than we have now. We just passed an
                 RTA tax worth millions of dollars. That should be used to rebuild the 520 bridge. NO TOLLS ON 520 or I-
                 90!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98011

  Comment:       Tolling the bridges and Freeways is the best way to collect money for our roads and transit improvements.
                 I'm tired of paying higher property taxes.




  From:          Anonymous


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  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98052

  Comment:       Tolling travel between eastside communities and Seattle needs to be equitable for all who cross the Lake. I
                 strongly support tolling both bridges, with I-90 toll-collection at mid-span so that Mercer Island residents
                 and workers are treated the same as those who live / work in other eastside communities.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98115

  Comment:       Tolling will definitely drive more bus ridership, but I fear that it would drive down carpool if carpools and
                 driver only would pay the same toll.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98039

  Comment:       Tolls are unnecessary and unfair to this or that corridor. We have paid thousands of dollars in taxes to
                 build highways all over the state. State highways are state assets which should be funded by everyone
                 throughout the state, not by additional taxation(tolls) on one segment or corridor. Eastern Washington
                 should help fund our projects on the westside just as we build highways on their side. Tolls will create a
                 huge hardship for our family which will mean not visiting Seattle for hospitality outings, shopping,sports
                 events, seeing friends, attending school functions,etc. There should simply be a tax or new project fee on
                 every vehicle in the state annually that would be dedicated to new construction projects only. The
                 alternative is for failed leadership to toll every stinking highway throughout the state so that it is fair and
                 equitable for all.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98133

  Comment:       Tolls in the east are a quarter what you charge on the Narrows,taxes are too high as we overbuild all over
                 this state,I am native born in Bremerton when it was a town, implement tolling for the highways and roads
                 not the schools and health costs of the state. Where does all our taxes go does anyone really know?




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98122

  Comment:       Tolls on both, greatly reduced for Mercer Island residents. No increase for transit riders. More more more
                 bike racks (perhaps inside?) on buses running across 520 during peak times.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008



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  Zip Code:      98055

  Comment:       Tolls should be implemented as soon as possible on both 520 and I-90 bridges. Funding should be
                 prioritized for transit across both these corridors, especially light rail.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98004

  Comment:       Tolls work well in conjunction with a good bus system - we need to improve those. For example, I need to
                 go from Bellevue to Fremont and I cannot do that without changing a bus. There is no bus from anywhere
                 in the Eastside to Fremont!




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98112

  Comment:       Traffic will drop on any roadway that has a toll. Revenues will rise on any roadway that has a toll. If we
                 are trying to solve traffic and fix our roadway budget problems, this is such an obvious solution that
                 everyone should understand it.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98004

  Comment:       We are being penalized for poor planning many years ago, when the state did not anticipate the growth
                 that we have had. I would prefer to pay higher taxes than to be tolled every time we cross the bridge. We
                 live on the Eastside. We carpool children (20 minutes) to school in Seattle, schools that meet the special
                 needs of our children. We work in Seattle (a 12 minute commute for each of us). We chose our home 12
                 years ago, which we have just updated, because of the services available on the Eastside and the quality
                 of life on the Eastside, and our friends on the Eastside. We are not superwealthy, but we like where we
                 live. I am very sorry that our 4-6 trips back and forth across the bridge per day that make living in the
                 Seattle area so appealing will make us less likely to consider staying on the Eastside and certainly far less
                 likely to chose to shop downtown, go to a restaurant downtown and spend our money in Seattle.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98045

  Comment:       What the hell is the state of Washington doing with the money they collect from the gas tax and vehicle
                 sales tax? The state needs to start being accountable for their spending as I must as an individual and quit
                 taxing us for everything.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98021

  Comment:       Yes. Stop wasting our hard earned tax dollars! Enough of the incompetence! Why don't you hire some


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                 brilliant students from MIT or other reputable schools and have them do it as grad school project. I am
                 sure it would be done correctly and the first time!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98033

  Comment:       Your survey is terrible. Many questions are very leading, not giving options for people to express how they
                 really feel. By answering many of the questions, you are in fact conceding to the idea that tolling the
                 bridges is a good idea. It is a terrible idea, much like this disaster of a survey you have designed. You
                 should consider investing in a college course on survey design before you attempt anything like this again.




  From:          Arnie Brandon

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98006

  Comment:       Tolls, if any should be ONLY on 520 to pay for 520. Nothing more, nothing less.




  From:          Virginia Gunby

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98115

  Comment:       Please consider incentives such as free transit passes for monthly toll users to get SOV out of their
                 vehicles. Toll Bridge Authority info writes that it is done on San Francisco Bridge.

                 Do not approve HOT high occupancy toll lanes that encourage more SOV trips on the crosslake bridges.

                 Promote a system for "casual carpooling" on the bridges, to allow use of carpools to increase. Promote
                 new performance monitoring Parnership Agreement on SR 520 between the local cities, the major
                 employers, institutions, WSDOT/Transit to oversee and regularly report back to the users and the public
                 the successful or unsuccessful corridor performance, due to tolling, transit, and other TDM measures
                 implemented to reduce SOV trips, change eastside to transit friendly land-use and efforts of employers
                 with CTR programs.




  From:          James Duvall

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98011

  Comment:       1. THESE QUESTIONS HAVE BEEN POORLY PRESENTED. FOR EACH QUESTION YOU SHOULD HAVE A
                 CHOICE THAT CAN REFLECT PARTIAL AND/OR COMPLETE DISAGREEMENT WITH THE TOLLING CONCEPT!
                 2. TOLLS ARE NOT THE ANSWER IN ANY WAY, SHAPE OR FORM. WE NEED A SYSTEM SIMILAR TO THE
                 JAPANESE HIGH SPEED ELECTRIC TRAIN CONCEPT. THE CONSTRUCTION ALONE WOULD PROVIDE MORE
                 JOBS, HELP THE ECONOMY, REDUCE AIR/GROUND POLLUTION, GASOLINE USAGE, BENEFIT
                 ROAD/HIGHWAY/ PARKING CONGESTION EVERYWHERE AND MUCH MORE!
                 FINANCING/PLANNING/CONSTRUCTION/USAGE FEE STRUCTURE COULD BE READILY ACHIEVED
                 THROUGH A MUTUAL/COMMITTEE EFFORT. THE COMMITTEE TO BE COMPOSED OF APPROXIMATELY 15
                 OR LESS MEMBERS WHICH WOULD INCLUDED BANKERS, UNIION REPS, CITY STATE/FEDERAL
                 LEGISLATORS OR REPS, BUSINESS LEADERS, CITIZENS AND ATTORNEYS ( AT LEAST ONE OF EACH
                 CATEGORY, NECESSARY EXCEPTIONS WOULD BE TWO MAX). FINANCING COULD UNDERWRITTEN BY
                 LOCAL/COUNTY/STATE/FEDERAL FUNCTION IN SUPPORT OF THE BANKING INDUSTRY WHO WOULD
                 PROVIDE THE FUNDS, OVERSEE FINANCIAL AUDITS AND ASSURE ETHICAL PRACTICES HERE.
                 PARTICIPATING PRIVATE FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS WOULD BE GUARANTEED A REASONABLE PROFIT
                 (POSSIBLY IN THE RANGE OF 4-8%); HANDLE THE OUTLAY OF FUNDS FROM BEGINNING TO SYSTEM


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                 IMPLEMENTATION. POSSIBLY THERE COULD EVEN BE SOME INITIAL PUBLIC FUNDING GRANTS FROM
                 EXISTING GOVERNMENTAL FUNCTIONS WHICH WOULD ASSIST IN MINIMIZING COSTS. THE PAYMENT
                 FOR THIS TOTAL SYSTEM WOULD EXTRACTED FROM THE FEE STRUCTURE FOR USAGE OVER AN
                 ESTABLISHED PERIOD OF YEARS BASED ON CURRENT AND "AFTER IN USE STUDIES" WHICH COULD
                 DETERMINE CONTINUED NEED AND AMOUNT LOOKING A PERMANENT
                 MAINTENCE/UPGRADE/TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS! I HAVE MORE HERE AND IF YOU'RE INTERESTED
                 CONTACT ME AT MY E MAIL ADDRESS!




  From:          Phil Tracey

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98053

  Comment:       THIS A YET ANOTHER SCREWED UP...STICK IT TO THE PEOPLE...TYPE OF "FIX" THAT THIS STATE
                 GOVERNMENT HAS WASTED YET MORE MILLIONS OF TAX DOLLARS. WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO COME UP
                 WITH SOME "OUT OF THE BOX" THINKING AND SOLUTIONS INSTEAD OF THE SAME THING....TAX THE
                 PEOPLE MORE. AGAIN...HAVE YOU LAID OUT THE PLAN AND ASKED FOR INPUT FROM ANYONE OTHER
                 THAN THE SAME OLD FOLKS THAT HAVE PAID AND TAXED US TO DEATH? THIS IS A PATHETIC EXCUSE
                 FOR "SOLVING THE BRIDGE PROBLEM". AND...EVEN IF IT IS FIXED, WILL YOU STILL TAX MOTORCYCLES
                 AND BICYCLES? HOW ABOUT BABY STROLLERS AND SKATeBOARDS?......PROBABLY....GOD HELP US
                 ALL.....




  From:          Chris Pesce

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98112

  Comment:       Toll both bridges to keep tolls lower and avoid a MESS on I-90. It's the right thing, so do it.




  From:          Mark Kimball

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       IF tolling is imposed on either or both bridges it should ONLY be imposed on the bridge segments -- not on
                 the portion of 520 up to the bridge and not on the East Channel Bridge of I-90. Mercer Island residents
                 should not be required to pay a toll to cross the East Channel bridge.




  From:          Julia Wiese

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98011

  Comment:       On page 5, question 1 there were several options I would have chosen depending on my reason for
                 crossing into Seattle. It would depend on my final destination and the day and time of the week on which I
                 needed to go to Seattle. I probably could have chosen all or most of the answers. Selecting one was not
                 necessarily representative of my true choice. So assuming it was for a Mariner game I selected transit. If it
                 were for business I would have selected carpool or to change the time I needed to get to the other side
                 from Bothell. You might want to rework that question. Thanks and regards.




  From:          David & Karen Farthing

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008


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  Zip Code:      98011

  Comment:       Tolls are very nice for the rich, other people already have a hard time making ends meet. I am not poor
                 but oppose tolls on principle.




  From:          Milton Horst

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98146

  Comment:       Bridge construction and maintenance should be funded by fuel and/or motor vehicle taxes, not tolls.




  From:          Roy McMurtrey

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98005

  Comment:       There should be bicycle and foot lanes that go somewhere: like from Redmond to the HUB at U of W




  From:          Jamie McKay

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98074

  Comment:       I think having electronic tolling is a superb way to collect money for improving 520 and building another
                 bridge across. I think it is also the way to deal with ongoing upkeep of I-90, however I do not think that
                 you should toll other roads right now until people get used to I-90 and 520 tolls and see that it is a
                 necessary and Ok thing to do. I think you should figure out how to subvert Tim Eyman from starting an
                 initiative to reduce the toll rates before he has a chance to think to do it! By that I mean that maybe you
                 should have some third party build the road and collect the tolls, with a portion being diverted to the city
                 funds for transit and bridge improvements, etc. You know darn well he's just going to play to people's
                 irkitation at changes, and make it a vote on reducing tolls once you get it going, so figure out now how to
                 deal with that!




  From:          Anita Ross

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98103

  Comment:       With few exceptions, this survey was structured to NOT allow for answers that disagree with tolling. It is
                 clear to me that you could easily distort the findings on this very (toll as the only option in all cases)
                 structured survey, to make it look as if the public supports tolling. When public transportation (particularly
                 east-west transportation and all transit outside the I-5 corridor) is so abysmal, and when all proposed
                 improvements are also near or along the I-5 corridor, tolling penalizes the poor and middle class. The
                 wealthy will get the benefits, and won't care about the cost. This really makes me angry---just another big
                 public ripoff.




  From:          Tim Martino

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98122

  Comment:       Light Rail, Light Rail, Light Rail. I have lived in a city (Washington DC) where I relied on light rail to get me


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                 to and from work. Currently I take the bus but it doesn't save me any money and adds lots of time to my
                 commute, not to mention the bus (ST545) from Capitol Hill to Redmond is packed. More buses are good
                 but they are only a band-aid. Light rail gets more cars off the road and more people can be moved faster.
                 The fact that light rail is not being included in the 520 discussion is ludicrous, laughable and so
                 shortsighted I am in shock. Think of what actions the transportation committee didn't take 30 years ago
                 and make sure you don't make the same mistakes.




  From:          Ed & Dawn Lee

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       I understand the need to raise funds for transportation projects and support that. I would support some
                 level of tolling on I-90 if Mercer Island residents had a "stipend" that covered a reasonable portion of
                 tolling costs per driver. The flaw in the assumptions for my family and others who live on Mercer Island is
                 that we have "another" route we can take. The number of people who work and live on Mercer Island is
                 very small; most people live here and work somewhere else. Many people (like my family) have two-
                 income households where one person works in Seattle and one person works on the Eastside; this is why
                 we chose to live on Mercer Island in the first place so that we would reduce commutes for both of us from
                 our previous Seattle home. My husband and I use I-90 daily. Often on weekends, it is together. During the
                 week, it is rare that we are able to commute together, but do so when circumstances allow. Public transit
                 is difficult for my husband to use, as he is a banker and must visit clients around Seattle as part of his job.
                 I would use public transit more if it didn't require 2 to 3 bus changes to get to Microsoft; the proposed
                 light rail would be highly beneficial and would encourage me to use public transit a lot more. However, it
                 seems the timing for that is likely later than when the 520 bridge and tolling options could be started.




  From:          Bill Eames

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/11/2008

  Zip Code:      98033

  Comment:       Yes, its simple. Gas Tax only! If there are legal impediments, then they should be removed. Me and others
                 support the gas tax idea. All roads need improvement. Look at Europe gas tax rates, they have good
                 transit. Tolling tempts government to raise it up and up. What about people who use 520 to go to
                 Children's or University hospital (specialized care not avail on Eastside) when there is no choice? They will
                 pay toll too. We need light rail not just I-90, but all around the sound (I-405 and I-5 around the lake and
                 across the lake) Additionaly bus service is needed; a spiderweb of good bus service in the metropolitan
                 area with minimal transfers).

                 Thanks,
                 Bill Eames




  From:          Anton Fedorinko

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/12/2008

  Zip Code:      98005

  Comment:       I strongly support tolling both the 520 and the I-90 bridge




  From:          Renay Bennett

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/12/2008

  Zip Code:      98004

  Comment:       These questions are very rigged to imply support for tolls by asking those of us who do not want tolls to
                 pick which toll we want. Also, the last question implies that tolls are already a done deal, "when 520 is
                 tolled." We do not need to toll at all. We have plenty of money to pay for infrastructure. What we have is a


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                 legislature that spends too much and creates programs to buy votes.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/12/2008

  Zip Code:      98144

  Comment:       You need to toll both bridges or traffic will come to a dead stop on I-90 and those of us who need to use
                 that bridge will be out of options.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/12/2008

  Zip Code:      98033

  Comment:       You didn't specify an option for if all lanes would be tolled or just certain (i.e. fast/single car) lanes. I think
                 that transit and carpools should NOT pay a toll and that single cars/drivers should pay the toll and/or any
                 vehicle (transit excluded) wanting to move more quickly across the bridge. I do not think ALL lanes should
                 be tolled. Non toll lane options should be available, but these would be slower lanes. So, not sure how
                 electronic tolling (versus toll lanes) would work with non-tolls for carpools/transit, but that needs to be
                 considered.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/12/2008

  Zip Code:      98199

  Comment:       What about human services agencies that require employees to travel across the lake to do outreach,
                 keep facilities operating and continue to be able to afford offering services to citizens who need them?
                 What are you going to do to decrease or exclude from tolling -not for profit agencies that must travel the
                 bridges? The human services agencies in this area are already in financial turmoil and added expenses to
                 agencies and employees could be a deal breaker for many agencies and staff.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/12/2008

  Zip Code:      98059

  Comment:       WE NEED MASS TRANSIT RAIL OPTIONS!!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/12/2008

  Zip Code:      98034

  Comment:       Would love to be able to take the bus but there is no express service from the Kirkland area to the Seattle
                 downtown hospitals as there is from North Seattle, South Bellevue and Renton. Even with those options,
                 the last bus comes at 5:30 or so (except for the 303) and is not helpful for health care workers who often
                 have extended hours.




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  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/12/2008

  Zip Code:      98034

  Comment:       Yes, if you plan to expand the bridge you should plan on bringing light rail across 520 also. This way you
                 could serve the kirkland-woodenville area with light rail in the future. Planning now prevents poor planning
                 in the future. It would be enlightening to see this bridge project incorporate futuristic thinking for many
                 generations.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/12/2008

  Zip Code:      98004

  Comment:       We have already approved transit initiatives for the bridge replacement many times over. DO NOT TOLL!!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/12/2008

  Zip Code:      98052

  Comment:       Usually when I'm going to downtown Seattle I take the bus or carpool. If I'm going to North Seattle, I'm
                 likely to drive around the lake (522/405). I do think it will be confusing to out-of-towners to have toll
                 bridge(s) with not even one tollbooth for the transponder-less. Is it really more cost-effective to bill the
                 registered owners of cars from other states and Canada than to have 1 tollbooth each way?




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/12/2008

  Zip Code:      98004

  Comment:       Very important that frequency of transit service be improved on both bridges NO DISCOUNTS for car-
                 poolers. For equity, Mercer Island residents MUST PAY A TOLL TO SEATTLE but no toll to Bellevue/Eastside




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/12/2008

  Zip Code:      98102

  Comment:       Tolls should vary by actual congestion and demand; not just time of day and day of week; they should be
                 determined like the HOT lane tolls on SR-167. tolls generated in a corridor should be spent primarily in
                 that corridor, but there should be flexibility to use them elsewhere if needed--especially if tolls are
                 diverting some traffic to untolled corridors. Bridges and highways should definitely be tolled, and much of
                 that revenue needs to be spent on transit and other alternatives to single passenger cars. Why are none of
                 the DOTs promoting slugging? I'm curious why you may have dropped proposals to toll approaches on 520
                 east and west of the bridge; 40-80 cents doesn't seem like a big enough disincentive to send drivers to
                 other routes, especially when they're paying electronically. Pressure from city officials shouldn't be enough
                 to dissuade you from considering that unless studies really show significant diversion to other routes. I'm
                 curious about the slowed traffic on I-90, but I tend to support tolling both corridors, and doing so in 2010.
                 We need the congestion management, we need the revenue for the bridge and highway, and we need
                 more money for transit. Also, I think tolling both crossings to pay for 520 sets a good precedent--90 will
                 have to be replaced at some point too, and it will make sense to toll both corridors to pay for a new I-90
                 bridge in the future.



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  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/12/2008

  Zip Code:      unknown

  Comment:       Tolls on 520 should only be used for 520. I-90 should NOT be tolled to help pay for 520 (or any other
                 roadway other than I-90)!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/12/2008

  Zip Code:      98110

  Comment:       Tolls seem to work for the Tacoma Narrows bridge...should do the same for the 520.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/12/2008

  Zip Code:      98152

  Comment:       Tolls now!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/12/2008

  Zip Code:      98115

  Comment:       tolls are our future - we should start now.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/12/2008

  Zip Code:      98102

  Comment:       Tolling should only be implemented for actual bridges, not for any portion of highway road construction.
                 Highway road construction should come for the DOT's general construction funds, gas tax monies or other
                 monies expressly provided by the legislature, and federal funds. For Tolling: Consider a phased
                 implementation approach. 1. Start tolling (ahead of construction) with a flat rate for all hours. Toll both
                 bridges. 2. Re-consider at the time of opening, to shift to a partial variable tolling strategy. 3. If partial
                 variable tolling successful, five years after opening, shift to a congestion management, variable tolling that
                 allows enough toll variation to affect congestion/speed during peak hours. *** Incorporate public
                 outreach/support at teach stage. Use 520 tolls only for the 520 bridge / Use I-90 tolls only for the I-90
                 bridge.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/12/2008

  Zip Code:      98042



Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       33                                  Printed: December 12, 2008
  Comment:       Toll both bridges on the east side of Lake Washington. Consider regional tolling of all highways.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/12/2008

  Zip Code:      98007

  Comment:       This survey asks questions whose answers presuppose that the respondent supports any kind of toll, and
                 forces me to choose answers that suggest I concede in some way to this idea. I support no toll of any
                 kind, on any Washington road. I find this kind of survey to be an exercise in deception, and I don't want
                 my government run that way. I promise to go out of my way to annoy a reporter into looking at this.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/12/2008

  Zip Code:      98177

  Comment:       This is a poorly written and worded survey. Many time you have given two options or 'I don't know' as a
                 response. I disagree with both options, and it's not because I don't know.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/12/2008

  Zip Code:      98204

  Comment:       The commuter should not have to pay a higher toll to use the bridges. I think everyone should pay the
                 same amount regardless of the time of day with the exception of the carpool lane, which I think should
                 have a lower toll to encourage the use of ride sharing. I also do not think that transit should have to pay
                 to use the bridges at all.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/12/2008

  Zip Code:      98109

  Comment:       replacing 520 should be the top priority because the bridge cannot withstand a major earthquake. i always
                 take i-90 because i-90 is newer and more able to withstand an earthquake than 520.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/12/2008

  Zip Code:      98103

  Comment:       Please make a decision so we can get on with it.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/12/2008


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       34                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  Zip Code:      98033

  Comment:       I believe we should support the 8 lane option. If we build the 6 lane option, the only additional capacity
                 would be the two carpool/transit lanes and bike paths with only four general purpose lanes. Four lanes is
                 what was built in the 1960 and to think that the same amount is all that is needed for the next 40-50
                 years is short-sighted.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/12/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       I am greatly opposed to tolling I-90. We on Mercer Island have no other options for travel to/from doctors
                 & hospitals for example. Workers on Island (teachers, police officers, fire fighters, to name a few) will be
                 penalized for working on Island. We may lose our best and brightest to unfair tolling. Don't toll I-90!




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/12/2008

  Zip Code:      98117

  Comment:       Get the project going!!! I'd like to use the new bridge before I retire!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/12/2008

  Zip Code:      98144

  Comment:       Failing to toll both bridges as soon as possible would be a continuation of the regions utter failure to lead
                 on progressive transportation policies that end subsidies for auto use.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/12/2008

  Zip Code:      98116

  Comment:       Get 'er Done!




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/12/2008

  Zip Code:      98033

  Comment:       Get it done quick. Longer delays are costing taxpayers more money in the long run. Do not begin
                 construction until all funds are collected and available for expenditure. Hold contractors to bids and
                 schedules with penalties for delays of their own cause. Provide ample public transit options and frequent
                 routes for those who will be the most financially saddled by the tolls.




  From:          Anonymous



Public Comments Received: Web Survey                        35                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/12/2008

  Zip Code:      98056

  Comment:       Charge tolls electronically on both bridges @ the same flat rate 24/7 until its paid in full. This will prevent
                 any real changes in driving behavior for all drivers at all times of the day. All tolls from both bridges
                 should be used for the 520 corridor improvements until its paid in full. Then, if I-90 needs work, keep the
                 tolls in place on both bridges and use all the tolls to pay for these upgrades.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/12/2008

  Zip Code:      98115

  Comment:       As a University of Washington student I am strongly against tolling the 520 bridge - the only way that I
                 can commute to visit my family and friends on the Eastside. Because the 520 bridge is used by many UW
                 students, I would find it detrimental to the commuting that students make, especially on a limited budget.
                 I believe that tolling is an excuse for poorly used tax dollars that could be spent on the upgrades for the
                 520 bridge. If the 520 bridge repair is so important, why can't we just "forgo" some other projects that are
                 being taken under way that are not as necessary at this time and use the money towards a project that is
                 needed. I disagree with our tax dollars being used on other projects such as 405 and then have our state
                 tell us that we have to pay out of pocket to use public highways. I own the streets, and I already pay for
                 them. Not one cent of my money will go towards 520 bridge because I refuse to use it if it comes out of
                 my limited student budget.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/12/2008

  Zip Code:      98121

  Comment:       As much as charging a toll on I-90 would help toward paying for the project, I am a strong believer in
                 always allowing people to have an alternate non-toll route. To charge a toll on both I-90 and SR520
                 creates an environment where people simply do not have a choice except to pay a toll (even if one is lower
                 than the other). The only way around this toll would be to move, which in turn could hurt revenues toward
                 one part of the area over another. Also, this is highly unfair to the public since the roads are built heavily
                 with tax revenue already. Being from Florida, there is I-95 (non-toll) and the FL Turnpike (toll), and to
                 help alleviate some traffic, trucks were banned from being able to use the non-toll road. This could also be
                 considered to help lower traffic on I-90 as an un-tolled road. Ideally, an improved public transit system
                 must be built along both I-90 and SR520, especially knowing that such a large population that lives in
                 Seattle also work in areas on the east side of the water. Efficient public transit (not buses but rail systems)
                 would be key in alleviating traffic, and at the same time helping the environment.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/12/2008

  Zip Code:      98077

  Comment:       Anyone who uses the facility should pay the same. Get it over with ASAP! Start now, that way we don't
                 also have to pay additional interest on the costs! Collect money in advance, collect interest on it NOW to
                 reduce the long term cost. Be real SOBs about cost controls and have huge penalties for contractors
                 missing dates and going over budget...Don't compromise quality!




  From:          Grace Ngai

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/12/2008




Public Comments Received: Web Survey                        36                                  Printed: December 12, 2008
  Zip Code:      98006

  Comment:       If you toll both I-90 and 520, you are unfairly penalizing the eastside residents with heavy financial
                 hardship. For those of us who has to go to Seattle seven days a week, for work, church and family, the
                 financial burden is too great. You should not toll I-90 but give people the option of a toll-free road even if
                 it means heavier traffic. Eastside residents are not all affluent!! We should not be the targeted group to
                 shoulder all the cost of building and maintaing an Interstate Freeway!!! This is the responsibility of the
                 State. Thank you.




  From:          Marvin Weiss

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/12/2008

  Zip Code:      98034

  Comment:       Being retired, I no longer commute into Seattle as I used to. When I travel to Seattle, I take the route that
                 is most convenient. I take the bus when it suits my purpose as I commuted by bus for over 20 years.
                 When I do drive, generally, I carpool with friends or family using I-90 or 520 bridges or route 522
                 depending on traffic congestion. I only travel across the lake about once a week; so, tolling isn't a major
                 factor in my decisions on what method of transportation or route to take.




  From:          Melissa Brown

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/12/2008

  Zip Code:      98136

  Comment:       Toll I-90!!! And make sure there is no toll for carpoolers or motorcycles.




  From:          Roxann Malley

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/12/2008

  Zip Code:      98104

  Comment:       Should cost more to come into Seattle than to leave. If possible toll tickets should be round trip.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/12/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       NO TOLLS Taxes need to be managed in order to improve our infrastructure nationwide. Tolls are for the
                 East Coast. Let's use our taxes more intelligently.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/12/2008

  Zip Code:      98072

  Comment:       One of the reasons why I left the East Coast way because of toll manipulation and crazy ideas with the
                 roads. All roads should be open, toll free!!!! - You should stop wasting money on other stupid stuff and
                 maybe you should open the bidding to foreign companies since every bid domestically comes in the
                 billions, I don't understand why it costs this much. I been studying other recently build brides in other
                 counties, and everything is in the millions, here it is in the billions, someone here is manipulating the
                 costs.


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  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/12/2008

  Zip Code:      98122

  Comment:       No toll, beccause what happen when citizens can not afford it? This is suppose to be a public highway and
                 the public have paid for you to update it and maintain it. There are ways to have funding if we did not
                 waste government money.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/12/2008

  Zip Code:      98006

  Comment:       Ladies and Gentlemen: We the people of king county are about to get hit to the tune of 17 to 25 billion for
                 transit over the coming years as a result of the arguably illegal actions of the King county council and
                 other sound transit board members in posing the 1/2 cent increase in the sales tax. Add in the gas tax
                 hikes that the governor and her buddies have imposed in the name of solving our traffic problems and the
                 effect is over 35 billion of funding. And what do we have to show for it? If you impose a toll in 520 I will
                 not use it. If you try and back door one on I 90 we will sue to stop it and fight it till the death in both state
                 and federal courts. Get real you are not the source of funding or the basis of the economy we the people
                 are and we have had enough.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/12/2008

  Zip Code:      98112

  Comment:       Just do it!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/12/2008

  Zip Code:      98052

  Comment:       Just do it! We need to improve the infrastructure now!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/12/2008

  Zip Code:      98006

  Comment:       It would be very useful/helpful for better transit (light rail) options available on the bridges such that
                 commutes between sides can be more reliable regardless of traffic congestion.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/12/2008


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                         38                                  Printed: December 12, 2008
  Zip Code:      98052

  Comment:       Its unfair having to pay for 520 bridge, when local companies like Amazon, Microsoft, even Google are
                 contributing large amounts to the Federal and State Treasuries. Improving transit (light rail to Redmond)
                 and bridge widening should be considered an investment with no impact to the local population. On the
                 other hand, why doesn't 520 consider applying for a well-deserved bailout from the US Treasury ? It
                 seems everyone is eligible for the free dole out except for solvent and profitable Companies in the Seattle
                 area.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/12/2008

  Zip Code:      98011

  Comment:       It is a daily fee that every commuter needs to pay - it is a big burden for middle class or students, and
                 some may not be able to afford.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/12/2008

  Zip Code:      98052

  Comment:       If you need to raise taxes on trucks to pay for this. This has been free for ever and making us pay a toll
                 would change driver habits too much. This state taxes us to death already with fees and such. No one will
                 be able to afford to live here much longer.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/12/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       I really don't want i-90 to have toll. I live in Mercer Island and going accross I-90 is daily necessity for me.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/12/2008

  Zip Code:      98126

  Comment:       I hope that a bicycle lane is included on the 520 bridge, I'm not sure if that avenue of transit should get a
                 toll, but either way, I often avoid the 520 bridge because there's no bike lane on it.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/12/2008

  Zip Code:      98858

  Comment:       I live in Eastern Washington and have no problem using tolls roads when I am in Western Washington. I
                 feel that the people that use the roads need to be the ones that pay for them. That is the same reason
                 that I like our state tax system which is a pay for what you use or purchase. I travel four states for my
                 sales job and would have to problem uses toll roads in high traffic areas. Denver Colorado is a perfect
                 example, if I am in a hurry I jump on one of the toll roads around the city but if not I travel one of the non
                 tolls.



Public Comments Received: Web Survey                        39                                  Printed: December 12, 2008
  From:          Tad Sommerville

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/12/2008

  Zip Code:      98105

  Comment:       I was on the bridge the day it opened. I have lived within 2 miles of the bridge for over 40-years. Some of
                 these questions are obviously rigged by their design. I was not impressed with your survey. I would not
                 consider it to be an unbiased survey. The taxpayers deserve a lot better than this poorly designed survey.
                 You are welcome to call me if you wish to discuss this matter. Thank you.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/12/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       If there is a toll on I-90, I do not think that Mercer Island residents should have to pay the toll as there
                 are no alternate routes that even come close to making sense. I say this as a 30 year resident, who has
                 had her windshield broken four times during the looooong I-90 construction project.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/12/2008

  Zip Code:      98008

  Comment:       I thick it will be better to put both tolls on both of the briges after the new 520 brige is comperct so if they
                 go over bught then we would be left on goverment ot pay for this and then it will be faster to pay of the
                 new 520 brige to put the tolls on both briges. Also traffic on I-90 will be alot wost than you gys think if
                 you gys just toll the 520 brige and I say just get it over fast so then we can get the toll off of the brige and
                 contrain on with life




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/12/2008

  Zip Code:      98053

  Comment:       I think there needs to be some thought about people seeking medical treatment that involves using the
                 520 bridge. THis iscludes the UWMC, the clinics nearby, the SCCA and other hospitals. Also, will
                 ambulances have problems or be slowed down with the tolls? If so, there needs to be a plan that will allow
                 for this type of emergency vehicles to get through the bridge and toll areas.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98126

  Comment:       I think tolling both bridges is "crap". I remember when the 520 was a toll bridge. If the tolls go away after
                 the project is paid for, then I'm fine with it. If the tolls are going to exist in perpetuity, then I will do
                 whatever I can to make sure this does not happen. I do not have a problem paying taxes, but I do have
                 problem with our tax dollars being wasted or being used for something that it was never intended (which
                 appears to be the case more times than not). If the toll are about replacing the bridge, then do it, but if is
                 about a future revenue stream, my answer is a resounding "NO".




Public Comments Received: Web Survey                        40                                  Printed: December 12, 2008
  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98105

  Comment:       I want tolls! You either pay with money or with time. I'd rather pay with money.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98117

  Comment:       I used to take the 520 bridge every day to commute to Redmond. I changed jobs and now work in
                 downtown Seattle. I think relocation to eliminate commuting is a viable option for some people.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98122

  Comment:       I used to travel across 520 every day for my work commute. (I'm currently on leave from work to take
                 care of my baby.) I always rode the bus, and that bus was almost always filled to capacity. One of the
                 goals of the 520 toll should be to divert more people to transit. This will be a benefit, but it will also place
                 an additional burden on Metro. Funds from the toll should be set aside to pay for the additional vehicles
                 and service hours that Metro will be required to provide.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98155

  Comment:       I think you need to make some type of allowance or discount for businesses that need to use the bridge.
                 But when I bike/bus to work, I see a disturbing amount of "one person per car" drivers. It's ridiculous. I
                 think a toll may encourage those folks to find a carpool or to take the transit. It is not a hard adjustment
                 to make. Thanks




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98011

  Comment:       I think it is an abhorrent idea to toll the bridge. When Gregoire first took office last term, she raised the
                 gas tax citing the need to replace the 520 bridge. Now where who has absconded with that money? Why
                 are you now asking for yet ANOTHER source of money to fund that bridge? You guys are a bunch of
                 thieves.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98103


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                         41                                  Printed: December 12, 2008
  Comment:       I think it is very important that when the new bridge is built that there is a bike lane on the bridge for
                 cyclists to use.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98166

  Comment:       I think the whole thing stinks. I do not use 520 on a regular basis. I think for that reason it's more of a
                 hassle then anything for the toll thing. How do you plan on no haveing any toll boths? Does that mean
                 everyone in the state that may need to use that bridge on occaision will need to buy one of those
                 rediculose transponder "good to go's" It took a while and cost taxpayers a ton of money on top of the
                 regular fee, in tickets and so forth who were set up with the stuff the right way, but the system didn't
                 work right. That's BS! We get punnished because you can't get your stuff together. If it's going to happen,
                 set it up like the new Narrows, charge a fee one way only, have toll booths for those who pay as they go,
                 and some fast lanes with a pass and learn from their mistakes so it's not botched up this time.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       I think that tolling is inevitable and a smart step but I think it should be kept very low. I would not want to
                 see a peak time be any higher than $2.00 and I would like to see no tools from 7pm on.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98005

  Comment:       If taxes are opposed then tolls are a good alternative. Tolling only 520 would cause an unbalance of traffic
                 by those using the I90 bridge to avoid tollls. We need to stop expecting the infrastructure to just be there
                 for us. It's time we step up to the plate as stewards of the infrastructure that was built on the money of
                 previous generations.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98122

  Comment:       I wonder how much a toll will affect other commuting routes. I would definitely take a bus, I've tried it
                 several times, but it is a 1.5 hr trip, vs. 30 min driving. Could you provide more bus routes? (I use 48 to
                 U, then 322 to Bothell/North Creek. I'd rather take something across the bridge then catch a bus to
                 Bothell near 405.)




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98029

  Comment:       I want to make sure that buses and carpools don't have to pay tolls across either bridge, and that access
                 to park and rides is improved before tolling on I-90 is implemented. More people will choose to park on



Public Comments Received: Web Survey                        42                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
                 the east side and take the bus in to Seattle to avoid paying the toll. Variable tolling sounds like an
                 interesting experiment, and could act as an incentive for those who can commute at off-peak times to do
                 so, smoothing out the spikes in traffic during peak hours. By not tolling carpools, it may act as strong
                 incentive for coworkers to rideshare.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98119

  Comment:       I would like to see a new 520 bridge built not only for current needs, but to anticipate future needs as
                 well. Specifically, I would like to see a new bridge have the ability to have light rail.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98034

  Comment:       I would prefer an increase in taxes to pay for the bridge as opposed to tolling. Tolling is inherently
                 regressive and with the sorry state of our public transit infrastructure it puts an unfair burden on people
                 with lower incomes.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98122

  Comment:       I would support an increased gas tax over any of these scenarios.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98053

  Comment:       I know the issue is toll/no toll, but congestion pricing is what I would really like to see implemented. You
                 should work with Metro bus service to provide free rides across the 520 bridge if you are getting on/off at
                 Montlake Freeway station/Evergree Point Freeway station. On foot or on bicycle. Park and ride lot next to
                 the Evergreen Point Freeway station so you can park and bus. No toll charged for bus, bicycle or carpool.
                 And the carpool should be two or more, not three or more.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98077

  Comment:       I just don't understand how you can charge me extra for a bridge that we've already paid for. This is very
                 wrong. I also don't support giving any $$ to the gov't escpecially for transportation prior to any plans
                 being in place. Remember the monorail and light transit.. I'm sure you will find ways to squander the
                 money on other things and then end up not building anything while asking once again for more $$.




Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       43                                  Printed: December 12, 2008
  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98103

  Comment:       I grew up on the East Coast and tolling was how all the major highways were built. I think it's an excellant
                 idea. The folks who use the roadway should be the ones to pay for improvements. Thank you,




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98103

  Comment:       I have been burned before with the monorail tax and am very reluctant to pay tolls prior to work being
                 started/completed.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98107

  Comment:       I found your survey to be misleading. I was disappointed in that. You talk about how tolling would create
                 faster commute times on 520. However, that is misleading because it would create slower commute times
                 elsewhere in the county because you are admitting that less people would use 520 because of the tolls.
                 Also, you state that variable tolling would create more funding. That also is misleading. You can still raise
                 the same amount of revenue even if everyone pays the same toll throughout the day. Its just a matter of
                 how you divy up the burden, and who you place the burden on. But that does not mean not as much
                 money will be raised. Lastly, I will be very firm in stating that tolls should NOT be used for transit. Tolling
                 the roadway should pay for improvments on the roadway itself. I do not want the revenues to pay for
                 transit. Drivers should not be asked to pay more money because they do not ride the bus. Their
                 "punishment" is that they have to sit in traffic. However, I do not feel they should have to subsidize bus
                 riders. And I DO ride the bus every day, so this is not a "car commuter's" opinion.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98121

  Comment:       I fully support tolling on both bridges. And I support starting the 520 tolling asap.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98007

  Comment:       I don't think it should be tolled. I don't want to spend more money to take the bus. Consider the economy
                 first.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008


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  Zip Code:      98011

  Comment:       I don't think tolls should be collected at all. We pay enough in taxes. If you want more money, stop giving
                 yourself raises for a job crappily done and use the money for fixing the bridge!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98077

  Comment:       I don't understand what the resistance is? Why all these studies? put the toll in NOW and we can have
                 funds to build better roads. The Puget Sound SUCKS for getting around- all we do is add a lane here and
                 add a lane there- it doesn't even offset the amount of houses going up.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98077

  Comment:       I support tolling as long as transit riders do not have to pay the toll. This should be alrady inculded in the
                 bus pass rate.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98052

  Comment:       I strongly support scenario 9 -- tolling both bridges in 2010. Tolling should start in 2010 to lower overall
                 costs and take advantage of the Urban Partnership Agreement. If I-90 were not tolled, I know that I would
                 frequently use I-90 to travel from Redmond to UW -- thereby creating unnecessary additional congestion
                 on I-405, I-90, and I-5. I also strongly support variable tolling. Some concerns ... Time Boundary Back-
                 Ups -- might car slow down or park on shoulders for a few minutes if the toll were about to drop? No Cash
                 Lane -- I'm keenly aware of the costs of manual tolling, but I am concerned about the process for billing of
                 vehicles with no transponder. Prvacy -- It's important that good procedures be used to protect the privacy
                 of travel data collected from transponders. This includes data that may be surreptitiosly collected by third
                 parties! Security -- It's also important that the system be engineered to protect the integrity of data
                 collected from transponders. It should not be possible for someone to attack the system by collecting
                 transponder IDs (either by eavesdropping at gantry locations or by triggering transponders with a
                 counterfeit gantry signal) and then using these IDs to "clone" transponders to pay tolls with stolen
                 accounts.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98122

  Comment:       I strongly believe in tolling both 520 and I-90 bridges -- bridges are expensive and those that use the
                 bridges frequently should bear a higher share of the costs.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008



Public Comments Received: Web Survey                        45                                  Printed: December 12, 2008
  Zip Code:      98087

  Comment:       i strongly believe that if you use the bridge then you should help to pay for it. As a tax payer who does not
                 use the bridge, I should not be as responsible for the bridge as the daily commuters who use it.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98005

  Comment:       I lived in Dallas for a few years and at first was skeptical of their toll-roads. I began to use the Dallas
                 North Tollway to get to work, and have loved using it ever since. While I have to pay for my commute, the
                 drive is much quicker than it would be otherwise.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98101

  Comment:       I lived in Tacoma for a few years and voted for the new Narrows Bridge. I grew up in Rhode Island in the
                 1970s and 1980s near the toll bridge Newport Bridge and the then toll bridge Mt. Hope Bridge (which now
                 no longer has tolls). I very much believe that you should pay for what you use and not ask everyone in the
                 state to pay for it if they don't use it that much or not at all. I also believe that once the project has been
                 paid for and/or the process of tolling becomes a cost and not a method to reduce costs (i.e. the Mt. Hope
                 Bridge), then the tolls should be suspended. I don't mind paying tolls if I use the service, but I expect the
                 toll money to be used for the service. The last thing I want to see is a toll road/bridge in bad condition
                 when I've been paying a toll for its upkeep and/or creation.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98056

  Comment:       I need my car for work-and have no other choices. I have to pay a huge fee to park downtown already-
                 there also is no viable transit option from Newcastle to downtown Seattle- I would have to transfer 4 times
                 to take a bus from home- and if I have to drive to the already packed park and rides, stand in the
                 miserable weather and wait to stand up in a bus to then walk 5 blocks to my office- I'd rather sit in my
                 own dry car and sit in traffic...




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98101

  Comment:       I only support tolls if they build 8 lanes on 520. Seriously, building only 6 lanes is not enough! Just use
                 common sense, as the bridge would be at capacity for only 6 lanes once it is built!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98013

  Comment:       I pay "tolls" to use ferries, and to cross the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, and it works just fine.


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  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98033

  Comment:       If you are going to add tolls to the 520, you must also add tolls to the I-90. Otherwise, I-90 will become
                 gridlocked during peak driving times as many folks would rather forgo the 520 tolls. I do not take 520 at
                 all. I think it would be best to charge tolls on both bridges to get the debt paid off sooner and give us back
                 toll free bridges.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98008

  Comment:       if there are tolls, no more trips to seattle to shop period




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98115

  Comment:       Is this a real survey, or an attempt to change the way people think? A few of the questions seem leading.
                 In general I am in favor of tolling, but commuters should not be penalized because they have to drive
                 during peak times. I also believe that a new 520 bridge will not be beneficial unless the land portions are
                 greatly improved on both sides. Finally, as everyone knows, the Seattle area moves way too slowly on
                 these transportation projects. I honestly can't see a new 520 bridge complete until atleast 2020.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98112

  Comment:       Implementing tolling will force people to change /prioritize their driving habits -- decreasing traffic and
                 pollution. Mitigating the impact of the bridge on local neighborhoods (i.e. Montlake) is of utmost
                 importance. In improving the bridge we have a tremendous opportunity to also improve our green spaces
                 from Montlake playfield thru the arboretum to Madison Park. In addition money from tolling should be
                 used to alleviate congestion on Montlake Blvd and the new interchange with SR 520. Thank you.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98109

  Comment:       Increase the bus routes across 520 and I will be much more supportive of tolling the bridge. In my case, I
                 would like to see a route that can at least pick up somewhere on Mercer St. and can drop off at S. Kirkland
                 P&R.




  From:          Anonymous



Public Comments Received: Web Survey                        47                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98105

  Comment:       I'm not opposed to paying tolls, however the tolls I've seen are some of the highest in the country. Why
                 not toll both bridges now at say $.50 - $1.00 each way? Then increase the toll (no more than around $3
                 round trip) when the bridge is complete. Who in their right mind thought s $6 toll would be reasonable to
                 the average Seattle working commuter?I feel like this toll idea is a crock quite frankly. We have one of the
                 highest sales tax (if not the highest now) in the country. Where the heck is all that money going? When I
                 have a budget at my job, and I go over it, I LOSE MY JOB. Why aren't state officials held to the same
                 standard? Stop taxing me. Find innovative other ways to shift the money you already have. If you can't,
                 hire someone who can. I worked at a Seattle company who is now laying off. My job choices are Microsoft
                 and T-Mobile. Microsoft has a solution for my transportation. T-Mobile does not. I have NO METRO options
                 to get me from my house in Sand Point to T-Mobile in Factoria without several bus transfers. I think the
                 total commute is around 2 hours. NOT ACCEPTABLE.And therefore, its not an option. I'd rather get in my
                 car and drive myself, adding another person to those bridges during peak commuting. This will continue to
                 happen until Metro realizes T-Mobile is a large employer, there are several others over in that area.
                 Provide us with a feasible option. One that doesn't triple my commute. Then maybe I wouldn't be
                 screaming about a toll.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98103

  Comment:       I'm positive that the state of Washington government will rip us off just like it did last time, you are all
                 crooks as far a I'm concerned. Why don't you try being a good person for a change?




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98115

  Comment:       It's silly that fixing our roads and bridges is fixated on tolling. Tolling costs a lot of money just to collect
                 the money (even with the automated systems). It would make more sense if we rolled back the $30 car
                 tab fees and charged those with luxury, gas-guzzling, or high-mileage drivers more. Or, what about
                 charging a per-employee fee to corporations who have employees that commute more than 5 miles from
                 home to work? Or a fee to companies for employees who must use the bridges to commute to work? If
                 anything, tolling becomes an annoyance which can't fix the larger problems of our transportation
                 infrastructure. We need people to live closer to work, have more access to practical transit options (1.75
                 hours to get from Bellevue to Ballard by bus is not practical). We should be paying for this through
                 incentive fees that we pay on a yearly basis, not on a daily basis. This would encourage residents to live
                 closer to work and create denser, more walkable neighborhoods. Also, the 520 bridge runs through the
                 richest neighborhoods of our state, many of which have exempted themselves from property taxes. These
                 are the very people who use the bridges frequently--and could afford to pay a higher property tax for close
                 proximity to the bridge (Hunts Point residents even have their own entry to 520---put a toll on that!).
                 Washingtonians shouldn't have the hassle of tolling just to make trips on public roads. The cost of
                 updating our antiquated infrastructure should be paid for with progressive taxes which encourage better
                 commuting habits and lifestyle choices. I encourage the committee to think differently on how to collect
                 funding for the I-90 and 520 bridges.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98203

  Comment:       It's time to get serious about congestion management. We are fooling ourselves if we don't spend are tax
                 dollars on high capacity solutions. Other options are just not sustainable.




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  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98012

  Comment:       Just get it done before we have a catastrophic failure and hundreds of deaths!




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98042

  Comment:       Just get it done! Nobody is going to be 100% satisfied on this project or the Viaduct. Lives are in the
                 balance. It's just a matter of time until something goes wrong. Please, just do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98136

  Comment:       Just have the tolls on 520 and only use it for the bridge and maintenance.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98052

  Comment:       it is just plain wrong to toll an important transportation artery. it is a basic need that government should
                 provide without any tolls.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       It is very unfortunate that the city, county & state have all once again squandered opportunities to fix the
                 problem in a more cost effective manner. Also, this being a state highway, how can it be possible to toll a
                 Fed Interstate Highway, which was paid for with federal tax payers funds. How can so much money be
                 wasted???? A more effective manner in biddign and awarding the contracts should be examined. Realizing
                 a new 520 bridge will lessen traffic on I-90, however, 90% of the 520 will serve those who use it, so tolls
                 for 520 ONLY should be charged.

                 Thank you




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98122

  Comment:       It seems counterproductive to toll only 520. I-90 must be tolled also. This would be a non-issue if we
                 could just develop a transit system similar to BART or Portland's MAX. You can't continue to support


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                 sprawl and more and more cars.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98053

  Comment:       It seems tolls are forcing a few communters to pay for services for everyone. My taxes paid for road all
                 over Washington. How come when it comes time to replace the bridge I use most the rest of Washington
                 does not pay for it?




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98133

  Comment:       IT TOOK ME AND MY HUSBAND 3 HOURS TO GET TO THE BRIDGE FROM REDMOND TO SEATTLE!!! IT
                 TOOK 45MINS TO MOVE 1 MILE.. ALL OF THE PEOPLE THAT MERGE ONTO 520 EITHER DONT KNOW HOW
                 OR NEED ASSISTANCE! THERE ARE WAY TOO MANY PEOPLE THAT LEAVE WORK AT THE SAME TIME FROM
                 REDMOND OR BELLEVUE TO SEATTLE. THIS REALLY NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED!!! STOP AND GO
                 TRAFFICE DOESN'T HELP THE GAS TANK




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98112

  Comment:       Make a decision and move forward.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98126

  Comment:       Keep in mind that ferry riders, from the West Sound, have absorbed massive increases in ferry fares since
                 I-695 passed. Don't let drivers on the Eastside, used to their free trips across Lake Washington subsidized
                 by everyone's gas tax dollars, complain their way into more subsidies.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98119

  Comment:       Let just get it done! We've fallen behind other major cities in the US, we need to step up and live up to our
                 potential here in Seattle.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey



Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       50                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98115

  Comment:       Most important factor to me it keeping the tolling amount modest ($2 or $3 per trip).




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98107

  Comment:       Lack of any consideration for light rail on the 520 bridge is criminal in nature and should result in the
                 entire bridge committee being fired. I-90 should be tolled at the same time as 520 so as to build up a
                 state bridge replacement fund. Tolls should be kept on both bridges. A set percentage of all highway toll
                 funds need to go to a transit/rail infrastructure fund to increase rail service (both freight and passenger)
                 as a means of traffic relief.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98006

  Comment:       Make the toll reasonable, not excessive. Perhaps the price of a gallon of gas, or a latte?




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98007

  Comment:       Makes no difference. You will do whatever you want. That's the mentality of government in this area.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98103

  Comment:       No toll! Fully fund transportation from the state budget - do not force struggling middle and lower class
                 users to find other work or decrease available savings to afford tolls.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98195

  Comment:       need more transit across 520. cant wait for the bus route 542 redmond to UW




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008


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  Zip Code:      98178

  Comment:       No Toll At All Should Be FREE




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98122

  Comment:       Needs to get done ASAP.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98122

  Comment:       No




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98011

  Comment:       My daughter attends school at Holy Names Academy. Us and another family split days we do carpool
                 across the bridge. That's two round trips per day. We barely make ends meet as it is. Any type of toll of
                 the likes that are rumored ($5 and up) would be financially devastating to the family. Variable tolling at
                 peak times seems like an unfair way to hit even harder the people that would be most affected. Travelling
                 across the 520 bridge is not just a nice convenience for most people ... it is a necessity. Taking advantage
                 of that would be a crime.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98105

  Comment:       My support on 520 tolling is completely dependent on I-90 BEING FREE!!!!! No tolls on I-90!!!!!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98087

  Comment:       Other highway taxes should be lowered so that the people who are using the bridge are the ones paying
                 for the bulk of the costs and those of us who do not use it ar not subsidizing it.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008



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  Zip Code:      98006

  Comment:       No tolls on I-90!!!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98203

  Comment:       NO TOLLS!




  From:          Richard Cole

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98052

  Comment:       Please implement tolls on both bridges as soon a possible.




  From:          Carol Hallenbeck

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98007

  Comment:       if you are going to toll 520 at the rate purposed it will cost 200.00 a month how do you think people
                 making less than 30000.00 a year can afford a road tax that high a flat 1.00 a trip tax would be workable
                 but not the rates that i have read about the dot in this state has wasted so much money why trust you
                 this time you the state will bleed us common folk to death till we just leave this state and find a new home
                 elsewhere




  From:          Carrie Wernick Newman

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       I strongly believe (1) People living and/or working 20 or more hours per week on Mercer Island should be
                 exempt from paying the toll on I-90 (either direction). People with the zip code of 98040 and off-island
                 “full time” employees could get a special monitor for their car that would not deduct money across I-90.
                 They would have to pay standard amounts for crossing the 520 bridge. Alternatively, (2) Not toll those
                 using the HOV lanes, and allow Mercer Island residents and full time employees of Mercer Island use of
                 the HOV lanes, much like it presently exists. This would also encourage carpooling. Primary reasons why:
                 1. Mercer Island residents seldom use the 520 bridge. I don’t think residents should help to pay for 520
                 improvements by getting tolled on I-90, especially when it's the only means to get to/from one's home. 2.
                 Most of our public servants (police, fire fighters, city workers, teachers …) commute to the Island. I am
                 afraid we may lose good employees who already can’t afford to live on the Island. 3. Many residents go to
                 Seattle &/or Bellevue on nearly a daily basis for basic needs: employment, medical appointments,
                 children's extra-curricular activities… There is very little in terms of businesses here on the Island. This can
                 be very costly in a single day. Please take my suggestions into consideration. Thank You, Carrie Wernick
                 Newman




  From:          Will Atkinson

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008



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  Zip Code:      98024

  Comment:       NO TOLLS save money by discontinuing tolling committee. Get federal funding for bridge, mass transit,
                 and maintenance. Other cities like Portland, San Diego, Frisco, Phoenix, Boise, Spokane have gotten
                 federal funding for mass transit, whats wrong with greater seattle area getting funds.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98146

  Comment:       all major highway projects in WA state should be tolled----------------users should be the major payors for
                 the benefits of the project(s).




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98004

  Comment:       Already paid once, not real fond of having to pay again. Build it and they will come.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98126

  Comment:       - Tolling should be used for paying off the construction cost of the bridge only. - Tolling should NOT be
                 used as a means to socially re-engineer commutes. Seattle hasn't made any serious effort to mandate or
                 fund real transit investments since the 1960's. Other cities like SF, Chicago, NYC, Boston, Atlanta,
                 Washington DC, and even LA have made real transit investments and provided commuters with real
                 alternatives to the car. As a transit adopter, I know I can't make a switch to use transit in Seattle because
                 there's a lack of time-reliable transit that isn't affected by road congestion. DON'T SHOVE TRANSIT DOWN
                 people's throats unless there is a fully reliable, time-reliable system in place to major work destinations
                 (Boeing, Microsoft, Bothell Office Parks, Downtown Seattle, Eastside). As a transit rider, I can tell you this
                 is DEFINITELY NOT IN PLACE. - DON'T TOLL I-90. I'm not paying for the salaries of people who like to hold
                 endless circular discussions about what to build, or how to build it. Rebuilding the bridge could have been
                 done years ago. Just build it. I can see from reading the news and the questions in this questionaire that
                 the 520 Tolling Implementation Committee is full of ultra Left Liberals who leave a sour taste in my mouth
                 just like ultra Right wing Republicans do. Be fiscally responsible, work on implementing just the basics.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98027

  Comment:       1) Consider keeping some lanes on I-90 free even if that bridge is tolled. Otherwise, people may switch to
                 522 or 405 through Renton to save money. 2) Consider a reduced cost monthly or long-term toll pass for
                 regular commuters, students, or businesses that need workers to drive across the bridges multiple times
                 each day. It would be similar to a reduced-cost monthly bus pass. 3) Will everyone need to get
                 transponders to drive on the bridge(s)? Won't that cost a lot? Won't that also require significant
                 government oversight of the equipment and enforcement? Won't a lot of toll-cheating happen - what
                 about out-of-state people who don't know the law? Will there be signs before the last exit saying "take the
                 ramp now if you don't have the toll equipment"?




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  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98034

  Comment:       As you can see, I strongly support use taxes and fees as a fair way to fund localized improvements.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98102

  Comment:       Bad idea all around. I used to work on the Eastside and the gas/commute killed me as it was and I was
                 filling up my car every 3 days - had no money then, barely could survive and then you want people to pay
                 more, with the economy and job pay sucking, you are out of your mind!!! I barely make enough now to
                 live. You should only tax people to cross 520 if they make over $100,000, otherwise normal people can't
                 afford to do anything! And I couldn't take mass transit because i had 2 jobs and the bus didn't go to one
                 job. Way to go seattle, you are beginning to suck more and more - if so many rich people live here, tax
                 them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98103

  Comment:       Bridge tolls across the county have been in place for decades, this is nothing new. Bridges should be based
                 on a user- fee anyway, lets get it done.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98258

  Comment:       Biggest issue if tolling is going to happen is, there are no "toll booths" that will slow down traffic at either
                 end. Also of interest is how electornic tolling is implemented and billed to the individual.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98105

  Comment:       Bill Microsoft for the PUBLIC infrastructure they are using to generate their ENORMOUSLY MASSIVE
                 PRIVATE PROFITS!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98368

  Comment:       Build a better bridge than the last one. One that will last longer so the public doesn't have to go through
                 this process again. Think into the future. Anticipate better. You might look at it this way: the net


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                 population of the world (counting both birth and death) increases by the equivalent of Seattle's population
                 in 2-1/2 days, that's 25 equivalent Port Townsends every day. Seattle will continue to grow until the
                 impending ice age kicks in (sooner than you might imagine). Have fun!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98004

  Comment:       Any tolls should on either bridge should be used on that bridge only. I am tired of paying so much in gas
                 tax without seeing any improvements in our roads and transportation problems. Where does that money
                 go? My concern would be the same with the tolls- where does the money go? If a toll is charged, it should
                 have a definitive impact on the quality of the commute time.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98112

  Comment:       Build an extensive light rail network as soon as possible




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98103

  Comment:       Build it fast!!!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98103

  Comment:       Build it with enough forethought that it will last and work for generations.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98045

  Comment:       Could I still use my old 520 tool coupons




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       Disband your committee. Tolling is never the right answer. Adding a toll to either bridge will seriously


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                 impare our state-wide economy and create roadblocks to economic improvement. Many of the questions in
                 this survey cannot be answered because they assume tolling. I was just in Massachusetts where they are
                 disbanding the Turnpike Authority and closing down the toll booths. The toll booths which are 7/8ths
                 "automated scanning" currently create 2 mile back ups even well after rush hour is over. The air pollution
                 the toll booths create has been overwhelming. Toll bridges in an urban area are nothing like a remote area
                 like the Narrows Bridge. Toll roads and bridges are always bad public policy. The adding of tolls in Western
                 Washington (and not anywhere in Eastern Washington for example) is not only unfair and imorale, but
                 most importantly unconsitutional. You are prohibited by the oath you swore to treat people differently by
                 where they live and work. Even the suggestion of tolling I-90 is criminal. Your only solution is to find
                 another source of funding. Look to the federal government after January 20, they are looking to invest in
                 infrastructure. If you proceed with tolls you will be personally sued and also charged with violating your
                 sworn oath.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98144

  Comment:       do it




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98125

  Comment:       Do not toll other bridges, as people can use alternate routes. With the economy being like this, it doesn't
                 help people at all.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98177

  Comment:       Dear Committee, I like the idea of both I-90 and 520 having tolls because everybody (the taxpayers)
                 together paid for the new I-90 so it seems reasonable all travelers should also pay for the new 520. I also
                 like beginning to pay for the new 520 in 2010, so that we pay ahead and pay less, rather than pay later
                 and pay more. Thank you for all your hard work and giving us the opportunity to look at the proposals.
                 Sincerely, Cathy Patrick




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       DO NOT TOLL I-90. It's unfair to single out a single corridor (I-90) to help pay for the SR 520 bridge. Why
                 not also toll I-5, I-405, SR 522, Highway 99, the Alaska Way Viaduct, the West Seattle Bridge, Montlake
                 Bridge, Fairmont Bridge, and other roads to help pay for SR 520? It's unfair to toll a bridge that has
                 already been paid for. It amounts to a penalty tax. Variable tolls IGNORE the fact that workers can't
                 commute at different hours. Their employers require them to be at work by certain hours and to stay at
                 work until certain hours. It penalizes workers when they have no control over the work hours. Sound
                 Transit and WSDOT have already entered into an agreement wherein Sound Transit agreed and promised
                 to pay the unfunded remaining costs of finishing the R8A improvements on I-90. The agreement was
                 memoralized in an exchange of letters between Paula Hammond, WSDOT chief and Joni Earl, Sound
                 Transit CEO. I know Rick Olson of the PSRC (and staff member helping Cmte member Bob Drewel) knows
                 this. The information on the 520 website and even in this survey to the contrary is INACCURATE. THERE
                 ARE NO IMPROVEMENTS TO I-90, PLANNED OR CONTEMPLATED, OTHER THAN R8A AND SOUND TRANSIT
                 HAS COMMITTED ITSELF TO PAYING THE COST OF R8A "from Seattle to Issaquah" per its letter


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                 agreement with WSDOT. There is no basis for tolling I-90. The contemplated improvements (R8A) will be
                 funded by Sound Transit. It's unfair to single out a single bridge (I-90) for onerous tolls to pay for another
                 bridge in another corridor. SR 520 is a local corridor from Seattle to Redmond. It's a fabrication to say I-
                 90 and SR 520 are the same corridor. That fabrication was constructed recently and only because the
                 state is out looking for money. Why should a captive island community that only has one public way in and
                 out of their city be singled out to pay for the SR 520 bridge? It's completely unfair. People moved to
                 Mercer Island for a fast and free commute on and off the island to the cities of Seattle and Bellevue.
                 Businesses moved here for the same reason, as did many island private schools (the French-American
                 School, NW Yeshiva High School, St. Monica's, the School for Disabled Children, ETC, Privett Academy,
                 Crest Learning Center, Sunnybeam School) and the many pre-schools and after-school programs located
                 on the island. Most school employees live off-island. Many students live off-island. All school supplies come
                 from off-island. They don't get here by water. They get here by I-90. Mercer Island School District
                 Superintendent Gary Plano has already testified (twice) before the city council of Mercer Island describing
                 the high percentage of teachers at our public schools that live off-island and come from both the Seattle
                 side and Bellevue side of Lake Washington. Mr. Plano testified it would be difficult to hire and keep
                 teachers if I-90 were tolled, as the tolls would come out of the pocket of the teachers themselves. Mercer
                 Island is already at the top levy level allowed by state law in terms of teacher salaries. It can't pay them
                 any more to reimburse them for their tolls. It would be easier for teachers to leave Mercer Island and
                 teach in Seattle or Bellevue where they live and not have to pay a toll to cross Lake Washington. Private
                 schools would have to raise the cost of tuition to cover the tolls. Mercer Island public schools have had to
                 accept many off-island students (around 100) to help balance dwindling public school budgets. Parents
                 may not be able to afford the added cost of two round trips per day on I-90 to drop off kids at school in
                 the AM and pick them up again in the afternoon. Plus, there are many late afternoon/evening programs
                 and events and sports at schools, requiring a 3rd round-trip per day on I-90. There are no school buses
                 for off-island students. Parents may simply shift their children back to other public schools, and Mercer
                 Island's school district funds will be lessened. There are about 300 Mercer Island students who attend
                 schools off-island. They would have the same problem.... no school bus transportation; high tolls; multiple
                 round trips on I-90 to get to/from school. I-90 bridge users and other taxpayers have already paid for 1/2
                 of the cost of the new expanded SR 520 bridge through their state gas taxes, state risk pool, state
                 deferred sales tax, and federal bridge funds. Only the users of the 520 bridge should pay tolls for their
                 upgraded bridge, just like the users of the Tacoma Narrows bridge are paying for their new bridge. In
                 addition, Sound Transit has to pay for R8A improvements on I-90, per its agreement with WSDOT, and
                 Sound Transit should have to pay WSDOT the replacement cost of the two center lanes of I-90 from
                 Seattle to Bellevue if Sound Transit takes the lanes for transit-only use (AND IF the state can legally
                 surplus the two I-90 lanes to change their use from highway use to transit-only use). The replacement
                 cost of I-90's two center lanes would surely be in the Billions of dollars if SR 520 is any guide. Plus, I-90's
                 center lanes travel through tunnels (Mt. Baker tunnel and the I-90 lids on Mercer Island), in addition to
                 across the floating bridge and the East Channel bridge. If WSDOT is allowed to surplus the I-90 two center
                 lanes and Sound Transit enters into an "air-rights" lease of the center lanes, why couldn't Sound Transit's
                 payment to WSDOT for air-lease rights to use I-90 two center lanes be used to fund the construction of
                 the SR 520 bridge? That's much more fair than imprisoning an entire island city (Mercer Island) through
                 the imposition of tolls on I-90. The I-90 bridge has already been paid for. Tolls on I-90 would amount to a
                 penalty tax for living on Mercer Island, going to school there, working there, owning/running a business
                 there. Tolls would negatively and disproportionately impact Mercer Island property values, tax revenues
                 that support its city government and school district; negatively impact island businesses; negatively
                 impact quality of life, affordability of a normal busy family life on the island. Area taxpayers have already
                 voted to approve funding for more transit. We will be paying very high sales taxes for 50 years to pay off
                 bonding for transit projects. Why punish area drivers again, in addition to their willingness to pay for
                 transit improvements, by variable rate tolling? Variable rate tolling IGNORES the fact that working people
                 CAN'T vary their commute times to work. They have to be at work by a certain time and they have to stay
                 at work until a certain time. People also have to get their kids to school by a certain time and pick them up
                 at a certain time. It's a fantasy to think we have such flexibility as to change our commute routes and
                 commute hours. There is insufficient transit available to get people where they need to go and when they
                 need to go. Transit should be attractive enough on its own merits. There is no reason to punish drivers
                 with tolls. We are doing our best to manage the demands of family life and work as it is. Why try to make
                 it worse by making commuting even more expensive through variable tolls. That's not nice; it's not right.
                 People have to go to the airport and doctor and meetings and to school and other committments during
                 the peak morning and afternoon rush hours. The afternoon rush hours are when families do their
                 necessary errands --- orthodontist appointments; doctor appointments; shopping; errands; sports
                 practices/games; tutoring; driver's education training; SAT/ACT classes; music lessons; community
                 service; school events, etc. Variable tolls are anti-family/anti-work/anti-reality. Please focus on doing
                 something good for people. Don't make their commute unaffordable/a financial burden ... or their
                 family/work life miserable. We can't afford tolls on I-90. We have already upped our taxes voluntarily
                 many times to support new Metro bus service and now again, a second round of very expensive light rail
                 projects. What more do you want from us? We can't keep affording more and more money in taxes, fees,
                 fines, tolls, levies along with the huge hit to our retirement funds. Government should be good to
                 people.... not continually gouging and failing to give us what we want and need. I-90 has already been
                 paid for.... so move on. Don't toll I-90. If you need to raise more money to pay for SR 520, get Sound
                 Transit to pay what it has promised to pay (for R8A) and for use of the I-90 center lanes and use that
                 money to help fund SR 520 along with tolls on 520 only. I-90 is not a profit-center where its users, and
                 only its users, have to pay for other projects. Of further note: Tolls on I-90 would be hard to collect from
                 non-local drivers. Non-local drivers will not have transponders. Why should they? So there will either have
                 to be a toll booth on I-90 to collect tolls from non-local drivers, which will worsen congestion on I-90 even
                 worse than light rail on I-90 will (through lose of two highway lanes), or non-local drivers will get to use I-
                 90 for free as WSDOT won't likely bother to try to collect tolls from them due to the expense. Tolling I-90


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                 to pay for a new SR 520 bridge would place a disproportionate share of the costs of the new bridge on
                 Mercer Island residents and schools and businesses and city government when we receive little or no
                 direct benefit from a new expanded 520 bridge. There would be no increased capacity on I-90. The 520
                 Tolling Implementation Committee's own evaluation shows that I-90 users would be contributing MORE to
                 the financing of the SR 520 bridge than the users of the SR 520 bridge. This can be seen by comparing the
                 estimated bridge funding in scenario 1 as opposed to scenario 3. Tolling I-90 in addition to tolling SR 520
                 would bring in approx. $1.5 billion dollars more than tolling SR 520 alone. With multiple daily trips on I-
                 90, Mercer Island residents using I-90 as their only egress, would shoulder a greater share of that cost. In
                 addtion, users of I-90 are ALREADY contributing to SR 520's expanded bridge construction through the
                 state gas tax, state risk pool, state sales tax deferral and federal bridge funds. It would be unfair to single
                 out the I-90 corridor to pay for the new SR 520 bridge rather than toll ONLY SR 520 OR employ a taxing
                 scheme that more broadly spreads the cost of SR 520 over ALL residents of the Central Puget Sound
                 Region. If you toll I-90 to pay for SR 520, you should also toll I-5, I-405, SR 522, the West Seattle Bridge,
                 Highway 99, the Alaska Way Viaduct, the Montlake bridge, the Fremont Bridge, etc. to pay for the SR 520
                 bridge. They are all in the Region, aren't they? Or employ a broader taxing scheme, like resurrecting the
                 RTID to help pay for the SR 520 bridge. That would more fairly spread the cost over a larger
                 population/area than tolling I-90.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98038

  Comment:       Do NOT toll I90




  From:          Gordon McPherson

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98133

  Comment:       Do NOT include funding for non-road items in the tolls - this temptation MUST be resisted. Toll BOTH
                 bridges. Perhaps let the Mercer Island people go to Bellevue OR Seattle for free, but NOT BOTH. Speed-up
                 (if possible) improvements to the highways used as alternatives to the bridges. Concerns / questions
                 about GoodToGo: What are the percentages and amounts of uncollectable tolls on the Tacoma bridge?
                 How is it handled for out of state vehicles? How much is the video surcharge? Is a vendor used or does the
                 public entity own the technology? I feel strongly that the state or taxing authority should own the
                 equipment, administer the process, and collect any and all surcharges assessed.

                 Thanks.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98074

  Comment:       Do not put a toll on any bridge. Cut funding for some other state program to pay for it or issue commercial
                 bonds.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98108

  Comment:       Get going on it & stop taking more studies. How much more expensive will replacement be if bridge
                 collapses in a storm? Just do it!




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  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98077

  Comment:       funds collected from tolling should be used to fund research and implementation of clean energy. I am
                 supportive of using the money to support following alternatives: Double fuel efficiency in cars from 25
                 mpg to 50 mpg by 2016 or be heavily fined light rail Tax incentives to drives only 5,000 miles per year
                 rather then 10,000+. Raise efficiency at large coal fired plants. Increase wind power increase solar power
                 Cut electricity use.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98019

  Comment:       Fed up paying HUGE direct and indirect subsidies for Transit riders. No more subsidies!!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98117

  Comment:       find a better way. The bridge design was poor to begin with and that's the city's fault. Poor planning. It
                 costs too much to live here already and this just compounds the problem exponentially.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98834

  Comment:       For costs savings, consider using the same design, plans, and engineering used on the I-90 Bridge. The
                 contractors, state inspectors, suppliers and the public are familiar with the design, and that should save
                 some money somewhere. Also, if a new four lane bridge costs a billion dollars less, and tolling is not
                 required, then so be it. People can get up a little earlier in the morning, or later, and businesses and
                 schools can be more flexible about hours. Either that, or we can all go broke.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98005

  Comment:       Forgo tolls and fund the bridge with bonds.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98115

  Comment:       Get a better bus system! It shouldn't have to take me three buses and two hours to make a twenty minute
                 commute to the Eastside!!!! Come on, Seattle, get with the program!


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  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98104

  Comment:       Get it done. Add transit capacity. Don't destroy the Arboretum in the process!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98115

  Comment:       go for 8 lanes, a minimum of 3 non carpool lanes each way, plus a carpool/bus each way.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      unknown

  Comment:       Go out of business. NO TOLLS NOW OR EVER




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98144

  Comment:       Don't toll!




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       Don't unfairly toll the people of Mercer Island who have to drive off of the island every day for most all
                 services including hospitals, malls, children's sporting events and practices as well as their friends. I drive
                 off of Mercer Island 2-5 times a day, mostly to Bellevue. But also into Seattle to take my dad to the
                 hospital for his chemo. This is really unfair as we have to use I-90 to get to certain public services.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98052

  Comment:       Due to the economic downturn, I think the tolls should be $1-1.50 each way. I know that's sounds low but
                 people would be turned off going to Seattle and it could affect Seattle's businesses if the tolls are high. It
                 would also defeat the purpose of having tolls if people avoid the 520 bridge. Thanks for letting me have an
                 opinion.



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  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98112

  Comment:       Electronic toll users should pay lower price than people paying with cash. Visitors to other cities pay higher
                 tolls there so should visitors here should pay higher tolls here.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98115

  Comment:       Eliminate the lids and lower the cost. Increase the number of lanes to provide for inevitable growth. Start
                 promoting a no-growth policy.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98144

  Comment:       Do what is best and right for the region, even if it bucks public opinion. Don't let the 520 improvment get
                 bogged down in the Seattle quagmire of bickering and endless unresolved debate. It's better to ask
                 forgiveness than permission. Just make something happen.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98004

  Comment:       Don't give in to the luddites or the trolls on the West Side...a large bridge needs to be built with lots of
                 expansion possibilities and ample room for light rail in the future and mass transit.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98056

  Comment:       no




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98056

  Comment:       Seattle, the State of Washington need to come out of the dark ages, and realize that they need to put tolls
                 up to fix the roads and transit system or face losing taxes due to industry and people moving away




Public Comments Received: Web Survey                        62                                  Printed: December 12, 2008
  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98056

  Comment:       Still do not understand why the existing footprint on the Evrergreen Point side could not have been used,
                 and I am convinced we will still have huge backups at the 520 to I-5 exit since there is no place for the
                 traffic to go on I-5. The Viaduct should be replaced first, if not, and someone dies when it collapses,
                 hopefully the Mayor and someone in the Road Dept will go to jail.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98056

  Comment:       How about the same way they did it before. Put a toll on the bridge and when the bridge is paid for you
                 take the toll off. I know this is a novel idea to the DOT but it worked before. Also what are you going to do
                 with all of the tolls after is is paid for. Are you going to repave teh bridge every year and then put gold
                 handrails on it. Stop the insanity of tax Stop, stop stop. You do not need a toll into perpituity. You need to
                 just pay for the bridge. Stop the insanity of increasing my tax burden. Think about it. Would you like to
                 continue to pay your morgage for the rest of your life with the promise that the monies will go to upkeep
                 your house? NO you wouldn't because you are not stupid enough to think that the amount is the true
                 amount for upkeep. You know that you can upkeep the home for about 5% of the total morgage. So do
                 the same for the taxpayers and give us a break. Stop the insanity of raising my taxes every year......NOW
                 Just stop




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98056

  Comment:       Expensive tolling will hurt everyone. It is not a good idea to continue to immobilize the area. It is not a
                 time to hurt the working poor.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98115

  Comment:       I am in favor of tolls being from NY where everything is tolled. The lack of advertising in media on the
                 benefits of tolling has been shocking. You need to do more to sell people on this. You are not doing
                 enough.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98112

  Comment:       I am NOT in favor of the bridge as currently designed. There are not enough lanes for cars to reduce
                 congestion, not when it is finished, and particularly not as the population in the area grows. I think you
                 are dreaming if you think you can force people out of their cars and into mass transit. Government's role
                 is provide what the citizenry wants, not force a change in their behavior.




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  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      unknown

  Comment:       I already did the survey but I wanted to add the following from today's PI: Third runway about to open,
                 but will it fly? Economy walloped industry By KRISTEN MILLARES YOUNG P-I REPORTER Sea-Tac Airport's
                 third runway -- one of the most controversial and heavily litigated construction projects in the state's
                 history -- opens to commercial service Nov. 20 at a time of economic upheaval and staggering losses for
                 the airline industry. The International Air Transport Association says combined airline losses could total
                 $5.2 billion this year. Over the next few years, fewer planes will wing into Seattle-Tacoma International
                 Airport. Cash-strapped airlines -- which typically pay for capital projects through port-levied fees -- are
                 balking at its $1.013 billion price tag (almost five times the original estimate). They point out that other
                 runways around the country cost far less. *** Note the sentence ..." are balking at its $1.013 billion price
                 tag (almost five times the original estimate). ALMOST FIVE TIMES THE ORIGINAL ESTIMATE. Now days,
                 nothing ever costs what its estimated to cost. Once a contractor's foot is in the door anything can happen,
                 and often does. Be realistic about cost.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      99223

  Comment:       I am a former Seattle resident now living in Spokane and travel to the Seattle area frequently. Fixing 520
                 is a state wide issue that will act as a model for how other major transportation issues, live the North -
                 South Freeway, will be resolved. There are many of us on the "other" side of the state watching this issue
                 closely.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98109

  Comment:       Hurry up and make a decsion and build it!!!!!!! Charge us to replace it and only use the money for a
                 replacement and stop the tolling after its paid for.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98178

  Comment:       Here's the problem, you can't just put public transit across the bridge and expect that to solve the
                 problem. So, someone can cross the bridge, but there's no real public transit system to get people to the
                 bridge or away from the bridge. What we need is a comprehensive public transit system. My biggest
                 problem is with how much you are considering charging. You're going to turn 520 into a highway
                 exclusively for the wealthy, which is unfair to the rest of us who pay taxes and support it. So, at the end
                 of all this, wealthy individuals will get to cross 520 quickly and poor people will be stuck with longer
                 commutes that are not packed with traffic. You should just make all of 520 bigger, particularly the bridge,
                 to deal with the congestion, which is only going to get worse, and put a light rail on it. Here's my problem.
                 I can't afford to pay a $2 toll to get to work everyday (and you're thinking about something more than
                 $7?), and I can't afford to move to the Eastside, it's too expensive. I also don't want to have to get a job
                 in closer to home because 1) I don't think one exists, I work in a very specialized field which I like very
                 much, thank you and 2) if I did, it would probably pay even less.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       64                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98116

  Comment:       Have the Federal Government pay for the Bridge. They are spending enough money rebuilding Iraq. Spend
                 the money over in this country rebuilding our roads and bridges. Also the Federal Government is bailing
                 everyone else out why not the 520 Bridge???




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98122

  Comment:       I communte on I-90 & prefer to have both bridges tolled so my commute times are not significanly
                 increased.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98102

  Comment:       I completely support tolling (and congestion pricing) for 520 and I-90, and I will gladly pay. I have one
                 thought about my particular situation - I own a small vegetable farm in the Snoqualmie valley, and there
                 is no way for me to bring my produce into the city for farmers markets without driving a vehicle. Most
                 other people who drive across the bridge have access to a transit route, but neither is there any bus
                 service to my area, nor can I transport 2000 pounds of vegetables on a bus. To avoid the unintended
                 consequence of deterring farmers from East King county and beyond (lots of growers come over I-90 from
                 Yakima, etc.) from providing locally grown produce to Seattle, please consider making targeted
                 exemptions to the toll. Other businesses who use the bridge to get their goods from one place have the
                 option to relocate to more proximate places, reducing their miles driven, but farms do not have that
                 option.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98105

  Comment:       I believe the replacement bridges for the 520 must be capable of accomodating light-rail mass transit in
                 the future.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98126

  Comment:       I believe their should be a toll on both bridges. The people who use the structures should be the ones to
                 pay for the cost and maintence. Just like in San Francisco...pay to come into the city, free to leave.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98121



Public Comments Received: Web Survey                      65                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  Comment:       I am very much for starting variable tolling of both bridges starting in 2010.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98115

  Comment:       I am of the belief that "it's about time." Whatever it takes, whatever it costs, I will support it. The issue I
                 have is when we widen the 520 bridge all we're doing is getting more people to the "choke point" faster.
                 The "choke point" being underneath the convention center on I-5 north and southbound.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98039

  Comment:       I am opposed to tolling and will actively fight against it. This survey has biased questions and I will
                 encourage my legislators to oppose tolling after reading it. All you are doing is building a wall between
                 Seattle and the Eastside and if it comes down to it there is nothing I need in Seattle. It costs too much to
                 park there now and I won't add insult to injury by paying a toll too.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98120

  Comment:       I don't believe that tolling 520 will bring the advantages that are suggested in this survey. I would like to
                 know where the money goes that the taxpayers of Washington State pay every year. I believe that
                 Washington State government should first examine where exactly the money is going, before they ask the
                 taxpayers to pay more. It is absurd to ask people to spend more money when the state is in this type of
                 economy and on top of the ridiculous amount of taxes people in King County already pay. I believe that
                 this is not a solution to the problem and is a quick fix that will end up costing the taxpayers more in the
                 end, just like all the other Public Transportation projects in this state. Learn how to spend the current
                 amount of money you receive efficiently before you ask for more.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98042

  Comment:       I do not believe in charging tolls for bridges that have already been paid for.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98103

  Comment:       I don't support tolling. You politicians are all crooks. Everywhere. History has proven this. You keep taking
                 taxpayers money, raising taxes left and right, making empty promises, then you complain that we ran out
                 of money, this and that. I don't care about puget sound transportation. You introduce tolls, I move to a
                 different state. There's nothing to keep me here.



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  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98026

  Comment:       I don't think a toll should be required considering the amount of gas tax we are already paying that
                 supports roads. You need to find another way to build the bridge without additional costs to those already
                 paying taxes.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98021

  Comment:       Please highly consider implementing variable tolling without having a toll booth on 520. Definitely a yes on
                 automated tolling without the use or delay of using a toll booth. Eliminate toll booth altogether and
                 penalize non-paying drivers by using photography instead. consider revenue received from non-paying
                 drivers by using photo capture technology into factoring cost of toll. consider having a frequent pass
                 subscription with lower toll fee. consider tolling for bi-directional travel in a given day. Pay once, but can
                 travel the bridge back and forth. Consider extending the tolling period longer to lower pricing of toll.
                 consider taxing major employers with employess that resides on the other side of the bridge and give
                 them some kind of incentive to reduce the taxes by providing carpool/vanpool/community bus solution.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98033

  Comment:       Please improve public transit on 520 so that it is easier to return to the Eastside later in the evening.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98012

  Comment:       No Tolls. I will go to Seattle much less




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98052

  Comment:       Please please please consider a bus route between Overlake area and U-district. I believe that route would
                 get a lot of use. Current recommendation, to transfer at Montlake, takes far too long since most people
                 already take a bus to get to Overlake park and ride or Overlake transit center (where the parking lot fills
                 up early). A route between Microsoft and the surrounding residential neighborhood and the U district
                 would make so much sense to support students and employees. Thank you!!!




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                        67                                  Printed: December 12, 2008
  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98074

  Comment:       Please consider that some commuters do not have the necessary access to transit that others do. Because
                 of where I live and where I work taking a bus would add to my commute because of bus stops and bus
                 transfers. Not to mention the lack of security at park and rides. As a result I drive. I support a toll for both
                 bridges, vs one, to pay for bridge work for 520 and I90 only. I support a variable toll in which the toll
                 during peak hours is under $2 and during non peak hours the toll is only going from seattle to the
                 eastside. Please also consider there may be entertainment options in Seattle that people would decide not
                 to attend due to the toll. Opting instead to stay on the eastside.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98121

  Comment:       Please do not toll 520 - taxes are high enough, control spending and replace the bridge from current
                 revenue sources.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98101

  Comment:       Please do not toll the 520 or anything else. If revenue is needed, please support an income tax, as this is
                 a fair tax, where the rich - for once - can pay their fair share.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98115

  Comment:       Please don't forget the collector/distributor, on and off ramps as part of the plan, especially Mountlake.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       Please ensure folks who have to use I-90 many times a day aren't forced to pay for the new 520 bridge.
                 As someone who lives on Mercer Island and works in Seattle and has activities on the Eastside...I cannot
                 imagine paying tolls 6 times a day which is how often I woud have to. There is no choice.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98122

  Comment:       Please begin the toll.




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  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98034

  Comment:       Please consider an alternative to tolling. Tolling is a regressive taxation technique that leaves lower-
                 income residents with higher tax burden in proportion to their income than higher-income residents. I
                 cross the 520 bridge to go to and from work daily. I take transit most days, but on some days that is just
                 not possible. With tolls, I would be forced to pay more to get to work on those days that I can't ride
                 transit. Additionally, the extra cost of tolls would definately influence my decisions regarding traveling to
                 Seattle for recreational activities. Why would I pay extra to drive into Seattle and spend my recreational
                 dollars there when I can spend my (now diminished) recreational funds on the eastside without having to
                 pay an extra road tax? Thank you, Sheila




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98052

  Comment:       Please consider light rail transit as future option on the 520 bridge.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98146

  Comment:       No.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98164

  Comment:       Peak Times: High Price - 5am-9am. 4pm-6pm Monday - Friday Off Peak Times: No toll prices at all. Toll
                 both bridges: Weekends have a lower rate from 12am Sat- 12am Monday. Holidays: Any day a bank gets
                 off = NO TOLL RATES at all Discounts for Business Owners who travel durring peak for business purposes-
                 but only if you are headign to the other side for a meeting. If your home and office are in Seattle and you
                 travel to east side for business appointments this could get costly for the driver who may have more than
                 one appt durring the day. Discounts on tolls for Bus Pass holders Allow Tolls Costs to be used as a
                 Business Expense Write Off for business owners as a tax deduction. 100% write off.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      unknown

  Comment:       Resorting to a toll is a bad choice that magnifies the indignity of the fiscal mismanagement that even
                 makes this a consideration.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey



Public Comments Received: Web Survey                        69                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98027

  Comment:       Replace 520 ASAP! Provide more buses from eastside to Seattle neighborhoods




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98058

  Comment:       Seattle government has run amok. This is NOT the will of the people.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98074

  Comment:       Should have started sooner. Now its bigger dollars to build a new bridge.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98122

  Comment:       Quit talking about it, and get something done. I want to see PROGRESS.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98117

  Comment:       Quit talking and get it done.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98112

  Comment:       Quit talking and just get it done!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98007

  Comment:       Raise taxes, do NOT create Lexus lane tolls!!!



Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       70                                Printed: December 12, 2008
  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98112

  Comment:       Please, implement the tolls as soon as possible. We need a faster way to get across the bridge.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98004

  Comment:       PLEASE, Toll both bridges. As much as possible use funds from I-90 to improve I-90. However I would also
                 support using tolls from either bridge for other purposes such as improved transit, a better regional bike
                 path network, transit incentives, etc... ANYTHING to give us more choices than simply using our car to go
                 somewhere transit doesn't conveniently go. I would even support using tolls on I-90 to help pay for light
                 rail on I-90 so the ST 2 funds can be used to improve the light rail network elsewhere. Don't know if that
                 would be a political hot potato though...




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98121

  Comment:       Please toll both 520 and I-90 bridges. I believe this approach will be more successful than tolling 520 only
                 because it will even the playing field for drivers that wish to cross the lake on a bridge. The alternative is
                 bad congestion on I-90.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98052

  Comment:       The bridge needs to be paid for - I'm willing to pay tolls to improve the roads/traffic congestion and transit
                 options. If people have tight budgets, or don't want to pay the tolls all the time, more bus options should
                 be available. Both bridges should be tolled.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98107

  Comment:       The fact of the matter is, I can't afford to live closer to work. To pay to cross the bridge each time I have
                 to get to one of my 2 jobs or home again would cause a lot of undue financial burden for me and many of
                 my other colleagues who are in the same position.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                        71                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  Zip Code:      98112

  Comment:       The following are things I think you should keep in mind: 1. Toll both the 520 and the 90 bridges, and only
                 the bridges. 2. For some people tolls will be a hardship. 3. Provide space for future light rail line. 4.
                 Bike/walkig lanes are terrifc. They wouldt be safer if separated from car/bus lanes by a barrier or raised
                 sidewalk lanes. Thanks for all the work!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98122

  Comment:       The idea of possibly having $10+ tolls on the bridge is ridiculous (even $6 is bad). In comparison, the $4
                 on the Tacoma Narrows is a burden for someone who uses it on a regular or semi-regular basis. Based on
                 the median household income in King County, you would be creating a massive burden on people. We
                 already get taxed to the gills on other things. Lets put it this way: If both I-90 and 520 are tolled, I will
                 never go to the Eastside again for any kind of non-essential recreational or commercial activity. It was also
                 give me pause about accepting a job on the Eastside. And I am sure there are people on the Eastside who
                 would feel the same way about coming to Seattle. Basically you would be isolating the two regions from
                 each other. I thought the point of the floating bridges was to connect the two sides and make it a
                 community.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98119

  Comment:       The idea of variable tolls is not the kind of uniform approach that should be chosen to raise money for this
                 project. Collection of a higher toll at peak hours hurts the people who will already be paying the most
                 based on their frequency of travel. Everyone should pay and we should all pay the same thing, if someone
                 is conscerned about not wanting to pay the toll then they should carpool or take the bus.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98122

  Comment:       The large number of choices make this confusing, but I understand that there are many options that need
                 to be investigated. I strongly support tolling to find funding to replace the 520 bridge (and to fund
                 improvements and maintenance on I-90). Tolls are much easier to implement with technology, and we
                 should use it. We have made lifestyle changes to minimize travel when possible. I would like to support
                 that, but I also understand that there are people whose livelihoods depend on traveling across the bridge.
                 I think the cost of building and maintaining roads and bridges need to impact the businesses that benefit
                 from this infrastructure. We also need to provide lower cost (maybe public transport) for those with fewer
                 financial options.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98101

  Comment:       The tolls don't work. I travel quite often. Residents of states that have tolls on roads and/or bridges
                 generally do not like them. It becomes a tax on the poor because they cannot afford the tolls. They have
                 to find other ways to get where they are going (usually more time consuming and ultimately more costly).
                 So thier other taxes pay for bridges and road lanes they cannot drive on. Those with money see it as
                 pocket change and drive where and when they want. You support tolls (and we know who you are) and we
                 will vote you out of office. I do not belong to any PACs or organized groups. But I do talk to a lot of


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       72                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
                 residents and find most feel the way I do. Don't under estimate the silent majority. We simply won't re-
                 elect you.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98055

  Comment:       The tolls on the 520 bridge when it was new was not that high of a toll, and it paid for itsself in just a few
                 years. Due to the fact that the population has DOUBLED since the last toll on 520 the toll can pay for the
                 bridge in the same amount of time if not sooner if you kept the tolls at a REASONABLE price AND keep
                 variable tolls out of it!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98107

  Comment:       The state collects taxes for the roads and infrastructure. If they are incapable of taking the money we
                 already give them to plan for these types of projects. Why should we give the incomptent group of
                 individules running this more. When they can be physcally responseable with what we give them then we
                 can talk about more TAXES.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98056

  Comment:       The state has many transportation needs and really is not generating enough funds from taxes to meet
                 the transportation needs. I support tolling but feel that the whole state wins by improved transportation in
                 the Seattle region simple because the whole state benefits from a thriving Seattle economy. Therefore, the
                 cost of transportation should not solely fall on users but everyone should share in the cost of replacing the
                 520 bridge. Tolling is a great way to put a larger portion of the burden on users but tolling should not be
                 the only funding source.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98002

  Comment:       The more public transportation we have, the better. We need to get real. Truly, if the Parisiens can do
                 Metro, why can't we?




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98103

  Comment:       The occasional user will not have the automatic reader. I am wondering how they will pay the toll if there
                 are no toll booths.




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  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98056

  Comment:       The plan should take into account the impact to people who live in the I-90 vicinity. It would be a shame
                 to divert traffic to other routes and make it more congested for those who live near the other routes.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98290

  Comment:       The bridge when replaced should have ADDITIONAL car capacity or atleast carpool lanes and if possible
                 light rail. Lets do this correctly the first time, not have a 50 year plan.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98203

  Comment:       The city planners I feel have things completely wrong. Changing tolls, lanes and ramps does not create
                 more cars people mostly travel because they have to! We need more lanes for the cars that will travel
                 there anyway. Tolls suck, there should be money taken from the many existing revenue streams (CUT fat
                 out of light rail and pork barrel spending). Tolls will force people to other routes, screwing them up more.
                 WIDEN I-5 through Downtown, its ridiculous that it drops down to 2 lanes!!!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98105

  Comment:       Support tolling only the bridges, not the approach structres used by local residents as a part of their daily
                 travels. The idea of tolling from Montlake to I-5 is insane.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98199

  Comment:       Thanks for the work you do.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98045

  Comment:       STOP the TOLLS!! Balance the budgets and STOP taxing the middle class people in this state, we pay
                 enough in taxes! Our gas tax is is the top 5 of the country....... OK, I could go on for ever, this state needs
                 help and as a small business owner I'm sad to see how poorly this state helps small business and the
                 middle class people, your idea is just more taxes and this great toll idea.. And please don't use higher


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                 rates for peak hours, some people need to be on the road at that time of day doing business...




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      unknown

  Comment:       Study the NE highway tolls...they do not vary according to time of day. They are steady 24/7. The only
                 "fee" that varies in Washington DC are the metro fares...peak high, off peak only slightly lower. Just keep
                 it all the same and forget the hassle




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98056

  Comment:       Start tolling NOW!!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98109

  Comment:       start tolls now. but we must invest in public transit. cities that do variable rate tolls well have excellent
                 public transit options (Singapore, London). Ours are terrible.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98112

  Comment:       Starting tolling tomorrow would not be soon enough. The tolling revenue for the bridge replacement and
                 reduced traffic would be a win/win combination.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98290

  Comment:       Since vanpools are part of the solution to reduce congestion, please consider exempting transit agency
                 Rideshare vehicles from tolling. It would be a significant administative burden for vanpool accountants to
                 track toll costs with ridership and pass these costs onto vanpool riders. Both bus and vanpool riders should
                 get the same treatment (avoiding the toll charges). Thank you for your consideration.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008




Public Comments Received: Web Survey                         75                                  Printed: December 12, 2008
  Zip Code:      98033

  Comment:       Some of the questions had the answer "Don't know" when I really wanted to say "Don't care". I don't care
                 if the bridge is tolled on weekends, for instance.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98058

  Comment:       Some survey questions forced the user to accept tolling or tolling options they do not support. This did not
                 allow an honest response. It was basically - given that tolling, variable tolling, I-90 tolling are inevitable,
                 what is your least worst preference. You should allow them to opt out of a question if they equally diagree
                 with both options and let those who have an opinion be weighted. Some questions were constructed to
                 skew the result in my opinion.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98056

  Comment:       Start by building a functional bridge and dress it up later. We can't afford a Cadilac bridge right now, give
                 us a Honda Civic for now. Toll only 520 when it's built, otherwise I don't think it will ever BE built. This
                 area is great at taking our dollars and never providing anything in return. Set up public/private funding
                 with east and westside mega corps like Boeing, Microsoft, Vulcan and Starbucks. They seem to be reaping
                 all the benefits but not taking on much of the burden. I take the bridge that is the best for my route, toll
                 or no toll. If you toll both bridges, I will avoid all trips into Seattle.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98033

  Comment:       Start early tolling to help finance a new 520 bridge. It's a better way to pay for the replacement bridge,
                 toll the folks who actually use the bridge. Thanks




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98115

  Comment:       Start this as soon as possible. Its only going to get more expensive iif we delay any more




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98133

  Comment:       this is is an excellent survey methodology!




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  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98844

  Comment:       This bridge is badly in need of replacment...go for it!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98005

  Comment:       This should be public projects with tax from other means rather than tolls.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98004

  Comment:       This survey needs options for those who support no tolls at all. This survey is very biased towards
                 suppoting tolling. A poorly designed survey.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98115

  Comment:       Toll after the bridge is built. Why penalize drivers for using the old bridge?




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98108

  Comment:       Toll away!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98117

  Comment:       This was the most user "unfriendly" poll I have ever taken.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008



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  Zip Code:      98103

  Comment:       This would be a great way to reduce traffic congestion, providing a financial incentive for people to use
                 mass transit and increase carpooling.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98059

  Comment:       To many taxers as it is. We already pay enough trough gas taxes, one of the highest in the US, to pay for
                 roads. Better management of the funds plus what guartantee is there that the tolls wioll be used for what
                 they are dedicated for. Accountability.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      unknown

  Comment:       Toll farm roads in Eastern Washington to pay for the 520 bridge. Why should I have to pay for roads in
                 Eastern Washington I don't ever use?




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98208

  Comment:       Toll now. Get the new bridge built. It is time to stop talking about a replacement and time to start building
                 the new bridge. Our lawmakers must realize that they will not make everyone happy, but the longer we
                 wait trying to please every citizen, the risk increases on the current 520 bridge failing and the more
                 money it will end up costing the taxpayers.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98034

  Comment:       Toll sooner rather than later. We need to make a decision and move forward! Let's end the analysis
                 paralysis that has plauged the SR 20 corridor work. Thank you




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98102

  Comment:       This survey is badly biased in favor of variable rate tolling for both I-90 and 520 that starts before
                 construction is complete. You have assumed the conclusion you will get from the poll. Why bother to do a
                 poll that isn't honest?




  From:          Anonymous


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       78                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98115

  Comment:       This survey is outrageously biased. I'm sure the conclusions it generates will be cited as reflecting public
                 will when they do nothing of the sort. You ought to be ashamed of yourselves.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98045

  Comment:       this survey is very poorly written if you are trying to find out what I, the public, thinks.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98144

  Comment:       Toll both bridges and fund transit. This immediately adds capacity to exiting routes AND saves finance
                 costs over the life of the project




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98116

  Comment:       Tolling is a terrible idea, all its going to do is seriously increase traffic on I-90 and other alternative routes.
                 We already pay high taxes find another way to build the bridge. Having to pay 20 dollars a day just to use
                 a road to get to and from work is ridiculous.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98112

  Comment:       Tolling is asinine until we get bus routes to everywhere there is commerce. The bus system on the east
                 side is terrible. TERRIBLE. Its confusing and indirect. Maybe if you fixed that, I could get behind tolling.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98133

  Comment:       Tolling is essentially a use tax! As such it places a burden on all of us, not only those who vote, read and
                 write English, name their dogs as the heirs of their Medina estates, and so on. Tolling effects the most
                 Jorge and Elena, Nadif and Zlata who live in Seattle Metro's gettos, work at small businesses, which are at
                 far away low rent locations, far away from Metro's bus routes, drive many miles to the dirty, unsafe, no
                 benefits low pay, multiple location jobs... AND on top of all that - YOU add insult to injury by asking them
                 to pay for YOUR selfish way of dealing with is and should be an essential state and federal
                 INFRASTRUCTURE task. Infrastructure is a matter of federal and state strategic planning, not an excuse to


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                 sneak in another no-sunset-provision use tax!!! Tolling the one (or both) most important highways that
                 bridge Seattle to most of the rest of the world (Bellevue, redmond, Spokane, Chicago, New York, etc.)
                 would be the equivalent of taxing all essential groceries: - once introduced, it will NEVER be a "small" tax.
                 Its "introductory level" will be deemed insufficient due to "smaller than projected" revenues and it will
                 double in less than five years. - it will not resolve the problem of Seattle metro - bad planning of
                 transportation coridors and extremely wasteful spending of any resources already allocated. Example: in
                 my neighborhood $2 Mln were spent in order to rebiuld an old highway ramp. The result - 3 lanes of ramp
                 trafic merge into a fourth lane - the first highway lane, while competing with 4 lanes of highway trafic
                 trying to exit onto a major numbered state route. This is what YOU will do with the toll revenue when you
                 start piece-mealing it. - it will keep growing until it reaches the obscene levels of our current sales tax. - it
                 puts on the backs of the lower income job commuters a disproportionately higher financial burden, than on
                 those, who will be the main beneficiaries Microsoft and the Eastside medical-pharma-hospital industry. For
                 that last reason alone, public road tolling should be put on a general, STATEWIDE initiative and either be
                 fully approved or voted down and made illegal FOREVER!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98123

  Comment:       Tolling for a plan is ridiculous as you have not show you can spend the money you have wisely and
                 productively. Also you cannot toll I-90 unless the Fed's agree and that is highly unlikely. Thanks goodness




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98074

  Comment:       Tolling both bridges makes sense. These projects need to be funded, Make the people who use the bridges
                 fund them.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98105

  Comment:       Toll the rich only!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98115

  Comment:       Toll, baby, toll!




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98115

  Comment:       Tolling should be used to improve the 520 corridor so that transit can move without interacting with
                 merging traffic like it does. When the westbound 520 backup extends east of 405 transit and carpools get



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                 stuck just like SOV which reduces their usefulness. The bridge design should minimize curves as they
                 create choke points and reduce traffic flow Add a bicycle lane to the bridge Work with communities along
                 the 520 corridor to provide SAFE bicycling routes. Northrop Way needs bike lanes.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98107

  Comment:       tolling will reduce congestion and pollution such as greenhouse gas emissions. consider the costs of
                 climate change when setting the toll - which should be high enough to keep traffic flowing and invest in
                 transit, not set just to pay for the bridge thank you




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98055

  Comment:       Tolls collected should only be used where collected. Tolls collected on 520 should only be used on 520.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98102

  Comment:       Tolls do not work. They never go away, the government finds something else to spend the money on. Look
                 at the Golden Gate Bridge and Bay Bridge. Public transportation is now dependant on those tolls. When
                 the tolls were implementer the public was told the tolls were temporary until the bridge was paid for, that
                 was over 75 years ago.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98119

  Comment:       Tolls are a user pay principle, there is no free lunch no matter what pandering politicians tell us.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98059

  Comment:       Tolling the people who use the 520 bridge every day is the best way to get funding for the 520 bridge.
                 Tolls should go to the bridge that users are crossing, but only tolling 520 would have painful effects on the
                 I-90 bridge. Seattle missed the boat when they decided not to build a freeway where 522/Lake City Way is
                 now, so they will have to pay the consequences of having that route jammed. It is something that simply
                 must be done for the region.




  From:          Anonymous



Public Comments Received: Web Survey                        81                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98145

  Comment:       Tolls are inflationary. We got a huge already investment in transportation and we need more "quick to
                 implement", "lower capital cost" solution. I like the design, and probably the only high capital cost
                 transportation I support is light rail and HOV lanes. The bridges on plyons are already in place, and
                 structurally sound, there is no need to replace. By putting in four ferry boats that emphasize carpools,
                 vanpools, buses, and for that matter bicycles, motorcycles and pedestrians, it would be quicker to build,
                 and less costly. In fact these ferry boats could go to other places like Renton, Bothel, etc. There would be
                 a priority list (single occupancy vehicles could use during non-rush hours), Tolls would pay for the
                 operation cost. And would run on alternative fuel. Later after the economy is better, we can then build the
                 gee whiz fancy bridge. Another idea, is emphasize "small car lanes", where minicars not wider than 4 feet
                 are given priority on the ferry boat. Noone has done any cost analysis on this, it would make for a very
                 interesting design project.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98112

  Comment:       Tolls on 520 and/or I-90 should only be used for those bridges. Tolls should not be used to subsidise mass
                 transit projects. Nor should tolls be used to pay for other state programs such as going into the general
                 fund. We should also not divert current state spending on 520/I-90 to other state programs just because
                 the state is now tolling. This toll should only be used to construct a new 520 bridge and freeway system,
                 and for efficiencies on I-90.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98199

  Comment:       Tolls should be low $1-$2 but not higher and certainly not $5-$7 as reported months ago in the Times.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      unknown

  Comment:       Tolls should be used ONLY to fund the 520 bridge. The idea of continually taxing citizens as much as
                 possible for unknown future projects is WRONG! Just as private citizens must live within a budget so
                 should you. The idea of tolling I-90 is ridiculous. That road is paid for and MUST NOT be a source of
                 funding for some dream of a future mass transit eutopia. Design the 520 that can be afforded with tolls on
                 the 520 to pay for it after it is built.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98102

  Comment:       Tolls should go to light rail on the bridge, and should it not come to be, at least it should fund a bus-only
                 lane to encourage use of public transit.




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  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98116

  Comment:       TRANSIT TRANSIT TRANSIT!!!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98126

  Comment:       Transparency . . . any changes to the funding should be voted upon.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98144

  Comment:       variable rate tolling is regressive and hits those that have to be at work at 8AM and off at 5PM.... generally
                 clerical workers that earn less than the professional/management. It will hit parents hard because transit
                 is not an option due to the fact that they have to shuttle kids around to different events in short times,
                 that also do not work with transit due to time constraints. Charge a toll on the bridge that is being used,
                 funds ONLY for that bridge, otherwise it is a tax, not a toll.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98103

  Comment:       Variable tolling is a good idea, but we must toll for congestion relief not just to pay for new bridges. We
                 here in Washington do a poor job of realizing that infrastructure requires financing, and tolls are a way to
                 remind us all that they are important. I would prefer a method that is scaled to income as tolls can be a
                 regressive mechanism for individuals who do not make as much money. Ie: the old car-tab fee based on
                 car value was an effective method of raising additional capital as a luxury tax.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98022

  Comment:       We have highway funds we are taxed everytime we buy gas. Tolls are just anotherway for the state to
                 take more funds (taxes) from us. When funds are received they are diverted to other funds anyway. Why
                 is Washington one of the most congested states in the nation ? Because the failed to move on roads as the
                 population increases. We don't even have a one way 2 lane highway to Portland. A major roadway from
                 Auburn to Enumclaw is only 2 lane. How long have we been building on highway 18 & it's still one way in
                 some areas ? People jumped right on paying for 167 again tolls & it's still as congested as ever.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       83                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  Zip Code:      98027

  Comment:       We have paid for the I-90 with our taxes, there is no reason to place tolls on the I-90. I believe adequate
                 maintenance has been budgeted for I-90 as well.....so I am confused as to why a toll would be considered
                 for I-90. If this is not so, it has not be well communicated and I for one would be interested in
                 understanding how we can plan, build and continue to improve the I-90 bridge and corridor and not
                 include dollars to maintain the asset? Is someone not doing their job? To introduce tolls at this stage of
                 the game is not the correct way to spread the load. And if this is not the case then why did they not
                 introduce tolls going both direction on the Tacoma Narrow Bridge? If the I-90 gets unbearable then I
                 would have the option to negociate the 520 and pay for it. My decision. I had already made my decision
                 on the I-90 by building it, paying for it with my taxes and not paying tolls. To impose tolls at this stage is
                 not right or fair. Thanks!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98111

  Comment:       Washington is one the highest taxed states specifically for roads and highways, yet we are not using the
                 money to invest in the roads/highways. I strongly resist tolling and other methods to exact more money
                 from users when we have paid 2x or more. Stop wasting the taxes and use them as they are intended.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98115

  Comment:       yes, please restore direct transit service from 35th Ave NE to the 520/Montlake interchange. It is very
                 difficult to currently plan a trip from 35th to the Eastside because there is no connection between this part
                 of NE Seattle and 520.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98008

  Comment:       Yes, have you looked at the way Gary Indiana does tolling? Please don't turn this outfit over to some
                 Saudi-owned enterprise. This money needs to stay local as we need to grow our infrastructure as well as
                 our light rail. Toll me as much as $10 round trip during peak-hours but deliver light rail at that price. If
                 you don't deliver light rail to me as a way of getting from Seattle to Bellevue/Redmond, then I think $3
                 round trip is enough. Furthermore, when is light rail going to cross the puddle? I keep hearing about how
                 it is coming along, but I haven't actually seen any plans on this.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98119

  Comment:       Why do we need to toll at all? What about the State Highway Fund? Where are all the taxes being
                 collected going, so we end up short and need to charge tolls to build a bridge that should have been built
                 30 years ago... the political leadership of Seattle/King County and the State leaves a lot to be desired,
                 where is your comprehensive plan? Why always the knee jerk reaction? It is pathetic!!!! Given the
                 inefficiency and incompetence that I see in governmental work, I say put the bridge building project up for
                 bid so that private construction groups can bid on it internationally and then collect the toll to pay for their
                 investment. It will be done more efficiently and with better quality, with less cost to the tax payers.




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  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98074

  Comment:       Why is the 520 bridge different from any other highway project that receives Federal funding? Tolls are
                 not imposed on those? I understand that bridge costs are more significant, but just wondering why there
                 is a difference from a funding standpoint.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98125

  Comment:       We aALREADY paid for I90. To do it again is a travesty.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98027

  Comment:       With the absolute gross miss management of Sound Transit and the idea that 520 Tolling Implementation
                 Committee has this much power is very scary. This is big government and big brother all wrapped into one
                 entity. I would rather you guys just increase my car tabs by hundreds of dollars a year then have to deal
                 with the State of Washington watching if I paid my 3 bucks a day. Its like death by a thousand paper cuts
                 until you bleed out. I also find it obscene that the state is going to spend 17 billion on rail that goes
                 nowhere and major pieces of infrastructure like 520 and the viaduct are left to rot. So we can spend
                 billions on Sports Stadiums and Billions on rail projects that really do not have day to day effects on
                 people’s lives. Why can we raise sales taxes to pay for these other projects and not the 520 bridge or the
                 viaduct? Hundreds of thousands of people take both the viaduct and 520 to work every single day in the
                 Puget Sound area and how often are the new stadiums uses everyday. What happened to all the tax
                 revenue that Microsoft and Microsoft employees have paid into the State of Washington coffers over the
                 years? Why was not a large part of that used to pay for the new 520 bridges since Microsoft is a large
                 employer in the area. So the idea that the state needs to toll 520 is simply gross mismanagement by the
                 state. 520 has needed to be replaced since the late 80s. Why can’t we get money from the federal
                 government to offset the cost of this project? If you proceed to toll this road or any other road in the
                 Puget Sound area Tim Eyeman will have my full support. I encourage the state and Committee to find
                 another way to fund this project other than tolls




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98223

  Comment:       We do not need tolls in this area! our tax dollars should be used to keep the roads open and not impede
                 the public use!!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98102

  Comment:       We should raise federal taxes on those citizens earning more than $250,000 and finance our infrastructure
                 with these funds. We need to get away from nickel and diming our citizens. The conservative agenda is
                 over, it is now time for us to take care of our country again. Federal taxes paid for I-90, and they should


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                 pay for 520, even though it is not an interstate freeway. Federal funds should be made available to every
                 state to fix up their own infrastructure systems including bridges, roads and the like. With a new
                 administration coming in January, the time is ripe for our senators to proactively push for infrastructure
                 legislation.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98045

  Comment:       We would have so many problems if Gregoire managed the state properly and stop putting us in debt!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98031

  Comment:       When the hell am I going to get HIRED! IT WAS MY IDEA and I pointed out the information 5 years ago.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98406

  Comment:       you don't need to toll to build a bridge. the I90 bridge was one of the most expensive bridges ever-- why
                 don't you just get a better architect who is more frugal? you need to collect gas tax to pay for the bridge. I
                 think that it is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OFFENSIVE that you want to collect tolls. Maybe gov't should
                 stop trying to be everything to everyone. Why don't you ONLY tax single mothers and democrats.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98126

  Comment:       Yes. SCREW THE STATE! im sick and tired of the lies from the left. Tolls are being paid right now in the
                 state of IL and they pay for absolutely nothing. The toll lanes in fact owned by Spain. The money is pure
                 profit to Spain. Who in the hell allowed that to happen?




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98272

  Comment:       Yes. Don't toll! Find the money somewhere else like in the salaries being paid to the "Tolling
                 Implementation Committee"!!!




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey



Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       86                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98155

  Comment:       Your questions are unfair and are designed with a bias towards proceeding or giving you favorable
                 answers to your committee. The most innane thing is that you are doing all this to replace a reasonable
                 bridge with a similar one. At very least for all this pain it should have double capacity regardless of what
                 the richies on either end say. To toll from here to eternity to replace it for cracks and transit lane someone
                 else is on crack. The beidge is not going to sink and if it were would the city/state really have to payout 4
                 billion in legal fees? I doubt it,check with Minnesota. $75 was reasonable but $6 I don't spend that on
                 breakfast or lunch. Now that we've all had sticker stock at the pump and gas is way down quick run
                 through $.20/gal for 10 years and fix everything and be done with it.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98033

  Comment:       Your questions were one sided, and did not allow for deeper comment!! "NO TOLL" What so ever!!! We pay
                 the highest road and gas taxes in the nation so why would we or do we need to pay a toll, when we are
                 already over taxed!!??




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98006

  Comment:       You need to toll both 520 and I-90 to maximize revenue AND otherwise people will just shift to I-90 and
                 create more traffic issues on both bridges as well as I-405 and I-5 between the bridges.




  From:          Eric Fisk

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98103

  Comment:       Please make HOV-2 free, not just HOV-3: 1. If everyone drove HOV-2, there would no traffic on a 4 lane
                 bridge (much less 6 lane) 2. HOV places no burden on transit- each car is like a little bus 3. HOV-2 is
                 important over HOV-3 as it is easier to coordinate and provides incentive to drive smaller 2-seater cars
                 when commuting Beyond that, please implement congestion pricing at whatever level is required to
                 eliminate the backup for I-90 and 520.




  From:          Karen Kerr

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/13/2008

  Zip Code:      98007

  Comment:       Please strongly consider tolling both 520 and I-90. I favor collecting tolls faster and keeping the toll as low
                 as possible.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98074


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                        87                                  Printed: December 12, 2008
  Comment:       You failed to give the correct answer to most of the questions, which is No Tolls At All. The idea of tolls is a
                 copout and another example of this state not prioritizing it's tax revenue correctly. Find the money
                 through all the taxes you already take from us.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98052

  Comment:       You will find in this survey, questions that I have given no answer to. This is because I do not support
                 tolling on roads period. Asking me if something or other will make tolls more palatable, is a pretty silly
                 thing to do. No Tolls...!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98033

  Comment:       Your survey is terribly broken - most of the questions assume support for tolling in some form and don't
                 offer a "I don't want any tolls" option, merely the choice between two equally unacceptable toll options.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98107

  Comment:       Whatever plans are drawn up to replace the 520 bridge, obviously a key component is that the bridge
                 include the ability to run rail for mass transit. In addition, the dedicated space for single vehicles should be
                 flexible and/or convertible for future mass transit purposes.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98122

  Comment:       We've sat on this too long and we need to get on this and get it done. The bridge is dangerous and I'm fed
                 up with the slow rate of progress we've made on the issue. We also need to make sure that the new
                 bridge is set up for public transportation opportunities in the future (light rail).




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98108

  Comment:       We need more reliable transit across both bridges




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey



Public Comments Received: Web Survey                        88                                  Printed: December 12, 2008
  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98012

  Comment:       We need to fix and maintain the bridge...much of the money should come from the users.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98221

  Comment:       We pay road taxes. Tolls are regressive and hurt those who can afford it least. It is the State's
                 responsibilty to provide highway access access to all citizens without picking on selected areas to pay
                 additionally for building bridges and roads. State infrastructure helps all people.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98118

  Comment:       Will there be a means to pay tolls without a transponder? I travel in New England and know the abject fear
                 of not having a transponder in your car yet you get in the wrong lane or similar mishap. Will all the rental
                 car/truck have transponders? What about out of state travellers such as truckers and tourist, how will they
                 be treated? In Boston they have some routes that are transponder only and if you use it you get billed via
                 mail for the toll only. If a similar system exist and the toll records are destroyed or not kept; invasive in
                 nature; tolls would be attractive.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98199

  Comment:       Why cant you just have a few toll booths for those visitors or those not willing to get Good to Go like the
                 Narrows Bridge? Why invest in having them get sent a ticket in the mail just got not having a transponder.
                 Thats such a stupid idea.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98117

  Comment:       Yes, please get this project moving. To much time has been wasted and the constant desire to form 100%
                 consensus will never be achieved. Be bold and make a decision -- we need solutions and action!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98052

  Comment:       Watch out for corruption with the money you get. Too often the tolls are used to pay for salaries for
                 committee members rather than paying for the bridge. It is so easy to add taxes and tolls and much
                 harder to get them removed. People get used to getting the money in their pockets and it is hard to take it
                 away--even when the money isn't theirs to spend.


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       89                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98112

  Comment:       We are idiots if we don't build this thing for light rail. Cars and Oil are so 1900s




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98117

  Comment:       We have to do something. Nobody likes more taxes, but a use tax makes the most sense. I would ask that
                 the gas tax percentages that are collected for the 520 bridge be rescinded and allow a straight up use tax
                 - aka tolling. You use it, you pay. You use it when everyone else wants to, you pay more. Use it
                 nights/weekends, you pay less.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98117

  Comment:       We need bike lanes across both bridges so we can ride across 520 without having to catch a bus. That
                 would also greatly alleviate traffic, I think.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98033

  Comment:       very nice survey, pertinent, well designed.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98117

  Comment:       Tolls work in the rest of the country very well. Having lived on the East Coast they do not pose a problem
                 for commuting. Be sure to have the 'Pass' systems as well as being able to pay by credit/debit card as well
                 as cash.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98102

  Comment:       Use tolls only to pay for improvements to the bridge and to the corridor. Pay for mass transit regionally
                 through Sound Transit or Metro with funds raised through those entities, which allows for an evaluation as


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                 to whether transit along this route is more important that other routes in the region.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98125

  Comment:       TRY TO SPEAK WITH PEOPLE - LIKE MYSELF - IN PERSON, WHO DO NOT DRIVE AT ALL WHO ARE - LIKE
                 MYSELF - United States CITIZENS - AND WHO WERE BORN IN THE United States of America - AS I WAS
                 (1947, Wisconsin) - WHO -like myself, again - ARE NOT AND NEVER WERE MEMBERS OF ANY MILITARY
                 ORGANIZATION ON EARTH, AND WERE NEVER "DRAFTED" EITHER. THERE ARE MANY OF US LIVING IN
                 SEATTLE, AND WE DO NOT LIKE TO BE ATTACKED ON ANY FORM OF TRANSPORTATION BECAUSE WE ARE
                 WOMEN OR FOR ANY REASON AT ALL.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98122

  Comment:       Transit is the future and, as we look further and further ahead, transit solutions must be prioritized over
                 driving solutions. Walking and biking are also gaining popularity and new transportation projects must
                 service these modes too--I will be biking the 12 miles to work via 520 when the new bridge is complete,
                 the sooner the better. Expect increasing population density in neighborhoods and workplaces.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98103

  Comment:       Transit transit transit




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98112

  Comment:       Urgent!!! Need bicycle/pedestrian facility on the 520 bridge!!!!!!!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98056

  Comment:       Tolls should be for and only charged on the road requiring replacement, not on other roads or because
                 DOT doesn't understand how to budget for upcoming projects. Variable tolls only confuse people. I don't
                 want to have to try to figure out how much it would cost me to cross the bridge at 8am as opposed to
                 1pm.




  From:          Anonymous



Public Comments Received: Web Survey                        91                                Printed: December 12, 2008
  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98112

  Comment:       Tolls should be included on both 520 and I-90 bridges to provide funding for both bridges for necessary
                 maintenance and repairs, as well as insuring that both bridges have grid-lock free peak hour traffic.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98021

  Comment:       Tolls are absolutely the way to go...do NOT raise taxes on the general public for this.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98057

  Comment:       Tolling should be for single occupant vehicles allowing 2+ carpools to be free.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       Tolling I-90 is unfair to Mercer Island residents who would have to pay to leave their home and are left
                 with no alternate route options. Not all of Mercer Island residents are wealthy, many are older living on
                 fixed incomes.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      unknown

  Comment:       Toll both bridges ASAP. Tolls on 520 only artificially adjust traffic patterns towards I-90. This would
                 adversely affect 90 itself as well as 405 and 5 between the bridges. The toll is for *crossing the lake.*
                 That's the best way to look at it. :)




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98033

  Comment:       Tolling isn't the answer.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       92                                  Printed: December 12, 2008
  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98122

  Comment:       Tolling makes more sense to me than any other source of funding. Pay per use makes sense, with some
                 allowances allowed perhaps for freight during off-peak hours (to not hamper and even encourage freight
                 business during off hours). The pros of tolling are endless: -Variable tolling spreads traffic out throughout
                 the day, which allows for more vehicle miles per lane per day -Encourages trip reduction (transit,
                 carpooling, etc) -Helps make people realize the actual cost of their usage privileges Also, I believe funds
                 do NOT need to be limited to usage on the roads that are being tolled.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98116

  Comment:       Toll both bridges and use money generated from the tolls to support increased transit in the region. Start
                 tolling as soon as possible!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98105

  Comment:       Toll on bridge should have continued from years ago so repairs could be made today.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98144

  Comment:       Toll both bridges, add rail and bike path on 520!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98008

  Comment:       Toll both bridges, not just 520




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       Toll every other car




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey



Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       93                                  Printed: December 12, 2008
  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98102

  Comment:       To me, the toll on the 520 bridge should never have been removed. I fully support tolling the bridge
                 indefinitely (even after it's been paid for) if it means a lower toll overall. After all, bridges and roads
                 require maintenance, and what better way to pay for it than by collecting tolls from people who use it.
                 Also, you can't toll 520 and NOT toll I-90. That idea is ridiculous and will only clog I-90 with SOVs that
                 don't want to pay the 520 toll. I say this as someone who uses both bridges equally (where I live, it's
                 much easier for me to take I-90 to work and then take 520 to get home).




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98112

  Comment:       Toll Baby, Toll!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98105

  Comment:       Toll both 520 and I-90, but give Mercer Island residents (whose vehicles are registered at Mercer Island
                 addresses) a break on the toll. Tolling 520 only would result in more vehicle miles traveled (as people take
                 longer routes in order to use I-90) and increase traffic congestion on alternative routes.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98052

  Comment:       This survey does not allow me to contribute what I feel is the most important information. This survey
                 seems slanted to conform to your already determined objectives. The most important issue to most
                 taxpayers is the number of lanes the new 520 bridge will have. The concept of building an entire new
                 bridge and adding only one HOV lane in each direction is a complete waste of taxpayer resourses. No
                 where in your material can I find information on what the capacity of the new limited design bridge will be.
                 It appears that ehe entire project simply shifts trips to different roads. Your own estimates indicate few
                 will switch to transit (and I question the validity of your estimates.) Here's my point: the bridge should not
                 be built without adding another general traffic lane in each direction. This is the only cost effective
                 approach. To make this feasible, most likely, lanes should be added on I-5 through downtown Seattle even
                 if it means demolishing the exhibition hall. Anything less is a waste of taxpayer money.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98075

  Comment:       This survey is a push survey. Your questions are biased and limited in response choice. You are trying to
                 get the responses you want to push your agenda by giving limited choices, either of which is offensive.
                 There should be NO tolls on any existing roadway. Tolls for new construction of new routes (not rebuilding
                 of existing infrastructure) is ok, but tolls on existing roadways is obnoxious and offensive. People live
                 where they do because they bought knowing the conditions. Changing this now is unfair, undemocratic
                 and wrong. I noticed the phrasing "change peoples commuting habit" used. You should not be changing or
                 manipulating any free citizen's choice. You should be fixing an issue to allow free movement of the
                 citizens. Provide new transportation corridors, for tolls and provide public transportation options. Allow
                 people to truly, freely choose. This forced "choosing" for people and "changing behavior" is completely,



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                 totally offensive and sheer arrogance on the committee's part. If tolls are imposed anywhere, then I
                 recommend on everyone's driveway. Let EVERY citizen pay for ALL the roads if tolling is to be used as the
                 method of revenue generation. This idea that only certain routes should be tolled is ridiculous. Better yet,
                 just pay for the roads with state revenues from property tax. We ALL should pay for the commons, not
                 just those that for career, education, or family choices must use these roadways to get to where they need
                 to go.




  From:          Keith Holsapple

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98039

  Comment:       This poll is designed with a strong bias that assumes a person is against tolling. It is not a good poll to
                 obtain unbiased information.

                 Thank You




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98058

  Comment:       This should be fully funded by our State and Federal Taxes. This impacts a huge amount of commerce and
                 even though I appreciate the effort to tax (Toll) the people that use this bridge, it is just another example
                 of Government financial non-responsibility. I did not like moving to the south end of the lake when I did
                 but now that i have the option of driving around the bottom of the lake and avoiding the TAX nightmare of
                 living in Bellevue and Seattle I am quite happy.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98056

  Comment:       They should have started tolling on these bridges years ago.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98118

  Comment:       There are times when I do not have the necessary cash/means to pay for a toll and would appreciate some
                 consideration into this. Such as possibly 3 grace trips per year without being penalized for not paying.
                 There really isn't a short direct way across Lake Washington from my house and sometimes I dont have
                 the gas to go all the way around. Thanks for your time...




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98229

  Comment:       The whole system seems to be set up with the anachronistic notion that people live on the Eastside and
                 commute to work in Seattle. This is backwards from reality today, and needs to be rethought.


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  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98037

  Comment:       These people can't be trusted any further than I can throw my house to properly administer these new
                 taxes. If your football team keeps giving the ball to the guy who always fumbles, you're never going to
                 win. These people have proven time and time again that they are either incompetent or blatantly
                 dishonest with taxpayer money. My suspicion is that is a combination of the two.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98003

  Comment:       There should not be a toll. The bridge should be replaced out of the state general fund.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98034

  Comment:       Start tolling both 520 and 90 ASAP.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      99999

  Comment:       Start the tolls Now!! You bunch of [EXPLETIVE] that live in the king county liberal cess pool, start paying
                 your fair share now, it's your responsibilty if you really need a new bridge. Don't even think about taxing
                 E. Washington supporting your excessive "needs". And yes our roads in Eastern WA do go places as a
                 bunch you [EXPLETIVE] dispute!!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98072

  Comment:       Stop wasting money on all the useless crap the government funds, and you'll have no problem paying for
                 520 with our gas taxes.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98105

  Comment:       Thank you for finding a way to fund this bridge!


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       96                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98112

  Comment:       Thank you for soliciting public feedback! I look forward to hearing more about what's happening with the
                 bridge.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98110

  Comment:       The "survey" is extremely biased in favor of tolling. In fact, given the questions asked, I believe it is
                 completely invalid as a measure of public opinion regarding tolling. A broad, statewide, tax based financing
                 system is what should be used to support all improvements, replacements, or modifications of the state's
                 transportation infrastructure. Having lived many years ago on the East Coast, a region inundated with
                 tolls, I can say without question that embarking on a toll based finance system in Washington is a ticket to
                 disaster!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98052

  Comment:       The #1 thing that would increase the frequency that I use transit to cross 520 vs. driving would be the
                 addition of late night trips for 545, such as a route at 1am and 2am. I primarily commute across 520 for
                 evening entertainment.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98019

  Comment:       The 520 bridge needs to be expanded/replaced. There is little doubt of that. But for the sake of the
                 project, please do not tack on extra items or projects. Keep this project as simple and as straightforward
                 as possible. Far too many road projects have been killed or hamstrung due to the over-zealous goals of
                 the planners.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98133

  Comment:       The questions on whether variable tolling would be more appealing if were difficult to answer. I didn't
                 know whether to answer "No" because I strongly support variable tolling and it could not become more
                 appealing to me, or to answer "Yes" because I strongly support it. Thanks.




  From:          Anonymous



Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       97                                Printed: December 12, 2008
  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98125

  Comment:       The toll for bridge replacement must be combined with a plan for high speed light rail to lessen reliance on
                 SOV commuting across Lake Washington.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98105

  Comment:       The State government has yet to complete any project within the announced budget and time line.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98103

  Comment:       The main reason I am against tolling for only 520 is that i don't want there to be a situation where people
                 have an incentive to drive further (creating more greenhouse gases, wasting energy) to avoid a toll.
                 Maybe if the toll isn't very high, that won't happen. But you seem to be assuming that traffic would shift to
                 90 if 520 is tolled. You guys should really conduct a scientific survey to see how people feel about this. You
                 are only going to get biased answers from the people who are motivated to take this survey.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98188

  Comment:       The has to be a better way then to continue to tax the public for transportation. One better thought is to
                 charge a HIGHER tax base to those whom live in the areas that require using the bridge(s) why would I
                 want to pay for something I use a few times a year, not to even mention the fact that any businesses on
                 the other sides of the bridges would see a decrease in revenue, I'm not going to pay to go shopping.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98074

  Comment:       Thanks for the opportunity to provide feedback!




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98105

  Comment:       Please toll both bridges. Please toll them a lot. Put in a bike lane. It's only 50 years overdue. More transit,
                 more transit, more transit. There should be a bus every five minutes. Make it so we don't even need ta
                 schedule. Make it so we don't have to stand up on the 545 if we get on at Montlake - that doesn't
                 encourage people to get out of their cars. And give all the encouragement you can to employers on the


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                 east side to have flexible work plans (is there really a valid reason 30 percent of the employees at
                 Microsoft (my employer) cross the bridge from Seattle every day?




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       Please toll both I-90 and 520; tolling only 520 would make traffic much worse on 90. Better public
                 transportation options are needed for both routes! I would take public transportation from Mercer Island to
                 Redmond if I could walk to a bus stop... but since I have to drive 3 miles to the park and ride on 90, it
                 makes as much sense to drive all the way in; buses between Redmond and downtown Bellevue (where I
                 could catch a 550) don't run later in the evening, when I'm still working.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98144

  Comment:       Put in nice bike/ped lanes with wall to keep dust and rocks off.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98005

  Comment:       Putting tolls on highways is very unfair, especially that so many people are force to take them due to lack
                 of alternatives. The commuting service is almost nonexisting and it does not provide options for people
                 working any other shift, but regular business hours. Tolls will generate more local trafic and will result in
                 general unhappiness. Hurt will be those who don't have any other option. How about we add an extra tax
                 for everybody to help with the improvement, or maybe we need new brigde in a different location, which
                 will greatly reduce the congestion on 520.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98251

  Comment:       Set a good example, build support for tolling, and then let's toll Hwy 2 "Highway of Death" so that we can
                 start improving it and leveling tourist traffic so the rest of us who live out there can get to our homes, the
                 market, and etc. in some reasonable timeframe.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98052

  Comment:       Remember to include the Eastside. The focus in the media so far has been 100% "Westside" (Seattle) as it
                 is in many decisions in our area. Unless we on the Eastside will be exempt from tolls, you should have
                 proper #s of meetings, awareness activities, and committee memberships from here.




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  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98052

  Comment:       Should have never taken the toll booths off the 520--the money would be there now.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98168

  Comment:       Not support it at all.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98115

  Comment:       Nothing constructive, but I sincerely wish you the best of luck in the overall goal of improving the transit
                 situation in the region.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98027

  Comment:       Pay for the bridge and take the toll off. Don't use it as just another form of taxation.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98101

  Comment:       Please be sure not to get addicted to tolls. I would happily vote for tolls with a specified timeframe or total
                 dollar amount, but open-ended tolls should never be created. Tolls are to pay for a specific project ONLY.
                 Future tolls or toll continuation needs to be voted on.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98004

  Comment:       Please ensure that if tolls are required, they do not add to the already horrible traffic that exists during
                 rush hour on westbound 520.




  From:



Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       100                                  Printed: December 12, 2008
  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98102

  Comment:       Please finance through higher taxes and not tolls.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98122

  Comment:       Please no tolls!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98052

  Comment:       Please keep it simple so people aren't cogitating on which route at what time of day, causing mini rush
                 hours as people try to get across a bridge before the toll increases and the like - toll both bridges, equal
                 amounts, same rate all day. Thanks for your consideration of this.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98033

  Comment:       I don't support tolls, especially if they would only be on 520.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       I don't object to tolling I-90 between Mercer Island and Seattle. I object vigorously to any toll at any time
                 between Mercer Island and Bellevue on the East Channel Bridge. This idea is a non-starter and needs to be
                 removed from the analysis. To even suggest this tolling is to deal in bad faith with the Mercer Island
                 community.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98122

  Comment:       I don't believe that your assumption that just tolling 520 would result in just a slight delay on 90. There's
                 just no logical way that could be true. Everyone I know would just drive down to 90, especially if the tolls
                 are high on 520 (I heard they were maybe going to be as high as $4 one way) or take a bus instead of
                 paying. I appreciate your question about tolling money going to transit, it seems like there will need to be
                 more buses if there are tolls so we can have real choices. So I'm glad it looks like you're already thinking
                 about that, thanks.



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  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98103

  Comment:       I believe Toll roads/bridges should be unconstitional due to limiting freedom of movement. If we already
                 pay for roads and services through taxes, the money to fund such projects should come from that purse.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98119

  Comment:       Give us useful mass transit options.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98312

  Comment:       Good Luck - it needs to be done.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98109

  Comment:       Good luck with the tolling process. A new 520 bridge is an essential element to the Puget Sound's
                 transportation problem, and, with tolling, aside from raising money for a new bridge, hopefully people will
                 be encouraged to carpool or use public transport. Unfortunately, I think I might be in the minority, but I
                 really am looking forward to a time when I will be able to travel to and fro without using my car, relying
                 only on public transport for most travels except an occasional trip to the mountains.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98122

  Comment:       I am glad to hear that the current designs for the new bridge are including substantially stronger
                 pontoons, so that (as population in the region increases within the lifespan of the bridge- 75-100 yrs
                 estimated) high speed rapid transit, like light-rail, can be put in place as it is needed!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98272

  Comment:       I am against tolling altogether. State, County and Local governments, democrat or republican, abuse their
                 taxing authority. Irregardless of what the taxpayers say, or what the government promises, they WILL


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                 increase the tax rate, they WILL use the taxation for other projects, (particularly for those projects that
                 the vast majority of taxpayers would never support but the politicians need to fund as payback to those
                 that supported their campaigns and to molify special interest groups), and they WILL try their hardest to
                 continue the tolls long after the project has been paid off. If you think I'm just negative, here are some
                 quick examples: Taxpayers voted DOWN paying for a new stadium, so the State, and Gary Locke, declared
                 the stadium a STATE EMERGENCY, and taxed us anyway. For the second stadium, we were promised that
                 no sales tax would pay for the stadium but just two weeks after the vote passed, the State changed their
                 minds and used sales tax to pay for the stadium. When the State wanted to start a lottery system, they
                 promised voters to have ALL OF THE MONEY go the funding schools. Less than 1/3 goes to the schools. In
                 the early 1990s the King County business community decided to help law enforcment fight the growing
                 gang problem. A business tax was implemented solely for law enforcment. King County and the City of
                 Seattle immediately took all of the funds for other uses. They were sued. A State judge ruled that those
                 government entities could do what they liked with the funds so, to this day, none of those tax dollars go to
                 law enforcement. Why would anyone support any sort of new taxing system in Washington State with this
                 kind of record? You can look any of these subjects up. There is plenty of documentation just in the Times
                 and PI, let alone other sources.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98056

  Comment:       Move fast




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      unknown

  Comment:       Don't make it look like you actually use this input for anything other than your selfish reasons. There is no
                 need for a toll, but for us to give more money for our government to WASTE. I pity the poor tool working
                 and having to read/process this BS.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98033

  Comment:       Don't toll drivers who are getting off at 92nd and not going over the bridge--people shouldn't be tolled if
                 they do not go over the bridge. If you implement tolls on Mercer Island, MI residents should get a pass or
                 some sort of discount.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98103

  Comment:       Do whatever it takes to make the commute times faster.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008



Public Comments Received: Web Survey                      103                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  Zip Code:      98109

  Comment:       Don't do it.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98115

  Comment:       Good god don't drop rail across the bridge like you fools dropped a bike/walking area when you first built
                 the POS. I would probably ride my bike now if you morons had a bike lane!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98296

  Comment:       Gregoire should not be in office. She is a complete disgrace. Have fun gathering your data.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98115

  Comment:       Happy Tolling!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98052

  Comment:       Get it going. I'm so tired of how long it takes in Washington State to get anything done. Stop asking,
                 asking, asking for our opinion. Fix it. Back on the east coast and in the midwest things got done. Here
                 once you've decided you have second thoughts and then ask again. And then again. And then Eyman
                 argues against it. Geez. Put in the toll and fix the bridges before they sink. That's what we elected and
                 paid YOU to do.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98023

  Comment:       Git er Done!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98004


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                      104                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  Comment:       General (as opposed to HOV and/or Transit-only) traffic capacity should not be added unless that type of
                 traffic will always be tolled.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98039

  Comment:       Fix 520 now! Stop wasting time! Thank you for putting this survey out there.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98102

  Comment:       Do it! Do it now!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98034

  Comment:       Do not charge tolls. They suck beyond belief and make me angry.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98107

  Comment:       Commuters who travel between the east side and Seattle for work should bear the major portion of the
                 funding. They can choose to live closer to their workplaces, if not, they should pay for the improvements.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98121

  Comment:       Build it now!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98072

  Comment:       Build a new bridges without worrying about cost...tolls will pay for it either now or later....the corridor is a
                 mess and needs immediate attention.




Public Comments Received: Web Survey                        105                                  Printed: December 12, 2008
  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98021

  Comment:       Both 520 and I-90 have great bus options. It's really lacking on 522. Going across I-90 from downtown is
                 the fastest commute why should we improve somthing that is already working great. Money needs to be
                 spent on 522.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98073

  Comment:       Both bridges should be tolled ASAP to get the 520 bridge replaced and completed in the shortest time
                 before a tragedy occurs and the bridge disintegrates through whichever occurrence.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98122

  Comment:       As written, many of the questions don't offer a logical best-answer from the perspective of someone who
                 actually supports tolling and supports tolling both bridges with the cross-lake corridor concept in mind.
                 Based on what I'm reading in the media, the TIC needs to emphasize some key concepts in the evaluation.
                 Help the public understand how the 520 bridge is only a component of a greater system. Explain that the
                 study is simply a study to help understand the sensitivity of demand to tolls and that the numbers shown
                 are ballpark estimates based on the model output. Etc., etc.... It's clear that the public doesn't understand
                 how the bridge fits into the network and how their own use of it represents a cost to the community as a
                 whole.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98144

  Comment:       Being from the East Coast where all major roads are tolled, it only seems fair to toll the users of the roads
                 as opposed to bleeding the pockets of state tax payers and sales tax. Public transportation options and
                 commute trip reduction should receive funding from the tolls to further be an incentive to alternative
                 transportation.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98116

  Comment:       Be more fiscally responsible with all the state and federal tax revenue. There should have been plenty of
                 money after all the years that our state bridges and highways have existed, you would think that monies
                 would be put aside for the eventual need to replace them.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                      106                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98121

  Comment:       As much as I am for a faster way to get to the work, the concept of not having tolling booths do not make
                 sense. What happens for those out of town visitors who do not live here? How will they pay the toll? Will
                 the 520 tolling committee (or appropriate party) chase them down by their license plate? Also, why are we
                 not tolling I-90? Isn't there a better way than to toll people who HAVE to use the bridge for work,school
                 etc? This variable rate is ridiculous. Of course you would want to charge more during the peak hours but
                 people again HAVE to drive during those hours. You can't just make people pay for the higher toll because
                 of this.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98125

  Comment:       As a Vanpool driver that uses 520 daily during rush hour it is very important that priority treatment for
                 HOVs be preserved with tolls. If we have to move our route to I-90 West in the evening we lose most of
                 our carpool benefit on that route. The 3+ passenger requirement is important to keeping the traffic flowing
                 for us. Thanks




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98109

  Comment:       As long as there is no regional transit service from Queen Anne and other dense city neighborhoods to get
                 across the lake to the Eastside, no one sane in these neighborhoods will support your tolls, because
                 current bus system requires very inconvenient and time consuming transfers in downtown Seattle. Driving
                 is the only affordable way right now to get from Queen Anne to Bellevue and beyond. No one can afford an
                 extra hour to ride all around town on a slow bus with mentally ill and obnoxious teens.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98106

  Comment:       1. When a toll is charged to use the 520 Bridge, what is the ONE thing you are most likely to do? my
                 answer to this is: I would pay the higher toll if where I was going was closing when the higher tolls were in
                 effect; if I could take care of business by fax or phone, I would do that rather than drive; if my business
                 had to occur in person and I could do it during lower toll fees, I would do it during lower toll fees.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98110

  Comment:       520 is an unbelievably bad transportation corridor, from I-5, the bridge, and on the east side. The inability
                 to make a decision on its replacement is even worse, and the posturing of the west side neighborhoods,
                 the near eastside ones, and Frank Chopp are downright obstructionist, and will quintuple the cost of the
                 replacement and hamstring its effectiveness. I am furious about transportation indecision on 520 and the
                 Viaduct.




  From:          Anonymous


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                      107                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98125

  Comment:       1. Design the freeway so that it there is a way to remove disabled vehicles without disrupting the traffic
                 flow.
                 2. Offer pre-payment for tolls with license renewal. Allow users to select the amount to put into their "toll
                 bank."
                 3. Install the toll cameras next year without implementing the toll. Use the cameras to determine the
                 number of individual car crossings per year. I'd like to know how often and during what times I cross the
                 bridge (annual toll cost) before I decide how much money to deposit into my "toll bank". Thank you for
                 this survey.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98029

  Comment:       520 toll funding, if necessary, should ONLY be used for the 520 bridge. No "hidden" agenda items to fund
                 transit, boats or someone's house. I don't care what the bridge looks like, so please don't pay for art to
                 make it prettier. I just want it to function and not sink and to be safe.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98118

  Comment:       Allow an option for a yearly toll pass that can be used at anytime.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98136

  Comment:       Allow people who drive Zero Emission cars, or cars that get at least XXX miles per gallon free or greatly
                 reduced tolls. Create an attractive sticker for their cars like California does so that people can recognize
                 that these people are getting the benefit. This will help to create a strong incentive to drive cars like this.
                 Once these types of cars are commonplace the incentive could be reduced. Thank you!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98198

  Comment:       ADD THE TOLL FINALLY




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98040



Public Comments Received: Web Survey                        108                                  Printed: December 12, 2008
  Comment:       As a Mercer Island resident I-90 is the only way off the island. I don't believe it is fair to toll I-90 without
                 some kind of exemption for persons who live on Mercer Island.




  From:          Larry Nakatsu

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      8011

  Comment:       I suggest a special lane for HOV who would pay a lower rate because they don't have just one person in
                 the car. I also suggest the main bridge committee look at alternative plans such as a something other than
                 a floating bridge. Why limit the potential design to just a floating bridge? While shorter, the Tacoma
                 Narrows bridge upgrade is way cheaper than the current 520 proposal. There are other options.




  From:          Robert Carlson

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98075

  Comment:       I still feel that tolling to build the 520 bridge is a bad idea. It will be the new 'bridge to nowhere', as the
                 more expensive it is to work on the west side of Lake Washington, the more businesses will move east of
                 the lake.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98034

  Comment:       No Tolls! Telling people that tolls will be lower if you toll I-90 is a disservice. Tolls on I-90 should not even
                 be considerd, therefore the comparison should not be made. If there all tolls the project should not have
                 lids or other non-essential items. I feel alot of money could be saved that way. I find my self wondering
                 why we need tolls at all. I-90 was a bigger project and no tolls were placed on the roadway after, or
                 before it was done. The amount of the tolls you intend to charge will cost about $1500 to $2000 year. That
                 really leaves me with no choice but to drive around every chance I get. I must figure that I am not alone
                 in this. The Narrows Bridge in Tacoma cannot really be driven around, with out going through Olympia.
                 But 520 can. I think you folks need to look at a map. People will go around. You like to spout that drive
                 times will be less and traffic faster. Did you ever wonder why? Did you? The reason is, of course, they will
                 be using other roads, like 522, and 405. You also like to say "Well back east they have tolls" to which I
                 counter, "Just because they are dumb enough to put up with that, are we to as well?" This project is not
                 being run very well, years of talk and nothing, just like the viaduct. I wonder if it will really happen. All
                 this talk and the price just goes up and up. For gods sake, do something!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      unknown

  Comment:       No tolling is good tolling. There should not be a toll we pay enough taxes to make this possible. I would
                 bill the tolls to my company and they would in turn take something else away from the employees. Tolling
                 is bad




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                        109                                  Printed: December 12, 2008
  Zip Code:      98033

  Comment:       No tolls




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98053

  Comment:       NO tolls before the new bridge is built!!!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      unknown

  Comment:       No Tolls. Use the gas tax money.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98103

  Comment:       My vote: Toll 520 in 2010... 520 & I-90 at equal rates in 2016. Not Tolling related, but We must absolutely
                 have a bridge that is designed to accomodate a future light rail crossing at 520!...The Microsoft link
                 between Seattle & Redmond cannot be ignored and if implemented could become the most highly used
                 light rail link in the Seattle/Bellevue/Redmond area, bigger than an I-90 light rail line.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98199

  Comment:       My highest priority concern is how tolling 520 may cause people to avoid it and go I-90. Expect people
                 NOT to be logical/reasonable in their decision making on this. The toll should not be part of the decision,
                 only expected travel time should be (just as it is now). Therefore, to the extent a toll must be
                 implemented, I support tolling both equally. I was surprised at the question suggesting thought around
                 using toll revenues for items OTHER than the bridges/corridor. This totally goes against the "pay to play"
                 concept I support and I think most citizens feel the same. I appreciate very much the opportunity to give
                 this feedback. Best Wishes.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98004

  Comment:       My neighborhood is in the vicinity of I-90. I believe that if only 520 is tolled, drivers will cut through other
                 west Bellevue neighborhoods to avoid paying the toll and take I-90. This will lead to impacts to our
                 neighborhoods that were not considered when they were developed. The end result would be a
                 degreadation to these neighborhoods. PLEASE TOLL BOTH ROADS! PROTECT OUR NEIGHBORHOODS
                 EQUALLY! Thank you.




Public Comments Received: Web Survey                          110                                Printed: December 12, 2008
  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98052

  Comment:       More buses across 520 to the U-District please.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       Living in France, will return to Seattle next year.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98034

  Comment:       My company moved downtown forcing us to commute into downtown otherwise I wouldn't be driving on
                 the bridge to begin with...




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       Mercer Island residents and those with friends and family members on Mercer Island who live elsewhere
                 are going to be unfairly penalized by a tolling scheme that either only tolls 520 (resulting in more traffic on
                 I-90) or tolls both bridges (no alternative to paying a toll). As such, it seems the best option would be to
                 toll both bridges and then provide rebates to those travelling to Mercer Island via the electronic tolling
                 system. This would require putting sensors on both spans of the bridge. If a vehicle triggers both sensors
                 within a given timeframe (dynamic based on traffic flow), then a toll would be charged. Else the toll is
                 waved. This also allows non-residents to visit Mercer Island without being charged, which is critical for
                 commerce on the Island as well as fairness to those who have families and friends on the Island. We do
                 not want MI to become a wealthy ghetto where no one wants to visit because it costs extra money to go
                 there. To incent car pooling/transit use, trips originating or terminating on MI made during peak hours
                 could be charged a small toll (i.e. the rebate would not be the full amount of the toll). For non-peak times
                 (i.e. when traffic is moving smoothly), the toll should always be zero. In the interest of fairness and given
                 that MI residents have literally no alternative routes to get to Seattle or Bellevue, any fee for an electronic
                 tag for vehicles that are registered to MI addresses should be waved. In conjunction, bus service needs to
                 get better, particularly more direct routes to common locations (i.e. without changing buses), such as
                 Redmond OTC. Please feel free to contact me to discuss more. FWIW, I work on the Environmental
                 Sustainability team at Microsoft and I am working with the Cascadia Discovery Institute on the use of IT in
                 traffic management. Thanks. Mark Aggar Environmental Technologist Microsoft 425 703-3225




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98004

  Comment:       Let's do it!




Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       111                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98119

  Comment:       Let's get the tolling started already!




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98107

  Comment:       Make sure that 3 or more persons pay little or nothing during the peak travel times on weekdays across
                 520. I have bussed, but mostly carpool daily from Seattle to Kirkland. The most common thing I see is
                 single occupant vehicles. These drivers also tend to slow traffic in the carpool lanes. I think making it
                 financially painful for single occupant vehicles during peak times is important to encouraging change. At
                 the same time, there should be a program and incentives to get those SOV drivers to carpool, vanpool or
                 rideshare and it should be widely and continuously promoted.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98115

  Comment:       Make sure the replacement includes the possibility for light rail in the (hopefully near) future.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98115

  Comment:       Make sure there are bike and pedestrian paths on the new bridge.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98032

  Comment:       Let Canada pay for the bridge this time unlike the Tacoma Bridge that could of used it, and I would not
                 have to waste money on a toll and Washington State would still have a new bridge.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98103

  Comment:       Let's use the tolls to raise funds for a new bridge instead of trying to increase travel times across the
                 bridge. People who travel the bridges for work should not have to fund more of the bridge than somebody
                 who drives during off peak times. The higher the toll, the fewer people will pay it, thus getting fewer funds
                 for a new bridge.



Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       112                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98208

  Comment:       Is it done yet?




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98004

  Comment:       I've been living in this region for 18 years now, and for 18 years this region has been talking about fixing
                 the transit mess and nothing has been done until recently. Finally there is a light rail system being
                 constructed and there have been other improvements made to roads. And obviously there are many more
                 improvements needed. Regardless of whether you implement tolls or not, just get it done so that 18 years
                 from now we're still not talking about it. We've got to do it regardless of the cost. We the taxpayers are
                 going to have to pay for it one way or another whether by tolls, or sales tax or income tax or some other
                 form of revenue measure. People will complain no matter what course of action is taken. But if we don't do
                 it they'll still complain. And the economic cost of not doing it will surely hurt this region. So just do it.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98118

  Comment:       I'm assuming that vanpools won't be paying a toll (I haven't searched your site to confirm that). If that's
                 not true you should consider it as an incentive to get more people on alternative transport.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98052

  Comment:       I'm not interested in paying a toll for additional lanes, I am willing to pay for light rail to be piped from
                 University Link to Kirkland, and on to Redmond where it would join with East Link.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98028

  Comment:       It is essential that there are at least a few toll boths for travelers who are out-of-state or wish to not pay
                 electronically. It is also important that there are tolls on ALL the major highways (similar to how other
                 major cities worldwide pay highway tolls) which forces many people to take transit. Then use that money
                 received by the drivers and invest that into the outstanding light rail system that Seattle could have in the
                 future.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                        113                                  Printed: December 12, 2008
  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98011

  Comment:       If tolls are applied, they should be used ONLY to fund some portion of the bridge, and then they should be
                 removed. They should NOT be kept in place forever. 1) We do not have enough route from East to West as
                 it is. 2) Congestion on other routes will only become far worse, as implied by your questions. 3) Take into
                 account the economic implications to consultants like myself who travel for a living... trades people who
                 drive for a living... etc. who already pay OTHER taxes to support infrastructure.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98115

  Comment:       I normally take the Microsoft Bike Shuttle (which holds 12 cyclists and their bicycles and crosses the
                 bridge about once an hour during rush hour). This was not listed as a transit option, so I selected Vanpool.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       I live on Mercer Island. If we don't toll for 520, and something happens to the bridge, I90 will become
                 unbearable, and I have no choice. Therefore I support tolling for 520. If you just toll 520 and not I90, I90
                 will be overcongested, and again I have no choice. So I support THE SAME toll on 520 and I90. However,
                 there are two caveats 1/ the money should ONLY be used to fund necessary improvements to both 520
                 and I90 2/ there should be an option for Mercer Island residents, who have no other option, to buy a flat
                 rate annual or monthly badge which helps them contribute to the project without unneccesarity penalizing
                 them.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98296

  Comment:       I see the biggest toll issue being affordability with senior citizens, tourists, low income people, citizens
                 from Eastern Washington (who already hate us!) and those seeking medical care in downtown Seattle. It
                 doesn't seem ethically right that a family may have a medical emergency and then have to pay tolls to get
                 to and from the hospital. We have regional medical centers that draw people in from all over the area;
                 Harborview, The VA Hospital, Children's Hospital, Cancer Care Alliance, UW, to name a few. There needs
                 to be a non-toll option for those who require it.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98105

  Comment:       I don't use 520 or 90 to commute but I do use them on weekends. Any tolling plan that forecasts
                 increased congestion on weekends would be *highly* undesirable. I am willing to pay a reasonable toll but
                 would want to see a prospectus on how that toll money was going to be used. (E.g. are tolls on I-90
                 paying only for maintenance and increased transit options on I-90, or are tolls from I-90 being diverted to
                 pay for like items on 520?) I would also be opposed to any electronic tolling system that charged a fee
                 beyond the actual toll (e.g. annual fee, billing fee, account set-up fee, electronic transponder fee, etc.)




Public Comments Received: Web Survey                      114                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98155

  Comment:       I feel strongly that those who use the bridge should be responsible for repair and upkeep.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98037

  Comment:       I find tolling to be distasteful and just one shuffling step away from extortion. I have lived in other parts of
                 the country where tolls were only to be in place till the bridge was paid for - until a Committee decided
                 that they needed to upgrade the toll booths. Almost ten years of paying tolls and what did they get?
                 Another five so the toll booths could be nicer. Damn that. Perhaps the federal government could be
                 coerced into giving up the money. Nothing improves an economy like improving infrastructure!




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98027

  Comment:       I hate driving over 520 right now because I'm always worried it's going to fall apart! Thank you for
                 working to improve the 520 situation.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98006

  Comment:       I just returned from Orlando, FL last week.....and I've traveled all over Europe and the rest of the East
                 Coast...why is so hard for people here to accept about the idea "if you use it, help pay for it"? Sheesh..... I
                 have no problems with tolls...true, I am a transit maniac, but perhaps if more people were, then the idea
                 of tolls wouldn't freak them out as much!




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       I do not think tolls should be collected on the I-90 corridor. As a Mercer Island resident for 20 plus years, I
                 have many of my needs met in Bellevue or in Seattle. Doctors, dentists, orthodontists, shopping, movies,
                 restaurants, sports- both games and practices are off island. Mercer Island residents MUST use a bridge to
                 go anywhere, people who work on Mercer Island, teachers, police, firefighters, city workers, EVERYONE
                 must use a bridge to come to Mercer Island. Friends and relative would have no choice but to pay a toll to
                 visit. A toll to leave the Island or to come to the Island will adversely affect the ability of Mercer Island
                 businesses to attract employees and lower our property values. Any toll enacted on I-90 will have a much
                 greater impact on Mercer Island than anywhere else. I urge you to adopt other options.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       115                                  Printed: December 12, 2008
  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98133

  Comment:       I live in north Shoreline, so going around the north side of the lake is very easy for me. However, if the
                 bus connections in downtown Seattle worked better on weekends (specifically, connecting from the
                 510/511 to the 545), then I would be much more likely to ride the bus than drive on 522. Another transit
                 improvement that would make it easier for me to use transit across the lake is the Sound Transit in-line
                 bus station at Mountlake Terrace, since this would give better access for many Shoreline residents to the
                 Sound Transit service. If it were possible to use toll revenue to speed up the construction of that station, I
                 think that would be a very good investment. Alternatively, using toll revenues to increase the weekend
                 service span of route 535 would also be helpful.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98021

  Comment:       I-90 already works fine for both transit and bridge. No need to improve either transit or bridge. Focus on
                 520 and 522.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98052

  Comment:       I would like to see the issue of how we will charge out-of-towners if we go to a high-speed toll.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98112

  Comment:       I would gladly bus, but I live south of the arboretum, which means I would have to travel downtown first
                 to transfer to a bus going to Montlake station. My commute would be 1.5 hours instead of less than 0.5
                 hours. I would walk but the golf course is in the way. There are no shuttles through the arboretum, which
                 is absurd.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98033

  Comment:       I work 3 low-paying jobs just to survive. I do not have money for tolls, and taking the bus would add an
                 hour and a half to my 12 hour days. Tolls hurt those who can least afford them.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98039

  Comment:       If the toll is too high then I would drive around the lake...the present idea about $5.00 or more is
                 ridiculous.


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       116                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98119

  Comment:       If there are tolls on 520, I am confident I can work out a deal with my employer to get these tolls covered.
                 And if that's the case, I'm hugely in favor, as this will make my commute much easier. If for some reason
                 my employer will not cover toll fees, I will actively search for a new job in Seattle, as it will no longer be
                 cost effective for me to work in Bellevue. ALSO, taking the bus from Queen Anne to Bellevue is not a
                 realistic option. It currently take me 1.5 hours to get to work on two buses. This makes for a 3-hour round
                 trip. A single bus ride from Queen Anne to Bellevue would be a huge welcome.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98022

  Comment:       If there is a toll, it needs to be paid by ALL people, drivers, pedestrians, bus passengers, cyclists at
                 varying rates. Keep it fair.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98004

  Comment:       If there is going to be a toll on 520, I would hope there is a toll for the Alaska Way viaduct. Why should
                 my tax dollars have to pay for that when I do not use it?




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98115

  Comment:       I-90 was rebuilt many years ago without tolls, so why should commuters who use 520 have to pay tolls? If
                 tolling is going to be required it seems that both bridges should be tolled, which would allow east/west
                 commuters to share in the expense. Again, I-90 users weren't tolled when that bridge was rebuilt.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98115

  Comment:       I'd love it if you folks could charge higher tolls for less fuel-efficient and/or heavier vehicles.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98033


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                        117                                   Printed: December 12, 2008
  Comment:       I think it's important to emphasize that this system has proven to work in other areas and provide the
                 reasearch that supports this claim. Public education is key and I just haven't seen enough of it out there. I
                 am a firm believer that this is a fair and effective way to improve traffic in the Seattle area. Nothing is free
                 these days. Those who use the bridges should pay for them! Those who don't shouldn't have to! Thanks.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98007

  Comment:       I think that the government should show us that they can use the tax money they collect for roads more
                 effectively. We already have one of the highest gas taxes in the nation, they need to learn how to spend
                 smarter, and stop raising taxes and tolls.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98118

  Comment:       I think that the people that reside in Bellevue only should have to pay the tolls!




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98122

  Comment:       I think that tolling is a huge opportunity to get more people on buses, where the toll should be part of the
                 bus fare.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98125

  Comment:       I think bridge tolling is a good first step toward congestion pricing. Whatever system is used to monitor
                 and calculate the tolls should be extendable, so that it could be used elsewhere in the region, for example
                 if road use tolls were ever implemented on I-5.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98105

  Comment:       I think it is a good idea for people that use the bridge the most to pay for the bridge.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       118                                  Printed: December 12, 2008
  Zip Code:      98632

  Comment:       I suppose I'm stuck in the past, but having to come up with $3 or $4 or the larger sums I've seen casually
                 thrown around is ridiculous. Not everyone carries an extra $5-$10 with them at all times, not everyone
                 uses debit cards, not everyone even uses credit cards. The $4-5 on the new Narrows Bridge is bad
                 enough, but that's mostly because the peninsula was turned into a bedroom community and Tacoma
                 coudn't handle the congestion. The 520 bridge connects two areas that are both suburban and
                 commercial, and tolls like these would hamper that. It could also be a problem for the occasional traveller
                 or visitor to the area. I don't live in Seattle any more but I do seasonal business there, along with some
                 trips for pleasure. I'd rather pay more taxes than have to deal with tolls. Now they are considering tolls for
                 the viaduct replacement! I know there are times when I would skip marketing to the east side if I knew I
                 could move all of my products on the west side. I do that now if I think I'll get stuck in the commute, and
                 I can't say that I'm convinced by what I've read that this new bridge will significantly improve the
                 commute issue anyway.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98101

  Comment:       I take the bus to Redmond from Seattle every day. Anything that reduces car traffic on the bridge will
                 make me happy!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98105

  Comment:       I take transit across Lake Washington whenever I am near work/school (University of Washington), but
                 transit from my neighborhood (Meridian in Wallingford) is horrible for going anywhere but
                 downtown/northgate. If there were a better connection to the transit hub that is the U-District, I would
                 definitely take transit more often across 520.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98052

  Comment:       I think tolling is a very effective plan for maintaining, building a bridge. If you use it, you should help pay
                 for it. Variable tolls are interesting, but it doesn't mean that I will change my schedule to try and make the
                 cheaper toll rate. I have to be somewhere, I need to go and get there. I'm using the bridge, I should help
                 pay for it. The main concern is traffic congestion. Do whatever it takes to help generate some flow. People
                 have to work 8-5 or 9-6pm. They can't really change their work schedule based on cheaper tolling,
                 anyway. So, encouraging public transportation and carpooling is ideal. Hopefully, people are cheap and
                 they do decide to carpool and take public transporation. That should be encouraged. It's not about making
                 more lanes for more cars. It would be wonderful to see a bike lane, like the I-90, as part of this vision.
                 Tolling is very effective and a smart way to raise the needed funds for development of projects that the
                 public uses. If you don't use it, you don't pay. If you do - you help pay for it!!! Maybe we should just all
                 move closer to where we work....




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/14/2008

  Zip Code:      98109

  Comment:       I travel across the 520 bridge solely to visit family on the Eastside. I would like to see a certain number of
                 "free" trips across the bridge each year (such as 6) to allow people from out of state or visiting the city


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       119                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
                 (rental cars) to not have to worry about it.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/15/2008

  Zip Code:      98144

  Comment:       If I-90 has a toll by 2010 I would strongly support providing some of that funding towards the Sound
                 Transit East Link project.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/15/2008

  Zip Code:      98199

  Comment:       If there is going to be tolling across both bridges, there should be a park and ride before each bridge in
                 seattle. That way people can actually use transit without it taking 1 1/2 hours to get from Seattle to
                 Bellevue.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/15/2008

  Zip Code:      98029

  Comment:       I would rather pay a toll and not sit in endless and unpredictable traffic jams.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/15/2008

  Zip Code:      98103

  Comment:       I live in Wallingford and have to commute to Bellevue on a daily basis. I typically take Metro busses (271)
                 or participate in a car-pool. I would prefer to ride my bike the entire way but it is almost insulting to do
                 so... because there's no path on 520 for bikes, I have to pay a $2.25 bus fare to mount my bike on a bus
                 at the Montlake station and then immediately get off on the other side of 520 (and vice-versa). I wonder if
                 the 520 tolling "sooner than later" route could help lower the cost (or eliminate) for those of us who wish
                 to commute by bike... and aren't burdening the 520 bridge or the transit system by doing so.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/15/2008

  Zip Code:      98136

  Comment:       I live in West Seattle and commute downtown, frankly I think there should be tolls on 520, I-90 and the
                 Alaskan Way Viaduct. None of these highways are going to get built using property taxes.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey



Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       120                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  Date:          11/15/2008

  Zip Code:      98027

  Comment:       I don't think tolls at any time can be more than $1. The majority of people traveling over the bridge are
                 already hard-pressed to pay for gas and high tolls would just make them either move closer to their jobs
                 or find a job that doesn't require a bridge crossing.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/15/2008

  Zip Code:      98102

  Comment:       Implement variable tolling on both bridges, and make sure that some of it goes towards transit on the
                 bridges. It's obvious that this is the way this needs to happen, not everyone is going to agree on it no
                 matter how many studies or polls you conduct, so just do it already!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/15/2008

  Zip Code:      98107

  Comment:       NO TOLL! This is ridiculous. This city, instead of figuring out how to balance the budget and quit wasting
                 money, simply says, "oh well. Pass the bill to the tax payer -- for the good of the city/environment/the
                 children." It is getting out of hand. Public transportation does not go where I need to go everyday and the
                 fastest, most fuel efficient way for me to get there is, unfortunately, the 520. I really have no other
                 options and I cannot afford a toll. A toll would only cause me to change my job and move everything I
                 currently do on the east side (in Redmond & Woodinville) to a new location. Better yet, I might just move
                 out of this state altogether.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/15/2008

  Zip Code:      98007

  Comment:       Before tolling can be implemented, significant improvements to the Transit system will be necessary.
                 Currently, buses do not run across the bridge after 10:30pm. Even before 10:30pm, the amount of trips is
                 unreasonably low. Those facts force many people, especially University of Washington students, to either
                 drive across the bridge or be picked up. It is hardly fair that people must pay tolls due to an incompetent
                 transit system.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/15/2008

  Zip Code:      98103

  Comment:       BUILD THE BRIDGE!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/15/2008

  Zip Code:      98040



Public Comments Received: Web Survey                      121                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  Comment:       Do not put tolls on existing highways that do not add capacity. Revenue on 520 bridge studies is limited
                 because you are not building a bridge with adequate capacity. It should have one additional GP lane from
                 the first entrance to the first exit similar to what was done on the Tacoma Narrows bridge.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/15/2008

  Zip Code:      98033

  Comment:       Do not start the tolls now - in this bad economy is is unwise and will result in significant local traffic
                 pattern changes.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/15/2008

  Zip Code:      98118

  Comment:       Fund more transit across the bridge!!!! And bike lanes!!!!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/15/2008

  Zip Code:      98103

  Comment:       I disagree with time of day variable tolls, because they would have unknown economic ripple effects on
                 businesses that depend on I-90 and WA-520, and would be likely to lead to perverse incentives (for
                 example, cars and trucks idling while waiting for the rates to go down, drivers taking lengthy detour
                 routes, etc. I support tolling both I-90 and WA-520 bridges, because the substitution effect is too blatant
                 otherwise. However, non-bridge routes, including WA-522/Lake City Way should not be tolled. Lake City
                 Way is not a sufficiently viable substitute for either bridge corridor. This decision could be revisited if the
                 impact of extra traffice loads on Lake City Way is above expectations. I would STRONGLY OPPOSE any
                 WA-520 replacement structure that is not equipped FROM THE BEGINNING with dedicated transit lanes
                 (not shared with carpools) operating 24/7 in both directions and rail transit capabilities.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/15/2008

  Zip Code:      98006

  Comment:       Pleaes toll both bridges beginning 2010. Please consider giving carpools a discount. Please do not toll
                 public transit.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/15/2008

  Zip Code:      98034

  Comment:       Thanks. We need tolls soon on both bridges and they should be used to pay for a wide range of
                 transportation choices in the tolled corridors. I am not worried about diversion.




Public Comments Received: Web Survey                        122                                  Printed: December 12, 2008
  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/15/2008

  Zip Code:      98005

  Comment:       TOLL THE BRIDGE SO MORE PEOPLE USE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/15/2008

  Zip Code:      98052

  Comment:       Tolling should start early to save up money. It should be the same rate day or night, weekday or
                 weekend. It should be an easy to remember amount ($1.50, $1.00). People should be able to buy several
                 days worth ahead of time. A month pass....etc. Lightrail and Transit should be top priority for the new
                 bridge! !!!!!!! This regions economy depends upon everyone being able to travel the region relatively
                 quickly, safely, economically, and with less damage to our environment. Can you imagine how much more
                 shopping and event attending people would do if they could get to dowtown Seattle in 30 mins.(or less),
                 not have to worry about parking, and save some money in the process!!




  From:          Kaaren Kirkpatrick

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/15/2008

  Zip Code:      98102

  Comment:       Tolling is the only equitable way to fund. I am more than willing to pay to use the bridges (and freeways,
                 for that matter). Washington is so far behind other states in this regard, it is laughable.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/16/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       Tolling I-90 to pay for 520 will have a sever economic impact on the City of Mercer Island. We have now
                 way on/off the island other than via I-90 and charging us for access is unfair. Plus, the majority of our
                 workforce lives off the island, and many won't be willing to pay the toll in order to come to work. This will
                 have huge negative impacts on our schools and all of our other businesses.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/16/2008

  Zip Code:      98101

  Comment:       Use tolling to promote transit as much as possible. Make transit fast and reliable on both bridges.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/16/2008

  Zip Code:      98058

  Comment:       Tolls stink....why will giving the government more money do any good. They just spend more then ask for


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       123                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
                 more. Our gas tax is one of the highest in the nation if it isn't enough we should look to management not
                 tolls for a solution.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/16/2008

  Zip Code:      unknown

  Comment:       Stop dragging your feet and get tolls done already. This shouldn't be another viaduct-style delay. We need
                 a new 520 now!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/16/2008

  Zip Code:      98155

  Comment:       Thank you.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/16/2008

  Zip Code:      98136

  Comment:       The committee should take a hard look at congestion tolling that has been used successfully in cities all
                 over the world from London to New York to Hong Kong. I think the committee should however go a step
                 beyond this and have the toll price increase electronically as congestion increases. More money would be
                 made and traffic volume would decrease.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/16/2008

  Zip Code:      98034

  Comment:       SR 520 needs to be replaced and the sooner the better. No interest in having a Minnesota bridge collapse
                 around here.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/16/2008

  Zip Code:      98072

  Comment:       THE BRIDGE DOES NOT NEED TO BE REPLACED. DON'T TOLL US MORE BECAUSE YOU CAN'T USE OUR
                 TAX MONEY PROPERLY.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/16/2008




Public Comments Received: Web Survey                     124                                Printed: December 12, 2008
  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       The costs associated with the repair or replacement of the 520 bridge should be borne exclusively by the
                 people that use it. I would not be willing to "share" the cost of replacing the vcr or washer/dryer of
                 someone living ten miles from me any more than I am willing to "share" the cost of replacing a bridge I
                 never use. In other words, keep your greedy mitts off the I-90 bridge. At the very least, if some toll is put
                 on the I-90 bridge the residents of Mercer Island should get a free pass.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/16/2008

  Zip Code:      98115

  Comment:       Please consider creating better transit options with better connections from Wedgwood to 520




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/16/2008

  Zip Code:      98115

  Comment:       Should implement a bike shuttle across the bridge as well as bikers often have to wait awhile for a bus
                 with free bike rack space to come by.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/16/2008

  Zip Code:      98133

  Comment:       Scrap the stupid idea. We are paying thru the nose now. I refuse to understand this logic of paying for
                 something that we do not have yet and people oppose of.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/16/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       Residents of Mercer Island must have relief from tolls on I-90.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/16/2008

  Zip Code:      98117

  Comment:       Read your own survey questions from the perspective of someone who does not support tolling (because
                 once tolling and undemocratic demand based pricing are implemented and funds earmarked for
                 continuous maintenance the tolls are likely never to be removed). Most questions force the respondent to
                 select an answer that presumes an approval of tolling on 520. The only alternative to many questions is
                 "Don't Know". I would surmise that WDOT staff will use the skewed survey data to mislead State
                 Legislators by giving selective survey results - "70% of respondents said tolling 520 & I-90 is OK, 30%
                 said just toll 520". What will not be mentioned to legislators is that the only other response to many tolling
                 questions was "Don't Know". The option for "None of the above" was seldom available. I will personally
                 travel to Olympia and testify about this biased survey when hearings on tolling legislation is reviewed
                 during the 2009 session.


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       125                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/16/2008

  Zip Code:      98077

  Comment:       Please use the tolls on these bridges for bridge construction costs, (not Maintenance of these bridges)!!!!
                 Pay off the debt incurred and remove the toll. I don't want to see these funds being diverted for Transit or
                 studies about traffic in the Greater Puget Sound region. Use the toll revenue to pay down the bonds
                 incurred to construct the bridges. Thanks, One of millions of concerned citizens. Stewart Ledford,
                 Woodinville,Wa.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/16/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       You have clearly slanted the questions in favor of tolling. As an example: "4. If you knew that as soon as
                 tolls begin that: Trips across the 520 bridge would be faster during peak commute times, and that Trips
                 across the I-90 bridge would be slightly slower during peak commute times Which would you prefer? Begin
                 tolling the existing 520 bridge in 2010 Begin tolling in 2016 when the new bridge is completed Don't know
                 Neither. I don't want tolls on either, but I particularly don't want tolls on I-90. You give no options here for
                 selecting no tolls. Therefore, any survey you cite, and I assume you will cite this, is meaningless because
                 you have not given all options. The rest of your questions are similarly biased, and you have clearly
                 worked hard to do this. I live on Mercer Island, and am utterly dependent on the I-90 bridges to gain
                 access both to work and to bring my children to school. Unlike people who live on the East Side or in
                 Seattle, I have absolutely no alternative to using the bridges, unless I want to swim to work. There is
                 absolutely no justification for forcing people who have no alternative to pay, other than a "might makes
                 right" approach. You are essentially demanding several thousand dollars per year from anyone who lives
                 or works on Mercer Island.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/16/2008

  Zip Code:      98030

  Comment:       I do not agree with tolls. If the government could balance the budget and learn to spend the money more
                 wisely then we would not need tolls. Washington State has one of the highest gas tax rates in the country
                 and we still have to use tolls? Tax and spending is not the answer here. I will not support tolls for any
                 reason. Why should I have to pay a tax for a road that I use that is supposed to be maintained by the gas
                 tax?




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/16/2008

  Zip Code:      98115

  Comment:       Have monthly or yearly toll pass with unlimited usages as an option.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/16/2008

  Zip Code:      98122


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       126                                  Printed: December 12, 2008
  Comment:       Hello~ I would like to insure that all people are able to get across the water with relative ease. We must
                 think of those families and folks without the resources to pay a toll. Those folks CANNOT be forced to drive
                 around the lake. This could be absurd and embarassing. This could make folks feel even more oppressed.
                 For these reasons I strongly suggest that the bridge has variable rates, and that perhaps the I-90 is un-
                 tolled. Furthermore, and perhaps more importantly--let's focus on transit and transit education. Thank you
                 for your work!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/16/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       Hi, I drive my daughter to school in Seattle (St. Joseph) It is already expensive (gas, tuition) as it is. If a
                 toll was put on I-90 we wouldn't be able to afford to send her to the school. We don't have a choice to
                 drive around to a different freeway in order to avoid the toll. It is unfair to consider tolling Mercer Island
                 residents (we aren't all rich!) It would put an unfair burden on the people who live and work on Mercer
                 Island. Please consider the elderly (who have to get to doctor's appointments, etc. , teachers (who need to
                 travel to/from work) It would be unfair to expect the school dictrict to compensate for the high cost the
                 tolls would take on teacher salaries. Community workers - such as firefighters, police. Most of these
                 people don't live on Mercer Island. It doesn't make sense to toll a community that will be held hostage by
                 the expense of tolls. Please take I-90 off of your "tolling choices" Thank you




  From:          Margaret Wiggins

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/16/2008

  Zip Code:      98011

  Comment:       Does it bother you that the promise made to the citizens of this state to take the toll off the 520 bridge
                 after it was paid for, and then treat that bridge JUST LIKE ANY OTHER ROAD! would be broken? Why not
                 just stop all the gas taxes and put tolls on all the roads? We can be like New Jersey, is that what you
                 want? What if the tolls make the working person lose money over going on welfare, have you calculated
                 how much higher the salaries will have to be just to get someone to take the minimum wage jobs? How
                 much higher the cost will be on the consumers who count on those people for their service? Do you want
                 all the slums in Seattle or do you want to spread them out? Spending toll money on transit, isn't that
                 illegal since the transit bond passed? You already have that pound of flesh, double taxation could be cause
                 for a revolt. But you might want to make sure that more buses are ready to go on day one of any toll. And
                 most definitely by day 30 or whenever the first bill hits for your automated tolling system.




  From:          Klaus & Thyrsa Jensen

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/16/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       My wife and I are long-time residents of Mercer Island (since 1980). There is no hospital on Mercer Island,
                 There is no Costco on Mercer Island. Our doctor is located in Seattle etc. etc. The only way we can travel
                 to destinations like the above is by using I-90. There is no other alternative. We are retirees living on fixed
                 income - if you impose these tolls on us it will create a financial hardship on us and we will be forced to
                 consider move to another city. Mercer Island residents are unique in respect of having no choice - we have
                 to use I-90 to travel on and off the island. For the above reasons, we strongly oppose any tolls be imposed
                 on residents of Mercer Island for any purpose whatsoever. We originally paid our share in Federal Income
                 taxes to pay for the construction of of the Interstate highway system, including I-90. It makes no more
                 sense to impose a toll on the I-90 bridge than to impose a toll on for example I-5 to and from Olympia. In
                 both cases you are charging for access to and from the federal Interstate Highway system. Is that even
                 legal? Sincerely, Claus and Thyrsa Jensen Mercer Island




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey



Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       127                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  Date:          11/16/2008

  Zip Code:      unknown

  Comment:       Any answer is predicated on what you will do with current 3 person carpools or even 2 person carpools. Do
                 they have to pay as well? Will they pay a reduced amount? As a 3 person carpool today, drive times are
                 fine. If I get grouped in with everyone else then I'll take another route. If you toll I-90 then I'll have to
                 add that to the price of my Mariners or Sounders ticket. What is your goal? To get money from people at
                 peak times or just get money. A flat rate for more years is fairer. Lower tolls prior to construction is
                 preferable, then more money after completion.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/16/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       No mention is being made of the enormously high negative impact to residents, employees, businesses on
                 Mercer Island in the toll I-90 scenarios. With I-90 tolling, there are no alternatives for Mercer Island
                 residents to take untolled alternate routes, thus resulting in a high and unfair enforced tax on residents,
                 businesses and employees who live off-island. I90 MUST be left untolled.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/16/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       No Toll on I-90!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/16/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       mercer island residents should not pay toll at all because it is penalty to them. carpoolers should not pay
                 toll. toll booth should be setup between Seattle and Mercer Island for both bounds.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/16/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       If you are a Mercer Isalnd resident or you work on MI, YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE TO PAY A TOLL!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/16/2008

  Zip Code:      98122

  Comment:       It will be critical to educate the public about the benefits and reasoning behind the final decisions, to
                 "manage the message" well.




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  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/16/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       I would support tolling on I-90 if there were exemptions for the residents of Mercer Island - We should not
                 be forced to pay for travel to and from the island/home when there is no alternative. Permits could be
                 issued for free travel to and from the Island for residents.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/16/2008

  Zip Code:      98135

  Comment:       If it were my decision, I would start tolling early, on both bridges at a single rate. After the new bridge is
                 built would be the time to implement the variable rates.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/17/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       If I-90 needs to have a toll to generate enough revenue, Scenarios 8 and 9, where a toll is charged to
                 Seattle, but not to Bellevue from Mercer Island are preferable. Exacting a toll both ways is like imposing
                 an $2000 tax per driver on Mercer Island residents if we choose to leave the island. We have no choice but
                 to use I-90.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/17/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       I-90 is the *only* way for people to get off and on Mercer Island. I am strongly opposed to a toll that
                 would leave people unable to get to and from the island without paying.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/17/2008

  Zip Code:      98103

  Comment:       I would take the bus more frequently today if there were better Sound Transit options from North Seattle.
                 As it stands, I need to take the woefully slow, packed 48 bus to get to the Montlake station, where I get
                 onto a woefully full 545 bus to Redmond. The 48 bus, while very convenient from where I live (North end
                 of Greenlake), takes up to 30 minutes just to get to the Montlake station, completely removing any non-
                 financial incentive I have to take the bus. Time is, as we all know, in fact money anyway. As you plan, it
                 would seem prudent to me to think about having some ST buses that look at Magnolia, Ballard, Crown Hill,
                 Greenlake, and Greenwood that make minimal stops. Ultimately, during the construction of the new 520
                 bridge, these buses could enter the express lanes at 65th and hopefully take reconfigured carpool lanes
                 heading East on I-90 to get to Redmond. It's not going to be pretty no matter which direction you choose,
                 but smart mitigation and incentives for taking the bus will go a long way.




  From:          Anonymous



Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       129                                  Printed: December 12, 2008
  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/17/2008

  Zip Code:      98077

  Comment:       I think using 90 as an alternate to 520 for those north or east of Lake Sammamish is a false premise. It
                 might work for those in Bellevue. But not for those who travel through Redmond to 520. I live near Duvall
                 and it is much quicker for me to travel into Redmond and catch transit than to go through Woodinville to
                 catch transit. Occassionally, I have business in the South Sound that requires I drive into Seattle for work
                 and then out from there after work. I would use 520 regardless. Thanks for asking.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/17/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       I understand the rationale to toll both bridges but it seems ridiculous that we are Mercer Islanders should
                 have to bear such a high burden that goes to fund a bridge that most of us use seldomly use. It is
                 interesting that the people who use the bridge most, Clyde Hill and Seattle, want to toll BOTH bridges. In
                 essence, they want someone else to pay for improvements for them. I suggest that you toll neither bridge
                 and use general highway funds even though they are in short supply. This seems like a public good
                 (infrastructure) that is worthy of general tax revenues. If that isn't acceptable, then toll the people who
                 use the bridge you are building. The rationale for tolling both bridges might as well be extended to tolling
                 ALL ways around the Lake including 405's south end and and Lake City Way/Bothell.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/17/2008

  Zip Code:      98105

  Comment:       I think it is critical for both bridges to be tolled as soon as possible. Doing this will offset the greatest
                 amount of financing cost. I also think that bus service across 520 should be a top priority. The fact that
                 there is no HOV lane across 520 is a huge impediment to fast bus service that goes from places like
                 Capitol Hill and NE Seattle to Overlake. Also, when rapid HOV bus service is finally running on a new 520,
                 it needs to connect directly to the UW light rail station. I can't stand having to walk from the 65 stop on
                 Stevens Way (on the UW campus) to the Montlake flyer stop when I take the bus to the Eastside. Since
                 there are no buses that run directly down 35th Ave and continue south on Montlake Blvd, this is the only
                 way I can make this trip.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/17/2008

  Zip Code:      98118

  Comment:       I go to college in Bellevue, go to work on Mercer Island, and do my shopping on Mercer Island and
                 Bellevue. I live in Seattle near the I-90 bridge. To me, Bellevue and Mercer Island are my local
                 neighborhoods. Those are the places that I do ALL of my business. I am a hard working college student. I
                 certainly don't want to pay a toll every time I need to do something!!!!! You are making Seattle a totally
                 unliveable city. I have no choice but to use a car to get from one place to the other. I need the I-90
                 bridge, and I need it free. I pay enough taxes!!!!!!!!




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/17/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       I live in Mercer Island. I support tolling I-90 at a single point (between MI and Seattle), but not BOTH on


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                 Bellevue and Seattle sides. (I travel equally often in both directions).




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/17/2008

  Zip Code:      98034

  Comment:       I support a toll so that people using the 520 can pay for it. Improvments are long overdue on it. What I do
                 not want to see is this abused as some kind of new tax where the toll is used for all sorts of general
                 improvements and wasted. If any toll money will go to anything else, or the toll will be collected
                 indefinitely instead of just to pay for the bridge then I am completely against it.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/17/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       I live on Mercer Island. I support tolling of 520 for all of the right reasons. However, I do not support
                 tolling on I-90 unless there is an exception granted for Mercer Island residents or those who work on
                 Mercer Island. An I-90 toll that included Mercer Island residents and workers would not be fair, and would
                 have a significant negative impact on commerce, jobs and quality of life.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/17/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       I live on Mercer Island and support tolling. Because we MUST use a bridge to leave the Island, I favor a
                 reduced toll to and from Mercer Island. So many of our teachers live in Seattle or on the Eastside, tolling
                 is very problematic for them. I make 2 roundtrips to and from Seattle DAILY for my job as a nanny for a
                 teacher's child and often a third trip during non-peak hours for meetings and other reasons. The two daily
                 roundtrips must be during rush hours (as the teacher must go to work during rush hour and I return the
                 baby to her after her work day ends, also during rush hours.) If the tolls are as suggested in your
                 information, it could cost $20.20 daily. I only do this three days a week, but paying + $80 per week is
                 VERY high. In fact, since I earn $80 a day as a nanny, the toll is slightly more than 25% of my daily pay.
                 My second job is as a substitute teacher. I have no choice but to go during rush hour in the morning and
                 transit is usually impractical as I don't have enough time between when I am called and when I have to be
                 at the school. Returning I suppose I could wait until after 7 PM to return although it seems a total waste of
                 time to wait three hours to return home. The rush-hours round-trip would be $10 at the highest prices
                 which is a more reasonable rate of something less than 10% of my daily pay. Mercer Island being totally
                 dependent on the I-90 corridor is in a different position than any other town. Getting to Seattle by driving
                 east then south or north around the lake is certainly not ecologically sound, and it doesn't help the traffic
                 on 405 either. Taking the most direct route certainly makes more ecological sense than driving around.
                 But needing to come to Mercer Island or to leave Mercer Island during rush hours can get VERY expensive.
                 Looking at the environmental impact should be considered in the decision making process. It seems to me
                 that the last thing we want to do is create a problem while trying to find a solution. I say all this while
                 supporting tolls. I simply ask that because of the unique physical location of Mercer Island that the
                 possibility of a different (meaning lower) tolling rate for travel to and from Mercer Island be seriously
                 considered. Judy Ginn 206 232-7527 rjginn@juno.com




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/17/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       I live on Mercer Island and use the 1-90 bridge all the time as it is our only means of getting to Seatte.
                 This includes two adults coomuting to work in Seattle and two children driving to seperate schools in


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                 Seattle that is a miimum of 8 bridge crossings everyday. Add to that weekend and evening trips and you
                 easily get 10 daily bridge crossings. Having to pay a toll penalises me for the simple fact that I live on
                 Mercer Island which is unfair. Additionally it puts an unfair burden on low paid teachers, govt workers and
                 police that have to commute to Mercer Island adding to the cost of living on the Island PLEASE DO NOT
                 TOLL MERCER ISLANDERS




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/17/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       I live on Mercer Island in which I90 is the only access on and off the Island. I work off Mercer Island in
                 both directions depending on which day. I do support tolling both bridges. However, there needs to be
                 significant amount of discount, or exemption for people who are dependent solely on I90 for
                 transportation.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/17/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       It is unfair to toll Mercer Island residents to cross I-90 as they have no other alternatives, as do people
                 who work on Mercer Island like teachers. People going to and from Mercer Island should be exempt from
                 tolls on I-90.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/17/2008

  Zip Code:      98272

  Comment:       If you must toll, just toll the 520. We have lower income employees who commute from Seattle to MI,
                 with terrible bus service to our locality, and a toll hit to their commute would be devastating to them, and
                 may force turnover issues at our non-profit organization.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/17/2008

  Zip Code:      98122

  Comment:       many households have two adults that work on either side of Lake Washington, as ours does. We chose to
                 buy our house because it afforded each of us the least commute distance. For one of us to travel to work
                 in Kirkland means that either we would add 1/2 hour to our commute via I-90 (shortest travel alternative
                 at current travel times), or pay up to $200/month in tolls. Our work schedules are not flexible and we
                 don't have the option of working outside of peak travel times. The one of us who works in Kirkland has to
                 start early in the morning and taking transit would add at least 1 hour to the commute. The additional
                 time to commute, and/or the additional loss in income for paying tolls means that we would consider
                 moving out of the Puget Sound area altogether.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/17/2008

  Zip Code:      98125


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       132                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  Comment:       Lets just get it done. The sooner we start the better off we will be




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/17/2008

  Zip Code:      98144

  Comment:       Are the new plans for the 520 Bridge going to include lightrail?




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/17/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       As a Mercer Island resident I have an issue having to pay money to get to and from my house. In most
                 toll situations an individual has an option with regards to which route they want to take for convenience.
                 In the case of Mercer Island residents there is only one way on and off the island so you are immediately
                 making a financial decision for that entire group of people leaving them no choice. It's important to look at
                 all of the ramifications as well. For instance should an elderly person receiving medical treatment in
                 Seattle or Belleve be absolutely forced to pay a toll since that is their only route option? These are the
                 types of questions that I hope are up for discussion during this decision period. Thank you.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/17/2008

  Zip Code:      98103

  Comment:       1. Do not act like you can even toll Interstate 90, because you and the public both know that you cannot
                 do it without losing federal funding as that is an interstate highway. 2. I am from the state of New York,
                 land of over tolling and I can tell you that once you go down this pathway, it will be neverending--
                 everytime you look to build something, you will want to put a toll on it and its a slippery slope and causes
                 a lot of animosity with the taxpayers.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/17/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       As a Mercer Island resident, I never never never use the 520 bridge but do cross the 90 bridge all the time
                 for errands, for my kids' extracurriculars, for nightlife, for trips out of town. There needs to be a multiple-
                 pass discount for Mercer Island. We disproportionately use the bridge - which seems to say we should pay
                 more in user fees -- but if 90 is tolled as a user fee for 520...we do not use it at all.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/17/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       As a Mercer Island resident, I strongly feel that tolling the I-90 bridge would be unfair. No alternate routes
                 exist that we could take to Seattle or Bellevue. Our schools would be highly impacted as the vast majority
                 of teachers and administrators live off-island and would have to pay high prices to commute to and from
                 work every day. As the number of businesses based on Mercer Island is rather small, most of the working



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                 population typically commutes, therefore is likely to be negatively impacted by this proposed tolling
                 system. Mercer Island already has to cope with the vast number of commuters that use its P&R sites while
                 not leaving on the island. It's already almost impossible to find a parking spot and ride the public
                 transportation system to and from work, so that's not going to be a viable alternative. Because Mercer
                 Island is primarily a residential area, our kids are involved in many before and after school activities and
                 volunteer initiatives that happen off the island. Tolling the I-90 bridge may discourage participation and
                 isolate the Mercer Island community even more.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/17/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       I didn't answer some of the questions because as I answered at the beginning of the survey, I don't think
                 tolling is the way to pay for the bridge. It's not a fair tax. It would be penalizing people who must use the
                 bridges to get to work. I know, then they should live near work--but that is not realistic. We need much
                 more public transportation-more buses running more frequently. Yes, the bridge needs replacing, but I
                 believe the state should be paying for that--SR 520. I believe that stands for State Route.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/17/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       Fund this construction with tolls only on 520 or no tolls at all. I live on an Island--no way off or on without
                 using I-90. I should not have to be forced to pay a toll. This is in infringement on my civil liberties.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/17/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       Yes......Mercer Island residents should be exempt from seven round trip I-90 tolls per week or have a low
                 toll at all times.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/17/2008

  Zip Code:      98056

  Comment:       Would you consider exempting off island employees that work on Mercer Island from a toll on the I-90
                 bridge? I am an educator. I live in Renton but work for Mercer Island School District. There is not
                 "educator affordable" housing on Mercer Island.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/17/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       We use the I 90 bridge to go to work - please don't place tolls on it!




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  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/17/2008

  Zip Code:      98102

  Comment:       What happened to Microsoft paying for half the bridge?!




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/17/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       Provisions should be made for Mercer Island residents to use the I-90 bridges toll-free. Similar provisions
                 should be made for public employees (teachers, fire fighters, police officers) who work on the island but
                 are non-residents.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/17/2008

  Zip Code:      98126

  Comment:       Regarding the format of the survey questions, no options for "no impact" were given. For example, the
                 presence or absence of toll booths does not generally impact my opinion because I am familiar w/ that
                 methodology both in the eastern U.S. and at the Tacoma Narrows bridge. However that was not an option.
                 Thank you




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/17/2008

  Zip Code:      98102

  Comment:       People in other parts of the country have to pay tolls to cross bridges, so it shouldn't be a big deal to pay
                 them here, particularly when you have the option to drive around.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/17/2008

  Zip Code:      98144

  Comment:       please star the work ASAP !!! before storm , safe people thank you.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/17/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       The MOST important thing to me is that if tolling is to take place on the I-90 bridge (and I do not favor
                 that because I believe that tolls should be charged only for the facility for which they will be applied) is
                 that only the floating bridge be tolled. Two segment tolling treats Mercer Island residents unlike those of
                 any other community because we would not be able to go about out daily business without paying tolls.
                 This would impose a great financial burden on Mercer Island residents and have many unintended


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                 consequences.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/17/2008

  Zip Code:      98126

  Comment:       The tolls should be the same no matter the time or day. Not fair to start charing tolls until after project is
                 completed!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/17/2008

  Zip Code:      98042

  Comment:       Tolls, like taxes, are a way to pay for services. Naysayers may object, but then let them suggest an
                 alternative revenue stream that does not impact other important services. It's about time that we (motor
                 vehicle drivers) pay for the things we would ordinarily take for granted.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/17/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       Tolling I-90 would be detrimental to employees and residents of Mercer Island. As I-90 is the only access
                 to Mercer Island, residents and employees (teachers, police, firefighters) would not have any option other
                 than to pay the toll - unlike a 520 toll, there is no drive around or use other bridge option. It would be
                 extraordinarily unfair to toll I-90 without providing Island residents and employees an option for free
                 access across the bridge.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/17/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       Tolls are the most equitable way to collect revenue from users; and if used properly, should be able to
                 fund better rapid transit and therefore less traffic for those of us who have no other way to get to/from
                 our homes on Mercer Island. If I-90 is tolled, more people may choose to use public transit, but to do so,
                 the park and ride on the island should be available to Mercer Island residents free of charge, but with a fee
                 for off island users, who tend to fill up the lot, leaving little to no room for those of us who live here. Bus
                 riders would not be charged the toll other than a few cent increase in fare.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/17/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       Tolling I-90 is the functional equivalent of taxing Mercer Island residents.




  From:


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       136                                  Printed: December 12, 2008
  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/17/2008

  Zip Code:      98004

  Comment:       Think hard before you toll one bridge and not another. Don't punish those living around 520 as well as I-
                 90.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/18/2008

  Zip Code:      98006

  Comment:       This survey positions the tolls on 520 as a forgone conclusion. The questions are designed to give you a
                 variety of conclusions that are all within what you have planned for the bridge financing. This will allow
                 you to show that we voters favor what you are doing. My taxes have not gone down, they rise with
                 inflation. I know that things cost more than they used to. I know that building supplies are significantly
                 more expensive. I know that fuel costs are up. I know these things because I need to purchase these
                 same items at their increased costs. I am required to find a way to live within my means, so should our
                 government? There is still plenty of fat to be trimmed before we decide to make every road, park and trail
                 finance itself through user fees. Last time I checked we were paying some of the highest gas taxes in the
                 nation to finance roads. The more gas I buy, the more I pay towards roads. That by definition is a user
                 fee. Taxation is out of control and tolls are just another way to raise more taxes. It is only a matter of
                 time before we will have tolls on all the major roads and highways. How much will I pay to cross the pass?
                 (It costs a lot to plow, sand and maintain those roads). What about crossing the Fremont, University,
                 Aurora, Ship Canal or Montlake bridges? (Natural choke points make them unavoidable). Several
                 neighborhoods only have a few ways in, we could catch people there too! If you think I am being alarmist,
                 look at every other tax that has been passed in recent history. We now finance our parks, schools and
                 many fire departments with levies. They start out with a limit on their duration, then when they are due to
                 expire we are offered a new levy that "won't raise taxes" since we are just replacing an existing levy. That
                 in effect makes the temporary levies permanent. Please think very hard before moving forward with this
                 insideous new tax. We are overburdened already.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/18/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       Tolling I-90 will impact me not just for communting to work, but how my family is able to access services
                 not provided for on Mercer Island, including emergencies. I am dependent on the bridge for accessing
                 these services. No one is impacted by 520 in that way. I am concerned that there are a number of
                 community services that will be impacted: school district, fire and police to name three as a portion of
                 these personnel do not live on the island. As a resident, of course I don't want to pay every time I need to
                 leave or return to the Island - I would have lived on Bainbridge or Vashon Island if that were the case. I
                 might feel differently about supporting tolling if I were assured that there was going to be a limit to the
                 duration of the tolling as was done when the Evergreen Point Bridge was originally built. I am not
                 hopefully that this will be the case.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/18/2008

  Zip Code:      98119

  Comment:       Tolls are a bad idea!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey



Public Comments Received: Web Survey                      137                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  Date:          11/18/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       Under NO circumstances should I-90 be tolled. Residents of Mercer Island would have no non toll
                 alternative. I-90 is a Federal Interstate and absolutely should not be tolled by a local authority.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/18/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       Paying a toll on 520 would be reasonable, since that is the roadway being replaced. Putting a toll on I-90
                 bridge is not fair. If you want to toll all roads to help lower costs, why then not toll I-5 and I-405 as well?




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/18/2008

  Zip Code:      98052

  Comment:       Please be sure to analyze impacts of various alternatives (such as variable rate tolling) on commute
                 patterns in the surrounding areas. With higher rates during peak hours, you might see more traffic
                 diverting, which may impact neighborhoods negatively. Quality of life for surrounding communities is
                 important.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/18/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       Provision must be made to minimize any inpacts to those living on Mercer Island since there are no other
                 alternatives. I assume the existing accomodation would be extended to the East Channel Bridge that
                 Island residents can use the Bridges at no cost.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/18/2008

  Zip Code:      98102

  Comment:       We need more mass transit options not more roads otherwise the new 520 bridge will become congested
                 within a few years of building it




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/18/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       Yes. Comments: Variable pricing is a good approach to balancing the traffic between day and night,
                 especially for freight traffic. People who have to commute to work during the peak hours cannot take
                 advantage of this option and are stuck with the highest price. If both bridges are tolled, they either pay a
                 peak price or take the bus. There are issues with both options: The worker still has the problem of getting
                 from the bus stop to the workplace. Most of Seattle is accessible by bus. Mercer Island on the other hand,
                 has spotty bus service. What will be done to increase the public transportation on Mercer Island? Will on-


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                 call routes [similar to Access], vanpool assistance or additional routes be added? Will employers in Seattle
                 be able to buy a discounted bridge pass for employees? Will Mercer Island residents receive a bridge pass?
                 They too have no choice about using a bridge, although they may be able to control the timing of their
                 trip. Finally, will business owners on Mercer Island be able to to purchase an island pass at a lower rate
                 than the Seattle bridge discount to attract and keep staff? I'm looking forward to your ideas for handling
                 specific types of travelers who, for business reasons, cannot choose where they go or when to travel.
                 Thank you for your time in considering this. If both 520 and 90 are tolled, will employers be able to buy a
                 discounted bridge pass for their employees? If not, will there be a monthly or yearly discounted rate for
                 the public? Will residents of Mercer Island be able to buy a discounted bridge pass?




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/18/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       Yes. I attended the Nov 17 open house. Among the existing 9 scenarios, I would choose number 8.
                 However, I do agree that it would be wise, if for no other reason than political, to study the scenario
                 presented by our Mercer Island mayor tonight, since the opposition has been so strong and the city council
                 has unanimously supported this idea, I believe. It seems like it might be a possibility, although I do not
                 want Mercer Island to abrograte its citizenship in the region.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/18/2008

  Zip Code:      98116

  Comment:       Find another way to pay for this - gas tax or other. Bridge tolls only penalize the people who live in
                 Seattle, Mercer Island and Bellevue. There are no tolls on HWY 167 or 405. We have limited choices
                 already. Please don't stop up our traffic even more.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/18/2008

  Zip Code:      98105

  Comment:       Do you know what the Nr.1 particulate matter by volume in the air is, comprising 60-70% of the "stuff" in
                 the air we breathe? It is Latex (UW EPA Air Quality study). Do you have any idea how many people are
                 allergic to Latex? Do they have any idea of these facts? Do you know where this Latex comes from? Try
                 the millions of tires that are slowly ground down until they need to be replaced, starting the whole process
                 over again. Californication. It is the height of Stupidity to think more people is good for any region; there
                 are limits that the environment can naturally absorb. We are beyond that now. I saw it happen in CA and
                 now it is happening here. More pollution, more environmental damage and Human Health risks. IF you
                 build it they Will come. The only Responsible way to handle this matter is Do Not Increase the Capacity.
                 The natural Limitations will follow. One of these days, when people become educated of these matters,
                 there will be a calling for accountability.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/18/2008

  Zip Code:      98112

  Comment:       Ensure that the toll doesn't cause backups on I-5 and especially Montlake! Otherwise, toll away. Also, do
                 not toll Montlake users for using the short bit of the 520 (westbound) for getting to I-5.




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  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/18/2008

  Zip Code:      98056

  Comment:       WE DON'T NEED TOLLS. TAX THE RICH




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/18/2008

  Zip Code:      98115

  Comment:       I am morally opposed to tolls. It makes it so that only the rich can afford to travel on the highways. Isn't
                 there a way to do this without tolls?




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/18/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       I am very strongly opposed to any tolls on I-90 bridge, which will impose an unreasonable burden to a
                 large number of people who do not use the 520 and penalize people who work on the island. The people
                 using the bridge are the most reasonable source of funding for the bridge. The people who will leave the
                 520 to take the 90 will be penalized with longer commute times and higher gas expenses. Another
                 alternative is to toll the people who can choose, but not the people who cannot choose: the people of
                 Mercer Island cannot choose to not use the I-90 bridge. People who work on the island, many at middle or
                 low income, have no choice about how to get to work. Give them Good to Go cards that don't charge the
                 driver at all. Thank you for considering these and other comments in your deliberations!




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/18/2008

  Zip Code:      98053

  Comment:       I don't like the idea of tolling at all on any roadway, public or private. I pay enough in taxes already and
                 detest the idea of a use tax on everything I do or use. If you can't afford to build the bridge then just don't
                 build it. Not to hard to understand is it? Look at it this way...I don't build a house I can't possibly pay for
                 and then charge people driving by it to pay for it. The passers by would be pretty hacked off and rightly
                 so. If the idea is to have fewer vehicles travel into Seattle from the east side or vise-versa, then just
                 remove the old SR520 bridge and be done with it. If you want a transit bridge then build one, but only
                 charge the patrons of that service for what they receive and be done with it. Being forced to pay for mass
                 transit projects I don't use is nothing more than legalized theft. The idea that tolls will reduce traffic also
                 smacks of a good old fashioned class system. Government is more than willing to let a person pay for a
                 driver's license, pay to license your car, pay for insurance, pay for gas plus tax, pay for upkeep and
                 associated excise taxes but if there's not enough left for a daily trip on the toll road you say, "so much the
                 better, the roads are less crowded for those with the additional resources to use them"...we have a
                 winner. NOT! I also wanted to point out that your survey is engineered in such a way to make it look like a
                 person that doesn't support this idea/project actually is partially in favor. Don't spin the results before
                 you've even collected the data...unless you don't want to be told the truth about how the people really feel
                 about this. Yes, "the emperor has no cloths on!". Everyone's just afraid voice their objection to plans like
                 this because it's not the new age, save the planet, feel guilty about everything you do, feel guilty about
                 everything you consume, feel guilty about even existing. I truly believe you will do as you please over any
                 objections because you obviously know what's better for me than I do. Last time I checked politicians and
                 government employees were put in place to represent me...not rule me! Oh yea...and when somebody
                 says, "this is just going to hurt a little bit"...you better not believe them. Can you tell how I feel about the
                 subject or should I rant-on. Put it to a straw pole on your web site... a simple YES or NO and abide by the
                 majority's wishes. Now that wasn't so hard, was it.




Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       140                                  Printed: December 12, 2008
  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/18/2008

  Zip Code:      98007

  Comment:       I do not support a toll in any fashion whatsoever. Tolls disproportionately penalize low-income commuters.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/18/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       As a Mercer Island resident, the thoguht of tolling I-90 seems to be a very unfair burden to those of us
                 that have no other option but to use the bridge for any services that are not on the Island. As the Island
                 services are very limited, having no option but t opay a toll 2 to 4 times everyday of the week is simply
                 not equitable. Brett@mjge.com




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/18/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       be kind to residents of Mercer Island!!!!!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/18/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       Do NOT toll I-90! I-90 is a necessary economic corridor and will stifle business as tolling will add to
                 business costs and cause even more businesses to fail in a state with record business failures. Last year
                 when avalanches on Snoqualmie shut the pass down for 30 days across the season, it cost the state an
                 estimated 30 million dollars per day. Don't toll I90! Also, if you are going to toll i-90 no matter what, then
                 exempt Mercer Island residents from the toll since they have no way on or off the island besides using I-
                 90!




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/18/2008

  Zip Code:      98006

  Comment:       DO Not toll I-90. It ia unfair to people who made a choice years ago to live and travel where they use I-90
                 and not 520 to now pull all of them to same bucket. Further, the need for I-90 to be tolled would not exist
                 if the SR 520 project cost wasn't driven up by fancy enhancements for the Montlake and Roanoke areas.
                 Those areas should form an L.I.D. to support their own high level of enhancements.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/18/2008

  Zip Code:      98117


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  Comment:       City/Road planing to me should be based on a "green" economy and thus should allow people to get
                 into/out of the city with the least cost and the least amount of greenhouse emissions. Therefore tolling
                 should be based on rebuilding 520 AND improving "green" transit that works for those on the eastside.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/18/2008

  Zip Code:      98102

  Comment:       #1 most important issue for me - bringing mass transit (e.g. Light Rail) across Lake Washington.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/18/2008

  Zip Code:      98037

  Comment:       ABSOLUTELY DO NOT use tolls for anything other than ROAD IMPROVEMENTS. NO TRANSIT SPENDING
                 WITH TOLL DOLLARS.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/18/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       All WA residents will use these bridges even those who never actually cross themselves. Goods come
                 across the bridges that go to all residents in Seattle and Washington state. Therefore ALL citizens should
                 contribute to this bridge by paying with increases in their taxes or some other means. These bridges
                 should not be tolled. You will place a disproportionate burden of the cost of the bridge on Mercer Island
                 residents because we are on an island and most leave the island at least once per day (often more). I
                 have a job that requires me to be at UW at 6 am. Expecting me to ride a bike or use mass transit is
                 ridiculous. Shall I get up at 3 am to be at work on time? Do you even have buses at 3 am? I would
                 appreciate a graph showing the disproportionate amount of money you will get from MI residents owing to
                 the fact that we are hostages on this island. Unlike those residents in seattle and clyde hill who can shop
                 in their area, we do not have that luxury here. You will bankrupt businesses and households. We will be
                 unable to hire babysitters, plumbers, teachers etc without offering to pay their transportation expenses.
                 This will result in us paying for our own tolls and those of others. Please look for alternative funding. This
                 tax burden is excessive.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/18/2008

  Zip Code:      98122

  Comment:       Although I am a casual user of the Lake Washington Bridges, I think it's important that the heaviest users
                 pay their share. Our state needs to take action and we should not force Eastern Washington to keep
                 subsidizing our urban roads. Tolling both bridges seems to make the most fiscal sense and hopefully
                 people would not decide to drive to the other bridge because of a reasonable toll.




  From:          Elya Baches

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/18/2008

  Zip Code:      98056


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  Comment:       I believe it would be a very bad idea to toll any road in the county. Tolls are proven to hurt the poor more
                 than anybody else. For somebody living on the other side of the bridge from their job, the cost to them
                 would be huge. At $4 a trip, it could easily add up to $40 a week, and up to $160 a month. For somebody
                 not making a lot to begin with, the price is huge. We all pay our taxes to the Federal government, and part
                 of that money goes to infrastructure. Where is our money from them? Another point is with all the talk of
                 the new administration thinking of stimulating the economy with infrastructure money, why don't we wait
                 a few extra months and see what will develop. Maybe we can avoid the whole issue all together, or is the
                 government in Olympia already counting the toll money now.




  From:          Michael Magnussen

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/18/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       You need to clean up the 520 mess without punishing Mercer Island residents and employees who work
                 over here. We have no alternate route besides the I-90 bridge. People in the 520 corridor can decide to
                 use alternate routes. We can't. If you want to charge Bellevue, Issaquah and Seattle residents (among
                 others) who don't stop on the Island to use the I-90 bridge, that is fine because they have other choices.
                 A mere discount for us is an insult and not good enough.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/18/2008

  Zip Code:      98126

  Comment:       Live where you work, work where you live, or expect and willingly incur the luxury of commuting to
                 another place. Nothing is free.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/18/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       Mercer Island residents have no way off the island other than by bridge. Please do not isolate us with a
                 toll. One option that might be palatable in addition to "toll free" lanes would be a HOT lane that allows a
                 paid option for a quicker commute. This would also raise funds for 520 improvements.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/18/2008

  Zip Code:      98011

  Comment:       More taxes that seldom see the intended end. Way overpriced, cut the costs.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/18/2008

  Zip Code:      98177

  Comment:       NO TOLLS! AND DO NOT SELL OUR BRIDGES TO A FOREIGN ENTITY....




Public Comments Received: Web Survey                      143                                  Printed: December 12, 2008
  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/18/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       No tolls for travel on and off Mercer Island. Find alternative ways to pay for project. More mass transit.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/18/2008

  Zip Code:      98011

  Comment:       If you Toll you must have a plant to stop the toll at some point in the future




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/18/2008

  Zip Code:      98126

  Comment:       If you would put car pool lanes on 1-90 I would commute via car/van pool, it doesnt make sense for me to
                 go to 520 just to get in a car pool. doesnt save time just gas and it is not really cost effective for me.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/18/2008

  Zip Code:      98112

  Comment:       If tolls are going to be imposed to pay for the 520 bridge, tolling needs to be done on both bridges. Tolling
                 just one bridge would be irresponsible and damaging to this area. Please do this the right way. Also, tolls
                 should be MUCH lower for carpoolers and other mass transit users. We need to encourage transit
                 solutions. More roads and wider roads are not a sustainable solution. Mass transit is the only way to deal
                 with a large number of people living in this area.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/18/2008

  Zip Code:      98004

  Comment:       If we are really committed to tolling, why not collect a per-mile toll on all our freeways? They are all
                 congested. Why single out crossing the bridge? I think bridge tolls will be a negative for sports, cultural
                 activities, shopping, and restaurants/entertainment. I'd rather sell system-wide tolls. Transit service must
                 be beefed up if the bridges will be tolled and toll revenue should fund that




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/18/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       If we on Mercer Island are forced to bear a toll. Would you consider taking the burden off of non-resident
                 island employees and support staff (teachers, shop workers etc) and making the tolls only applicable to
                 cars that pass over the entire span of the bridge? Making a trip to Mercer Island a non-toll event. ex: the


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       144                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
                 toll would only be charged when you fully crossed the bridge.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/18/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       Increasing city taxes is a more appropriate way to generate revenue for this project. If tolls are to be put
                 in place, 520 tolls should be used to pay for construction and maintenance of the 520 bridge. Users of I-90
                 should not be forced to pay a toll as well. What will happen when I-90 needs to be repaired? Will we
                 double the toll on both bridges? I live on Mercer Island. What choice do I have... to take a boat? Someone
                 should check with the Federal Government to determine whether a municipality can collect tolls on an
                 interstate highway. I doubt it.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/18/2008

  Zip Code:      98033

  Comment:       It is way too easy and cheap in this country for people to just drive their own personal cars everywhere.
                 This fosters air pollution, obesity and self-absorption, etc. Anyone who can afford to drive their own car
                 every day to work from the nice suburbs to the city can afford to pay for the highway they are using (not
                 to mention the environmental impact they are causing, which is shared by all of us who are doing our part
                 by taking the bus). So, I say TAX THE HELL OUT OF 'EM!!! Thank you very much, Derek




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/18/2008

  Zip Code:      98033

  Comment:       Just do it! I'm so sick of the Seattle Process! JUST DO IT NOW!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/18/2008

  Zip Code:      98116

  Comment:       Just DO SOMETHING! Enough of the "Seattle Process," just DO SOMETHING!!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/18/2008

  Zip Code:      98056

  Comment:       Just get it done




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey



Public Comments Received: Web Survey                      145                                Printed: December 12, 2008
  Date:          11/18/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       I live on Mercer Island and have a job with very long hours as well as 2 small children that are in daycare.
                 I tend to have 11 hour days on average at work, which is why I chose to live on Mercer island, with its
                 access to the express lane during commute hours, since I need to get home as quickly as I can in order to
                 see my children. Mercer island real estate is as you know very expensive and aside from the schools, one
                 of the reasons is the easy commute to downtown Seattle. By tolling I-90 and/or preventing Mercer Island
                 residents from being able to use the express lane during commuting hours, would be a disaster for
                 housing prices that are already falling because of the recession, and would make it very difficult for me to
                 do my job as a physician and also see my children before they go to bed each night. There are better ways
                 to fund the necessary work on the bridges without tolling, which inevitably slow traffic down. Also, making
                 it more difficult for MI residents as well as visitors to MI to get to and from the Island would be disastrous
                 for the MI economy over the long term. Thank you very much for your time and consideration.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/18/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       I support paying a toll on any new bridge that needs funding, or any bridge that needs modification or
                 repair.....in liew of having the luxury of being "bailed out" by the U.S. Treasury.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/18/2008

  Zip Code:      98101

  Comment:       I support tolling of roadways, particularly if it is done to reduce congestion. I hope that you can get
                 information out to King County residents that congestion pricing is a very equitable way for people to pay
                 for roads, and is also an effective way to divert much-needed funding to mass transit.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/18/2008

  Zip Code:      unknown

  Comment:       I don't think the survey questions deal very well with whether or not there should be any tolling
                 whatsoever. Most of the questions presume tolling. I would prefer no tolling. As a Washington resident I
                 am already one of the highest taxed, the state and local governments need to trim the fat, trim the
                 payrolls, and get more done with each dollar. Tolls don't need to be inevitable, they would be the result of
                 other poor choices. Why does the state want to toll the 520 bridge and not the viaduct? 520 is a regional
                 route, the viaduct is essentailly a side route for Seattlites. There are some real inequities here. What is the
                 plan for dealing with the added congestion on local streets that will undoubtedly take on even more traffic
                 from people wanting to avoid or reduce their tolls. This should at the very most be way to pay for the
                 added infrastructure and not social engineering by the DOT.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/18/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       I feel like tolling the I90 bridge is taxation without representation. We are not getting the benefits of a
                 new bridge yet we are being asked to pay for one. Our bridge is paid for. Mercer Island residents who
                 must leave the island for medical care, shopping and services that are not offered on the island are being
                 penalized. Our support structure: teachers, fire fighters, postal workers and police force will be penalized



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                 for working on Mercer Island. These people cannot afford up to $1500.00 per year in tolls. Not to mention
                 businesses that rely on customers coming to and from the island - as well as minimum wage workers who
                 work in these island businesses. This would be an extreme hardship on both the businesses and the
                 employees. Lastly the people of Mercer Island will ultimately pay these tolls many times over each and
                 every day in the way of surcharges for people to come to Mercer Island - delivery services, plumbers,
                 contractors, cleaning help, food delivery - we will all pay for this by way of higher prices for Mercer Island
                 residents. I think the only fair way to have this toll on I-90 would be that a trip to Mercer Island would be
                 a "no toll" event. If you came from Seattle and returned to Seattle on I-90 there would be no charge as
                 well as Going to/from Bellevue from Mercer Island. That is fair and just for all visitors and residents of the
                 island who have no choice but to use this roadway. The mayor of Mercer Island and the city accountants
                 did a run through of the numbers and found that if we made MI a no toll event (both eastbound and
                 westbound) the state would still make over the 2 billion dollars needed to fund the 520 bridge. Another
                 question I have is "is it legal to toll an interstate to pay for a state roadway improvements?". I know you
                 are awaiting a reply from the Feds re: this but knowing that there is no precedent set I would have to
                 question the legality of this and would hope that due diligence on this matter had been done before all of
                 these options were brought to the table. Additionally why wouldn't the users/beneficiaries of a new 520
                 bridge be made to supplement the cost of the bridge as opposed to an area (by your own
                 account/information) that does not utilize this bridge? What about all the purple dots on the usage slide of
                 your presentation? It was very clear that south of Madison street doesn't really use the 520 bridge, so why
                 should we pay for it? I feel like the question posed in this survey re: improvements to I-90 are misleading
                 now that Sound Transit is obligated to pay for the improvements on I-90 since prop 1 passed on election
                 day. I think that this question could sway the uneducated person might sound like we would received
                 something that isn't already guaranteed by the vote. Thank you for your time and consideration in this
                 matter.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/18/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       I think it would be terribly unfair to toll I-90 as Mercer Islanders have no choice to take surface or side
                 streets to get to work or home. A toll on I-90 will affect many service people who can't afford to live on
                 the Island but work on it. Thank you.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/18/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       I THINK TOLLS WOULD BE REGRESSIVE FOR INHABITANTS OF MERCER ISLAND. WE DEPEND ON THE I-
                 90 BRIDGE FOR ACCESS TO MEDICAL FACILITIES, SHOPPING, WORK AND RECREATION ACTIVITIES. THE
                 COST OF TOLLS WOULD BE PROHIBITIVE TO OUR COST OF LIVING AND RETIREES WOULD BE
                 DRASTICALLY AFFECTED BECAUSE OF FIXED INCOMES.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/18/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       If I90 gets a toll, I will do more shopping and business on line instead of at local stores.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/18/2008

  Zip Code:      98116

  Comment:       If its not going to stop traffic, it makes me feel a little better about it. I also think if you use a flat rate that


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                 doesnt change it would be less likely to make people try to find ways around the bridge, making traffic
                 back ups and accidents on roads that never had problems before.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/18/2008

  Zip Code:      98058

  Comment:       If the government was better at managing the money that they already HAVE, they wouldn't have to make
                 the public pay more for transportation projects. What happened to the money from the gas tax increase
                 and all the other tax increases in recent years that was supposed to go toward highway imporvements? I
                 don't trust the government to be responsible with my money; therefore, I don't want to give them any
                 more than I have to. If the government demonstrated better money management and fiscal policies, I
                 might be more inclined to agree to tolling. On another note, I wish that the DOT would quit trying to force
                 people out of their cars. People want and need the freedom of travelling in a personal vehicle. The DOT
                 needs to recognize that improving and expanding roads is the solution, not bloated, mis-managed mass
                 transit projects.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/19/2008

  Zip Code:      98126

  Comment:       If I-90 is tolled, I'd like to see "extra" revenue not used for SR 520 spent on light rail between Seattle and
                 Redmond and/or Issaquah/Sammamish.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/19/2008

  Zip Code:      98105

  Comment:       I would also want more park and rides built in that area




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/19/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       I want to be able to buy the basic necessities of life such as socks, under garments, and shoes without
                 paying tolls to get off Mercer Island. We have limited services on Mercer Island. We are a SMALL island
                 community in the middle of Lake Washington; not Medina or Clyde Hill which are a very short distance
                 from Bellevue Square. Very limited medical services, also. The few businesses and new apartments being
                 built will not survive. The apartments are being built because of the Growth Management Act. People will
                 not live in apartments on Mercer Island. Members of 520 Tolling Implementation Committee know little of
                 the effects of tolling Mercer Island. This was brought home to me as I sat through the November 17
                 meeting. You have not done your job when it comes to knowing the Mercer Island community. You have
                 work to do!




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/19/2008

  Zip Code:      98040


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       148                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  Comment:       I think living on mercer island makes it really hard because now it is a negative to live here. My husband
                 going to work everyday will be an additional cost and we already pay so much for just living in the area. I
                 work at the high school and almost all of the teachers live off island and with an additional cost to working
                 here it might deter people from looking for jobs on mercer island. Sometimes I go over the bridge 4 times
                 in a day, there are places I have to go to that we don't have on the island. Home depot, buying most
                 things, meeting friends, going to the doctor, dentist, kids sports games....you name it and there is a
                 reason to take I-90. I just think it is unfair to have a toll in an area where people do not have any other
                 choice but to pay the toll. There is no "go around" for us.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/19/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       I think that use fees are an important way of generating funds. People that pay and use the system enjoy
                 seeing the improvements that their dollars generate. it is different from a tax where someone in Spokane
                 will not likely get the benefits of a new 520 bridge, but if they choose to use it, they will pay.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/19/2008

  Zip Code:      98107

  Comment:       I strongly believe to have a successful tolling of the 520 you must toll the I-90 as well to ensure I-90 does
                 not become more congested for AM and PM commuters. Also the issue that we are experiencing with the
                 Narrow toll concerns me in that I always felt that you want folks to get out of their cars and use the more
                 responsible form of public transportation but now that folks have gotten out of their cars the tolls are
                 increasing due to lack of revenue. I have no idea what the solution is but that shocked me a bit and going
                 into the 520 toll I would appreciate more education up front and also if there are options or incentives via
                 govt grants for being more "green" to help offset the loss in tolling revenue. Thanks for the survey and
                 good luck!! :)




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/19/2008

  Zip Code:      98042

  Comment:       I pay enough in taxes see no need to pay to drive on state highways.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/19/2008

  Zip Code:      98038

  Comment:       Just build the bridge and collect the toll for the life span of 15 years. Or whatever can cover the cost time
                 wise.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/19/2008

  Zip Code:      98168



Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       149                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  Comment:       It is wishful thinking to believe that tolling will increase the speed of traffic accross either bridge. AS the
                 price of fuel increased the speed of traffic in the Puget Sound area has increased because there is less
                 traffic. However, with heavy trucks occupying all of the lanes speed in slow. The vehicles in my family
                 average 25 mph for my wife and 38 mph for me!




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/19/2008

  Zip Code:      98027

  Comment:       It is my belief that people ought to pay for what they use. I am not opposed to tolling for this reason.
                 However, we must be confident that the monies being spent to improve the bridge(s) are spent wisely. It
                 does not seem fair to me that higher tolling during peak times will be implemented. People have to go to
                 work. It is hard enough these days to make ends meet. Perhaps the same toll at all times of the day/night
                 would work. What would be better to me would be to have more public transit available at more
                 convenient times and places for those folks to use.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/19/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       It is outrageous to punish the Mercer Island residents for the rebuilding of the 520 bridge. We will not be
                 able to competitively employ people on the island and it will cost us every time we go off island for any
                 reason...shopping, music lessons for our kids, tutoring. errands and the list goes on. I cannot believe that
                 any intelligent person would propose tolling I-90 as an option, without making an adjustment for Mercer
                 Island residents. Let 520 bridge crossers pay for the 520 bridge rebuild. It has nothing to do with I-90 nor
                 the i-90 bridge. It impacts every single household on the island. I employ two off island people and they
                 will not be able to afford to work here anymore if you put a toll on the I-90 bridge. It will cost me much
                 more in salary to have someone cross that bridge every day if it is tolled as I will end up paying their toll
                 cost as will most other employers on the island. Gardeners, nannies, housecleaners, delivery companies
                 will all be affected by this toll. These types of jobs will be much less desireable on Mercer Island and we
                 will invariably have to pay higher salaries than our neighbors in Bellevue. This is an outrage and should be
                 considered by experienced planners.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/19/2008

  Zip Code:      98011

  Comment:       In order for tolling to not negatively effect other routes (thinking specifically of 522 Lake City and Bothell
                 Ways), capacity of those routes or improved public transit connectivity should be improved prior to the toll
                 OR tolls should be charged on all major freeway cooridors. I-5 should not be exempt. People may attempt
                 to avoid 520 or I-90 by taking 522 and then hit I-5. Vanpools and buses should be exempt from the toll.
                 Carpool should have a reduced toll but not a complete exemption. People with handicapped placards or
                 licence plates should not be exempt unless they fall into the carpool situation above. We should pay for
                 what we use and no major freeway route should be exempt. People who do not live in the area and
                 therefore do not use the roads should not have to routinely contribute to the upkeep and improvements.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/19/2008

  Zip Code:      unknown

  Comment:       Isn't the main reason for improving 520 safety? Isn't it in danger of sinking or something? Isn't that why
                 you want to replace it? Why isn't some of the conversation about that instead of travel times and
                 congestion and convenience?


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                        150                                  Printed: December 12, 2008
  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/19/2008

  Zip Code:      98033

  Comment:       if you are going to toll, make it easy. Don't use it to pay for other projects, unless it helps ease
                 congestion, ie fix the bridge




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/19/2008

  Zip Code:      98056

  Comment:       If you set a toll it should stay at that one price. No raising it every year or less like the bridge, that is
                 when the mistrust comes. If it takes longer to pay, it takes long to pay. No killing the people that have to
                 work today let the next generation take their share of the cost.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/19/2008

  Zip Code:      98106

  Comment:       Our commutes already suck. PLEASE don't make them any worse!!! It affects time away from home-
                 extending the work day and makes for a general bad mood for commuters-ALL THE TIME




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/19/2008

  Zip Code:      98502

  Comment:       No tolls, of any kind, not on any state highway... No tolls in Washington state!




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/19/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       No TOLLS




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/19/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       No tolling at all on I-90!!!!!!!! I paid a toll on the first I-90 when they built that bridge & then again on 520
                 when that was built. Only toll 520 to pay for it's coat. Mercer Island residents should not pay a toll on I-90
                 for 520! We have no alternate routes off island!



Public Comments Received: Web Survey                        151                                  Printed: December 12, 2008
  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/19/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       NO TOLL for Mercer Island residents. We MUST leave the Island for everyday life and there is no other
                 route. I believe in tolling the people who use the road.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/19/2008

  Zip Code:      98052

  Comment:       Maybe get out of your box to fix the areas traffice problems. Forget Tolls and learn to live within budgets.
                 Spend less time in commitees and more time completing the projects. Remove a diamonds lanes build
                 truck lanes to run mass transit in as well. Remove all exits in Seattle downtown area and force people to
                 exit in the UW district and MLK way. All ext lanes will be confined to one lane about a mile before exiting.
                 Build truck lanes and city bypass lanes that can't ext into any city except for fuel and maintance just like
                 rest stops.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/19/2008

  Zip Code:      98011

  Comment:       Kind of a painful survey experience. No offense, but it seemed like one leading question/response after
                 another. Reminds of the one of the first online surveys Sound Transit did post 2007-Prop One and leading
                 up to the revised ST2 plan. Toll revenue should only pay for the facility that is tolled.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/19/2008

  Zip Code:      98115

  Comment:       LIGHT RAIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




  From:          Robert Kaplan

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/19/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       Electronic tolling should be configured so that there are sensors at both the east and west ends of Mercer
                 Island. Any vehicle that takes more than x minutes (e.g. 1 hour) to cross the island (or exit the same
                 station that it entered) should not be charged a toll: the individual driving would either be a resident of MI
                 or someone working or shopping in MI.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/19/2008


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                               152                                       Printed: December 12, 2008
  Zip Code:      98117

  Comment:       Add a bike lane and lightrail option to bridge




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/19/2008

  Zip Code:      98075

  Comment:       8 lanes - get real - we need the capacity!




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/19/2008

  Zip Code:      98144

  Comment:       Build new, electricity-based rapid transit into the new bridge structure. (i.e. light rail or trolley) with transit
                 hubs at each end of the bridge (UW & Bel/Red)




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/19/2008

  Zip Code:      98029

  Comment:       build the thing asap before it falls down. Don't make the tolls punitive. $5 total per day -> $25 per week -
                 > $1200 per year. That's a sizeable chunk of change so consider carefully or you'll generate a huge
                 backlash.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/19/2008

  Zip Code:      98117

  Comment:       Currently it appears as though toll income from the Tacom Narrows bridge is dropping, not meeting
                 original estimates, and because the income is not meeting the threshold for maintainence costs for the
                 bridge, the toills may have to be increased. Again. How does this reality play into the variable toll
                 scenario, and the ability to raise sufficent funds to consider new bridge construction across Lake
                 Washington?




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/19/2008

  Zip Code:      98052

  Comment:       Do NOT implement a variable tolling scheme. Just because it is technologically possible, does not make it
                 financially feasible, nor good public policy. Tolling - in perpetuity, if necessary - should only pay for the
                 cost of construction and associated financing costs, ongoing maintenance and ultimately replacement. No
                 other purpose should be covered, as it changes tolling to taxation. Improving public transit options and
                 reaching out to the region’s employers for more flexible work hours for their employees should address
                 peak load congestion. Relying on computer simulation and modeling is no substitute for reality – and there
                 is no ethical compass built into the models. Taxing {tolling] working people, who have very little influence
                 over where and when they work, is fundamentally unfair and immoral. If you want to tax work, introduce
                 a state income tax. In addition, implementing variable tolling is more complicated to design, install,


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                        153                                   Printed: December 12, 2008
                 maintain, operate and administer. It will also be difficult to relate traffic volume to toll revenue received,
                 making internal control and audit more time consuming. All of this adds to overhead costs, which takes
                 funds away from the purpose of funding the bridge replacement. Finally, there needs to be at least one
                 tollbooth to handle infrequent and one-time travelers, for whom an imprint account would not be feasible.
                 E.g. try to collect toll from a Canadian resident! Electronic tolling is feasible only for frequent travelers.
                 Account maintenance and collection activity is not free. This is more overhead expense. Keep it simple -
                 one rate for every crossing vehicle 24/7 for both bridges – no exceptions! This is construction project
                 funding, not social or economic equalization. Generate enough tolling revenue to pay for bridge
                 construction and associated finance costs, ongoing maintenance and ultimate replacement of the bridges.
                 Nothing more, nothing less. Public transparency will be achieved with annual reports and audits. Let’s get
                 to work.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/19/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       Do not want tolls on Mercer Island Residents for the I-90 under any circumstances!!!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/19/2008

  Zip Code:      98105

  Comment:       bridge traffic affects my neighborhood the worst. make eastside yuppies shell out a few bux ONE way to
                 come into my city. they dont want to pay the higher rent in seattle city zones and they complain about
                 bridge tolls while they drive their tricked out beamers and audis through seattle on their cellphones with
                 their lattes causing traffic. [EXPLETIVE].




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/19/2008

  Zip Code:      98136

  Comment:       Bring on the variable tollls on both bridges, soon.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/19/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       I don't think it makes any sense to put a toll on the I-90 bridge to pay for the new 520 bridge. If more
                 money is generated than budgeted for the bridge, I am confident it will disappear into the project. This
                 area does not have a good track record of bringing in large projects on budget. I certainly don't think
                 scenarios 3 and 4 make any sense. That means there is no way to get off Mercer Island without paying a
                 toll.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/19/2008

  Zip Code:      98008



Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       154                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  Comment:       Have predetermined FIXED time when the toll is FREE. Example 10:00 PM to 2:00AM etc. With the proviso
                 that if conjestion got to heavy at the FREE times they would be adjusted (every 6 mo/every year). It
                 would give an insentive for some people to adjust there job and commute hours. I think this would help
                 some of the low wage earners who do need to commute across the bridge (520 or I-90) to work odd hour
                 jobs.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/19/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       I am against tolling the I-90 bridge at any time or any rate. This survey was written with a strong bias and
                 was unfairly worded.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/19/2008

  Zip Code:      98107

  Comment:       I am not supportive of tolls, I feel that there is enough taxes in this state, find money in the budget you
                 already have - the answer is not always more taxes. You need to be better about managing the budget
                 you have.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/19/2008

  Zip Code:      98056

  Comment:       Exempt car pools and motorcycles from tolls on the 520 bridge.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/19/2008

  Zip Code:      98112

  Comment:       Get it done. Move ahead. Build the bridge.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/19/2008

  Zip Code:      98406

  Comment:       Good job looking at paying for transit with the tolls.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/19/2008




Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       155                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  Zip Code:      98029

  Comment:       You guessed it: DON'T DO IT YOU [EXPLETIVE]! (please forward to our Governor) Pay for it out of the
                 general fund! That's the way honest people get projects done, they have income, they prioritize, they
                 budget & they make due! With all of the special taxes we are getting hit with I want to see a decrease in
                 the sales tax, eh, how about that, to make up for the increase?! No, that will never happen, because
                 politicians and bureaucrats spend what they have and then to get more they put the projects that the
                 people want up on the block for more revenue! If you really want help making a difference in how this
                 state works, put a call out for people to help prioritize spending. Existing taxes, that is. Until then: take
                 your tolls, take your transit, take your special this and that tax and shove it...




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/19/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       Residents of Mercer Island should not be required to pay standard tolls every time the enter or leave the
                 island. A provision should be made for island residents to have a pass that enables them to travel freely
                 during off-peak and weekend hours, and at a reduced rate during peak hours.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/19/2008

  Zip Code:      98116

  Comment:       Since I have to travel across the bride for work perhaps businesses who have more than half of their
                 company travelling to the Eastside or Westside should have to pay a tax or offer commuters some sort of
                 deals. Perhaps partner those companies with mass transit-metro etc. to offer deals




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/19/2008

  Zip Code:      98119

  Comment:       Please don't just trade one mess for another--i.e. toll 520 and create havoc on I-90 with even more traffic.
                 Whatever we do should be aimed at reducing traffic as well as improving road conditions. I have a job that
                 requires that I use my car every day, throughout the day, and makes carpooling or public transportation
                 highly unlikely options. In the end, I'd rather pay a LITTLE more and not be subjected to huge traffic
                 jams..but I'd like to see improvements in both areas while also improving the structures.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/19/2008

  Zip Code:      98103

  Comment:       Please don't do it.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/19/2008

  Zip Code:      98034

  Comment:       SR520 is our problem on the Eastside from Bellevue and northward. Don't drag I-90 into this.


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       156                                  Printed: December 12, 2008
  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/19/2008

  Zip Code:      98074

  Comment:       The amount of possible tolls concerns me the most overall. I've heard in the neighborhood of $4-$6 each
                 way. I think this is extremely high. In other parts of the country toll amounts are payable with nickles,
                 dimes and quarters up to $2. The other thing that I don't agree with is that a higher toll would be paid by
                 those who have to travel for regular works hours (the highest traffic times). This seems unfair to me. I
                 think the toll should be a flat rate any time of day. Most people who take 520 at those traffic times do so
                 because their work demands it. It's not right to have to pay a higher fee because you do not have a
                 flexible work or school schedule. Is the point of the toll to spread out high traffic, or to pay for a new
                 bridge? If the latter, skip the variables and charge us all the same moderate rate. I personally live east of
                 520 and 90 and in most cases will just take I-90 if I don't have the dollars. I will also come to Seattle less.
                 As it is, I take the bus on at least half of my leisure trips to the city. Thank you.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/19/2008

  Zip Code:      unknown

  Comment:       That DOT should consider using tolls for anything other than the reduction of indebtedness for the
                 construction of the 520 bridge is an outrage. If DOT wants to fund other transportation projects such as
                 transit it should ask the Legislature for an increase of the gas tax or other forms of taxes. Tolls on bridges
                 and the like in this state have only been used for the reduction of the capital costs; never for operating
                 expenses (with the exception of the Washington State Ferry System) and never for projects tangentially
                 related to the underlying construction.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/19/2008

  Zip Code:      98107

  Comment:       Variable tolls is viewed as a "penalty" when one is just trying to get to work. Everyone should pay the
                 same tolls - day or night.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/19/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       Tolling the I-90 bridge places an unfair burden on residents of Mercer Island who have no alternative to
                 travel to and from home. As a physician at Children's Hospital I often travel multiple times a day/night
                 across the I-90 bridge to get to the hospital. At a potential cost of several thousand dollars a year, an I-90
                 toll becomes onerous.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/19/2008

  Zip Code:      98122

  Comment:       Tolling on only 520 will create massive congestion on I-90. Why should those of us who commute on I-90



Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       157                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
                 have to deal with that kind of congestion when the purpose of the congestion is to re-build a bridge that
                 most I-90 commuters don't use? If there are to be tolls, they need to be on both bridges so that I-90
                 commuters aren't forced into a six year traffic jam. I would much rather pay a toll to cross I-90 than sit in
                 the traffic mess that a 520 only toll will bring.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/20/2008

  Zip Code:      98555

  Comment:       Tolls are common all over the word. Seattle lags the rest of the country in publict trasportation, its time
                 for Seattle and all of the west cost to wake up and start a transpotaion system now. We lived in King Co.
                 for 60 years and I thought we would neaver move. But after retirement the traffic became a serious
                 concern so we moved to Hood Canal. Good luck King County.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/20/2008

  Zip Code:      98112

  Comment:       Tolls should not be charged for carpools with 3 or more people.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/20/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       Tolling I-90 creates an unfair burden on MI residents as they have to take I-90 to access and leave the
                 island. Public transit, buses, on the island are not yet adequate to foster taking mass transit for most trips
                 to Seattle or Bellevue. The north end P&R is already overflowing. And I might add many of those cars are
                 from Eastsiders who find the MI location more convenient, resulting in no enought parking spaces.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/20/2008

  Zip Code:      98118

  Comment:       Thank you for your work.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/20/2008

  Zip Code:      98103

  Comment:       Thank you in advance for your support for congestion tolling - it's great to see this seriously considered,
                 and it would be even better if it actually comes to pass. It's unfortunate that so many folks don't
                 understand the economics of traffic, and it's great that we're still considering good ideas like congestion
                 tolling even despite popular misunderstanding.




  From:          Anonymous


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       158                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/20/2008

  Zip Code:      98102

  Comment:       Start tolling for only one lane of the 520. Then toll the second one after a period of time.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/20/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       The tolling on I-90 is a lot more inequitable for Mercer Island residence since it's our only option to get on
                 and off the island. Residence will be less likely to go to Seattle as much for dinner which will affect
                 dowtwon businesses.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/20/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       Please consider that living on Mercer Island, we ONLY have ONE way on and off the Island...I-90 hence
                 charging us everytime we go out our front door is unethical and wrong. Please put yourselves in our
                 shoes. Our home prices will fall as people will not wish to work, teach or live on the Island.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/20/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       Since I-90 is the ONLY route to and from Mercer Island, it seems imperative that with ANY I-90 tolling
                 alternative Mercer Island residents should be exempt or at least eligible for much reduced tolling rates on
                 I-90. Tolling of 520 only and forcing much heavier traffic onto I-90 seems very unfair to Mercer Island
                 residents as well. There needs to be recognition of the fact that we (Mercer Island residents) 1) do not
                 have other roadway alternatives to I-90 and 2) are not all incredibly wealthy such that we can be taxed
                 and tolled out of our homes.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/20/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       Yes. I am in favor of having users pay for use. However, one recommendation on the table is to toll the I-
                 90 bridge. It is hard to fathom how someone could make such a recommendation. While there are
                 numerous reasons not to toll I-90 the most important would be that an entire community (City of Mercer
                 Island) would be held hostage to such a toll as residents have absolutely no other recourse to get on or off
                 of the island. If you propose tolling all major freeways (I-5, 405, 520 and I-90) then I would not have
                 such an argument and we would all pay tolls everywhere. However since that is not in the case I would
                 hope that the I-90 tolling recommendation be taken out of consideration. Thank you.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/20/2008


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       159                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       yes if there is dual tolling there should be a reduced rate for mercer island residents




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/20/2008

  Zip Code:      98004

  Comment:       Yes, I do to build the bridge I recommend that you pursue a design build operate agreement with a
                 contractor for a fixed price. And as part of the deal they get to propose the toll rates. You then enter into
                 an agreement with the developer that offers the best combination of price and tolls. This completely
                 transfers risk. If there is more traffic they get more revenue, you can even right the agreement to share
                 revenue above a certain level, and more importantly if there is less traffic, then the government does not
                 have to pay more or the tolls do not have to go up because the developer carries the risk. Further, with
                 this type of procurement deal, the bridge will be built on time or perhaps quicker because the developer is
                 incentivized to have the project open to traffic quicker. The sooner it is done the sooner they collect
                 revenue. Government also is in a better position you have bought a bridge for an agreed price - no going
                 back to the public or others with cost increases - or toll increases. The reason tolls are up on the Narrows
                 bridge is less traffic. This project procurement approach means you higher a developer to deliver a bridge.
                 All the details are contractually specified etc. This is a more modern contemporary approach to
                 infrastructure delivery.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/20/2008

  Zip Code:      98007

  Comment:       Have a daily commuter pass that is cheaper for people driving the route daily, thus making more money
                 off of people who aren't daily users. While the daily commuter pass might be less funds over say a month,
                 it will be constant, while the non-daily users will fluctuate, but will bring in a greater relative amount of
                 revenue.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/20/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       Especially in this economy, tolling will have a negative impact on businesses and families. The idea of
                 tolling any person living on Mercer Island to use I-90 in order to pay for a new 520 bridge is absurd -
                 outside of a very low, flat yearly rate. We have absolutely NO CHOICE in whether we use the bridge daily
                 to get to Bellevue and/or Seattle for resources that aren't provided on the Island - there are no alternate
                 routes. In order for any off-island friends/family to visit, they would have to pay a toll - again, because
                 there are NO ALTERNATIVES. Kids' sports require us to make trips off the island many times every week.
                 So do our doctors, service/repair, gym, office, friends, etc. You must keep in mind that almost all of the
                 teachers, service providers, etc that work here do not live on the island and will therefore effectively make
                 less money - or their employers will have to find a way to supplement their pay and thus the business will
                 make less money. This is a lose-lose for MI residents. The 520 is not a bridge that any of us use on a
                 regular basis and yet we are expected to help fund it's replacement. This is not true of people in
                 surrounding areas who can easily split their bridge use or utilize 405/I-5 combinations. If you don't toll I-
                 90, then my civil engineering experience and living in the bay area where many tolls exist tells me that
                 even if it's inconvenient or uses more gas, people will still come to the non-toll bridge...meaning more
                 traffic for us. If you do toll both bridges, not everyone on Mercer Island has an extra $100-$300 a month
                 to spend on paying tolls. It is a unique situation for Mercer Island residents and I believe, given the
                 circumstances, we should have special consideration. Thanks for your time.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       160                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  Date:          11/20/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       Do whatever it takes to keep tolls off of I-90. The residents of Mercer Island cannot be held hostage to the
                 Island or the burden of paying tolls. When we moved to Mercer Island, we had no idea that tolling might
                 someday so significantly increase the expense of travel. Seattle and Bellevue business will suffer. Despite
                 common urban myth, all residents of MI are not "rich" - far from it. Tolling 520 is different as people who
                 cross it do so as an option; MI has no other method for travel off the Island. If tolls must be used on I-90,
                 the authorities must implement, in fairness, some method by which the residents of MI are not required to
                 pay the toll.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/20/2008

  Zip Code:      98027

  Comment:       I am against ANY tolling. The roads should remain free as it is unfair to charge lower wage working people
                 close to an hours pay each way to get to low end jobs to service rich people who are too lazy to take
                 transit or too cheap to pay their fair share of taxes. Put the taxes back on the new Mercedes, BMWs,
                 Volvo's, and other expensive cars that people can clearly afford to pay excise tax on. I am also against
                 ANY plan that does not make the people on Mercer Island pay like the rest of us. Even though I just said I
                 was against ANY tolling, I would consider compromising because I know there is no money to build a new
                 520 bridge. I could see supporting a small reasonable toll, like $2 each way, 24/7 on both bridges and
                 picking up the difference with license tab fees. I am 100% against the variable tolling because it favors the
                 rich and will be bad for Seattle's economic vitality...I will just buy more stuff online instead of going to
                 town for shopping and entertainment. I am for toll booths with people in them, because it will create new
                 jobs.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/20/2008

  Zip Code:      98020

  Comment:       How does electronic tolling work for the occasional user? I use 520 maybe 2 or 3 times each month.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/20/2008

  Zip Code:      98107

  Comment:       I don't support any type of tolling.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/20/2008

  Zip Code:      98027

  Comment:       I do not favor tolls of any kind. This is a highly regressive tax. The funds should be raised by other means
                 - e.g., increased car registration fees base on the car value / gas mileage; charge fee for entry into Seattle
                 during business hours (like Singapore); have businesses in Seattle subsidize workers that live on the east
                 side. More convenient mass transit is needed - direct buses from Issaquah to Seattle. Need more
                 information - what are range of costs; commute time savings on I90 and 520; would there be tolls both
                 ways during rush hours




Public Comments Received: Web Survey                      161                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/20/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       I am surprised that there are no delineated proposals concerning Mercer Island. Mercer Island residents
                 are in a unique situation in that they must leave the island via I-90 to the west or east regularly for not
                 only work/school, but for every day services. I would be more likely to support tolling on I-90 if
                 concessions were granted to Mercer Island residents who have no other option but to take I-90, perhaps
                 in the form of a reduced toll. This would be easy to execute given the electronic tolling proposed.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/20/2008

  Zip Code:      98027

  Comment:       I didn't know the plans were in place. It seems to me that the publicity for this project has been lacking in
                 the newspapers. I don't watch commercial television because of all their ads; nor do I listen to public radio
                 for the same reason. How about getting some publicity on channel 9 and KPLU or KUOW?




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/20/2008

  Zip Code:      98037

  Comment:       Bond and toll the bridge just like the old bridge. Keep open road tolls out of Washington. Leave the HOV
                 system alone. No more HOT Lanes. Remove HOT lanes from SR167.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/20/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       As a resident of Mercer Island the idea of tolling I-90 is very important to me since I work both in Seattle
                 and in Woodinville which means I have to travel over !-90 daily to get to work and on the days I go to
                 Seattle Childrens for work I also have to use part of 520. As a parent of 3 boys we also have to cross the
                 bridge numerous times during the week and weekend for sports, errands, appointments, and social
                 events. If we had to pay a toll for each time we left the island it would have a severe negative impact on
                 our family. I would be in support of a reduced toll rate for Mercer Island residents who travel from the
                 Island to Seattle but with no toll for trips from Mercer Island to the Bellevue side. If there was a toll for
                 the Seattle bound trips I would also want the right that we now have of using the express lanes even if
                 you are a single driver. If the I-90 bridge was tolled and Mercer Island residents lost access to the express
                 lanes there would be very strong opposition. As a frequent driver crossing from Seattle to Mercer Island on
                 I-90 during the evening rush hour time i must say that it appears that the express lanes are under utilized
                 so it makes no sense to restrict Island residents from using those lanes. That would just add to the
                 congestion on the main bridge deck.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/20/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       Do not toll I-90. For those of us who live on Mercer Island, It would be prohibatively expensive every time
                 we left the island. We would feel landlocked.



Public Comments Received: Web Survey                      162                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/20/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       Do not toll I-90. Mercer Island residents should not have to pay for a bridge (520) they rarely use. Unlike
                 the rest of the region, we have no alternative means of getting anywhere. It feels like extortion if we're
                 forced to pay tolls. If you must toll I-90, please consider an exemption for Mercer Island residents. Not all
                 of us are the millionaires you stereotype us to be. There are plenty of fixed-income seniors and moderate-
                 income families on this Island who would pay disproportionately for the I-90 tolls. Again, let me say, "We
                 have no choice!"




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/20/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       Consider a special rate for Mercer Island residents, since they are "trapped" on the island and have no
                 choice but to use I-90 to leave the island.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/20/2008

  Zip Code:      98008

  Comment:       90% of the time when I cross the I520 bridge it is via the bus. I feel like I am doing my part by using
                 public transportation daily and alleviating traffic on our roadways so it would not be fair to further tax
                 myself and my family should we want to take a recreational trip to Seattle from the East side. The price of
                 gas is hard enough on families as it is. A novel idea would be to give people who ride the bus a certain
                 number of free passes on the bridge. This could be via a magnetic swipe on their bus card or a coupon of
                 some sort. It would provide an incentive to ride the bus too.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/20/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       520 shouldn't be a special case. Toll it until it is paid off. All the other stuff, including transit and mitigation
                 should come from general revenue, including increasing property taxes if necessary. The toll should be no
                 more than $1.50 each way, so it has minimal impact on the traffic patterns, as the gas would cost most
                 people more to get around it. Managing the traffic by tolling is an idea that will more inconvenience for
                 more people.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/20/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       All the discussion in the questions addresses electronic tolling only. What happens to people who are
                 visitors to the area or very infrequent local residents who are not bridge users? How do they pay their
                 way? In other regions of the country, I have been caught unaware of tolling requirements; and, obviously
                 didn't have the electronic cards for tolling, nor in other cases have the change to do the coin-only toll
                 plazas that were not attended by humans.


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                         163                                   Printed: December 12, 2008
  From:

  Source:         Tolling web survey

  Date:           11/20/2008

  Zip Code:       98040

  Comment:        As a Mercer Island resident, I am very opposed to tolling on the I-90 to pay for 520 improvements except
                  perhaps during peak commute hours (6am - 9am, 5pm - 7pm).




  From:           Jayne Spector

  Organization:   No Toll on I-90

  Source:         Tolling web survey

  Date:           11/20/2008

  Zip Code:       98040

  Comment:        Do not toll I90. People on Mercer Island do not have any choice in what highway we take to leave the
                  island. Tolling is an unfair option for those who live and work on Mercer Island. It will hurt our community.




  From:           Anonymous

  Source:         Tolling web survey

  Date:           11/20/2008

  Zip Code:       98040

  Comment:        Mercer island residents would bear a disproportionate burden if I-90 is tolled. DO NOT TOLL I-90.




  From:           Anonymous

  Source:         Tolling web survey

  Date:           11/20/2008

  Zip Code:       98007

  Comment:        Implement tolls on ALL highways resulting in lower tolls and steady income for highway improvements.
                  Other states do it. washington should to.




  From:

  Source:         Tolling web survey

  Date:           11/20/2008

  Zip Code:       98040

  Comment:        I live on Mercer Island and must cross the bridge I-90 for almost all of my proferssional and personal
                  activities as do all the of the memners of my household. A toll on I-90 to help pay for a 520 bridge which I
                  seldom use is punitive for me. Any consideration of an additional toll for I-90 should exclude residents of
                  Mercer Island since we are captive to the island with out access to I-90, a bridge which we have already
                  paid for. TEC




  From:           Anonymous

  Source:         Tolling web survey

  Date:           11/20/2008

  Zip Code:       98040


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       164                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  Comment:       I live on Mercer Island. I have no choice but to use the bridge to go to work, do errands, go to movies,
                 other leisure activiies, and even visit my adult children who live elsewhere. It is unfair that I could be
                 forced to pay to do any of these activities just because I chose to buy my home on an island when there
                 were no tolls and the future could not have been foreseen that these tolls could possibly be in store for me
                 and my husband who also goes off island to work. It would dramatically alter our lifestyle and our children
                 would not even be able to afford to visit us very often.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/20/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       I strongly oppose placing a toll on I90. Those who live in the regions served by I90 should not be singled
                 out to help finance the 520 bridge, particularly when those individuals will not be using 520. If the goal is
                 to reduce the cost burden for those who use 520, that cost should be shared by all commuters in the
                 region, not only those who use I90. I do not agree with the argument that placing a toll on I90 will lead to
                 a substantial reduction in traffic on I90. If traffic becomes overwhelming on I90, many drivers will be
                 willing to pay the toll to have a reduced commute time on 520 -- this is the concept used for the pay-as-
                 you-go HOV lane.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/20/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       I don't think tolling I-90 for Mercer Island residents is fair. 520 is rarely if ever used by Mercer Island
                 residents! If tolling on I-90 does happen, I think with the high teckh tolling system, Mercer Island
                 residents should be exempt.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/20/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       I have heard and like the idea of giving teachers, police and fire dept. employees that work on Mercer
                 Island a free pass during certain times and perhaps a reduced rate for other employees of businesses on
                 Mercer Island. I am and have been most in favor of rapid transit, i.e., light rail and enough space to park
                 in park and rides for Mercer Island residents. I prefer tolls to raising sales tax, for instance.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/20/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       I live on Mercer Island and there are no alternatives for us as far as leaving the Island is concerned.
                 Therefore there should be no tolls whatsoever for us. You must not make us captives in your quest for
                 funding 520. Also Hi90 is a National Highway and the residents of this Island have already lived through
                 and suffered considerable inconvenience when the present bridges were built. Spare us anymore.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/20/2008



Public Comments Received: Web Survey                        165                                  Printed: December 12, 2008
  Zip Code:      98011

  Comment:       I used to live in Bellevue and have commuted using both 520 and I90; both as a single occupancy driver
                 and park & ride bus commuter. The closures for storms, sinking bridges, repairs, inspections have been
                 handled well- but I would like to see more education about travel alternatives during these events. I live in
                 Bothell; the transit availability is extremely poor, park & rides are full, neighborhoods are underserved, the
                 bus commute takes too long and having to go downtown and transfer is too time consuming. I carpool
                 with 2 other people; resulting in two less cars on the road. I do this for the environment- there is no
                 incentives and my commute is the same whether I am a single occupancy driver or driving the carpool. I
                 am worried the impact on Bothell / Lake City Way when the tolls are implemented will be underestimated.
                 I have heard many people say they will go around. I do not like the higher charge for no transponder, put
                 in toll booths as an alternative. The billing and collection would be costly. Charge a small surcharge for the
                 cash transaction.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/20/2008

  Zip Code:      98513

  Comment:       I travel across the Tacoma Narrows daily, and I think the tolling process works well. I've never had a
                 problem since getting my "good to go" pass, but it's also nice to have the toll plaza for those that are only
                 coming over for a visit and can pay cash/debit/credit. Is this something that is also being looked at for the
                 520 bridge? I don't use it very much, or I90, but when i do, I try to take the one that will dump me out in
                 Seattle closest to my destination in the city. I'm just afraid that traffic congestion on I5 and on 405 will
                 beome much heavier by the bridge without the toll. Is there anything to help ease congestion for those
                 areas? Also, would the toll be for both directions, or just one direction like the Narrows?




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/20/2008

  Zip Code:      98199

  Comment:       I think tolling should be implemented on all major roadways throughout the region permanently as soon
                 as possible to generate revenue to be applied to reducing vehicle miles traveled and greehouse gas
                 emissions from the transportation sector. This would include revenue primarily used for transit, carpooling,
                 bike and pedestrian transport improvements and all measures to decrease and discourage single
                 occupancy fossil fueled vehicles. It is especially important to include in any tolling scheme disounts for
                 non-fossil fueled vehicles or variable tolling that penalizes low mpg cars and rewards high mpg cars e.g.
                 high mpg hybrids and bio or felx fueled vehilces don't have to pay tolls.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/20/2008

  Zip Code:      98011

  Comment:       I would support tolls more if motorcycles would be free, or at least cheaper that cars. They use less space
                 and create less wear and tear on the bridge.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       i will move if you toll i-90 pure and simple. this would be crazy for people living on mercer island!! there is
                 no way that residents on mercer island which have no real way off to have to pay for this.




Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       166                                  Printed: December 12, 2008
  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       If I 90 is tolled, there should be relief for Mercer Island residents as I 90 is the only option.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98033

  Comment:       I think tolls are needed to manage traffic and to fund project our legislature has been unwilling to do and
                 that Tim Eyman (and his ilk) have managed to gut funding sources. I'm a consultant and I travel
                 intermittently to client's offices in downtown Seattle. When tolls are implemented, I will reduce my travel
                 to Seattle, try to get my client to reimburse for tolls, and telecommute more. Further, the next time I'm
                 looking for a job I will concentrate my job search on the Eastside (where my house is located). Like most
                 people, I don't want to pay out of pocket (my salary isn't increasing as fast as my parking and toll charges
                 are increasing). I'm looking for ways to reduce my commute costs and most importantly the time I spend
                 in traffic. I can hardly wait for the day that I can take Light Rail from Totem Lake area in Kirkland to
                 downtown Seattle - Go Light Rail!!! Yeah!




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98112

  Comment:       I hope that you will be able to toll both I-90 and 520 very soon. If you use variable tolling, then the tolls
                 for I-90 could be made lower to be more appropriate for the congestion on each bridge as well. Start
                 tolling soon so we can pay less for the bridge reconstruction in the long run, and please put a priority on
                 any transit-related issues.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98021

  Comment:       I have lived in this area for 23 years and there has only being talks about improving traffic. No new
                 highways have been constructed. Seattle and its outskirts have probably double their population in these
                 last 23 years, and the tax revenue has incremented as well. I do not see what the State and City
                 government does with our taxes. I am very frustrated about this. I go to Los Angeles on business every
                 year, they have plenty of highways and alternative routes but NO TOLLS! I heard that both the State and
                 the City have done nothing so that the congestion would get worse, as it has, and that people would
                 eventually get fed up with it and start using carpooling or mass transit system. This is outrageous! I come
                 from Mexico City, and I admire their METRO, it has lines all over the city and the fee for using it is only
                 0.20 US. Seattle should have done something long time ago, but it seems like the governor of this state is
                 playing the congeniality contest and wants everyone to be involved with the decision. WA people elected
                 her to make decisions and she has not done this. Why is the Implementation Committee not looking at
                 what other States and Cities that do not have tolls have done to improve the traffic congestion?




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98007



Public Comments Received: Web Survey                        167                                  Printed: December 12, 2008
  Comment:       I strongly support tolling. It was quite successful for 520 originally and it puts the tax burden on those
                 who actually use the bridges and not on those who do not.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98103

  Comment:       I support tolling on major routes when it results in highway and transit improvements. I am very much
                 against tolling as a source of general State revenue.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98107

  Comment:       I realize there are legal issues with tolling I-90 and using the money for the 520 but it seems like I-90
                 would be a mess if only 520 was tolled. Remembering the monorail debacle in Seattle, we need to have
                 some assurances that the bridge will be built if tolling were to start prior to bridge completion.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98105

  Comment:       Implement the tolls as soon as possible. Revenue needs to be collected ASAP.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98056

  Comment:       Implement tolling SR 520 and I-90 as the first step in congestion pricing. Toll the Alaska Way Viaduct as
                 well, if it is a viaduct or tunnel.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98012

  Comment:       if you only toll 520 then traffic on I90 and 522, and top and bottom of the lake (I5-405 or 405-I5) will
                 become much worse, people will travel farther (which is unnecessary) to get to the same destination in
                 order to save a few bucks from tolling. I'm all for tolling our highways, but the prices need to be
                 reasonable (similar to Northeastern states)...a 6 dollar toll seems a little outrageous to me.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       168                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  Zip Code:      98105

  Comment:       It might be worthwhile polling how much people would be willing to pay before they decide to take another
                 route, take the bus, etc. I think the choices are relative to what the actual toll will be. If you survey people
                 about this, you could probably find an amount which would raise money but not be too disruptive to
                 people's habits. ie, if no one is crossing the bridge, you won't be raising enough money. Extremely high
                 tolls might work against you. Tolls a bit lower might actually raise more money, because more people
                 would be willing to cross.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98112

  Comment:       It is very important to keep the tolls low and everyone pay the same amount. People who don't have to
                 drive during high traffic times won't anyway. The best way to prevent traffic jams is to offer more transit
                 to daily commuters, not making commuting a financial burden.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       It seems patently unfair to toll I-90 for building 520. The residents of Mercer Island have no other
                 alternatives. All of Bellevue and the east side have other possible routes. Given the sophisticated
                 electronic tolling, surely there is a way to "forgive" the toll to those who live on Mercer Island. If you
                 implement tolls to the bridges, I 5, 405, 167 and so on should also have tolls implemented.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98199

  Comment:       It seems that if you also toll I-90, then you have to toll 522, 405 at some point around Renton &
                 Lynnwood to keep traffic from going around




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98115

  Comment:       It should be set up like the narrows bridge.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98117

  Comment:       Just do it - and do it in 2010 with the guarantee that transit will provide a viable alternative. WSDOT
                 needs to become a multi-modal agency rather than an agency that thinks only about highways and how
                 many individual cars travel on them.




Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       169                                  Printed: December 12, 2008
  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98034

  Comment:       I've travelled in Florida with automatic tolling, at least they have the sense to realize that there will always
                 be people that don't have the transponder or whose transponder doesn't work (which happens often), or
                 whose transponder is out of money. I don't like the initial outlay for the transponders, especially for
                 infrequent travellers, nor do I like that it is often handled by private firms. Additionally, I have privacy
                 concerns.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       Just increase the taxes on automobile license renewal and not have a tolling on both 520 and 90 bridges.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98033

  Comment:       Many of these questions here lack "real" alterntives. I.e. Electronic tolling or not would NOT change my
                 opinion about tolls (they are needed regardless) and at the same time, everyone really needs to
                 understand that tolling WILL decrease traffic and hence the revenue source (and maybe even the capacity
                 need). Build the bridge already prepped for light rail/similar. Far cheaper to do it day one, than 5 years
                 after the bridge is built.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98075

  Comment:       Make the users of the roads pay for the roads. YES TOLL !




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98011

  Comment:       Make the bus available for a 5:00 am drop off in DT Seattle from Bothell.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98030

  Comment:       Keep in mind that people who live and/or work on Mercer Island have no alternatives to taking I-90.




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  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98027

  Comment:       Our daughter attends Holy Names Academy on Capitol Hill. She take the bus on a daily basis from
                 Issaquah to school, and the bus from school to extra curricular activities (at Lake Union or St. James
                 Cathedral) and then carpools home with other eastside families. I think you should have an incentive
                 program to reward people who utilize public transportation and carpooling. During the summer, we took
                 the bus from Issaquah to North Bend (route 209). I would take 209 more frequently but the schedule can't
                 accomodate my work schedule and my children's school schedule. I rarely drive "solo" in the car.
                 However, it has been very difficult to justify public transportation for my husband. He travels from
                 Issaquah to Seatac airport 5 to 6 times/month and the public transportation/carpool options are
                 inconvenient and inefficient. It would be great to "earn" toll credits by purchasing bus passes and carpool
                 credits. Thank you.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98053

  Comment:       Our use of the 520 bridge is almost exclusively for entertainment, with the most travel in October through
                 December when our daughter has Nutcracker rehearsals and performances. Our travel for the rest of the
                 year is probably half a dozen times a year, almost exclusively to Seattle Center. And without exception we
                 have at least two people in the car. I would like to suggest some kind of reduced rate for using 520 when
                 tickets to arts performances (theater, dance, symphony, opera, etc.) are purchased. This would also help
                 the arts community as well.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98224

  Comment:       Part of my issue is that once a toll is put in place to "pay for the bridge" it will never go away, it will only
                 increase. I will not be using the 520 once a toll is in place except for taking a bus over the bridge.




  From:          Dr. Michael Jones

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98006

  Comment:       Why not include a range of possible toll costs for respondents? Each way? One way only? etc.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98226

  Comment:       520 should be built out to 8 lanes (1 HOV &1 Gen ea. way). NO LIDS, I don't want to pay for lids, if
                 Seattle or Bellevue want a lid, they can pay for it. NO LID for Pacific/Montlake. Improve Lake Wash Blvd
                 through the Arboretum to Maddison to 4 lanes. East of 405, 520 should be 6 lanes. Isn't this project for
                 the future? Then why have the current capacity of I-5 dictate the size of 520 when I-5 must be improved
                 in the future. What then? Re-build 520? That's insanity.




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  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98075

  Comment:       Actual cost of tolls per trip would influence my feelings somewhat. I would, however, prefer the bridge to
                 be paid for in the same way as all other roads in the state.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98029

  Comment:       Deliver the promises you made long ago, cut down the budget, reduce the waste of money, and force all
                 Seattle and King County employees and officials (YES, including you in the Tolling Implementation
                 Committee) to take bus to work/home/shopping everyday, and then we will talk about tolls. If even you
                 cannot make it by bus, don't think people can.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98004

  Comment:       Do not toll the corridor leading to the bridge. Many of the locals use 520 from Redmond or I-405 to Yarrow
                 Point since it is getting harder and harder to drive between cities or even through cities as each
                 neighborhood says they want no through traffic which forces many of us to use highways as part of the
                 city street system.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       As a Mercer Island resident, I would have no alternative to constant tolls on I-90. There should be a
                 reduced toll arrangment for us with NO choice




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98043

  Comment:       Build a new 520 bridge with Express lanes as I-90 was built! And add a transit lane! Think ahead, plan
                 ahead for growth for once!!!




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98005

  Comment:       I do not agree with tolling the 520 bridge or the I90 bridge. I especially do not support variable tolling.
                 Variable tolling only punishes those who work on the other side of the lake and forces people to either pay


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                 the tolls at a high price or use other roads which increase congestion. IF tolls are the only way to fund the
                 520 bridge, the tolls should be the same rate all days and on weekends. Right now, forcing tolls on
                 residents is not a smart move in this increasingly challenging economic timeframe. I encourage WSDOT to
                 find other ways to fund this bridge. Look to reduce construction costs in other areas to help fund. Go
                 through your budgets line by line and find the most cost effective ways to do business. Do not punish the
                 working residents!!




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98109

  Comment:       I believe that tolling could be a great alternative to supplement other funding for transit options in the
                 greater Seattle area. I think that just tolling 520 will have detrimental effect on other roads, and so
                 support tolling other roads as well (spefically I-90). That being said, if both bridges are tolled (if that is a
                 word), then I think that the pressure on I-405 and I-5 will increase as well.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98004

  Comment:       I do not support the tolling at all for both bridges. If really necessary, tolling should be used for bridge
                 improvements on corridors. After it is done, tolling should be taken away. The economy is already very
                 suffering people face stress at work or scared of job loss. Please do not add burdens to the public. Thanks!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98034

  Comment:       I do not support tolling on any roads already paid or or as a way to reduce congestion.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      unknown

  Comment:       I do not support tolls or higher taxes. It is my belief that local government needs to do a better job of
                 counting paper clips and use the money it already gets from the exsessive amount of taxes we pay!




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       I am in favor of users paying for use. I do not think that users of I-90 should be tolled because it is unjust
                 to Mercer Island residents who have absolutely NO other means to to leave the Island. Tolling I-90 to build
                 a new 520 bridge is inconsiderate and unjust when other traffic corridors are not being considered for
                 tolls. The tolls should be terminated when the construction is paid off and not continue ad infinitum.




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  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       I am in favor of having users pay for use. However, one recommendation on the table is to toll I-90
                 bridge. It is hard to fathom how someone could make such a recommendation. While there are numerous
                 reasons not to toll I-90 the most important would be that an entire community (City of Mercer Island)
                 would be held hostage to such a toll as residents have absolutely no other recourse to get on or off of the
                 island. If you propose tolling all major freeways (I-5, 405, 520 and I-90) then I would not have such an
                 argument and we would all pay tolls everywhere. However since that is not in the case I would hope that
                 the I-90 tolling recommendation be taken out of consideration.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98006

  Comment:       I am completely against tolling both 520 & I 90.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98029

  Comment:       Don't drag out 520 like they've done to Alaskan Way Viaduct. There is no perfect solution, just get a good
                 solution and implement it.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98115

  Comment:       Do you realize how biased this survey is? The majority of the questions do not allow a reasonable answer
                 if you are opposed to tolling altogether. I realize that financing the 520 bridge is a problem, but I am
                 opposed to tolling because I think it result in horrible traffic on Lake City Way/etc where tolling is neither
                 feasible nor wanted. Next time, try to design a survey that allows one to make reasonable answers
                 whether or not you oppose tolling (or public transit initiatives or whatever).




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98052

  Comment:       Don't add tolls to bridges. Collect the costs through state wide gas and sales taxes.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98034


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  Comment:       Don't waste any more time studying the impacts and/or benefits as cost will for sure go up with inflation
                 and wage & material hike. We know we will need an extra bridge in the future even if we don't need it
                 now. Look how much time and money we wasted on the 3rd airport runway and it is just coming into
                 operation. Just build the bridge.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98056

  Comment:       The tolls should be reasonably low so that low income people can afford to commute to jobs in situations
                 where it is not feasible to use public transportation. Also, for some low income people, they need to seek
                 medical care in Seattle; a high toll would further impede access to health care.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98034

  Comment:       Give me a NINE Lane 520 Bridge with a moveable barrier. strictly confidential ??? As opposed to
                 confidential??????????????




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98116

  Comment:       get it done!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98103

  Comment:       Find a way to make a trasit system more like the bay area (BART). Either by extending the current project
                 from the airport into Seattle and across Lake Washington (Bellevue/Redmond), or around Lake
                 Washington.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98074

  Comment:       Fairness dictates that tolling be applied to both bridges. Electronic tolling is a must have, not a nice to
                 have. KC Metro has already announced impending transit pass increases for 2009. A small portion of
                 tolling fees should go to provide lowest income workers in King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties with
                 subsidized bus passes so that they are not disproportionately affected by the cost increases of getting
                 to/from work.




  From:          Anonymous


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       175                                  Printed: December 12, 2008
  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98501

  Comment:       Why isn't there more discussion about dynamic tolling?




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98125

  Comment:       WILL THE TOLL BE TAKEN AWAY AFTER THE BRIDGE IS PAID FOR, LIKE THE PREVIOUS TOLLS ON THE
                 520 WERE, AND LIKE THE HOOD CANAL BRIDGE WAS? I DON'T SUPPORT TOLLING AT ALL - WE ALREADY
                 GET TAXED FOR TRANSPORTATION, THE FUNDING SHOULD COME FROM EXISITING FUNDING.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98045

  Comment:       We do not support tolls and don't think the 520 bridge needs to be replaced, especially with the chosen
                 design and number of lanes. If Microsoft is pushing so hard for the bridge to be replaced, let them pay for
                 it. Don't screw up the I-90 commute with tolls.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98027

  Comment:       While I do support highway speed electronic tolling, there needs to be at least one cash lane. Charging
                 fines to out of town people who don't have EZ-Pass type electronic tolling devices isn't fair, plus there
                 needs to be an option for anonymity without going way out of one's way. Maintaining the option for
                 privacy is essential, as is maintaining the privacy of the billing database of the tolling system (erase
                 records within a short time, have them secured from unauthorized online or physical access, etc).




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98052

  Comment:       You are going to kill Seattle businesses (restaurants, etc) with a toll on 520. Tolls never go away. A new
                 excuse is always found to extend them. Have you been to New York state or Chicago recently? They've
                 had 'temporary' tolls for 40 years.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98012

  Comment:       Your survey is B.S.- you only included supporting options for the toll in many of your questions. Frankly,
                 thats a dirty trick to get the poll stats you want. Anyway, my issue is that it is PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION-


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                 we've voted to improve 520 so many years now I'm starting to get tired of our Gov's inaction with it. I
                 don't beleive in tolls at all. We have taxes- lets just stick to that please-




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98034

  Comment:       I have a conflict in feelings because I do realize we need funding to revitalize the bridge, but I am
                 displeased to think that those who are poorer/have less resources will be disenfrancised from a public
                 resource.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98006

  Comment:       question 3 does not allow me to select all 3 options as unimportant. this may affect the survey results




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       The idea to toll on a highway for its specific use is ludicrous!!! if you do that, you should have it be
                 privatized, like highways in Italy! Highways are tobe used by the public paid for by taxes!!! Why don't we
                 toll I-405 so that Bellevue gets a better flow pattern??? Oh wait you already paid for that. What makes the
                 lake different? The price tag? Give me a break... if $ is what you need tax everyone & let it be done with.
                 Oh and on the idea of no toll booths... will residents who don't have the receiver in their car not be tolled?
                 You'll need to put a toll booth to collect the tax fairly and on everybody and that alone will slow traffic to a
                 crawl... brilliant idea I tell you. Why don't you put a camera to read license plates and then send the bill
                 home to everyone who srives through... and you can pipethat direclty to the FBI and get paid by them as
                 well. Brilliant idea, no? Charge a toll only on 520 and the traffic jams I-90 so residents are screwed. Toll
                 both and residents are screwed! This is a LOSE-LOSE proposal for Mercer island residents - yes we may be
                 well off, but you would be messing with their lives for the public good? Not that there is anythign wrong
                 with Socialism, but apply it everywhere an not just for cummuting!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98258

  Comment:       Toll is a great idea. The people who use the bridge should be the ones to pay for it. Thanks.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98005

  Comment:       Until we fill the lake in and pave the whole thing, we are going to have traffic bottle necks on the
                 freeways. Even if we build the 520 bridge 12 lanes wide, we are still going to have a headache. What is
                 the plan for the extra traffic that will be pushed to 522 & 405 Renton?


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  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98034

  Comment:       Yeah - you are still working on the WRONG PROBLEM. When are you morons going to figure out that what
                 people really need is mass transit routes that get them back and forth to work in a reasonable amount of
                 time without having to make transfers? For example, from Kirkland - Bothell - Woodinville to Boeing Field?
                 I'll be damned if I will take a bus route that requires walking in the rain and multiple transfers and 90
                 minutes if I can drive it in my my nice dry car in 35 minutes door to door.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98118

  Comment:       Assume the toll is only to cross the bridge alone / solo driver. A variable rate by time of the day and day
                 of the week is a must. Crossing toll must not be variable by level of congestion such as in the SR 167 HOT
                 lane. A variable crossing rate by time of the day give the commuter some control / choice to shift their trip
                 temporally. As commuter shift / spread out their commute time, adjacent freeways leadding to the bridge
                 benefit - peak spreading.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98039

  Comment:       Configure the tolls to benefit Carpool and commercial vehicles during peak hours. make up for shortfall by
                 increasing the cost of commercial vehicle plates with an offset in the B&O tax. This way it keeps people
                 honest.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98188

  Comment:       Do we really have to pay for every single thing?




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98121

  Comment:       Great job on trying to get as much public feedback as possible.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                      178                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       I do not support tolling the I-90 bridge Mercer Island residents are dependent on off island services, i.e.
                 Medical Facilities, Shopping, Car Maintenance facilities, restaurants, sport facilities, entertainment.
                 Conversely, many people who work here, live off island (ex: school employees, teachers et al.) Tolling
                 may result in a decrease of real estate values on Mercer Island




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98053

  Comment:       Should have done this 25 years ago.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98115

  Comment:       Replace the bridge with something the will relieve the congestion. 8 lanes!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98033

  Comment:       Public transit solutions must include Light Rail from Downtown Seattle to Redmond via the new 520
                 Bridge, with Park and Ride rail stations serving Kirkland and Bellevue. I would willingly pay a higher auto
                 toll for a longer period of time and higher property taxes to support and fund this critical long-term transit
                 strategy.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98199

  Comment:       Regarding electronic tolling... I think it's important to implement clear privacy guidelines, and alternatives
                 to credit-card billing. The less data collected by various gov't agencies, the better. Thanks




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98107

  Comment:       Promoting teleworking city-wide would reduce traffic by up to 30% every day and eliminate the need to
                 expand our current bridge and highway systems.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       179                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98008

  Comment:       Please add bike lanes to SR520!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98008

  Comment:       Please do it now. Don't do it by half measures. Tolls! Let's get that highway and some trains built!! We
                 voted to tax ourselves for trains and a lot of us voted last time for trains AND the road infrastructure
                 maintenance. We're ready to pay for this. We want the projects DONE. Don't hesitate.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98005

  Comment:       Please do not do anything that will cause major backups on I-90. Some of us purposely bought our houses
                 near the less congested bridge and do not want to suddenly have it become the "toll-free" option. If you
                 are going to toll one bridge, you should toll them all.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98075

  Comment:       Please toll both 520 and 1-90 early.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98052

  Comment:       Please make the tolls reasonable




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98027

  Comment:       The sooner tolling begins the better for the long range revenue and ultimate cost and maintenance that
                 will increase with time and inflation.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                      180                                Printed: December 12, 2008
  Zip Code:      98007

  Comment:       The possibility of tolling I-90 would leave the residents with the options of paying a toll each time they
                 leave home, driving all the way around the lake at tremendous time and energy costs or not leaving
                 home. There was no mention of when the toll would be removed. When the bridge is paid for the toll
                 should end.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98033

  Comment:       The original toll on 520 ended when they paid for the bridge. I don't suppose there are any provisions for
                 ending this toll?




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98056

  Comment:       The cost of this bridge should of been covered by capital reserves over the past 20 years. What happened
                 to all the highway taxes that were paid?




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98052

  Comment:       Support bicycle lane! Keep the momentum going...looking forward to a safer and greener 520 bridge that
                 encourages low carbon footprint modes of transit.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98115

  Comment:       Stop asking more for OUR tax dollars! there's such a big lack in accountability & oversight, can all of you
                 truly guarantee the people's money are safe? There's leaks going on all over the system right now as we
                 speak. I, for one, don't trust any of you bureaucrats of my tax dollars! =(




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98005

  Comment:       Tolling of I-90 to pay for 520 is a big mistake. First, you trap people of Mercer Island with no free option
                 to get off the island - every plan I have seen tolls both the Floating Bridge AND the East Channel bridge.
                 Even more important, contrary to popular belief there are MANY fixed income seniors on the island who
                 would then have to PAY for trips to doctors, hosiptals, shopping etc. Health care is expensive enough -
                 adding transportation fees on top just to keep a doctor's appointment is HEARTLESS and CRIMINAL! Not to
                 mention that any service vehicles that come to the island would pass along the toll meaning services
                 become more expensive. My parents are seniors on MI and on a tight fixed income - forcing them to pay a
                 toll every time they travelled off the island would be the final tax that forces them to sell their home. Why


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       181                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
                 should living in the same MI home for the last 40 years suddenly become an economic punishment?
                 Speaking for myself as a Bellevue resident, if a toll was placed on BOTH bridges, Seattle can just say good
                 bye to my business and my consumer dollars - period. Pay to get into town, pay outrageous fees to park,
                 pay to get out of town - forget it! I'll just stay on the Eastside and keep my dollars on the Eastside. I bet
                 LOTS of Eastsiders will do the same thing. Paying a toll to see my family on MI is one thing, but just to go
                 to Seattle in another completely. Good bye Mariners, good bye Opera, good bye Seahawks, good bye
                 Benaroya, good bye SAM, good bye Pike Place, good bye Seattle restaurants. Sure hope Seattle, its retail
                 community, its arts community, and its dining community are all prepared to lose a lot of revenue if both
                 bridges are tolled!!!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98059

  Comment:       Tolling on 520 should end when the bridge is paid off.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98056

  Comment:       Toll both bridges as soon as possible and charge the same rate on both bridges.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98034

  Comment:       Toll both bridges NOW, keep toll cheap $1. per trip direction vs. $4.00 or so later and for just 520. If the
                 toll is high, people (me included) will not use the bridge, defeating the whole idea, or stay on the eastside
                 and not spend money in Seattle! Commuters from the Seattle that work on the eastside may well decide
                 to abandon the "city" and stay in the area where they work. High tolls will defeat the project quickly.
                 There are four ways to Seattle from the eastside. Why would someone opt to pay a premium to use one
                 way?




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98059

  Comment:       this survey says nothing about how much the proposed tolls are, makes it difficult to answer your
                 questions.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98074

  Comment:       There shouldn't be a toll on 520, that is what the graduated gasoline tax that was implemented several
                 years ago was supposed to be for. At least part of it, Viaduct too. What happened to that revenue?



Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       182                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       Totally against any tolls




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98056

  Comment:       Tolls suck. Find another way to pay for construction, figure out how to lower your costs (you're getting
                 ripped off and that means we taxpayers are too).




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98188

  Comment:       Tolls should be dedicated to single projects with tolls collected for that project only on the road being
                 worked on. Tolls should end once the project is paid for, with maintenance being provided by current
                 revenue sources. Tolls should not be put on accessory roads, should not be used as general revenue,
                 should not be variable, and should not be used as an attempt to change driving habits.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98102

  Comment:       Tolls are a brilliant idea. However, please use them to maintain traffic flow, without clouding the issue by
                 using the revenues to pay for the bridge. Tolls are a form of pricing a scarce resource. Use them to
                 promote economic efficiency. I love the idea of different lanes having different pricing. I love the ideas of
                 the toll varying depending upon current traffic speeds. i.e. when traffic speeds drop below 45, the tolls
                 starts going up by 25 cents until traffic hits 55 again. You could get updates on your mobile phone, or GPS
                 as to current toll rates. If there are signs indicating how many minuets across the lake, certainly you can
                 have signs indicate current toll pricing. And phone are getting smarter. Hell, you could have a display on
                 the toll card inside your car that told you current pricing for common trips. Please, PLEASE keep in mind,
                 the point of a toll is to allocate available spots on the highway to those who value them most, and who are
                 willing to pay for that value. It is likely that Boeing transporting parts in a truck driven by union workers
                 will pay more than a student coming home to see his parents. Let Boeing pay the toll, and give the
                 student an incentive to wait until the toll price drops. The economy, and quality of life for all involved, will
                 be so much better.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      unknown

  Comment:       I think we should use tolls to expand light rail systems and get more cars off the roads.




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  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98043

  Comment:       I understand the need for tolling to pay for necessary infrastructure, but I believe it important to keep the
                 toll price as low as possible to reduce the impact on low income families and prevent gridlock on other
                 untolled routes.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98055

  Comment:       If you are going to toll, there should be some route that toll-free. I still don't understand charging us to
                 use the roads we already pay for with our tax dollars!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98122

  Comment:       In spite of the increased cost there must be one lane for people that do not cross the bridge(s) regularly
                 so that the toll can be collected. Tourists and occasional commuters need to be accommodated.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98033

  Comment:       It's not fair to penalize those who must commute to work or school via 520 - they HAVE to go, versus
                 those who are traveling for liesure purposes.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98338

  Comment:       make the toll ONLY until its paid for!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98001

  Comment:       MUST remember and take into account the cost of the toll......$10.00.......evern for a round trip is way too
                 much for the average worker that uses the bridge............Although, I have long thought that once the
                 cost of commute, which includes the dollar cost and also the time factor is too severe, the businesses and
                 residences will adjust themselves. Live and work on east side / live and work on west side..........This
                 feeble theory was somewhat proven during this last year where the price of fuel was so high, there was a
                 definite change in people's commute patterns and methods. Add the cost of the toll and this will further


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       184                                  Printed: December 12, 2008
                 change people's live/work situations. Look at the new residential going into Bellevue and the new
                 employment centers going into Bellevue/Issaquah/ even out toward Snoqualamie Ridge.........What will
                 also be interesting will be to see the changes people make when the Viaduct is shut down for 5
                 years........thank you for the opportunity to comment..............good luck, we are all going to need
                 it..........




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98112

  Comment:       Not at this time.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98004

  Comment:       Offer an alternative to vehicle tracking as people are going to be concerned that it will be the beginning of
                 a big brother state. Instead offer a decal that could be purchased online and mailed to any address. The
                 decal would allow drivers access to the HOV Lane, which does not exists now on 520. The Decal could be
                 attached to the rear bumper of the vehicle and people in the left lane with no decal could be reported by
                 other drivers for being in the HOV lane and not having a decal




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98011

  Comment:       Put a toll on it and I will try to vote you out




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98005

  Comment:       Reasonable variable rates preferred.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      unknown

  Comment:       The survey is a bit rigged as if you choose no support for tolling on the first question all the other
                 questions are about which method and option for tolling do I support. Well, it's clear from the first
                 question I don't support tolling so why would all the other questions assume I'm okay with tolling. All
                 questions should have a selection for not supporting tolling. I may be more likely to support tolling if it had
                 a fixed end date when the bridge was paid for and did not just become another revenue source for the
                 city/state. Also, if you are the same folks who created the 167 hot lane debacle then we are all doomed. I
                 can now not use the carpool lane from my entrance because it's a double white line for miles. I and my
                 passengers now have to sit in heavy traffic because we cannot change into the carpool lane. Adding
                 twenty minutes to my commute. Obviously I am not a fan of your planning/implementation.


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                         185                               Printed: December 12, 2008
  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98125

  Comment:       tired of waiting... lets get it built already.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98116

  Comment:       Toll both the bridges make it the same rate all day, weekend too. Get this fixed over with and remove the
                 tolls, just like it was done before. Everyone does remember there where tolls on both bridges before, by
                 doing it this way everyone knows what to expect and how long to expect it for. The longer we do surveys
                 and get stuck trying to make everyone happy, this will never get fixed and will end up costing 5 times
                 more. We talk to death about fixing things and we can never make a decision about how to fix anything.
                 Since this is a survey in late 2008, there is no way this is going to happen by 2010, not in this state. Just
                 construction of the toll booths will take 8 months and thats after design and bids are done. Do you have
                 designs done already? If not you looking more like 2012, my guess is this will need to be put on a ballet
                 too, pushing schedule back another year. Good luck, my guess is we are still talking about this 5 years
                 from now, hows that viduct going.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      99352

  Comment:       Toll the bridge to pay for it but remove the damn thing when the cost to build it is done . DO NOT leave
                 the toll in place for ever.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      98072

  Comment:       Tolling is an excuse to continue to waste transportation money gobbled up on other projects. If budgeted
                 correctly, transportation projects like this one can be competed to benefit the citizens of Washington
                 rather than sticking it to 'em with another tax type cost.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/21/2008

  Zip Code:      unknown

  Comment:       You opinion survey is constructed with a predetermined outcome that tolls on either or both bridges is a
                 done deal. I remember paying tolls on 520 35 years ago just before the bridge was paid off. It was $0.35
                 each way.




  From:          Anonymous


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                          186                              Printed: December 12, 2008
  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      98072

  Comment:       You people are (perhaps deliberately) missing the most important point: privacy of movement. Under no
                 circumstances will I place a transponder in my vehicle so that Big Brother may keep tabs on me. "But it's
                 just one bridge," you say. Ah, one bridge today, total GPS system tomorrow, just like the one the PSRC
                 has been drooling over (http://www.psrc.org/projects/trafficchoices). Were the only goal here to fund a
                 new bridge, there would be no reason not to put up at least one toll booth. Sending "invoices" (a prettier
                 name than "fines") to eastern Washingtonians and out-of-staters after taking their picture and tracking
                 them down could only be described as "simpler" than putting up a couple of tollbooths in Alice-In-
                 Wonderland logic. It takes a severe addiction to state control and social engineering to prefer this method,
                 as the only real "benefit" is that it paves the way for more widespread use of transponders. The most
                 stupidly simple way of funding more transportation projects -- were that the actual goal here -- is simply
                 to change one single number -- the gas tax. Simple. Or, optionally, get over the silly barriers between
                 budget categories that exist only in our minds and do some reallocation. Or, take some of the gold-plating
                 out of current projects -- project labor agreements, studying the environment to death, 1% for artwork,
                 etc.. In order to prefer tolling, one must lack mental flexibility. In order to prefer a transponder-and-spy-
                 camera-only option, one must have a larger agenda of social control.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      98133

  Comment:       What, another way to take money from my family? I saw today on MSN that Washington is already the 9th
                 most taxed state in the country. We are the 3rd highest in gasoline tax, and for what? Where are my gas
                 taxes going? Will the gas tax go DOWN once we start tolling? This will be an additional struggle for my
                 family since I MUST work and my employer happens to be in Bellevue. I need to drive each day because I
                 have appointments that require me to be on the road in my own car. A toll is a regressive tax, the poor
                 suffer while the rich just pay because a few dollars a day is not much to them. Well, a few dollars a day is
                 a LOT for my family. My wife makes $20K per year working part time so she can try to stay home with our
                 kids. I work full time and make $65,000. After our mortgage, putting away for our retirement, and regular
                 bills we have $400 left over each month for clothes, fun, and other discretionary items. We don't take
                 vacations outside of Washington because that is not in our budget. Does Washington really not care about
                 middle income families such as mine or was that just our Governors campaign promise? I'd love to give
                 more input. Jeff Lindstrom 206.295.7328




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      98019

  Comment:       While the Puget Sound has an excellent public transportation system I still feel it's necessary to continue
                 to improve on that. More buses, increase scheduling and incentives for businesses for increase employee
                 participation.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      98033

  Comment:       Won't be taking the bridge much longer after this!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey



Public Comments Received: Web Survey                      187                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      98146

  Comment:       Tolling is a failure to set the correct amount of taxes collected. Have you ever been to the North East? You
                 don't want Washington to end up like Pennsylvania, trust me.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      98122

  Comment:       Tolling 520 is pretty much inevitable, but rather unfortunate for commuters due to the area's inefficient
                 public transportation systems. First focus should be on improvement of public transportation across the
                 water until we reach the point of being equal with San Francisco's BART system. We can't even get
                 tracking systems for buses and a sign up at the bus stop to tell you how long before then next bus comes
                 in Seattle. And forget about night time bus service in Seattle -- it simply doesn't exist.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      unknown

  Comment:       Tolling both bridges is critical to not creating unnecessary trip diversions and to creating incentives to shift
                 modes of travel to more sustainable alternatives (bus, bike, carpool, etc.). It is also essential to collect
                 tolls for future improvements to both bridges, so that when SR 520 is finally constructed, there are
                 resources to fix I-90, which will be due for improvements by then. The population on the west end of SR
                 520 has been over-represented in the process given that this is a regional facility. The state should move
                 forward with the best solutions, based on regional criteria, and put and end to the endless debating, which
                 costs far too much time and money. The policies of the DOT should be based on sound engineering
                 principles, not popular public opinion.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      98022

  Comment:       Tolling now, on 520, for a bridge that isn't even designed, let alone financed is ridiculous. I'm in favor of
                 user based taxes but taxing commuters for a new bridge that isn't even there is a sure fire way to
                 jeopardize future tolling issues. What will happen if some unforeseen reason causes a new bridge not to be
                 built at all? Will the tolls be refunded? Will they be lowered? I'm sure they will end up in the general fund,
                 to be used at the whim of some politician's pet project(ahem). If tolls are going to be installed, toll both
                 bridges at a reasonable amount. While tolls are being tossed around, why not toll Kummer Bridge?
                 Because the dump trucks, logging trucks, dairy tankers, Kroger's, Safeway semi's with their increased
                 gross weight, have used that bridge, they should be tolled higher. Plus in 6 months we are supposed to
                 have a new bridge, so that is a excellent example of user based taxes. Toll us when we have a new bridge,
                 don't just show up in December, in Black Diamond, Enumclaw or Buckley with hat in hand demanding
                 money.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      98052

  Comment:       Tolling proceeds should also be used to improve HOV access to the bridge in order to improve bus travel
                 times. The existing right-hand HOV lane slows bus service substantially, making transit across 520 a less
                 attractive alternative than it should be.


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       188                                  Printed: December 12, 2008
  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      98027

  Comment:       Tolling is not the answer. It is absolutely the worse option. This survey should include options that
                 preclude tolling. I couldn't in good faith answer these questions with any degree of accuracy because this
                 survey assumes only tolling is the answer, and it is not. The best way to finance this is to tax everyone in
                 the state, plus everyone that visits the state. That will make the cost the lowest for everyone. Whether or
                 not people use the 520 everyday or not, it needs to be updated and maintained like any other highway in
                 the state. And take the toll off the Tacoma bridge too. There needs to be at least one way back from the
                 peninsula without having to pay a toll. Tolling ferries is the only acceptable toll for this state.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      98199

  Comment:       Tolls are a user fee: tying users to the cost of the project. This is MUCH better than taxing through sales
                 taxes, vehicle excise taxes or gas taxes. Only those who use the bridge should pay for it! I sacrifice in my
                 personal life to bike-commute (yearrround) and bus for weekend trips. I do this to save the planet, sure.
                 But I shouldn't ever have to help pay the share of bridge cost for those people who still drive on the
                 bridge.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      98052

  Comment:       Tolling the 520 bridge at the rates that I have seen in the news (up to $10 per trip) are far out of
                 proportion to what anyone would or should pay to cross that bridge. I returned to the Washington area
                 from San Francisco a few years ago, and the toll to pass over the Bay Bridge there was up to $3 by the
                 time I left (it is now $4). I am not in favor of tolls in general (people will usually just find a way around
                 them), but it is crazy to charge any more than the Bay Bridge toll at any time of the day to cross 520, a
                 much smaller bridge with far lower capacity. I also think it is very unfair to charge a toll on I-90
                 commuters not because their bridge needs so much work, but just because we are all aware of the fact
                 that people will start using I-90 to avoid the toll on 520 if it were implemented. Washington state needs to
                 face the reality that it needs to stop wasting so much money on transportation that doesn't move a large
                 number of people or goods around (i.e. light rail) and start paying to keep up the infrastructure that really
                 allows us to have a vibrant, strong economy (i.e. roads). We also need to find ways to reduce the cost of
                 that upkeep, such as better labor bargaining practices, not charging sales tax on road improvement
                 materials, and not spending years and years dithering over which design choice we will ultimately use.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      98101

  Comment:       Tolling unfairly burdens students and poor people. Find other ways to improve the bridge - INCOME TAX
                 perhaps? People who make more and can afford more should pay more...




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey



Public Comments Received: Web Survey                      189                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      98116

  Comment:       Tolls should only be on the 520 bridge and should have option to use a toll booth for the occasional user.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      98118

  Comment:       We must pay for the project so tolling is the most appropriate way to collect from users.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      9817

  Comment:       We seriously need to get rapid transit and/or light rail on 520. The sole reason I don't take the bus is that
                 there's no advantage coming into Bellevue from Seattle (i.e., no carpool lane), but there is coming back to
                 Seattle, but the lanes are clogged with merging traffic. Simply put, it equals out the same if I drive as
                 opposed to carpool. And, coming from the Northgate area, the 242 bus is always crowded and rarely runs
                 on time. Since I am a contract employee at Microsoft, and not an FTE, I don't have the Connector bus
                 option, either.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      98199

  Comment:       What ever the toll rate is it needs to be affordable. It can not be so high that people can't afford to use the
                 bridge. Maybe $2 each way any more than that and people would probably not use the bridge or any
                 bridge with a toll on it.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      98103

  Comment:       Toll everyone the same at all times and use the money to fix 520 and INCLUDE MORE TRANSIT!!! A
                 system of trains/monorails is much more preferable and viable than buses.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      98102

  Comment:       The proposed toll amounts are much too high. Toll both 520 and I-90 for longer periods to spread out the
                 cost burden.




Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       190                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      98122

  Comment:       The west-side connections to the UW and Laurelhurst must be improved with an additional bridge or
                 tunnel from 520, or the improvements to the bridge won't accomplish anything.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      98052

  Comment:       The question comparing the off peak toll rates to the peak toll rates should really be comparing the off
                 peak congestion pricing toll rates to the flat pricing toll rate.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      98006

  Comment:       Since I live near the I-90 and I-405 interchange, I always take I-90 into Seattle and Usually on the return
                 trip. Only occansionaly do I take I-405 home.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      98102

  Comment:       Since the 520 bridge is Washington State highway, the State should pickup up either 100% of the cost to
                 replace or not charge more than $1.00 toll each way on the 520 and I-90 bridges. By charging more than
                 a $1.00 will cause people that live on one side of Lake Washington and commuting to the other side for
                 work will likely either take another job (on side of the lake they live) or move to the other side. In
                 addition, charging more than $1.00 on tolls will send a clear message to employers that the greater
                 Seattle area is not willing to address the traffic problems and employers will be more like to leave the area
                 and fewer employers moving here. Also I know a large number of people who regularly cross the lake for
                 shopping, visiting friends, and going out to dinner and the arts who have stated that they will forgo those
                 trips if there were tolls. Tolls on a State roads and bridges are not a good idea. Instead of tolls the gas tax
                 and vehicle license tabs should be increased stated wide, with a large increase in the tri-county area (King,
                 Snohomish, and Pierce), which would go directly to replacing the 520 bridge.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      98155

  Comment:       Public transportaiton does not work well for me commuting from Shoreline to Issaquah and east. The least
                 amount of bus transfers is 3. Vanpool or carpool is not an option as I consult and may travel to 2 or more
                 companies iin one day.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       191                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      98115

  Comment:       Start tolling now! Choose a peak time toll of $4.00 each trip to get folks to take the bus. Do NOT give a
                 discount to carpoolers - instead, carpoolers can just split the cost of the toll. Now what to do with oversize
                 vehicles, commercial vehicles, motorcycles, and alternative powered vehicles???




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      98052

  Comment:       Stop tolling the 520 bridge once the bridge has been paid for.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      98103

  Comment:       Survey would of been way more meaningful if you had indicated the toll range. A tool of $1 is way more
                 easily agreed to then a toll of $5 per trip, if I had a sense of how much it would cost then I could of
                 answered accordingly.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       The amount of the toll and how long it will be in force is important. I grew up in Mill Valley, CA and
                 commuted over the Golden Gate Bridge for years. The toll on that bridge was outrageous and collection
                 snarled traffic for miles. I'm Pro-Toll, but only if administered responsibly and set up with a cut-off date.
                 I'd like to see small tolls on all major routes into Seattle with the bridge tolls used to fund new bridges
                 across Lake Washington and highway tolls used for mass transit.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      unknown

  Comment:       Please provide some bus service from Seattle's residential areas to the Eastside. Otherwise you are tolling
                 people who have no commute choices and have to drive. Currently I have to take a slow bus from Lower
                 Queen Anne all the way to downtown, then change to another bus in a very unsafe area. This adds an
                 extra hour for me in each direction, that's not an option for a person who makes under $25,000. I'll be
                 exhausted and will get fired. No transit, no tolls! I need a bus service from Lower Queen Anne to Factoria
                 Mall, if not then I am strongly against tolls!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      98102

  Comment:       Please: No toll for car pool lane (including motorcycles and vespas). Also, why doesn't 520 have


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       192                                  Printed: December 12, 2008
                 bicycle/pedestrian access like 90?




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      98052

  Comment:       Please make a decision on this matter and begin construction as quickly as possible. The citizens of the
                 Puget Sound area deserve traffic congestion relief and a safer, more stable 520 bridge! Thank you for the
                 opportunity to give my opinion. -Aaron Emde




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      98112

  Comment:       Please do not toll the Portage Bay section of SR 520. Those of us who live in Montlake will pay a steep
                 enough price in terms of construction noise and detours. We should be able to drive the short distance
                 from Montlake to I-5 without paying a toll and without having to cut through quiet, narrow neighborhood
                 streets. Thanks for the opportunity to express our opinions.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      98136

  Comment:       Now that the Governor has survived her reelection challenge, can we just get on with making some
                 progress?




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      98119

  Comment:       Need transit service from Queen Anne to Newcastle, if not provided then I have to drive and will not
                 support your tolling proposals




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      98584

  Comment:       no comment




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008




Public Comments Received: Web Survey                     193                                Printed: December 12, 2008
  Zip Code:      98404

  Comment:       No Tolls! Raise taxes for all, since everyone benfits by new and improved roads and bridges no matter if
                 they personally use them or not. Raise the gas tax. Institute "fees" on the car tabs that are based on the
                 weight, milage and pollution of a vehicle. Do this for ALL vehicles, except bicycles.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      98107

  Comment:       Looking forward to pedestrian and bicycling facilities! I've lived in Seattle since the early 80s and it's time
                 for the metro area to grow up and pay for the roads we use and embrace public transportation.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      98034

  Comment:       Learn to budget the obnoxious amount of money we already supply you with through taxes, instead of
                 continually asking for more! None of you in the government seem to understand that when we vote no to
                 spend more money on transit and roads and ANYTHING else, it is not because we don't want them, it is
                 because you haven't reasonably spent the money that we gave you, we don't want to give you more. We
                 have made a deal to supply you with our money through taxes, even when they keep increasing, even
                 after the federal government has already taken a large portion of it for their senseless use as well... and
                 then you keep breaking the deal and asking for more money, friends don't do that to friends that let them
                 borrow money... so change your spending habits and let's be friends again. Furthermore, no one should be
                 hassled with tolls (and somewhat off-topic: the police/state patrol (also a ridiculous toll for generally
                 meaningless infractions of meaningless laws)) when they are trying to travel around Washington in their
                 everyday lives. Still off-topic: Stop using the police force as a way to generate revenue through speeding
                 tickets and such, and make them do their job, make them serve the community instead of taxing us for
                 driving 10mph over the speed limit! Point being: America is FREEDOM. Being tolled when I take certain
                 routes and being hassled by the police when I try to drive somewhere is NOT FREEDOM. Just for
                 clarification: I don't have any tickets on my record and I've been pulled over a minimal number of times. I
                 just think, as a whole, our community shouldn't be hassled by the police, the police exist to serve and
                 better the community.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      98020

  Comment:       Information on the cost of the transponders, process for acquiring one, etc, as well as any fees above and
                 beyond the account balance with which to pay the tolls should be explicitly included on the Build520.org
                 website -- while this can be found on the GoodToGo! site, it takes several clicks to find. Also, thanks very
                 much for putting out a survey online! Having the chance to read through the intended project options
                 helped me feel a lot more comfortable with the entire idea of tolling 520 and/or I-90.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      98042

  Comment:       It is against federal highway law for the state to toll Interstate 90 and use the money for anything other
                 than Interstate 90.




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  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      98115

  Comment:       I use 520 or I-90 only about once per month, so I strongly support tolls. The people that actually use the
                 bridge(s) should be the ones paying for a majority of the costs.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      98103

  Comment:       I will never, ever take 520 again if tolls are implemented. If I work in kirkland and live in greenwood, I will
                 divert to I-90 rather than pay your stupid toll.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      98290

  Comment:       I remember the Tolls on 522 when I was a kid. My parents would drive I-90 to bypass the tools. While I-
                 90 is out of my way, traveling 522 is not and so I will take that instead. I also think that we pay enough in
                 taxes that it should be built with the tax dollars already being collected and not with tolls.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      98116

  Comment:       I strongly support tolling to begin as soon as practical to minimize funding costs. Consider efforts to make
                 transit less affected by heavy traffic (evening eastbound on 520 often encounters large delays between
                 148th and the bridge deck due to traffic and configuration of the HOV lanes; evening I-90 does not have
                 HOV lane at all beyond Mercer).




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      98115

  Comment:       I strongly support increased transit and bicycle facilities across the 520 bridge.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      98052

  Comment:       I think I-90 needs to remain free alternative. Toll 520, start whenever you want so long as I-90 remains a
                 free alternative to a tolled 520. Lower income residents on both sides of the lake need a free and direct
                 route. If you toll both bridges the only alternative is to drive around the lake. This is frustratng for
                 commuters as well as being much worse for the environment than other options. And lets please be


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                 realistic, people will drive around the lake before they will give up their car to carpool or use public
                 transportation.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      98019

  Comment:       I think that we ought to have light rail from the east side to Seattle. As far as the Tolling Implementation
                 Committee goes, I am not sure, what I would like to see are more than 4 lanes, make it a massive project
                 like I-90. Make the tolls reasonable. 6 bucks each way is really not a reasonable amount. 3 bucks each
                 way is getting closer to reasonable




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      206

  Comment:       I do not want to pay a toll at all.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      98053

  Comment:       I don't travel into Seattle a great deal and only when certain types of health care are needed. I would be
                 very angry if I could not make the trip because the cost or the hassle were too great!!




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      98119

  Comment:       I don't think its fair for people to be forced to pay in order to get to work. Already I carpool with another
                 friend but that is already inconvenient for me and we can't even use the carpool lanes since there are only
                 2 of us. We leave for work early to avoid the rush (before 7 o'clock) and leave at around 3:30 but there
                 are days that it still takes an hour or more to get home. Sometimes I'm forced to stay at work late or just
                 hang out in Redmond until almost 7 o'clock because I can't really afford to idle my car and waste my gas
                 mileage like that. If it rains - forget about getting home anytime soon. If you put a toll on the road during
                 'peak times' which is basically when -everyone- uses it because as we all know, people aren't typically
                 going towards the Eastside to socialize (people are more likely to be coming into the city) - all the traffic is
                 due to the fact that Microsoft is HUGE. They already subsidize transportation for their employees and even
                 have shuttles - not alot of companies do that. My company for one doesn't. As for taking public transport -
                 it would take me almost a 4 hour commute round trip if I want to take the bus. First I have to get
                 downtown from Queen Anne, then catch the 545 and I still have to walk almost a mile to my work after
                 that. When its raining and cold - do you really want to have to endure that + 4 hours of sitting on a
                 bus/waiting on a bus? I don't. It takes less time for me to drive even though I'd rather be environmentally
                 conscious and take public transportation. It is 16 miles from my house to work and I can spend almost 3
                 hours a day in my car. 3 hours - 3 hours that I could be gardening, spending time with friends, catching
                 up on important things in my life. I have to plan at least an hour in my car if I need to be somewhere after
                 work. Its kind of ridiculous - and now you want me to pay for that pleasure. Gas is about 2.50 a gallon so
                 its almost 5 dollars a day to drive to work - the bus is about 6 dollars because of the fact that its Metro
                 AND Sound Transit. I've seen how expensive the tolls are on 167 going towards Puyallup. Is it now going
                 to cost me even more than 6 dollars a day to drive to work and back just so that I don't have to spend 4
                 hours commuting? It hardly seems fair.




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  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      98115

  Comment:       I feel this is not going to be a prudent solution to the problems. Just like most issues in this area, this is
                 being handled in a reactive manner at this point. The bridge needed attention a decade ago and now
                 FINALLY, due to sensationalist news reporting of other bridge related events, are you now ONLY beginning
                 to get a foothold on the issues. I work at Microsoft, and I'm very proud of what I do. Knowing this "tolling"
                 will be going into effect, I have to decide between longer commuting hours, which I've witness in other
                 cities when they introduced tolling, or I have to move to the Eastside to forgo commuting all together,
                 which means King County will suffer having a large volume of people moving, or I'll find a different job. I
                 will say that up to this point, the only solutions I've seen occurring and getting spoken about are from my
                 employer, which once again, goes back to how incredibly poorly this city runs its infrastructure and also,
                 the poor job of Transit in general. For a bus system as "sophisticated" as Seattle's, I really expected more
                 from it. I've since had to buy 2 vehicles since I've moved here just because the Public Transit is so
                 incredibly poor. I would love to see 520 traffic improve, but tolls and a new bridge ARE NOT the solution.
                 Some form of MODERN transit is our only hope in this area, but with massive misappropriations and no
                 controls in the budget for planning, this is becoming very similar to the Monorail initiative so I'm preparing
                 to watch BILLIONS of tax dollars go into the pockets of the planning commission, and little to no progress
                 actually being achieved until the bridge fails and we have but yet another situation here in Seattle where
                 the local government fails us taxpayers and we'll need to deal with it while the aristocrats sit in their lofty
                 perches and watch the rest of us struggle.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      98107

  Comment:       I generally support tolling as long as it doesn't slow traffic, for people who commute via 520. However, I
                 only use the bridge to go over to visit my family during holidays, and it would be a big hassle to deal with
                 tolls on those occasions, since I am sure that having to remember to pay beforehand (via electronic
                 tolling) will be difficult and will probably end with me never using 520 again, even though it is the fastest
                 route to my family. I think commuters should pay tolls, not those who use the bridge non-regularly.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      98126

  Comment:       I live in West Seattle and attend Bellevue Community College once per week, which puts me on the 520 or
                 90. This is the only time I drive (and only do it because I have to) since buses do not exist to get me from
                 one location to the other. If public transportation were a viable option, I would prefer to use it. I do ride
                 the 37 bus downtown for work everyday, but the 37 only runs during commuter times and there are no
                 other buses that take me to my house after night class. That said, I would urge you to consider increasing
                 public transit options for people in my position, who have no choice but to drive, but a high toll cost would
                 be detrimental to continuing night school. If it's a couple of bucks that's one thing but if it's five or six
                 bucks I would have a problem with it. Thanks for listening.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      98056

  Comment:       I looked in your FAQs and didn't see a breakdown of where the tolls would begin and end, or if it would
                 include the I-90 East Channel Bridge. I only use the I-90 East Channel bridge during the week to get to
                 and from work - I live in Renton and work on Mercer Island. I don't like thinking that I would have to pay
                 a toll for the 30 seconds I use it.




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  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      98107

  Comment:       I love pressing forward with the agenda - but if Barack does push through sweeping investments in
                 infrastructure, where does that the Toll Implementation Committee?




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      98105

  Comment:       Good luck to you.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      98133

  Comment:       Having lived in an area with both toll roads and non-toll roads, where the toll roads were usually much
                 faster, but the non-toll were there so that you could still reach your destination when you didn't have
                 correct change or a toll pass, I think that having both options is a good idea. I assume to be able to pay
                 the toll electronically, you would have to initially buy the toll pass, and there will be people who don't get
                 one or put it off or lose it, so having the option to still get across Lake Washington, albeit potentially in
                 more traffic, is necessary when there is no other way to pay the toll. Hopefully enough people will find the
                 toll bridge with less congestion more alluring. Certainly a lot will. Starting the toll earlier on the bridge will
                 also give more time to see how well tolling just one bridge will work, and whether or not it will bring in
                 enough to pay for the construction of the new one. People will get used to it faster and more people will
                 get the transponder sooner. Just don't forget to take the toll off again when the expenses for the new
                 bridge are paid for. Good luck!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      98052

  Comment:       Get it done. A bicycle lane would be nice. I live in Redmond and I know a lot of my neighbors cycle and
                 they end up having to hop on the 545 to get across the current decaying bridge structure.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      98052

  Comment:       Git 'er done!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008



Public Comments Received: Web Survey                        198                                   Printed: December 12, 2008
  Zip Code:      98112

  Comment:       Do not toll 520. There are not enough lanes. It will make traffic so much worse than it already is!




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      98029

  Comment:       Don't make I-90 worse in order to make 520 a little better...




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      98034

  Comment:       For crying out loud - don't we already pay the highest fuel tax in the country? I AM ABSOLUTELY AGAINST
                 TOLLING. If 520 is tolled, my (and many other's) primary alternative (522/Lake City) WILL BE
                 GRIDLOCKED! As a taxpayer, I expect these to be PUBLIC roads - not for offering reduced traffic only to
                 those who want to pay more while the rest of us sit in traffic burning gas to avoid the cost! Keep it up...
                 I'll just leave the state, thus doing my part to reduce congestion here.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      98108

  Comment:       How about tolling based on the value of the vehicle crossing the bridge. The bridge should be tolled
                 progressively. The more expensive the vehicle the higher the toll. It's only fair. The Microsoft executive
                 should pay more then the McDonald's worker




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      98103

  Comment:       how can you possibly toll a federal highway (90) to pay for a local state highway? that's ridiculous. toll 520
                 all you want, but keep your hands off the other highways.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      98065

  Comment:       I am torn about the tolling. I live 2 mins off I-90, and I-90 is what I always take to drive to Seattle, simply
                 because it is the closet bridge. I bought my house where it is so I could take that bridge to Seattle (I used
                 to commute to downtown Seattle for 8 years). It was a lifestyle decision for me. I understand the concept
                 of tolling both bridges, but for me, it feels like a penalty. I don't support tolling on the I-90 bridge, but at
                 the same time, I wonder what will happen to the I-90 congestion if only the 520 is tolled. I can definitely
                 say that tolling would prevent me from ever working downtown again. Transit is not good enough or fast
                 enough to make up the tolling difference.




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  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      98053

  Comment:       Don't do it. it's all just excuses




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      98122

  Comment:       Don't do it. How about you get wasteful government spending under cotrol then allocate these funds to
                 this cause.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      98105

  Comment:       Don't replace the bridge, make it safe. If it can't be made safe, tear it down and use passanger only
                 ferries.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      98102

  Comment:       Carpools and motarcycles should not have to pay a toll.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      98006

  Comment:       Any decision should be made with the idea that you do not want to penalize the people who cannot afford
                 to pay tolls. Therefore, for people who commute to work, they can probably afford the higher tolls paid
                 during commute hours. Those who are not working, can attempt to use the bridges at a more cost
                 effective time of day.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      98122

  Comment:       Absolutely do it. Our dependence on driving alone in our cars is destroying our environment and harming
                 our individual wellbeing/quality of life. Most people I know say they'd use transit if it were more
                 convenient, and I can understand why - the commute from my home to my work requires 3 buses and a
                 1.5 hour commute vs. a 15 minute drive. But the more people who used transit, the more functional it
                 would become... and unfortunately, saving money is the primary motivator for people to use it. Make it a
                 high enough toll and there'll be a dramatic increase in people riding the bus and carpooling.


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  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      98107

  Comment:       As i mentioned in an earlier field, I feel VERY STRONGLY that corporations must subsidize a monthly toll
                 pass for their employees, just like the flexpass. (And like the flexpass program, large employers like
                 Microsoft & Boeing must also make this subsidized pass available to contract workers.) Not only are
                 corporations some of the largest proponents & recipients of infrastructure enhancements (which support
                 their corporate campuses), they also lobby our legislature to reduce their taxes. Corporations are the
                 biggest direct + indirect beneficiaries of infrastructure -- that infrastructure makes their biz possible &
                 makes this region workable for them and their employees. Aside from lobbying legislature directly for tax
                 breaks, they also siphon revenue away from the State by setting up shell subsidiaries in Nevada, so their
                 product sales aren't subject to our tax. Those lost revenues should have been preserved and kept here in
                 our region to pay for things like all the infrastructure they use (& occasionally abuse). If we have to resort
                 to tolling, it's b/c of a breakdown of govt prioritization and processes, including letting corps skate on their
                 taxes. (It's also pretty silly to think all the expected funds will come from tolling -- if everyone piles into
                 buses -- or worse, don't use the roads to shop or go to work (or go anywhere) b/c they lose their job, how
                 is 520 ever going to get paid for??) And now that the Federal Govt is talking about stimulating the
                 economy by funding infrastructure projects, Wash State lawmakers will lose even more credibility if they
                 aren't doing ALL THEY CAN to redirect energies toward securing federal fundings for 520. Having to
                 resorting to tolling at this stage is bad, particularly now w/the economic downturn. And when so many
                 people were having to do lengthy + unpleasant commutes to go to where the jobs are (& in the last few
                 years, the jobs have been consolidating even more to the large employers), tolls just pile insult on top of
                 injury. The only way that is going to be workable for commuting employees to what meager jobs we can
                 find is if the employer subsidizes the monthly tolling pass. Tolling the roads amounts to a tax on freedom
                 of movement -- the argument that it is "partnering w/the users" is just silly. King County has come a long
                 way in the past decade to bring communities closer together in a healthy way -- besides making people
                 generally unhappier w/govt & w/their lives, tolling is going to bring back those north-south, east-west
                 rivalries and divides between communities. Do we really want to go back to the days when eastsiders &
                 Seattleites never crossed the lake, never had anything to do w/each other? Let alone the fact that you
                 know Bellevue Square & Westlake won't want disincentives for shoppers to come to their stores.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      98199

  Comment:       Both 520 and I-90 need to be tolled. If you don't toll both then you will see a huge pool of potential
                 revenue move to I-90 but this will depend depend on multiple factors including the amount being tolled,
                 whether there is a variable toll etc. I would prefer to pay down the cost of the 520 replacement as quickly
                 as possible by tolling both 520 and I-90. I think the most important thing for me is not the toll, or toll
                 structure but getting the bridge done as soon as possible. Show the people of Seattle that a public transit
                 project can get done quickly and correctly and perhaps our faith in local public institutions will be restored.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      9177

  Comment:       Build a bigger bridge please.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      98122



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  Comment:       1. A lot of people seem to be unaware of EZPass-type electronic toll payment options, as well as unaware
                 that electronic tolling options are unlikely to make it take longer to cross the bridge. If people were less
                 ignorant about this, they might be more likely to support tolls. 2. Tolling seems like fair way to finance
                 something--have the people that use it pay for it. Thank you




  From:          Loretta Kusak

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       I believe that the toll(s) should be stopped once the bridge is paid for. I mostly go to Seattle for my doctor
                 appointments. The appointments cost me money as does the parking lot and then I would also have to
                 pay for a toll. Is there any consideration for a senior citizen discount if there is a toll.




  From:          Jeff Lykken

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/22/2008

  Zip Code:      98056

  Comment:       The smartest thing to do with tolling money is to make sure an 8 lane bridge can be built in the near
                 future. (Lake Pontones) Look at Route 16 bridge. In the begining it was to ba a 6 lane bridge. In the end
                 they restriped it and made it an 8 lane bridge. With all the money being spent on tolls ect. Lets not build
                 another I-405 in Renton a worthless 2 GOP lane and HOV mess. With growth management focusing on
                 growth in the cities it only makes sense to invest in the bridge that we really need. By the time the current
                 bridge is completed it will aleady be over capasity unless you toll the hell out of it. Jeff Lykken




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/23/2008

  Zip Code:      98148

  Comment:       Even though I no longer drive or own a vehicle I think it its important for all of us to support our
                 infastructure. We must have options in the transportation areana.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/23/2008

  Zip Code:      98005

  Comment:       I lived in Chicago and hated the highway tolling there. The peak-hour traffic always slows to a crawl even
                 with electronic toll collection because the congestion caused by manual toll collection backs up the traffic
                 way before the lanes are separated into manual tolling lanes and electronic tolling lanes. I'd prefer to have
                 the tolls collected through additional taxes in gasoline in neighboring communities.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/23/2008

  Zip Code:      98126

  Comment:       I commute to work from Seattle to Mercer Island almost 6 days a week. I am a teacher. If my district
                 cannot pay for my tolls, I will have to look for work elsewhere.



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  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/23/2008

  Zip Code:      98106

  Comment:       I am just tired of being taxed to death in Washington State. Tolling bridges would increase my costs just
                 to go to work, which I find very unfair, especially in this economy!




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/23/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       I think tolling I-90 is very punitive to Mercer Island. We have no other choice but to use the bridge to get
                 off island for all major services plus employement. All other communities have a choice as to how they
                 would cross the lake. I would be in favor of a small yearly total per household, or per car, but not a daily
                 or trip charge.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/23/2008

  Zip Code:      98012

  Comment:       I wouldn't support ANY FORM OF TOLLS if the money was used for ANYTHING OTHER than improvements
                 to the 520 and I90 bridges and roads leading to/from them specifically NO discounts to Seniors, Car
                 poolers, Van poolers, kids under 18 driving, pregnant women driving, people in cars claiming to be on
                 their way to the hospital for an emergency... ONLY exclusions - Sound Transit, Metro, Ambulances, Fire
                 trucks, WA State Patrol and other Local and Federal law inforcement (when on official duty).




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/23/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       I-90 should not have a toll for Mercer Island residents - certainly, the part that connects Mercer Island to
                 Bellevue. That would be horrifically unfair to M.I. residents and the poeple who work here who live on the
                 East Side. There should be no tolls on either bridge and the money should be collected another way. If you
                 only toll 520, I-90 bridge will see more congestion. This is also unfair to those who live here.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/23/2008

  Zip Code:      98070

  Comment:       It's time to have tolls! People who use the bridges should have to pay for the bridges! I live on Vashon
                 Island, and the toll to take my car off and back onto the ferry is $15.00! I contribute to what I use, it's
                 time for other segments to do the same. Help pay for what you use!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       203                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  Date:          11/23/2008

  Zip Code:      98102

  Comment:       If you do go ahead with electronic tolling, please, for the love of Pete, make it anonymous and maintain
                 good privacy practices.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/23/2008

  Zip Code:      98211

  Comment:       Let it crumble to dust.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/23/2008

  Zip Code:      98391

  Comment:       Lets pay for this sooner than later. The costs involved will certainly go up in future years so we should pay
                 for this with "cheaper dollars" if possible. Future generations will thank us. Also, light rail across the lake
                 should be a serious consideration in the planning here. Taking cars off the 520 bridge and putting
                 commuters on light rail will serve two purposes for the region, reducing automobile traffic (and pollution)
                 and moving people more cost effectively as a society. I am a sound transit light rail commuter from the
                 Lake Tapps area up to Seattle and think it is a great service that should be expanded to other areas of the
                 metrocomplex we all ahare. Keep up the good work !!




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/23/2008

  Zip Code:      98027

  Comment:       Let's toll both 520 and I90. People who use the bridges should pay to maintain them.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/23/2008

  Zip Code:      98072

  Comment:       No toll! If no money to build it, wait until it sank. Plenty more important things to worry in this type of
                 economy than 520 bridge's toll.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/23/2008

  Zip Code:      98272

  Comment:       People who carpool should pay lower fees than SOVs.




  From:          Anonymous


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       204                                  Printed: December 12, 2008
  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/23/2008

  Zip Code:      98072

  Comment:       The current process of endless analysis and no progress is maddening. Let's just get it over with before it
                 gets even more expensive.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/23/2008

  Zip Code:      98119

  Comment:       Public transit options crossing the 520 or 90 bridge going east in the AM are limited in that you need to
                 pick-up most busses from downtown, resulting in a multi-bus, long commute - this is the primary reason
                 why I drive to work instead of taking the bus. We should have more park 'n rides on the Seattle side to
                 connect to busses that cross 520 or 90.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/23/2008

  Zip Code:      98133

  Comment:       This absolutely sucks. Find another source for the funding like the cigarette taxes (since WA is the highest
                 in the nation) - use that money for the people who need it. I will never support paying more money for
                 things we have paid for already.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/23/2008

  Zip Code:      98115

  Comment:       This was a misleading survey, because you don't give people the option to vote on NO TOLLS. Why don't
                 you ask people what they REALLY think, instead of forcing them to choose between a set of answers that
                 are ALL unpalatable?




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/23/2008

  Zip Code:      98103

  Comment:       Tolls are important ways for people who use the road to pay for it. Those who use it daily should pay more
                 than those who don't. This is why a Toll is more fair than just raising taxes alone. Since I rarely go over to
                 the East side, my taxes shouldn't be raised the same amount as someone who chooses to live in Seattle
                 and work in Redmond. This also covers out of area users who also put wear on the bridges but pay zero
                 taxes. I think this toll should be coupled to increasing transit on the road. A toll alone will not solve our
                 long term transportation problems here in King County. If people know that they will pay less to ride the
                 bus and there are buses available, they will take them. This reduces traffic congestion, reduces wear on
                 the roads, decreases gas consumption, reduces CO2, and provides a long term solution to our increasing
                 population.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey



Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       205                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98112

  Comment:       Tolls are an annoying way of raising money that nickel and dimes specific users. I would much rather see
                 a blanket mechanism to raise funds that affects all Washington residents and is not reminding everyone
                 every time they use the bridge (e.g., higher rates on tabs).




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98118

  Comment:       tolls are by definition, regressive. The toll rate should be sliding scale (i.e. Bill Gates should pay $50 each
                 way). While this "sounds" complicated, since this is all done electronically a sliding scale is easier to
                 administer. The hardest part will be determing who pays what. I propose using car tax amount -- this
                 assumes (in a simple but easy to calculate way) that expense of an individual's car is tied to income level.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98144

  Comment:       Tolls will NOT make the bridges less congested! I have experiences in countries where they tried to
                 implement the same featue for the exact same reason, And the congestion is still just as bad! I'd rather
                 see the money used for setting this project -- install those clunky overhead detectors and camera; setting
                 up computerized systems to dispense the prepaid cards; subsidizing the transponders to name a few --
                 put into better use, like expanding the 520 bridge and expanding the entire highway from Seattle to
                 Avondale! That would alleviate the congestion. Installing this system would only push the congestion to
                 another time slot. It's like plugging a big hole in a dam full of holes. Also, in the country that had the same
                 system installed; crime rates increased as it created a new set of crime -- car break-in and theft of such
                 transponders!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98103

  Comment:       Tolls are the way to go! Use them for transit and just build the bridge already!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98029

  Comment:       Tolls should apply only to the people who use that particular bridge, regardless of the impact on alternate
                 routes. That's how the two bridges were originally funded, it was fair, and it worked out fine.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98007



Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       206                                  Printed: December 12, 2008
  Comment:       Tolls should be used to pay for the new 520 bridge only. They should cease once the bridge is paid for.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98033

  Comment:       Tolling is the solution to have a good transportation and highways system....




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98074

  Comment:       Tolling is a bad and disruptive idea. Tolling for paying for bridge to be built in 6 years (in 2016) is even
                 worse idea, similar to monorail tax. I don't know where I'm going to live in 2016, I don't know whether the
                 bridge in 2016 will be useful for me or not. So I'm strongly against paying now for a distant future project.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98103

  Comment:       Tolling should include both I90 and 520 when it is implemented. It should be treated as a toll to cross lake
                 washington.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98074

  Comment:       Tolling is not the answer. Tolling will only cause additional issues with respect to communities, schools and
                 the outlying suburbs of Seattle.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98203

  Comment:       What put of "No" do you understand. The survey asked if I would support "Tolls", then the survey assumes
                 it's NOT and options. No tolls means...no tolls. Thx for listening.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98118

  Comment:       We pay enough taxes as is, we should have to have a toll.


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                      207                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98042

  Comment:       We pay many dollars in taxes. I believe these dollars could pay for maintaining roads, etc. if
                 officials/committees managed our tax dollars as prudently as we must manage our own budgets.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98050

  Comment:       We should toll both bridges and get our acts together. If we only toll one bridge it will be a disaster.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98052

  Comment:       What a lame survey. All the questions are biased with the assumption that the reader approves of adding
                 tolls to the bridges, or that everyone would be prepared to pat electronically, even tourists and travellers.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98112

  Comment:       We need a bicycle lane for the 520 bridge.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98023

  Comment:       We need the money,so they bettter start charging it. In the long run it will help things out. The money can
                 be used for many different road improve,ments.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      unknown

  Comment:       We already pay enough tax, I want less spent on rail and transit and more on roads.




Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       208                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98102

  Comment:       We have to move to a better alternative transportation vs pouring money into facilitating transportation by
                 single head cars. If the population continues to increase and drive cars, at what point in the future will we
                 be in this same situation again? 2020? We need to move toward light rail that will get workers and
                 students to their daily destinations.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98106

  Comment:       Use gas tax to fund highway improvements. I do not support tolls!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98074

  Comment:       Use the funds generated from tolls only on those projects that generated them in the first place. Please do
                 not try to divert funds to some other side projects or build useless art and beautification (if we can term it
                 that) of roads.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98105

  Comment:       Tolls, electronic or not, are inconvenient. Even if they are electronic, I have to set them up and pay for
                 them somehow. Tolls are known to stay even after the bridge is paid for. Tolls are incontinent for visitors
                 and those who use the bridge in frequently. Not enough is being done as part of the 520 project to make
                 the tolls worth it. Meaning adding carpool lanes is not enough. Why should I pay for something that is only
                 a little better. There is no quick/easy alternative to 520. It is bad enough I’m forced to sit in traffic, now
                 you’re going to charge me to sit in traffic? It take 30min to drive to work during rush hour and 1hr15min
                 to take the bus.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98115

  Comment:       Too much of the public still thinks that roads should be "free" - please help educate that maintenance and
                 building roads has never been free, the costs were just less apparent, and we don't have federal funding
                 programs like in the Johnson era. Thank you for your hard work!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       209                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  Zip Code:      98008

  Comment:       variable rate tolling = great, and makes sense to have people who derive the most benefit pay the most
                 for it




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98007

  Comment:       Variable rate tolls are painful and too expensive for people. We need to be sure the bridge is usable by all
                 people, not just the bellevue and madison park rich folks. I'm a student and a volunteer - both which take
                 me across the bridge - and there are not bus routes from 520 that reasonably accomodate my
                 transportation needs once I get across.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98052

  Comment:       Variable toll rates are a good idea, but at certain times the toll should be free (between 12:00 AM and
                 6:00 AM, for instance).




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98115

  Comment:       Very concerned about the cost of tolls. As someone who lives in Seattle and works on the east side, my
                 commute is already very expensive and public transportation is not an option for me. If these tolls will
                 more than double my cost to commute, I'm not sure how I can afford to live and work on opposite sites of
                 the bridge.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98074

  Comment:       This was a very poorly written survey. For many of the responses the one I wanted most, "would not
                 change my behavior", was not present.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98075

  Comment:       Toll at the lowest rate 24/7. Just like Sam Walton and Walmart. A little from everyone gets you more than
                 huge tolls to a few. Variable tolls are mighty confusing. You really have to think about how much is it now
                 and is it an amount I'm willing to pay. The Tacoma Narrows Bridge is way too expensive to cross and they
                 are talking about raising it. In these economic times, charge a little and keep the people coming. Why
                 shoot yourself in the foot, just because you want a lot of money quick.




Public Comments Received: Web Survey                      210                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98110

  Comment:       Toll baby toll! Transit baby transit!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98006

  Comment:       Toll both bridges now to increase usage of transit, reduse congestion and gas usage. We just passes the
                 transit initiative to inprove transit so use tools only for the bridge cost.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98052

  Comment:       This should really be funded through some bond measure. I don't know what tolling a specific bridge will
                 do to other traffic - this could easily result in more traffic elsewhere and slow down traffic around puget
                 sound and cause more pollution. Why would not some sort of train linkup or bus system across 520 be
                 better?




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98034

  Comment:       This shouldn't have to happen if budgets could be the way they are supposed to be. Damn the politicians
                 for being so stupid all these years.. now we have to pay for their idiocracy? SHAME




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98052

  Comment:       This survey did not give answers that would not support tolls for most of the questions. All tolls on 520 will
                 do is increase traffic in other routes. Our traffic is bad enough without this being added to it. This also
                 adds more a burden on the middle and low income families that need to work on the opposite side of the
                 bridge from where they live and cannot afford to move. I ride to the bus to and from work every day -
                 except when I have client meetings. The days I don't ride the bus I have no option to commute, etc. which
                 makes it irritating to have to also then pay a toll which costs my employer and me more money.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98052

  Comment:       This survey is poorly worded and confusing - answers and questions are not well matched, it's difficult to


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       211                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
                 determine which option matches my intended answer.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98122

  Comment:       This survey was terrible: when given a choice as to whether something will alter my attitude in a spectrum
                 of "somewhat likey", what about "no change at all"? There were quite a few questions where the options
                 completely discounted things like "nothing would change" or "none of these options are good"... If
                 decisions are made off of this survey, then there will be obvious bias with regards to people's opinions.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98004

  Comment:       Toll roads in other states have made conjestion worse - based on my experience driving in those states for
                 years (even electronic tolls). Also, this is a high price for those of us who travel each day across the bridge
                 twice to and from work. It really adds up.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98103

  Comment:       Toll the bridge heavily and build lightrail across the lake for the money!




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98008

  Comment:       Toll, toll, toll! Please put huge tolls on both bridges to pay for everything related to them so that we can
                 have a way for the people that use them to pay for them directly. If people don't like the tolls then maybe
                 shouldn't live so far away from work.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98102

  Comment:       Toll it.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008




Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       212                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  Zip Code:      98133

  Comment:       TOLL JUST HTE 520 BRIDGE------------NOT-- THE I-90 BRIDGE




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98104

  Comment:       Toll now!!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98004

  Comment:       This is crap!!!! This survey is biased. I am opposed to all tolls. Gregoire doesn't even want to add
                 commuter rail across the lake. Lets look at a long term commuter system. Lets not seperate Bellevue and
                 Seattle. If we do seperate the cities with a toll people will stop commuting and we will be hurting our
                 state. If we have a toll I will either find a new job in Bellevue or move to Seattle for my job. But if I do
                 move to Seattle I will not cross the bridge! I will not ski Snoqualmie, I will not visit my children in College
                 at Gonzaga. You get my point.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98109

  Comment:       This is nonsense - why build a bridge that only has two regular lanes in each direction? That's not even
                 enough for the current congestion, let alone going out into the future! This state is completely retarded..
                 Min 8 lane bridge makes sense.. and then fix I5 to handle the new 520 lanes (and also fix the ramp so
                 there is no need to get on 5 and then instantly back off of it right away when going downtown - a waste of
                 time and huge bottleneck during the commute.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98052

  Comment:       This is ridiculous. This area has the worst transit methods and keeps asking for more money via tolls,
                 taxes, and vehicle registration. Its time to get someone involved that can do what they have done in
                 Canada or Europe with their amazing and functional skytrain, and transit system.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98115

  Comment:       This new bridge design must support a bike lane. This is critical to increase the number of northern-Seattle
                 bicycle commuters. It will make a year-round bicycle commute feasible, reducing the number of SOVs on
                 the road and reducing congestion. Now, from my zip code (98115), it is not very feasible from a time
                 perspective to commute by cycle to Microsoft campus either around the lake or on the I-90 bridge. It will
                 be extremely disappointing if the 520 improvement/replacement doesn't include an adequate bike lane.


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       213                                  Printed: December 12, 2008
  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98125

  Comment:       The Puget Sound region should bear a proportionally larger tax burden for regional infrastructure
                 improvements. Also, as a daily bus rider, an improved, truly integrated transit system is critical to the
                 long-term viability of my own commute from Seattle to the Eastside. Short of increased local sales tax, the
                 fairest way for the Puget Sound region to pay for improved transit and infrastructure seems to be tolling of
                 both I-90 and SR-520 bridges, starting as early as 2010.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98584

  Comment:       These questions make it sound like the tolling has been thought out well and intelligently. As the state has
                 become encumberbed by the fairly new "Eyeman" mentality of initiatives deciding transportation budgets
                 instead of letting the professionals do it, it must be tough for bridge and road funding to get approved.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98125

  Comment:       The bridge projects should be funded by tax dollars, not tolls. It is extremely unfair to heavily penalize the
                 people who need to commute across the bridge, when they pay for all other road repairs out of their tax
                 dollars. The burden should be shared with *all* commuters, so that it can be a small fee for many rather
                 than a large burden for a few. People commuting to work have little choice about this, and mass transit is
                 just not fast, flexible, or frequent enough to be a reasonable alternative for many stuck at work at odd
                 hours.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98102

  Comment:       The bridge shoud be paid for in some other way.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98065

  Comment:       The entire bridge fund should come from toll. Also I-90 bridge should be tolled (at a lower rate) so that
                 not all the traffic try to cross Lake Washington using that bridge.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       214                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98034

  Comment:       The fact that the Tacoma Narrows bridge toll has gone up twice since its inception makes me very cautious
                 of supporting a toll. There needs to be guarantees in place showing what the toll will be in 6 months - 12
                 months, etc. for me to support it.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98045

  Comment:       The funds generated by tolling 520 should be used ONLY for 520 bridge replacement. There should be no
                 tolling of other locations (i.e., I-90) to pay for the 520 bridge, and the funding generated by tolling 520
                 should NOT be used for other projects. I recall as a child heading to UW sporting events with my father.
                 We travelled from Mercer Island and he would usually take 520 to get to the game and pay the toll as
                 opposed to using I-90 which, of course, did not have a toll. The point is, I doubt if tolling 520 would
                 drastically increase the traffic on other locations. Additionally, my concern with tolling I-90 is that I head
                 to work on Mercer Island. Given that I am not even crossing into Seattle (which is the destination of 520) I
                 would be outraged if I had to pay a toll on I-90 to get to work even though I do not fully cross the bridge
                 in to Seattle.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98029

  Comment:       The toll should be applied when the bridge is finished. The principle is simple, those who use the finished
                 bridge get to pay for it. The toll should be a fixed fee, no matter what time you use it; same principle: no
                 discrimination on when you need to use the bridge. The traffic will adjust based on the conjestion factor.
                 That's how the bridges were previously funded: it worked fine and the bridges were paid for. Quit this
                 fancy dancy stuff and stick to the simple principle:you use it, you pay for it. Richard Peter 1467
                 Huckleberry Circle Issaquah, WA 98029




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98059

  Comment:       The tolls shoud have never been taken off years ago.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98107

  Comment:       Would like to see reduced fees for vanpool riders.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98007


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                      215                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  Comment:       Would rather pay an increase in gas or other taxes than pay a toll to get to the Westside.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98133

  Comment:       Yes, this survey is slanted, you asked questions that did not have an answer that was acceptable. EVERY
                 question should have had an answer that said I don't want any tolls period ever. We all pay lots of money
                 in taxes. WAY to much to "you" the goverment. You need to take that tax money and use it instead. NOT
                 try and mandate we give you more through tolls. Every single of you should be fired, and never allowed
                 back in to public work. I would wish you far worse in person.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98072

  Comment:       Will the toll be removed after the bridge costs are paid off?




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98023

  Comment:       With the economy the way it is now I think tolling is rediculuse. You will ruin the economy more. People
                 will no longer be able to afford to drive a car becasue anytime you go somewhere they charge you. Just
                 becasue gas pricies have improved does not mean we want to spend our money on paying a toll. As many
                 people that drive cars I am sure you can come up with a better way than stealing our hard earned money
                 to drive across a bridge. Yea traffic will improve becasue nobody can afford to work!




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98105

  Comment:       You need to have additional buses going across 520 as soon as tolling begins. Many of the buses are
                 already at capacity at peak hours. If I take the ST-545 at peak hours it's often standing room only and
                 occasionally I can't even get on. If you toll 520 more people will take public transit (which is good thing)
                 and buses will not be able to meet the demand. The day the toll goes into effect there must be a
                 significant increase in the number of buses going across 520.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98121

  Comment:       you shouldn't toll both 520 and I-90. I understand tolling one or the other for revenue, but not both. That
                 is simply unfair. Our tax dollars should at least provide a single route that is free that doesn't consider
                 forcing someone to take a 10 mile detour that is simply bad for the environment and bad for the residents
                 of Washington!



Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       216                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98074

  Comment:       Your data is flawed and misconstrued. Any toll booth, electronic or not is going to slow down traffic before
                 the toll booth. You are representing that the bridge traffic is faster. Sure, because it has been slowed
                 through the funnel called a toll booth. Show me some supporting data how the volume across the bridges
                 is going to increase and then I'll listen to arguments about supporting a toll.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98102

  Comment:       Your questions are written with a very clear bias toward supporting variable rate tolls. Your results are
                 going to be misleading and I'm surprised that people haven't yet learned that the public doesn't like to be
                 mislead.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98007

  Comment:       Why no train?




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98115

  Comment:       Why not raise the state gas tax and use the funds to rebuild the bridge and other roads and transit
                 improvements? Massachusetts is debating this same issue--can they raise the gas tax and eliminate the
                 tolls (and traffic backups) on the Mass Pike (the other end of I-90). They used Pike tolls to fund the Big
                 Dig and that was very controversial. There's no way tolls wouldn't add to traffic congestion (unless tolls
                 actually reduce traffic.) That question makes no sense to me.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98101

  Comment:       Tolls are evil. Do not charge them. Instead can we please find some way to get a mass transit solution
                 that does not travel over the road?




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98006


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                      217                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  Comment:       While I understand the need to raise money to make necessary safety repairs to the bridges, I disagree
                 with tolling the bridges to raise these funds. The average commuter won't be able to afford to go to work
                 after figuring in the amount of tolls during the times they need to commute - peak times. Even if you ride
                 transit, your fees will increase, which again people cannot afford.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98033

  Comment:       When construction starts, please complete the project as fast as possible. Be prepared for any issues that
                 may arise during construction.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98112

  Comment:       when tolls are charged on 520, the most important thing to me will be a bicycle lane on 520. I would often
                 like to ride my bike over to the Eastside, especially for recreational purposes, but going from my home
                 near the arboretum and over 90 is too far by bike. Please please please a bike lane.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98036

  Comment:       When you put in the new bridge, do it right. Plan on more expansion and put in more lanes and room for
                 more traffic than you think you will get. We don't want to have a new bridge with the same traffic
                 problems.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98201

  Comment:       Where does all of our tax money go that is supposed to support projects like this? Why are we paying
                 taxes for road work & not seeing it used that way?




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98074

  Comment:       Whever there are tolls, they go up and up and up. Look at San Francisco.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey



Public Comments Received: Web Survey                     218                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98033

  Comment:       Your survey doesn't provide enough options to indicate a lack of support for tolling the bridge at all. The
                 questions are designed to force you to answer affirmatively (even somewhat) to the concepts. There is a
                 large number of employees who commute from one side of the lake to the other for employment. I don't
                 beleive tolling the bridge will force more public transportation. Rather it will result in high turnover for
                 businesses and company's that are unwilling to do service calls across the bridge.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98498

  Comment:       Your survey is very poorly written. You start out asking if I support tolls on page 3 and I answer no. Nearly
                 every other question after that assumes that I answered yes. I have received telephone surveys that do
                 the same thing. All questions assume that tolling is acceptable and try to get the respondent to answer
                 how they would like to be tolled. We pay the highest gas tax in the nation, have some of the worst traffic
                 conditions and tolling will solve none of it. The state has consistently shown that they are not good
                 stewards of our money by failing to address congestion. Why not try addressing the pinch points first to
                 relieve congestion? Why is the first answer always to try to get more money from taxpayers?




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98034

  Comment:       Please please please put a bike lane on the new 520 bridge. And a percentage of the toll monies collected
                 should be used for incentives for people who choose to take mass transit and commute in a clean way
                 (bike, walk, bus, etc.).




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98102

  Comment:       Since tolling does not currently exist, resistance is likely until commuters become acustomed to it, thus,
                 the sooner tolls are charged and the lower they are overall will be important. Implement small tolls now to
                 avoid significant conjestion on the I-90 bridge if large tolls were implemented at a later date. Additionally,
                 funds collected now could be invested and intrest on the funds also used to fund the project thus reducing
                 overall taxpayer contributions.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98105

  Comment:       Start soon . . .construction costs are rising. It is fair to have drivers pay to support road infrastructure if
                 they are unwilling to take transit. There may need to be some exemptions for seniors and other low
                 income groups, but this would be hard to implement in a fair way.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                        219                                  Printed: December 12, 2008
  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98005

  Comment:       Seattle Mayor and Head of DOT should take public transportation if they feel so passionately about it. Do
                 not force citizens to do what they are not doing. Tolling for 520 is ridiculous and an excuse for another
                 revenue stream. Why will 520 be so expensive? Why will none of the Prop 1 revenues be used? Why do we
                 need monorail? Why is there no other option?




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98115

  Comment:       SR-520 should be toll free on weekends (except for Husky football games) and between 7pm and 5am.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98074

  Comment:       The assumption that tolling the 520 bridge will result in slower commutes on an untolled I-90 should not
                 be so explicitly built into this survey. - This seems to be pushing respondants to agree to toll both bridges.
                 Other funding sources should be presented, such as diverting the sound transit light rail money for the
                 eastside that has been collected for years but spent only on buses should be put on the table.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98144

  Comment:       Support bikes and alternative transportation on the bridge.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       Support tolls on both bridges with lower segment tolls for on/off Mercer Island




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98115

  Comment:       Survey was poorly written. Leading questions and questions that did not need to be asked given my
                 answers to previous questions.




  From:




Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       220                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98103

  Comment:       Please make a bike lane a priority in the renovation of the 520 bridge. It is incredibly taxing and
                 inconvenient to have to bike home all the way around the lake (30 miles), when all I'm trying to do is
                 avoid the traffic on the bridge and get some exercise. If you add a toll to the bridge, I anticipate that
                 buses will be used much more, which may mean that there will need to be more 545 trips across the
                 bridge during peak times (the one I was on the other day was full to the yellow line!).




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98105

  Comment:       Please just build Light-Rail to Microsoft from Downtown Seattle, no need to rebuild 520.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98105

  Comment:       Please don't toll us.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98105

  Comment:       Please get tolling implemented ASAP! It makes so much sense! As long as people are properly-educated
                 about its benefits, it's a wonderful idea.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98115

  Comment:       please implement a toll ASAP




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98133

  Comment:       Please do whatever it takes to expand 520 as soon as possible and eliminate the traffic/bottleneck.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       221                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98027

  Comment:       Please do not penalize those who use the I-90 Bridge as the only commuting option by imposing tolls on
                 both the bridges. (The 520 Bridge is not a viable route from my home, Issaquah, to my work, Boeing
                 Field, and paying a toll for a bridge that I don’t use defeats the purpose of tolling). Please contact me for
                 further explanation if necessary. Thanks. danjackson@spu.edu cell: 206-999-1972 Highest Regards, Dan
                 Jackson




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98126

  Comment:       Please do not toll our freeways and bridges. Living out west is much different than the east and one of the
                 nicest things is that we do not have tolls. Look at trimming other gov. budgets, using the highest gas tax
                 in the nation appropriately as well as better management of roads and bridges budgets. Trim the fat and
                 motivate the state workers by cash incentives to actually move faster. 4 guys deployed to put in fence
                 posts and they knock off early as to make sure they are back to the office with their truck to meet the
                 state 5pm stop work time is not a way to run projects. This stuff really happens. I think the entire systems
                 needs stronger and more strict guidelines and a complete efficiency program needs to be initiated from
                 the top down. No tolls as we are taxed enough. This will push the less fortunate to the free routes and clog
                 surface streets and current freeways. Make life better for all don't take more money out of our pockets
                 and nickel and dime with high tolls those that are geographically challenged. Stongly against any toll
                 system on any road. Find another solution please.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98007

  Comment:       PLEASE build bike/pedestrian lanes which are safe for all users.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98125

  Comment:       Please make decisions and build the bridge. It is taking too long. I earned an entire undergraduate degree
                 at UW Seattle while this whole discussion has taken place.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98075

  Comment:       Please think long term -50 to 100 years when fixing this bridge. Tolls are ok, but bike paths, ability to hold
                 light rail plus more lanes and safety considerations. Please make sure 520 can support evacuation out of
                 Seattle in case of emergencies (i.e. all lanes can turn into Eastbound quickly). Build the Bridge to last,
                 make it beautiful and help Seattle become a better place to live and work.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       222                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98115

  Comment:       Please toll both bridges. Please build additional rapid transit. This city is a joke until we get out of our los
                 angeles mindset and build public transportation.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98104

  Comment:       Please toll so that we reduce the # of people driving and we get everyone on buses! Then we can get
                 light-rail sooner!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98072

  Comment:       People will not support tolling until there are results to be shown. Start by making good use of the current
                 funds and then ask for the toll. While most of this is outside the scope of the Tolling Implementation
                 Committee, the effort is headed for failure unless the higher authorities of Seattle/King
                 County/Washington show a more responsible and effective use of transportation related funds.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98272

  Comment:       Placing a toll on 520 before the new bridge is built is a non-starter for me and I would be willing to support
                 any lawsuit that is intended to prevent this. I also think that Seattle shouldn't get a free ride on the Alaska
                 Way viaduct replacement. That also should be financed by a toll. And finally, either build a six lane bridge
                 at the very beginning or keep the present bridge until it falls apart. 520 is a regional problem and certain
                 Seattle neighborhoods should have no say as to how many lanes the bridge should have. The State has a
                 chance to build a replacement that is truly needed and shouldn't compromise and settle on a smaller
                 bridge.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98102

  Comment:       Parts of the toll revenue should go to improving bus access for 520. The 545 is jam packed! Also, more
                 options to get to Montlake quickly to catch the 545 and/or 545 like routes that go to U
                 District/Wallingford/Greenlake/North Seattle etc. Also, there really needs to be a carpool lane from I5 to
                 Montlake for the buses when the new bridge is built.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98290



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  Comment:       Paying at the pump is the best toll booth and the least expensive toll system to maintain. Politics gets in
                 the way to much to do what is right anymore.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98037

  Comment:       Paying tolls twice on the same bridge in one lifetime sucks. Why not go retro, and charge 35 cents? The
                 Geezer




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98029

  Comment:       NO toll I-90




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98065

  Comment:       No Tolls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      unknown

  Comment:       NO tolls, Its just another way to tax!




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98290

  Comment:       NO Tolls. We cannot afford them.. Taxes are out of control. A toll is also a form of taxation.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98177

  Comment:       Let's try and get a simple and fair way to pay for the highway trips. With an Regional pass for transit that
                 does not have all public transit included tolls with different ways to load up it's just way too much in the
                 terms and conditions of traveling throughout our region. The people that use the roads a ton pay for the
                 miles they rack up every year. Tolling is just going to be a headache for everybody -State visitors-State


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                               224                         Printed: December 12, 2008
                 Patrol-tickets-courts and just a whole lot stuff when we can just have everybody take their vehicles in to
                 get thier emmisions and pay up for all the highway miles traveled for the year.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98105

  Comment:       Light rail implementation and bike lanes are the most important thing for 520.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98105

  Comment:       Let's be honest, we all know that this survey is a false sense of security generated to let us think that you
                 actually care what we think. When in reality, the city of Seattle and crooked politicans who are for the toll
                 roads will roll forward with the toll roads, even though the people will vote against it. You will keep holding
                 community and city hall hearings to let people think they are voicing their opinions and your plans will go
                 on with nothing more than perhaps a bit of a delay. It's what happened when we all voted no for Safeco
                 field (3 times) as well that ridiculous light rail thing, we kept voting no and they are being built. Makes me
                 feel so warm inside knowing that my voice and opinion will never truely be heard. So whats the point? I
                 vote no, and you will toll the roads anyway...congratualtions




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98031

  Comment:       Learn to plan better, balance the budget better, get rid of the bloat, then you wouldn't have to toll
                 anything.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98055

  Comment:       Just Do It!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98122

  Comment:       Increasing my annual commuting costs by over $1,000 is an unappealing option given I already pay taxes
                 and have paid special levies for roads and sound transit already. The cost of living in Seattle is already
                 very high, adding this to the mix just makes it more so. With what the economy has been doing, is
                 charging people who are forced to work a certain schedule (and don't have the flexibility of some) the
                 right thing to do? If you're going to toll the 520, I will make an effort to find another route, even if it is
                 slightly slower. If I then have to pay a toll on a different road, paying for a road I no longer take, then you
                 might as well make the entire freeway system in the seattle metro on a per mile charge.



Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       225                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98166

  Comment:       Keep the tolls lower even if it takes longer to pay off.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98296

  Comment:       My frequent computes to Seattle (2-3 times per week) have to do with my volunteer non-profit, non-
                 paying activity. I will probably give up this activity which will reduce my 520 travel to once per week or
                 less. We are also considering moving north of Seattle in the next 5 years to eliminate the hassel of
                 computing. There are other considerations of course but an area like Anacortes is becoming more
                 attractive. We are retired so are not tied down to a job.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98121

  Comment:       My main concerns are that light rail has never been built accross Lake Washington and that the toll will
                 remain in place and go up long after the bridge has been rebuilt.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98117

  Comment:       Make sure there is a bike lane on the new 520 bridge so we bike commuters don't have to wait forever for
                 a bus.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98105

  Comment:       Make sure this gets through soon. That bridge should be tolled.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98258

  Comment:       Make the toll affordable. Put it on sooner, but keep it lower.




Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       226                                Printed: December 12, 2008
  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98103

  Comment:       lightrail should be a future consideration




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98106

  Comment:       More buses, light rail, and bike safe transit! I rarely go to the Eastside. So a toll will not affect me much.
                 How will a toll affect jobs? Will Seattle loose some of it's workforce because they don't want to pay a toll?




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98023

  Comment:       If you do one bridge, both need to be done to balance traffic.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98115

  Comment:       If we are to assume tolling for this critical infrastructure, tolls should also be significant components of
                 future replacement/new construction on the Viaduct, I-5 and other major highways in this region. It is not
                 fair to tax east-west trips while finding other non-direct funding mechanisms for north-south trips.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98013

  Comment:       I recently moved here from California, where the politicians are thieving bastards. In the classic road
                 taxing model the existing road taxes are used to maintain the existing infrastructure. Large building
                 projects are funded with bonds which are paid off with tolls. This allows for economic growth brought on
                 by the expansion of transit to be tapped to pay off the construction. When the bond is paid off the tolling
                 needs to stop, and maintenance should be supported with property taxes (since its a public land resource).
                 What has happened to California is the toll money is redirected into public transit. This shift allowed them
                 to dump the public transit money into the general road fund, which was in turn robbed to pay for general
                 spending. This has allowed for a huge (40%) boom in state payroll spending under Grey Davis and now
                 under Arnold. I don't mind paying a toll for resources I am using, but I don't want to pay a toll so that the
                 state can pay off interest groups. The toll needs to be fair (only people who actually use the resource
                 should pay) and the money needs to go directly to the bridge itself. This should not be looked as a new
                 revenue source for the government so that they can direct funds elsewhere. Thats why I want the toll to
                 be directly tied to the actual bond used to pay for the bridge. Frankly I don't give a damn about how the
                 toll is administered or what traffic shaping is done to aid in traffic relief. The two interviews I have heard
                 on KUOW on the subject left me concerned. The traffic authority does not understand why people are not
                 excited by the traffic shaping toll. They see reduced traffic means happy drivers. You will only get better
                 traffic in proportion to how much you inconvenience consumers through the toll! There is no net gain for
                 the consumer here. The time saved by traffic shaping is paid for by the connivence fee (toll). It is not a
                 gift.


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                          227                               Printed: December 12, 2008
  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98115

  Comment:       If you are going to place a toll, I strongly recommend tolling both 520 and I-90.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98005

  Comment:       If I were to commute to work on a Metro Transit Bus, my commute would take an extra 40 minutes due to
                 bus schedules. I also have to start work at 6:00am Monday thru Friday. The bus schedules from my home
                 to work would not allow me to get to work on time. I do not live close to anyone that I work with, so I
                 cannot carpool. I cannot van pool because several times a week I must work 2 - 4 hrs overtime at work.

                 If I had to pay a toll on both I-90 and 520, I would have to quit work in Seattle and find a job on the East
                 side of the lake.

                 I believe some of the money from the tolls would go to other King County and Seattle projects. This is why
                 I do not support any kind of toll on the 520 bridge project. All money from tolls should only pay for a new
                 bridge and and future maintenance on the 520 bridge only.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       If I-90 is tolled along with 520 and since it is the only way to travel between Seattle and Mercer Island...
                 1. Could there be a reduced rate for residents of Mercer Island? 2. Could there be a reduced rate for
                 govermnent employees (those who work for the city or schools on Mercer Island)? 3. Would the toll also
                 be on the East Channel Bridge or just on the I-90 bridge?




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98109

  Comment:       If there are tolls on 520 but not I90, not only will I90 traffic worsen, but so will I5 and I405 traffic
                 between the bridges.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98074

  Comment:       If tolls are imposed on east / west travel and not north south travel we will find a way to remove all of the
                 lawmakers that made it happen.




Public Comments Received: Web Survey                        228                                  Printed: December 12, 2008
  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98107

  Comment:       If tolls are to be implemented, they should be on both bridges and only after the new 520 bridge is
                 complete. I have little confidence that toll funds will actually be used for their intended purpose unless the
                 money is already spent. The most important part for me will be transit improvements. Commuting across
                 the lake by transit now is ridiculously difficult and slow, and our bus system is way too complex. An ideal
                 situation would be a Montlake Transportation Center, with good neighborhood connections and direct
                 access to trans-lake express buses or, even better, rail service.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98112

  Comment:       If you toll 520 and not I-90, people will just swarm to I-90 and clog that up too. You need to toll both
                 bridges and get something done about the traffic problem in this area. We are all in this together; it's not
                 like I-90 is not affected by 520, both are affected by each other.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98029

  Comment:       I'm against tolling on any of the bridges that cross the lake, as it is a basic infrastructure that is needed
                 for the region and must be fully paid by taxes paid by all residents. I would love to see an extra bridge
                 that is toll only, but hate when excuses are made to collect even more money from residents to support
                 basic infrastructure needs of the region.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98004

  Comment:       i'm strongly against an additional toll. i'd rather pay a higher tax rate and have everyone carry the cost as
                 it affects more people than just those making the journey.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98008

  Comment:       if you want to use 520 then that should be the only toll location. Same as the hood canel bridge and
                 tacoma narrows. Pay for what you use.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008



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  Zip Code:      98532

  Comment:       if you would not have taken away the .35 cent toll back in the 70's we would not be in this problem now.
                 but then again this state does not look to the future but what is happening now. if you would have build
                 the bridge right the first time we would not be in the situation now or at least not in a reactive mode all
                 the time.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98055

  Comment:       In addition to improving roads and infrastructure, there should also be just as much effort devoted to
                 elemination of trips all together. Being a technology center this option is open (at least technically) to a
                 larger than average portion of the population here. This option not only saves dollars on the building of
                 infrastructure in the first place but makes the existing infrastructure more accessable to those without the
                 option and finally is an evniromentally friendly alternative.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98052

  Comment:       it's a shame that you want to toll the 520; add $10 tax to all peget sound people and you will get the
                 money you need without penalizing who has to commute from Redmond to Seattle and back.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98058

  Comment:       It's hard to answer these questions without knowing the cost. If the toll is reasonable then I'll pay with no
                 complaint. If it's high no matter what the time then I'll never drive the bridge route. It all comes down to
                 cost and affordability.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98103

  Comment:       Just do it already and stop talking about it. It needs to be done. Period.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98042

  Comment:       Just get it done! The more you folks TALK about it and procrastinate the more expensive it becomes. It
                 has to be done so do it already!




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  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98102

  Comment:       It is criminal how this county and city cannot budget normally and must lie to the public every chance they
                 get to raise taxes. Like the Port raising property taxes after the general election, never putting it to a vote.
                 Competent government would issue bonds and raise money and then build. Unfortunately we do not have
                 one of those here. For the record, I don't drive to Eastside much, so any solution that doesn't touch
                 property taxes is fine, but you all are still incompetents.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98004

  Comment:       It is highly unfair and unenvironmental that bus riders have to pay a toll every day! I am lucky that my
                 employer pays for my yearly bus pass, but others who choose NOT to clog the streets may not be so
                 lucky. It is illogical to give "good" commuters a toll, while "bad" SOV commuters get to ride for free. THEY
                 should subsidize US, not the other way around.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98004

  Comment:       It should only be tolled during the week. Weekends and holidays should be free!!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98115

  Comment:       It sounds like a rail track across 520 is dead in the water. How about one single track? Switches at either
                 end can manage the east and west trains taking turns on the line. Sometimes I just can not believe we are
                 suppose to be designing for the future, but instead we continue to make more of the same.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98012

  Comment:       Is this really where our resources should be spent when our state is dealing with a $6 billion dollar
                 shortfall?




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98059

  Comment:       It has been years since I used the 520 Bridge, so why would I want to pay for a new bridge for a road that


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                 I do not use. I think if you use it, you should pay the price. And why should I need to change my current
                 route to avoid charges and changes?




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98074

  Comment:       In no way, shape, or form do I support collecting a toll for 520, I-90, or any other highway. Please do not
                 interpret any of my answers in this questionaire to indicate that I support tolling.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98052

  Comment:       Include a bike lane please, like I90. This country sucks in supporting cycling which is healthy and energy
                 saving.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98011

  Comment:       I'd gladly pay tolls for and ADDITIONAL GENERAL PURPOSE LANE each way on 520. Tolls for the same
                 insufficient bridge with a carpool lane is assinine.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98108

  Comment:       I'd like to see tolling avoided completely. I'd support a steep gas tax that would in the end cost me much
                 more money than tolling. I think that a gas tax should be implemented on both sides of the lake in only
                 the communities that are within 15 miles or so of either side of the bridge.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98059

  Comment:       I'd oppose tolling I-90 if no changes were made to I-90. If you were to add light rail or additional bus
                 service along I-90 I would support I-90 toll. Preferrably add more bus service out to Kennydale/Renton
                 Highlands area which is growing very rapidly while the bus service has remained virtually unchanged.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008


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  Zip Code:      98007

  Comment:       I would love to move back into the city. But the lack of bike & HOV lanes on 520 are the biggest factor
                 against that. If in some way tolling would help this I am all for it.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98029

  Comment:       I would rather see a gas tax imposed on the region rather than tolling. Compared to what the foreign oil
                 sheiks are charging for oil, a gas tax is not a big deal to me.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98109

  Comment:       I would start taking the Microsoft Connector buses or the 545 public bus most days, if tolling were added
                 to 520.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98101

  Comment:       I would support adding a toll today. The traffic on 520 is unbearable during rush hour, especially in the
                 rain. More buses should be added to encourage people to take public transportation.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98122

  Comment:       I want to pay for 520 work. Realize it is important. However, it is not worth it to me to impact my
                 commute w/ toll gathering time delays. Raise sales taxes instead, pleas.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98029

  Comment:       I would like to see tolls used to build a transit-only lane or better still, light-rail along 520 and 90.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98103


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  Comment:       I use 520 rarely because it is usually a mess. Given where I live, I commute up to UWB via I-5-405 most
                 often. I would love to commute by bus more, but the delay in the two bus process is considerable. it would
                 GREATLY (VASTLY) improve the likelihood of using buses if there was a free way stop at NE 45th street on
                 I-5. this woudl in turn lower the number of cars going across 520. I think you need more input on the
                 whole picture -- how to reduce trips by having buses go more conveniently. Use the highways as major
                 hubs for buses. Tolls are a great idea. I come from NJ/NY -- surprised not to see them out here yet.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98155

  Comment:       I think you really need to come up with a better plan to replace the bridge. What I think is turning people
                 off is the price, why not charge under a dollar to make the trip? When the toll started before it was
                 max .35 I don't think people had a fit about that price, but when you say 6 dollars, people gasp. I think if
                 you made it not be so expensive, people would gladly pay for a new bridge. Thank you




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98107

  Comment:       I think tolls are a great idea for bridges and highways. When people are driving across 520 or I-90 on a
                 daily basis they should be the people who foot the bill, not everyone else. It would also be a great
                 incentive for public transit and vanpool programs.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98115

  Comment:       I think the idea of tolling on the 520 bridge is really appalling. There are better ways to fund the
                 transporation projects you'd like to undertake. Specifically, get rid of the Imman $30 tab crap and bring
                 back a large source of transporation funds. The fact that Mass Transit has already suffered from this
                 initiative is bad enough, but now that you are going to start imposing tolls on the bridges, that will just
                 make more friction between eastside and westside people. Already it's hard enough to convince people to
                 come across the water for anything, and it's going to be even more ridiculous if it's going to cost them $10
                 round trip just to get someplace.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98012

  Comment:       I think the only ay to make tolling work is to toll both bridges.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98125

  Comment:       I think it is past the time when you can muddle through with half assed solutions based on majority



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                 decision. By 2016 the traffic congestion will be gone due to peak oil (see online). The mass transit we
                 have now is awfully inadequate. Focus your funds not into expanding the roads but into light rail, transit
                 and bike lanes.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98103

  Comment:       I strongly support tolling the 520 AND I-90 bridges as soon as realistically possible. We need to start
                 building up our funding sources for what we all know will be a very expensive - yet critical - project.
                 However, we CANNOT waste this unique opportunity without also thinking about adding TRANSIT options
                 (preferably light rail) over the 520 corridor. It's ridiculous to not see this as something that Sound Transit
                 isn't exploring. Adding this only to the I-90 corridor will be incredibly short sighted and much less
                 interesting for the many thousands of Microsoft employees who take 520 from North Seattle every day.
                 We need 'green' transit options beyond just adding more buses.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98036

  Comment:       I think it's very important to look at the region's transportation facilities as a system and not individual
                 facilities. Progress does not get made by simply moving problems around.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98115

  Comment:       I think that charging a toll is a bad idea. How about floating a bond or raising sales tax to pay for it?




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98027

  Comment:       I think that if you use the bridges, you should have to pay for them. People that do not use the bridges
                 should not have to pay for them, you chose to live on the East side, you should expect to pay for the
                 bridges.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98199

  Comment:       I strongly disagree with tearing out the wetlands surronding the bridge on the west side in order to
                 support faster commute times. These areas are a treasure to the city and should be protected not thrown
                 away.




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  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98007

  Comment:       I strongly feel that both bridges should be tolled at the same rate beginning at the same date, without
                 variable tolling. Some people don't have options of changing WHEN they drive and transit just isn't a
                 viable option for others. Also, tolling only one bridge would make it the bridge for the rich, while the other
                 non-tolled becomes the bridge for the masses.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98125

  Comment:       I pay taxes for roads like everyone else. It's criminal to charge people more just because they have to
                 commute to the east side.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98105

  Comment:       I really don't see how traffic will move quicker if there's a toll. There will still be a bottleneck somewhere.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98116

  Comment:       I do not travel either bridge very often, so I'm not among the population that would benefit from
                 improving either one of them. However, I do think that getting these types of projects underway takes far
                 too long in King County. In a perfect world, it would be great if the process could be sped up.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98370

  Comment:       I don't mind paying a toll but it should be the same no matter what day/time. I'm against wasting the
                 money & space on HOV lanes-just get the cars across the bridge. Toll money should only be used for this
                 bridge.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98101

  Comment:       i don't own a car so this doesn't affect me much. i am just glad that public transit will remain untolled.




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  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98059

  Comment:       I don't like the idea of having traffic route to a different highway because people don't want to pay a toll.
                 That's just moving the congestion. Horrible idea.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      unknown

  Comment:       I don't like tolls but I understand the need. I would rather the people that will use the bridge pay for the
                 bridge rather than pay for it by general taxes/bonds/sales tax that everyone from all the surrounding
                 communities that don't use it.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98107

  Comment:       I don't support a toll for either bridge, we pay enough in taxes and gas, that should cover road work
                 and/or bridge improvements




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98072

  Comment:       I lived in the Bay Area of California most of my life and saw first hand the nightmare of bridge tolls. Also,
                 agencies find excuses to keep tolling long after the bridge is paid for. This is a bad solution.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       I live on Mercer Island. Since there is no way off of the island except to pay a toll (if I-90) is tolled, I don't
                 think there should be a toll on I-90, or, I don't think Mercer Island residents should have to pay a toll. We
                 have no option to take a different route.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98103

  Comment:       I lived for a while on the East Coast and there were many tolls on bridges, highways, freeways,
                 throughways, no one seemed to care. They only care if it is new. I think it is a good way to pay for work
                 on these bridges. I used to go to Virginia Beach from New York and used the Chesapeake Bay Bridge
                 tunnel which was very expensive and when the bridge/tunnel was paid for the toll disappeared. It never


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                 bothered us at all.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98003

  Comment:       I like the idea that the people using the bridge are the ones paying for it. Keep up the good work!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98103

  Comment:       i hope that this survey is more than just PR research trying to determine ahead of time what the best way
                 to present a 520 toll will be.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98021

  Comment:       I feel that we should implement tolls on 167, 405, 520, 90, 5 et cetera) to maintain them and build new
                 roads. You could easily make these toll reasonably priced (e.g. $.50 every 5-10 miles and a few dollars on
                 bridges).




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98136

  Comment:       I find the idea of a toll as highly objectionable. The proposed rates are simply outrageous to the regular
                 commuter. You didn't even ask what someone would be willing to pay for a toll in this survey, what kind of
                 survey is this - you don't even ask about the major impacting factor - is this some kind of kangaroo court
                 survey? Looking at the figures, it appears that we cannot even get close to funding the bridge even if we
                 put extemely burdensome tolls on the bridges. We all seem to have given up on the idea the major
                 funding for infrastructure projects needs to come from the Federal governement. There is no way in hell a
                 locality can afford to pay for the majority of the construction costs for a major highway. Where is my
                 federal gas tax dollars going? If a project like the 520 corridor doesn't qualify, what on earth does? If we
                 can give 700 Billion to the banks, you are telling me we can't find 5 billion for a vital transportation route?
                 There is something majorly screwed up with the transportation funding in this country. Forget the tolls.,
                 the only way this is going to get built at all is if we can get the federal govenment to get off their ass and
                 fund public infrastructure in the way that only they can do.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      unknown

  Comment:       I don't think you understand how dependent our economy is on transportation of workers. The questions
                 imply that putting in a toll will decrease traffic. How will that happen; are people going to disappear? If a
                 toll causes our local economy to fall, this toll will be a major disaster for our area.


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  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98007

  Comment:       I don't travel across 520, or I90 very often, but I do support using tolls on the bridges to pay for the
                 upgrades because that puts much of the cost for the upgrades on the people that use it the most.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98115

  Comment:       I grew up in NY state. I understand taxes: income tax, sales tax, and highway tolls. Most of the time, I'm
                 happy to pay them. In fact, I'd be thrilled to see a state income tax implemented here in WA. I think it
                 would give us a better stream of revenue to fund large projects, and the tax payers then wouldn't have
                 the impression that they're getting nickeled and dimed every time a small tax is added here and there to
                 fund a patchwork of infrastructure projects. The current method seems very inefficient. But I think using
                 tolls as a way to fund 520 replacement is shortsighted and unfair. I realize this is how the first version of
                 the bridge was funded. People who have to commute during peak morning and evening hours to meet the
                 obligations of both their jobs and their family commitments in the evenings (i.e., working parents with
                 traditional 9-5 schedules) will be disproportionately burdened with the tax. 520 is literally the fastest way I
                 have to get to work (and that's sad...given how slow it is), and the other routes aren't efficient in terms of
                 time or geography. It doesn't help me to float the idea that tolls will be less at off peak hours or on
                 weekends because I don't have the luxury of travelling at those times. And people who are traveling at
                 those times, will have the time to circumvent the tolls and select other routes. Maybe people who carpool
                 should be exempt.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98126

  Comment:       I have lived in states where there are toll roads, which I used and appreciated. I do NOT support tolling
                 alternative roads. You need to raise funds for a road, toll that road not others.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98103

  Comment:       I have no problem paying a toll to use the bridge. However, paying $9 or $10 per trip is impossible for
                 most people, including myself. I would have to pay $200 per month just to go to work. That is unrealistic.
                 There are no mass transit alternatives that get me from Fremont to Woodinville. The only choice I have is
                 to take Lake City way. I feel that many people will have the same problem and Lake City Way will be
                 undrivable due to high volumes. If the toll was reduced to $2 per trip, I would be willing to pay that every
                 day, but you are going to bankrupt people at $10 a trip. Also, if some of this money is not put towards
                 mass tranist that crosses the lake, specifically light rail, or another train option, I will NEVER pay the toll.
                 The fact that Seattle is just now in its infancy with a train system, is ridiculous! This town should have
                 invested in water taxis (i.e. Sydney, Australia) and trains decades ago.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey



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  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98270

  Comment:       I have no problem with tolls as long as the money goes for the construction of the new bridge and not to
                 more government jobs and beaucracy. Once the money is collected shut the toll down, not like Illinois who
                 has the toll booths still in operation over 30-40 extra years.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98136

  Comment:       Expediting the financing of public infrastructure projects such as the SR 520 improvements should result in
                 long-term cost savings for tax payers by helping pay for improvements on time and reducing long-term
                 interest payments.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98126

  Comment:       Explore the possibility of no tolls on I-90 for trips to/from Mercer Island if tolls on I-90 are too be
                 implemented as put forth by the City Council of Mercer Island.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       Do not toll 90. In an age of expensive gas (despite current lower prices), the belief that people will sit in
                 traffic to burn gas (i.e., money) to go 90 vs. pay a modest toll assumes people are irrational. This just
                 doesn't make sense. As a Mercer Island resident, the idea of tolling 90 is offensive and unfair. We have
                 numerous people that live off-island and work here (teachers, policement, firemen, small business owners
                 that would that would be serverely impact. The idea that I should pay just to leave and return to my
                 community is outrageous when there is no alternative route. Fixing 520 is fine, but don't penalize those of
                 us that rely on 90.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      9119

  Comment:       Frankly i don't trust our government enough to pay it toll money with the hope that you'll fix the bridge.
                 They've been dragging their feet on this, refusing to actually provide any leadership and instead putting
                 everything up to referendum votes so they can't be tarred with the result. If i ever see some real action
                 taken on the bridge, that would make the biggest difference on how i feel about tolls. Additionally - transit
                 options within seattle to the sound transit stops are so poor from where i live that transit simply isn't a
                 viable option. My 25 minute commute driving takes 60-90 minutes by bus because of the number of
                 transfers i have to make. Real transit alternatives would be a great way to offset the pain of tolling, but we
                 simply don't provide them in seattle. Unless you're travelling along the I-5 corridor into seattle in the
                 morning and away from seattle at night transit here stinks.




  From:          Anonymous



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  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98112

  Comment:       From my perspective, a gas tax is a fairer, more efficient means to pay for the bridge compared to tolling.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98027

  Comment:       Employ a 'frequent traveler/commuter' discount using the electronic system wherein the more times they
                 traverse the bridges in a given period the less each subsequent toll will cost, or provide an end-of-period
                 tally wherein the total number of trips during each designated toll price increase period can be tallied up
                 and discounted on volume. This lowers the impact on those dependent on the bridges for their livelihood.
                 Standard/cash payment users would be exempt by both circumstance and by nature of not being
                 participants in a clearly more beneficial program, and would encourage more users of this technology. I've
                 seen FastPass in use on the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges in California and support that approach in WA
                 state, but the initial costs of these tolls shouldn't be huge...just a few dollars at most, no more than $6 for
                 cash payment during highest peak flow (lower for commuters, of course).




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98272

  Comment:       Figure out how to very quickly route people who do not have an appropriate credit card out of the system,
                 or get them out of the system quickly if card is denied so they do not obstruct traffic.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98004

  Comment:       Do not toll. Roads should be paid for by everyone because everyone benifits one way or the other.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98034

  Comment:       getting onto 520 via mercer and off of I-5 from 520 at Mercer is a nightmare, please do something to fix
                 that when you re-do 520.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98387

  Comment:       Folks in King County need to figure out that it's time for them to pay up just like we do in Pierce County.
                 The demographic implies to me that they can much more afford it than we can.


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  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98056

  Comment:       Having lived through the success of the first tolls on the 520 bridge, I think it is imperatiave that you keep
                 the tolls reasonably low so that "everyday" people can afford to use the bridge, not just high-salaried
                 Eastsiders.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98105

  Comment:       Have the carpool entrances at montlake tolled for single occupancy vehicles




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98102

  Comment:       I am concerned that most respondents to this survey would have the money to pay for tolls. And that folks
                 with a lower income that tolls would have a greater impact on are not being adequately represented. It's
                 easy for me to take a bus because of my regular working hours. But not necessary for someone who
                 works in construction, landscaping, service industry, etc.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98122

  Comment:       I am equi-distant between 520 and I90--and can take either. I think you should toll both--and funds
                 should be used for both and to support transit increases across both. I DON'T like the idea of tolling just
                 520--because that becomes the rich microsoft express highway, and I-90 becomes the poor persons
                 freeway.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98038

  Comment:       I am for tolls but the places i have been that have them have things like the Bart or T. Better public
                 transporation is a must. We can't figure out how to get a bus from belletwon to 1st and jackson on time
                 and under 20+ plus minutes. You can either walk or wait for a dirty taxi to come by every 15 minutes. We
                 also spend time cleaning up bus stops like those in belletown. Is it just more or can everyone else see the
                 drug deals and gang bangers hanging around the stops?




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey


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  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98004

  Comment:       I believe it's critical that tolling take place only on 520 to support the improvements needed for that
                 corridor. Once the bonds/funding have been paid form, the tolling should be removed as it has always
                 been done.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98125

  Comment:       I believe that consideration should be given to people who have to use the bridge because they can't
                 afford to work where they live, as well as to teachers and emergency personnel.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98275

  Comment:       I believe that tolling will only be effective if both I-90 and SR520 are tolled.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98042

  Comment:       I disagree with variable toll fee. It has to be a flat fee. Anybody who uses the bridge should pay the fee no
                 matter what time of the day.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98043

  Comment:       I do not believe your "toll makes the bridges faster" scenario for tolls on both I-90 and SR-520. While the
                 bridges may get clearer, there is likely an enormous backup on I-5. I believe the statement is either
                 untrue, or not fully disclosing where the backup is. Please revisit that assessment. Especially w/ electronic
                 toll options, i believe we will be just as gridlocked as we are now. I am a professional civil engineer in
                 transportation working for a private consulting firm.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98037

  Comment:       I do not like the idea of electronic toll collection. Both I-90 and 520 are main routes for non-residents. I
                 feel it would be unfair to out of town guests to have to figure out how to pay the toll and then have to pay
                 an additional fee to pay by mail. The other areas using the electronic tolling are more local commute
                 routes used by residents during commuting times. Too, it is my understanding that one has the option to
                 use the "good to go" lane or use a non-tolled lane. The 520/I-90 proposal would not give anyone the
                 option to use a non-tolled route until it was too late. I would propose having a lane or two that were


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                 staffed toll lanes along with "good to go" lanes for those with the card. This would still cut down on the
                 financial impact of have a "staffed toll booth" but still allow out of town folks and people who use the
                 bridge rarely to pay the toll on time and without extra fees. Any one who bypassed the staffed toll booth
                 would be subject to the toll and admin fee if they didn't have the "good to go" card. I just tried to enter
                 this survey in and was brought back to paget three. I am resubmitting it, if it is a duplicate please ignore.
                 Thanks.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98272

  Comment:       I do not see how tolling speeds up a highway that is already congested, unless drivers would choose
                 alternate routes to avoid the toll. I also do not understand why the cities of Medina/Bellevue allow
                 construction of houses along 520 getting closer and closer to the highway; making it virtually impossible
                 to ever widen 520. That being one of the richest home corridors in the state it is pretty obvious that it isn't
                 what the public wants but what a private few want for 520.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98115

  Comment:       Here is my complaint with tolling ... I don't mind paying tolls on the 520 bridge if everyone else has to pay
                 for their roads as well. With the exception of the Tacoma Narrows, my taxes go to pay for everyone else's
                 state highways and it irritates the heck out of me that only 520 and Tac Narrows commuters are singled
                 out for tolls. My taxes supported the improvements to state highways in rural Redmond & Carnation so
                 that wealthy people could have better roads to commute in from their multi-acre McMansion estates ...
                 why no tolling on those projects (and the thousands of others throughout the state?)?




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98103

  Comment:       Here's the problem with tolls. It's another tax. Tolls are great, given that taxes will be lowered in other
                 general revenue streams. It is a much more fair tax because it taxes the people that it affects. But, this
                 will not happen. In fact, all other taxes will be left the same and tolls will be added. Anotherwords, it is a
                 tax increase, which does not help government operate more efficiently. It gives more money to
                 goverment, which is not the right solution. Olympia - with the help of the national economy - has created
                 a $5 billion dollar deficit. Give me proof that Olympia will spend their existing budget efficiently. Then,
                 come back and ask for a tax increase!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98005

  Comment:       How do people without electronic transponders pay the tolls? For example out of town visitors?




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008


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  Zip Code:      98014

  Comment:       How does electronic toll both provide advantages to carpool or vanpool? Also how about motorcycle? My
                 opinion is to remove tolls for carpool/vanpool and motorcycles. If the goal is to achieve greater carpool
                 and public transportation usage, then removing tools for these drivers will likely promote it's usage
                 further!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98020

  Comment:       How much blood do you think you can get from the middle class turnips? We pay for everything!




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98133

  Comment:       I am a firm believer in reducing the number of gas guzzling, single occupant cars. Americans are spoiled
                 and greedy. On the east coast many, many roads are toll roads, also in other countries. Tolls are the
                 fairest way to pay the costs of roads, bridges and repairs. Those who use them pay for them. I will
                 willingly pay when I use them myself. I generally ride Metro and seldom use our car (a Saturn). I average
                 4-6 weeks on a single tank of gas. I think there should be surcharges or penalties for driving big trucks
                 and SUVs and tolls for all freeways and major highways.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98177

  Comment:       I am against tolling. This is just another tax increase that should be funded from the general operating
                 fund, not tacked on as part of yet another use tax to force commuters onto buses. The tolls will cost me
                 well over $1,000 per year. No thanks.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98125

  Comment:       I am already barely getting by in this bad economy. Putting a toll on the bridge would break my
                 transportation budget to and from work. I will be forced to take the bus or take an alternate route of
                 travel which would both incresae my travel expenses and double my travel time. That is unacceptable.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98052

  Comment:       * Tolling shoud only be done after the completion of the project * Availability of public transportation that
                 provides convenient access to areas previoulsy covered by car should be available. After taking evening
                 classes at UW, and taken the bus for 1.5 years at 9.45pm - 10.00pm to go to Kirkland or Redmond and
                 having an overall public-transit commute time of about 2hrs (including connections) I prefer being stuck in


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                 traffic for one hour than having to deal with that cold and innefficient commute. * Serious consideration to
                 a light train alternatives should be made.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98117

  Comment:       *please* get a light-rail system going across Lake Washington; include separate, safe bike/muti-use paths
                 for both bridge redesigns.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98177

  Comment:       2-person carpools should receive reduced tolling rate




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98117

  Comment:       3 elements I'd love to see incorporated into a toll proposal: 1) Reduced/eliminated tolls for vanpool and
                 transit (5+ occupants) 2) Variable tolling 3) Electronic tolling (No toll booths)




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98272

  Comment:       A daily, round-trip toll of $10.00 per vehicle is beyond ridiculous. There is no major city in the United
                 States that has tolls that high. Figure something else out, please!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98052

  Comment:       A good bike trail across 520 is VERY important. As energy costs will keep going up and with health as a
                 global issue we MUST have good and available bike lanes across I-90 and 520. The I-90 bike lane is just
                 wide enough. Any less width and it would be even more of a problem. For 520 the bike lane needs to be at
                 least as wide as the I-90 bike lane.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008




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  Zip Code:      98059

  Comment:       Build a light rail system that travels across the lake. Make the rail go east bound over 520 and west over
                 I-90 with a couple stops on the eastside. Toll 520 as it is the smaller of the 2 highways that goes across
                 the lake and needs improving, and it travels from the more affluent neighborhoods on the eastside. I
                 would pay to travel more quickly from the eastside to Seattle if it meant getting there more quickly (time
                 is money). I would still use I-90 if it meant getting their slower (if I wasn't in a hurry).




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98008

  Comment:       Although the tolls would not be a big financial burden for me and my family, the availability of lower-cost
                 alternatives to tolled roads is important for those for whom the toll would represent a larger percentage of
                 their income.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98102

  Comment:       better transit! buses are soooo slow. we need more options!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98121

  Comment:       be transparent how the tolls will be used.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98109

  Comment:       Before builing 520 take into consideration additional commuter needs carpool lanes, additional transit
                 (train?) bus only lanes from Redmond into Seattle.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98117

  Comment:       Adding only one lane in each direction is a waste of time and money. That will build a bridge that is
                 adequate for yesterday’s traffic load, but not for today’s, and certainly not for tomorrow’s. For goodness
                 sake, use economy of scale. Add at least two lanes in each direction. Has anyone involved in this project
                 looked at highway systems in jurisdictions outside of Washington? Other jurisdictions build with an eye to
                 the future. I would say more, but my mother taught me to be nice. Al Anderson




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  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98074

  Comment:       Both I-90 and 520 need to be treated equally. Though I commute on 520, my federal and state taxes paid
                 just as much of the I-90 costs as did those who use I-90 because of the luck of where they live.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98115

  Comment:       Bring back the 520 Toll booths.....




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98058

  Comment:       Check out the Astoria-Megler bridge; their bridge was paid off quickly through tolls not so long ago. That
                 was great! The automatic tolling is a little "Big-Brother-ish" however.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98225

  Comment:       Commdercial Driver




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      unknown

  Comment:       Completely disagree with the tolling system. It will make housing even more unaffordable in the city




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98006

  Comment:       Consider allowing drivers with official disabilities to use car pool lanes.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey



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  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      unknown

  Comment:       Could you make public the technology that would be used to scan vehicles as they pass that obviates the
                 need for toll booths? Is there an RFID chip already built into our license plates, or would bypassing the toll
                 both require a module attached to the car, with vehicles that don't have the module being forced to stop
                 at a booth? If the former, how do you bill vehicles with out-of-state plates? And how do you guard against
                 surveillance of vehicles in locations other than those being tolled?




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98117

  Comment:       Developing rapid transit alternatives over both bridges is of utmost importance. Put tolls that encourage
                 people to get off their cars and into transit when traveling to work. This will have a significantly positive
                 effect on the environment and it will save commuters headaches and gas money.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98115

  Comment:       Did you do a test of the survey before sending it out broadly? It seems that a lot of questions will be
                 misleading and not get you the data you need. For example, I am totally against tolling on 520 yet that
                 was not an option on several questions so you're not getting a full picture of citizen's views.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98074

  Comment:       Do *not* implement tolls. Just spend our tax dollars wisely and quit trying to force social changes on the
                 tax payer base.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98270

  Comment:       Don't do variable tolling. A trip across the bridge is a trip across the bridge - they should cost the same.
                 The purpose of the toll is to raise money to cover the bridge replacement, not to ease congestion. Also,
                 toll both bridges instead of just 520 - that will prevent sudden increases of congestion on I-90, result in
                 lower overall tolls, and have the least negative impact.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98074

  Comment:       Don't forget about light-rail, bike lanes and mass transit. 10 lanes will be just as full with cars as 4 are
                 today. Thanks for asking.


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  From:          Doug Hitchcock

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98006

  Comment:       Users should pay for their use of the bridge. I pay user fees for everything I do. I pay a fishing license, a
                 crab license, a boat fee, a boat trailer fee, a truck fee, a camper in the back of the truck fee, and when I
                 go to launch the boat i have to pay a boat launch fee. I pay all the fees for hunting ect, I pay when i go to
                 Mariners. I pay when I go to Seahawks, beer, pop, cokes hotdogs etc. Putting tolls on both bridges will
                 increase usage of the busses, diamond lanes, reduice congestion, pollutionm, parking lots inprove the
                 environment, drive gas usage and prices. It is a win for everyone so don't let the not in my back yard
                 complainers prevent the tolls on both bridges and start NOW. And I am a Republican. But let those who
                 have to use the bridges pay for them not everyone all over the state or thru higher taxes. I may use the I-
                 90 ten times a year and never use 520 ajnd I don want to pay for every one elese who needs to use it.
                 Doug Hitchcock 425-747-4888 15307 SE 43rd Pl Bellevue, 98006




  From:          Grahm Satterwhite

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98105

  Comment:       I strongly encourage tolling both the I-90 and sr 520 bridges in the year 2010. From a project financial
                 perspective this makes the most sense. From a transporation perspective this makes the most sense.
                 From an environmental perspective this makes the most sense. From an regional economic perspective
                 this makes the most sense. From what perspective does waiting to toll sr 520 and possibly not tolling I-90
                 make sense?




  From:          Joan Klyn

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98004

  Comment:       Did I miss a query about tolling I-90? If tolling on SR520 begins in 2010 I strongly support beginning tolls
                 on I-90 at the same time. Joan Klyn




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98056

  Comment:       Once a toll is Implemented, I will seriously consider finding a new job and take my business else where,
                 NOT IN SEATTLE, WA.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/24/2008

  Zip Code:      98056

  Comment:       Shut down the tolling when the money for the new bridge is collected rather than lining your pockets with
                 your new-found income, or giving it to the Governor to spend. You will probably do exactly what Chicago
                 did and keep the tolls up, even though the reason has long since been paid for, just because you like all of
                 the income. I will take my whole family, Dentists and professionals, back to California where the highways



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                 are not tolled.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98056

  Comment:       We need to just get on with it and get it done - soon




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98056

  Comment:       no




  From:          Mike Hablewitz

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98011

  Comment:       The "requirement" to use transponders is VERY unappealing to me. I don't use the road often enough to
                 warrant purchasing a transponder - yet I'm going to be penalized "by an additional video charge" if I
                 don't. Put in a tollbooth! I'll decide if I want to risk the hacking (California Fast Track problems) or spend
                 the time paying. Also, there NEEDS to be mitigation money to cover the expense of handling the impact
                 on 522. As a resident of Bothell, this diversion of traffic will impact me daily. Given the volume of Mill
                 Creek / Woodinville / Bothell traffic that will now begin to use 522 to avoid 520; transit, P&Rs and traffic
                 flow needs to be addressed and mitigated before tolling begins. Finally, I'm highly opposed to variable rate
                 tolling. It seems an easy way to just steal more of my money. Set a rate and paint it on the sign over the
                 toll booth.




  From:          Janet Schafer

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98042

  Comment:       Thank-you for finally repairing this survey!!! This is the 4th attempt at taking it, and I was FINALLY able to
                 pull up the site!!!! I also support the tolling of the 520 in 2010, with further tolling of I-90 in 2016...option
                 #4. Thank-you for accepting public comment on the options available. Now, it only they would ask us how
                 we want the Viaduct replaced!!!!! (no to a tunnel or a surface road.... the elevated road offers the best
                 free view of the Puget Sound and should remain available to the entire public! It is a major part of the
                 one-day tours I give to all who chose to "tourist in Seattle" and get my personal tour of the best of the
                 city! It is a view I love to see and enjoy sharing with others!!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98107

  Comment:       Don't allow the new bridge to impact the crow habitat in the wetlands at the west end of the bridge near
                 the arboretum. Most of the crows in the north end of Seattle roost there.



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  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98007

  Comment:       Don't constrain the capacity and configuration of the new bridge and corridor simply to satisfy vocal
                 activists in the Montlake neighborhood. Regional mobility for decades to come has to be the primary focus
                 of the bridge replacement. Tolling, without appreciable capacity for ALL drivers, not just carpoolers and
                 transit riders, would be very unpopular.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98033

  Comment:       Don't do it. I am already paying taxes that should go to general roadway improvements, and an improved
                 520 is no different. Don't turn Washington State into a toll-road state any more than it already is.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98052

  Comment:       DONT TOLL




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98390

  Comment:       dont toll dont toll




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98038

  Comment:       Don't toll I-90 to pay for 520




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98053

  Comment:       Don't wait, start the toll now at a much reduced rate to pay for the new bridge only...don't divert the
                 money elsewhere.




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  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98026

  Comment:       Eastside residents should pay all the toll more than Seattle residents because they use the bridge daily.
                 Why don't you tax them on the property tax or sales tax and use that tax for the bridge? Instead make
                 everyone pay for the toll who do across the bridge. Some of us Seattle residents rarely use that bridge
                 because of heavy traffic.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98118

  Comment:       Electronic Toll booths should be used. Drivers will not have to stop and pay and they can use a pass and
                 reload the pass easy and quickly. Also by having to stop at a toll and then speed up to the limit, decreases
                 gas mileage which would mean more cars would get less gas mileage and have to gas up more in stead of
                 having a more constant speed going on the bridge. Also, I think drivers who use the bridge should pay for
                 it. There may be people who will avoid the toll but that wont really save them time or money and will have
                 to pay for it in other ways. Going around Lake Washington either North or South isn't the best option so
                 just paying the toll (at a reasonable price, not $15 round trip!!!) is fine. Tolling I-90 should not happen
                 unless the money collected for the bridge helps pay for maintenance and upgrades for that bridge.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98103

  Comment:       Electronic, congestion-based tolling and further incentives to use transit/carpool/other options is great. I
                 especially like the pedestrian/bike path on the new bridge. I am a bit concerned, however, that there is no
                 allowance for future light rail in the current design for the bridge, and the biggest question is how will the
                 new, wider bridge interact with the arboretum, given the large amount of raised road surface over water
                 currently there today. And then the kicker - what are we commuters to do when the bridge is under
                 construction? If it's a nightmarish commute now, I feel like I might have to find another job or move if
                 there's a multiyear disturbance of that magnitude.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98117

  Comment:       Do it. Get people out of their cars -- encourage mass transit and electronic commuting!!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98005

  Comment:       Do it. Get this done - correctly: transit, bike/hike, auto are all supported.




  From:          Anonymous



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  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98006

  Comment:       Develop a toll plan for both bridget to pay for the update of both bridges. I would hate to see traffic
                 problems just switched to another bridge. Try to minimize the impact across all bridges and highways.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98052

  Comment:       Charge $10 tolls and use the money to provide universal health care coverage for all.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98115

  Comment:       Charging a toll without providing a service in return is robbery. The existing 520 bridge has already been
                 paid for by commuters and taxpayers. Charging commuters for trips on the existing bridge is, quite
                 literally, highway robbery. Couching it as something you are doing to reduce congestion doesn't change
                 that.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98052

  Comment:       Charging MORE to people who don't have Good to Go is absolutely unacceptable. You cannot do this to out
                 of towners, folks who just bought a new car, or people just driving their weekend vehicle who don't have
                 and/or don't want to deface their windshield with the Good To Go transponder sticker. Find another way to
                 deal with this, or don't charge more for people without the transponder, or you will find MANY people
                 working against this. To be clear: I fully support tolling both bridges. But if you attempt to charge more
                 because I drove Car #2 without a Transponder instead of Car #1, I will lobby my hardest with all friends
                 and coworkers to do my best that this thing never passes.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98203

  Comment:       Address congestion in the area with a public education program. Most of our congestion is not due to too
                 many cars, its too many people that dont know how to MERGE, that dont know how to stay in the right
                 hand lane unless they are passing. Tell the WSP to enforce basic rules of the road not to just be state
                 sponsored thugs for revenue collection. Legalize lane sharing/splitting for motorcycles. Its proven to be
                 safer for motorcyclists and aleviates traffic congestion.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008



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  Zip Code:      98012

  Comment:       Alot of this depends on what the exact dollar ammount the toll will be. If it is $2.00 I don't mind much, if it
                 is $10.00 I'll avoid it altogether (regardless of variable rates during the day).




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98112

  Comment:       Although it would affect me more than I would like, I think it will be necessary to toll both 520 and 90
                 bridges. Otherwise, toll revenues will be too low to adequately finance the bridge or a significant amount
                 of 520 traffic will divert to 90 to avoid the toll. That said, I largely do not use the 520 bridge. In my
                 opinion, this bridge does little else than serve as a conduit to Microsoft. Not working there, I would be just
                 as happy if the 520 were closed altogether and improvements made on I-90 to I-5 interchanges which
                 hopefully could be made without tolls. Therefore, I recommend that State of Washington/King County
                 request Microsoft (and other Redmond businesses) pay significant matching funds for a new 520 bridge.
                 Also, I would not support a toll program that continues indefinitely for "future maintenance" of the bridge.
                 The vast majority of the outlay for the bridge is in material and labor costs of constructions, not
                 maintenance, and tolling should not be required once the original construction has been paid for. Thank
                 you, -Saar Picker




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98116

  Comment:       Add a bicyle lane to 520.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98115

  Comment:       Add a bike lane




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98117

  Comment:       Add a bike lane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98074

  Comment:       Adding a toll to cross the 520 bridge will have a significant impact on local economies, essentially causing
                 a rift between the east and west sides of the lake. I do not support tolls o iwht eh 520 or I-90 bridges
                 unless the funding plan includes an immediate start to adding light-rail services accross the bridges.




Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       255                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98027

  Comment:       Any new 520 bridge must include light rail across the bridge; building more lanes for cars is a losing
                 battle. Please more public transit, let's look to cities like Hong Kong where they have excellent, high usage
                 public transit systems.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98115

  Comment:       Any tolls should be a set amount, not variable. Tolls should pay for the span that is tolled, nothing more.
                 When span is payed for, tolls should be removed.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98103

  Comment:       As a person who only occasionally uses either 520 or I-90, I would like some idea of the mechanism for
                 charging/collecting the toll given that there's no toll booth. Thank you.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98006

  Comment:       Based on the survey questions, I had to choose to toll both bridges. However, if given the chance, I would
                 elect NOT to toll either bridge.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98199

  Comment:       Be honest about what people are getting for their money. When you talk about billions for a 6 lane bridge,
                 you're talking about charging SOV's to add carpool lanes. Carpool lanes will only help the buses and
                 carpools, which are few on that bridge. I use the Microsoft Connector as frequently as possible. However,
                 it is at capacity and it's hard to get trips during the peak hours. Sound Transit will get me back across the
                 lake, but getting to Magnolia is either difficult, or unappealing. If you want us to take transit more, come
                 up with a plan for the Crown Hill to downtown core that does not involve riding the crack express Metro
                 bus that originates in White Center and brings the drug dealers to 3rd Ave while picking up the crowd that
                 is trying to get to the Belltown shelters, on the way to Magnolia & Ballard. You won't get many of the
                 Magnolia & Ballard crowd to use those buses, it's unpleasant and potentially unsafe. Or, just give us our
                 Green Line, as we asked FIVE TIMES and quit asking us to fund all of the transportation projects east of
                 Capitol Hill.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                      256                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98008

  Comment:       Be sure to focus on faster commuting as the key, not on fancier roads. Be sure access to UW is easier and
                 faster. Be sure access to Montlake/Capitol Hill is faster. Be sure to enhance the current ramps by keeping
                 them the same. For example, my physician is located near Swedish Medical so I take the Lake Washington
                 Blvd exit instead of travelling all the way into downtown and then going to Pill Hill. It seems to me the
                 designers are trying to go for a good looking road, focusing only on going to and from downtown Seattle,
                 adding amenities that may not speed up traffic, adding extras so they can make extra money, but no one
                 is emphasizing the reason for the bridge -- to get to the other side safely and quickly - and to get to all
                 the other connections to the area. Forego the fluff, make the bridge practical, don't skimp on quality
                 (there are bridges in Europe over 500 years old). Watch the budget! Don't create future problems - by
                 cutting back on speed and access - just to build a pretty bridge.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98028

  Comment:       Before tolling ANY bridge in the state, a highly effective and reliable public transportation system that
                 helps ALL people needs to be in place. Having lived in Gig Habor, I have first hand understanding of how
                 tolling bridges hold people hostage when there is no well designed public traonsportation plan in place.
                 Right now, to focus of most public transportation is Seattle as the hub. The flow of traffic does not show
                 that this is true anymore. More park and rides, buses and well designed scheduling of transportation needs
                 to be put into place BEFORE anything happens on 520.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98105

  Comment:       Better transit routes! ... I would always take a bus if there was an express bus from 98105 (University
                 Village) to 98027 (Issaquah - Microsoft in particular)




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98387

  Comment:       Asking only if we would support tolls without an option of NO SUPPORT at all is wrong.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98115

  Comment:       Build it soon!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98118


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                      257                                Printed: December 12, 2008
  Comment:       Build it soon.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98122

  Comment:       Bus and the east link light rail line will be of supreme importance when tolling begins on 520. The goal is
                 to improve overall transportation- not to shift the 520 problem onto I-90 or surface streets. People will
                 support the tolls if it honestly improves traffic flow in the entire region. And that can't be done without
                 massive improvements in mass transit.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98028

  Comment:       Both bridges in Seattle create traffic backups on I-5 and I-405. For those citizens that have not made the
                 choice to commute across the Lake we get punished by the choices of those citizens that have chosen to
                 commute across the lake. As a result, those people who've made the choice to live across the lake from
                 their jobs should have to bear the cost of fixing the problem. I fully support tolls on both bridges.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98077

  Comment:       Both bridges should be tolled but revenue from the tolls should only be used on the bridges. Tolling only
                 520 will make i-90 a nightmare. After costs are recovered tolls should be lowered to cover maintenance
                 and future costs. Keep the fund going so we don't run into this problem in the future.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98006

  Comment:       Both bridges should be tolled equally (although I like the variable rate based on time of day) otherwise
                 horrible surface street congestion will result as people go out of their way to use I-90 to avoid the toll.
                 Most people are too uneducated to realize that the extra gas and time they spend to go out of their way to
                 avoid a toll is likely more expensive than just paying the toll and going directly. Obviously some people will
                 take 522 (Bothell) around the North side of the lake, so preparations should be made to those roads in
                 advance of the higher traffic volumes. Whatever happens, the ability to use EFFICIENT bus service is
                 paramount. Transit should have dedicated lanes, buses should run frequently (every 5 mins during rush
                 hour), and ideally a trip by bus should be faster than by car. Look South to the Golden Gate Bridge, where
                 tolls collected support Marin County's transit service. I'm all in favor of supporting bus service with a
                 portion of bridge tolls.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98034



Public Comments Received: Web Survey                      258                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  Comment:       A toll would mean I would avoid travel to Seattle. I would strive to replace any shopping, meals, etc... for
                 which I would travel accross either bridge to more local opportunites.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98075

  Comment:       Abolish the toll on Sundays, Public Holidays and highly off peak commute times like 10 pm to 5 am or
                 something to that nature.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98178

  Comment:       1. Encourage people to commute by tolling 2. Fix the bridge for the long term with lane expansion or light
                 rail lane




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98042

  Comment:       100% against tolls. States should have figured out the way long time ago.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98074

  Comment:       - Start tolling sooner rather than later to build up the account - the same way I save for major purchases -
                 Use the tolls for the bridge and corridor improvements directly related to the bridge upgrade. - Don't
                 reallocate existing funding sources for SR 520 when tolls become available - End the tolls when the project
                 is complete - don't continue the tolls for on-going maintenance




  From:          Kevin Flick

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98105

  Comment:       Most of my opinion about tolls on 520 relates directly to the plan for its replacement. Specifically, I would
                 support nearly any amout of toll in support of better mass transit on 520. I can't support *any* tolls if the
                 plan is just to replace the bridge's current function.




  From:          Jennifer Allen

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                      259                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  Zip Code:      98119

  Comment:       First, I must admit that I hate tolls (really, who likes them? :)). However, I am willing to pay higher tolls if
                 the 520 project addresses all of the 520 problems and not just the bridge. Driving on 520 can be
                 emotionally and physically exhausting, especially during peak commuting times. Perfectly nice people are
                 turned into Mad Max raging avengers due to the various problems with the design today. I think that 520
                 is currently a mess for several reasons: Problem 1. Many people who commute to the eastside, leave for
                 work later in the morning to avoid congestion. At the same time, these people often leave work early to
                 avoid congestion as well. This leads to double-peak traffic, causing people to wait up to 2 hours in stop
                 and go traffic. Problem 2. 520 has the only 3 person carpool lane in the entire state. The carpool lane
                 starts on Westbound 520 near the 40th street exit as a 2 person lane and then changes into a 3 person
                 lane about 2 miles later. This causes any 2 person carpools to abruptly merge into the slower-moving
                 main traffic, causing the 3 person carpools and buses to frequently have to abruptly stop. Problem 3.
                 520's carpool lane is on the right. The multitude of merges and exits on the right (405 N and S) wreak
                 havok on the carpool lane. Carpoolers and buses are often forced to break rapidly in order to avoid hitting
                 cars that are abruptly merging. Although fixing the bridge is paramount, if the overall congestion issues
                 are not addressed for the highway, people will be furious. Simply replacing the bridge is not enough. I am
                 obviously in no way a transportation planner, but I have been commuting on 520 for over 5 years now.
                 Here are some ways that I think the problems above could be resolved: Solution 1. a) Improve transit.
                 The recent Sound Transit plan that was passed will help by adding more bus service. More and more
                 people are using the bus now. b) Expand 520 to make it at least three lanes (2+ plus carpool) at all times.
                 There are places where the carpool lane is also the exit/entrance lane, reducing the road to essentially 2
                 lanes. The three existing lanes are also merged into two lanes across the bridge. c) When designing the
                 new bridge, ensure that it is of even elevation. When going westbound, the bridge rises at the west edge,
                 causing drivers to slow down out of fear of stopped traffic that is out of view. An bridge of even elevation
                 and no blind spots would help reduce abrupt stops and accidents. Solution 2. Change the carpool lane to 2
                 people at all times. Solution 3. One way to resolve the merging problem would be to move the carpool
                 lane to the left and then build pedestrian overpasses with stairs and accessible ramps for bus stops.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98006

  Comment:       I am already taxed enough! Figure out another way to support your unresponsible spending habits!




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98052

  Comment:       I am a single mother of 2 teenagers. I often have to take either or both to seattle, with gas being so crazy
                 not to mention all the other hard economics going on currently - facing a TOLL on the bridges when I am
                 already financially struggling is very dis heartning. Taking a Bus from Redmond is not really an option with
                 kids and the travel time is so much longer - i work 3 jobs and dont have excess time to adjust for the
                 additional travel times. Additionally my daughter commutes alot from redmond to bellevue - the bus route
                 alone takes an hour and a half during the times she needs which forces us to drive. Until we have a more
                 efficient means of alternative travel - tolling is very very frustrating for people in my similiar situation.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98034

  Comment:       How will you handle cars from out-of-state that don't have electronic toll collection mechanisms? Will they
                 queue up on the east side in the current HOV lane (converted to a cash-toll lane)? Will they simply ride for
                 free? (bad)




  From:


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       260                                  Printed: December 12, 2008
  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       How will you handle the people that live on Mercer Island that have to use the bridge to get on & off the
                 island. Will Mercer Island need to charge everyone who crosses a few to su




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98112

  Comment:       HURRY!!!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98027

  Comment:       How long will the toll be in effect? Once the bridge is paid for - THE TOLL MUST END!




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98059

  Comment:       How long would the tolls persist? In perpetuity? In general, I am frustrated by the costs of transportation.
                 Rising gas costs, costs for vehicle, insurance, the terribly high gas tax already in place, inspection fees,
                 licensing fees. Why not use the existing taxes on transportation-related items for road maintenance? What
                 are we ALREADY paying taxes for? This is just one more obstacle/expense attacking our already shrinking
                 incomes in this economy. In general, I think adding an additional "cost" will only cause people to avoid
                 crossing bridges and thereby causing even more Seattle vs Eastside attitudes. It also rewards those with
                 more disposable incomes but can seriously impact the livlihood of lower income people who need to travel
                 to their jobs. Less commerce, negative effects on merchants/spending. Improving transit and carpool
                 options--reward people who carpool and take public transportion, allow lower-income and disabled people
                 to pay less or have some sort of discount. I would be more receptive if I knew specifics. How much is "a
                 toll"? In Florida, it's anything from 25 cents to $2.00. The Tacoma Narrows bridge toll is prohibitively high
                 for regular commuters. In France, it's crazy high, like $20 per strip of highlway on top of already crazy gas
                 prices. 25 cents - sure, that probably wouldn't seriously impact even lower income folks. But $3.00 each
                 way would DEFINITELY discourage them and impact their budgets.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98034

  Comment:       How about keeping your cost under control? It took 3 billion dollars to open a third Runway at Sea Tac,
                 what a JOKE. Manage your cost better like the private sector.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                      261                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  Zip Code:      98034

  Comment:       How can you state that traffic would be faster if you tolled? If no toll booths, than what improves the
                 traffic flow? And if no toll booths, how to you collect fares for those that use the bridge once in awhile or
                 from out of state?




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98052

  Comment:       I do not support toll funding for the bridge.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98102

  Comment:       I cannot afford a $7 toll. It would seriously impact my family and my life. $3 I could do, $7 (as i have read
                 is potentially the toll) is not reasonable.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98118

  Comment:       I commute on I-90 so it would be a disaster for me if you put in a toll on 520 and cause even more people
                 to take I-90. If you do create a toll, how about you make vehicles with 3+ people in them exempt from
                 the toll. That way you don't affect vanpools (my primary commute method), and you incent people to
                 share rides, which takes cars off the roadway and makes the commute better for everyone. Simply shifting
                 traffic from 520 to 90 doesn't help anybody.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98056

  Comment:       I am hoping that if you are to add tolling, you would use it for build infrastructure for a light rail system
                 connecting Seattle to the Eastside




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98052

  Comment:       I am concerned that the results of this survey will not accurately portray how the citizens of the Seattle
                 and Greater Seattle area feel about the toll in general. There were not many questions that allowed me to
                 voice my opinion about my displeasure about the implementation of any toll to the 520 bridge.




  From:          Anonymous


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       262                                  Printed: December 12, 2008
  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98208

  Comment:       I am totally against tolls. We already pay enough in transportation taxes.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98034

  Comment:       I am very concerned about the additional traffic this will generate on Juanita Drive, 522 (Lake City/Bothell
                 Way)!!!!! These roads are already over capacity during rush hour times!!! I would like to see a toll
                 enforced when there is a light rail option across the bridges.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      9807

  Comment:       I am very disappointed in the tolling in this state. If tolls are meant to pay for a project, then they should
                 stay that way. They seem to become just another revenue stream that our government uses to pay for
                 their poor conduct of business. Case in point is the Tacoma Narrows bridge. That toll was addes and
                 recently increased. I seriously doubt it was increased to pay for the project that had already been
                 completed, it was just another way for the incompetant govt agencies to get MY money (not your money,
                 MY money). So I would vote against a toll, even if it meant not doing an expansion of 520 that would ease
                 traffic conditions (because our government agencies cannot be trusted financially).




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98008

  Comment:       Have both, a toll booth and lanes that have the transponder. It works in Texas. Do not toll the I-90 bridge,
                 this is federally funded and interstates should NOT be tolled.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98117

  Comment:       Having seen how transit projects are handled in the Seattle area, I do not have much faith that the funds
                 will be used properly. In addition, I would not have any reason to use the bridge but for going to work so I
                 do not have much choice in when I choose to commute. Higher tolls during peak times therefore seem like
                 a penalty to me.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      unknown



Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       263                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  Comment:       Having tolls on 1-90 makes no sense, especially for those who live on Mercer Island. To get anything. . .
                 packages, vistiors, do activities, volunteerism, we must get off island. We are not self sufficient! We have
                 no alternate means. Put the toll and 520 first then see how traffic flows!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98058

  Comment:       For 30 years, the national 'philosophy' has focused on making things private, ostensibly to 'enlarge the pie'
                 for all of us, but in actuality to benefit the richest at the expense of most others. We need a public realm.
                 We all must be asked to pay. We need to share. Tolls are just part of this.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98056

  Comment:       Get the estimates first - cost + Time. Publish them, and then ask us about our options. Open-ended
                 surveys dont add too much value.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98057

  Comment:       get this funded by government rather than funding WAR!!!! PLEASE!!!




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98117

  Comment:       Go for it. I'm concerned that the only way we're going to be able to find funding for 520 is if we wait until
                 it falls into the water, and it will cost us twice as much to replace. The money has to come from
                 somewhere, and tolls seem as fair a mechanism as any.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98008

  Comment:       Good GOD! This was just about the most BOGUS "survey" I have ever encountered. If the questions force
                 me to choose between supporting tolling a bit or a lot, as many of them basically did, then quite clearly
                 you have ZERO interest in hearing that I do NOT support tolls, at least in any of the shapes proposed
                 here, at all.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       264                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98074

  Comment:       Find other creative ways of finding (for ex: corporate funding)




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98002

  Comment:       First of all, this survey is one of the worsed ones i've ever seen. It is very limiting my choices and directing
                 with limited answers to whatever is most convinient for you. Over all, i think that if you are going to
                 implement the toll-bridge system, you SHOULD leave an alternative for those individuals and families who
                 live on a budget (there are a lot of them out there). I know for a fact that there would be no way that they
                 could afford another $100 to $200 (or higher if both are traveling accross the lake every day) to spend on
                 getting to and from work. Mass transit sounds like an alternative to driving but not the alternating to
                 spending more time getting to and from work, thus, spending less time with thier families.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98208

  Comment:       Enough studies have been done. Now get the project started already! The longer we wait, the more
                 expensive the project will end up costing.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98290

  Comment:       Ensure that once the bridge is payed for the tolls are removed.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98296

  Comment:       funding from the lottery was supposed to be used for road improvements and education




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98027

  Comment:       Further separating Seattle from the Eastside by tolling bridge(s) isn't good for the area. If you must
                 implement tolls, please make sure that it's for a limited time, until the bridge is paid off. No more, no less.
                 I do not support tolling a bridge to support other pet projects.




Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       265                                  Printed: December 12, 2008
  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98011

  Comment:       Do not toll the bridge period. That is by far the worst thing you could do. If you don't have the budget for
                 a new bridge don't build a new bridge. You can accept donations if people don't want to donate, but I
                 refuse to pay a toll to go to seattle.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98346

  Comment:       Don't penalize the commuters. We are your bread and butter!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98290

  Comment:       Fewer studies and more building of mass transit infrustructure. Fewer bus subsities and more transit that
                 is separate from the exsiting roads, ie. monorail/light rail




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98033

  Comment:       Figure out how to get a light rail and bike / ped lane in there so




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98107

  Comment:       I have to use the 520 bridge to commute to work during peak commute hours. Period. Surface streets are
                 too congested between Ballard and Redmond as it is; I'm not going to be driving alternate routes. My after
                 work commitments preclude daily bus or shared transportation, I can only do this 1 or 2x a week. So my
                 use case gets hit the hardest with your tolls. Regardless, I'm willing to pay a REASONABLE toll because it's
                 the right thing to do, I just don't want to be penalized because I work at MS and live in Seattle. Make the
                 toll the same for EVERY trip across the bridge and don't overburden us with outsized tolls. Put 100% of the
                 tolls towards improvements and manage those projects to budget and on time so you are as fiscally
                 responsible as we have to be with this economy.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98106

  Comment:       I HAIL FROM MICHIGAN WHERE WE HAVE PAID TOLLS ON THE MACKINAW BRIDGE SINCE IT WAS BUILT.


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       266                                Printed: December 12, 2008
                 THESE WERE TO HAVE GONE AWAY WHEN THE BRIDGE WAS PAID FOR BUT THANKFULLY INTELLIGENT
                 PEOPLE DECIDED TO KEEP A LOW TOLL TO OFFSET THE COST OF MAINTENANCE. NOW A SMALL TOLL IS
                 PAID AND THE BRIDGE IS SOUND AND BEAUTIFUL FROM THE FRESH PAINT. TAKE A SMALL LESSON
                 HERE. TOLLS SHOULD HAVE BEEN IMPLEMENTED TEN YEARS AGO WHEN YOU KNEW THE BRIDGE WOULD
                 NEED REPLACING. WE WOULD THEN HAVE A SMALL TOLL AND MONEY TO SPEND NOW. CHICAGO
                 CHARGES TOLLS ON ITS BRIDGES. OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, NY AND OTHERS CHARGE TOLLS FOR THEIR
                 MAIN EAST/WEST FREEWAYS. STOP INCREASING THE COST OF LIVING IN SEATTLE AND CAUSING THE
                 MAJORITY OF TRAFFIC ISSUES BY "CHOOSING" TO NOT DECIDE AND NOT TAKE ACTION. WHEN I MOVED
                 HERE IN 1993 GOVENOR LOCKE WON HIS OFFICE BY PROMISING TO END CONGESTION. FIFTEEN YEARS
                 LATER NOTHING HAS IMPROVED YET MILLIONS ARE SPENT IN DISCUSSION AND DESIGN STUDIES.
                 SPOKANE VIADUCT WIDENING HAS BEEN IN STUDY/DESIGN FOR OVER 12 YEARS.... AND GOING... AND
                 GOING....




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98058

  Comment:       I HAVE A VERY STRONG OPINION ON THIS TOPIC :). The most efficient and effective way to pay for
                 projects like these is the gas tax. I know people don't like their taxes raised, but transportation must be
                 paid for somehow and the gas tax is far superior. I am baffled that people don't get it. It is superior
                 because: 1. Low Low overhead. It already has a system in place to collect the revenue. No tranponder
                 equipment to install, no transponders to buy to place in cars, no high computer equipment to maintain. 2.
                 More fair than tolls. It taxes people whether they are on side streets, highways or bridges. If we toll
                 520...what next. We toll I-405 it it's known clogged corridors? Don't get me wrong, tolling is my 2nd
                 choice, but the gas tax is by far superior. 3. A true pay per use. Typically the more gas you use, the more
                 you drive. 4. Better for the environment. Higher gas prices drive consumer demand to more gas efficient
                 cars, carpooling and publich transportation. 5. Over time may reduces oil dependency (sort of). Higher gas
                 prices, again, ultimately drive down consumer demand. I think the public needs to be eduacated on these
                 points, and also educated about gas taxes in other countries. Per CNN Money, who cites AirInc, "Many
                 European nations tax gasoline heavily, with taxes making up as much as 75 percent of the cost of a gallon
                 of gasoline". http://money.cnn.com/pf/features/lists/global_gasprices/ Thank you for listening.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98122

  Comment:       I have always supported tolls on 520, but it's important to have one free bridge so that we don't interrupt
                 shipping. Given that the majority of the state's funding from car taxes has been disrupted by the Inman
                 iniative, I wouldn't be surprised if the tolls went ot pay for a varity of things. However, unless the
                 government is very clear up front about what the tolls go for and when they wil end, I doubt it'll get much
                 support.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98034

  Comment:       I don't think with the economy in it's current state that starting the tolling in 2010 is a good option. I
                 would personally have no choice but to go around the lake by 522 or futher congest 405 by traveling south
                 to I-5. I also don't think I will have the option of changing jobs by that date. I feel I am not alone in this
                 situation. I think a transit/park and ride hub on each side of each bridge would be helpful in allowing more
                 people to use the bus service. If you were able to use the Hub at the bridge to transfer west/east/south
                 and north from the bridge rather than going downtown it would encourage more people to ride and save
                 time and transfers.




  From:          Anonymous



Public Comments Received: Web Survey                      267                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98272

  Comment:       I felt this was a very poor questionaire. Very unbalanced in that it frequently assumed tolls were
                 inevitable, Questions which do not include a no toll option are invalid.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98055

  Comment:       I find it absolutely ridiculous that we would consider resorting to tolls to pay for our bridges and roads.
                 Stop wasting money in other areas and do it RIGHT, and tolls will not be necessary.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98019

  Comment:       I just want you to fix the bridge - if it means tolling, so be it!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98001

  Comment:       I like the concepts of tolls on the bridges - I don't use them very often (maybe once a month) but it
                 makes sense to make those that use the bridge pay for it.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98052

  Comment:       I get that we need money to replace/expand the 520 bridge, and I don't mind paying for it. But then I only
                 go into Seattle once every couple weeks or so. My main concern is that we don't slow down traffic on the
                 bridge any further. If we can really pay tolls without toll booths and no one has to slow down, then,
                 well.... go for it. If a bunch of traffic will go to I90 instead, leaving less congestion on 520, I actually think
                 I like that; I would definitely trade a small fee for a shorter travel time into Seattle.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98503

  Comment:       I live in Olympia but work in bellevue and seattle. I use the bridges often (though that didnt get reflected
                 in the survey since I have not used the bridges in the last two weeks) I really like the Toll idea. I use to
                 live on the east coast and they use tolls for many roads and it works well there. I think we could use it
                 here to help lower traffic and inprove our public trasportation.



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  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98052

  Comment:       I live in Redmond and am in full support of a toll on both 520 and I-90. We need a new bridge across the
                 water on 520 badly and I feel a toll is going to be the best way to fund the project. I know it's a separate
                 project, but I'm really hoping something is being implemented to widen 405 as well, since commuters that
                 take 405 to get to and from Renton every day look like they're about to have teeth pulled before they
                 merge on to the freeway to go home. Another issue I'm hoping will one day be addressed is the expansion
                 at the end of 520 East into downtown Redmond/Woodinville. Luckily I take the 40th/51st street exit, but
                 having to take any exit after that and you might as well bring a book, due to the delays between 5 and
                 7pm.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98029

  Comment:       I live just off I-90 in Issaquah and I work in Redmond. I typically only go into Seattle on weekends for
                 recreation and I almost always use I-90 because it is the shortest route for me. However, I would like to
                 see an improvement to the transportation corridors in the area and I am willing to pay tolls on both
                 bridges as need. My son's school is on Mercer Island and I would like to see options to maintain
                 reasonable traffic flow from Mercer Island to Bellevue. Tolling the portion of I-90 from Seattle to Mercer
                 Island will allow Mercer Island residents to access Bellevue without tolls and will also keep too much 520
                 traffic from diverting to I-90.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98296

  Comment:       I mainly use the 520 bridge to go to Seattle for arts events (theatre, symphony, etc.) and some shopping
                 and other entertainment (dining, of course), and to visit some friends. If the toll makes it more expensive
                 and harder to go to Seattle, I will simply stay home more and spend my money closer to home as I have a
                 choice. Already I use Lake City Way (522) anytime I think that traffic on 405 or 520 will be bad. If putting
                 a toll on 520 makes Lake City Way a lot worse, then, as I said, I will stay home more. I think these things
                 should be paid by a gas tax, not by tolls. I know that doesn't seem to be politically possible, but I've
                 always felt that was the best and easiest way. Putting tolls on one road and not others just messes up
                 traffic more.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98011

  Comment:       I must take 522 for my commute (live in the Bothell area). A toll on 520 will make what is already a
                 painful commute even more painful. A commute that is supposed to take only 30 minutes already takes
                 60-90 minutes. A toll on 520 will guarantee that this commute time will likely double. In addition, there
                 will also be a very significant increase in traffic on Juanita Drive in Kenmore/Juanita/Kirkland. This will
                 have an adverse affect on the folks that live in this area. A traffic jam on 520 *already* has an adverse
                 affect on the 522/Juanita Drive roadways. I realize a toll is needed, but the committee should consider
                 ways to lessen the impact on those that must travel on 522.




  From:          Anonymous


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       269                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98028

  Comment:       I pay so much taxes already, and money is so tight just making ends meet with my family and my home
                 in King County, I can't even imagine now paying tolls on bridges. Do the people who propose this even live
                 in the real world, with mainstream americans? Or are they rich people where money is not an issue, and
                 this is not seen as a problem at all. I would much rather they use the massive amounts or money I
                 currently pay, to prioritize this work, along with the other things that need funding, and make a choice.
                 Use what you have, and do some things, and stop doing others. Just like very one of us have to do today
                 with our own personal finances. I have had to completely stop things that woudl be nice to have and do
                 with my family, based on the current budget realities. If things improve in the future, I can add things
                 back that we used to do. Same should be true about King County. What do we have to have, make a list,
                 and make sure it is efficient with no "Fat". Then what do we "Want" to have. Make a list and prioritize it
                 top to bottom, with risks and benefits. Give us those choices! Lived here all my life, but very dis-appointed
                 on how you folks spend my money, or make decisions. Worse now then I ever have at any point as a
                 home owner, and tax payer, and VOTER....than anytime in my life.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98059

  Comment:       I don't support tolling at all. The needed funds should come from reduction in wasteful spending and other
                 means. My answers above were made with the assumption that this is going to happen anyway.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98102

  Comment:       I don't make enough money to pay a $10 toll. I don't make enough money to move to Bellevue or
                 Kirkland. Please keep in mind that all of us that commute are not Microsoft millionnaires!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98125

  Comment:       I don't see how it is feasible to know how the commute times will improve with tolls as the commute
                 across 520 is affected by the bottleneck onto 520. People aren't going to change the directions they take
                 in the long run so it will not be improved by diverting traffic. I think it is miss-leading to promote tolls by
                 using commute times as a positive reason for the tolls. You should stick strictly to the known facts that it
                 will raise money without borrowing. Also, there is no mention of whether or not this is a temporary or
                 permanent toll???




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98198

  Comment:       I don't see how to improve the traffic because of the 520 Tolling, why the educated people could not come
                 up with the better idea instead steal the money from us.....




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  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98052

  Comment:       I don't see why setting a toll would increase the speed of the freeway. As far as the people I know who
                 commute using 520 will not change their routes to avoid the toll. This is like imposing a tax on it. I am
                 completely against it. Stop spending on a public transportation system that is completely inefficient and
                 useless. Taking the bus normally takes 3 or 4 times the time it takes to drive a car. Make an efficient
                 public transportation system, and then people will start to use it. The toll is NOT the answer.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98005

  Comment:       I don't understand why more planning for repairs, upkeep and replacement, was not done when the bridge
                 was built. If you build a house, building, boat, you have to factor in all of those costs. There is never just a
                 purchase price.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98103

  Comment:       I don't understand why there would be variable toll rates. What is the logic? Does driving on the bridge off
                 peak have less wear and tear on the bridge?




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98052

  Comment:       I don't understand why we have to toll. Montreal which has way more bridges and a lot less money has
                 built bridges that span the St. Laurence River which makes the 520 look like a pond. They are huge
                 bridges that have ocean vessels travelling under them. Whaterver we do we should not toll, which is
                 raising taxes without getting a vote from the taxpayers. Also, build a bridge that last longer than 30 years.
                 I have been in Seattle for 15 years and have been hearing about the 520 bridge for 14.5 years. So much
                 money has been wasted on studies. Build it to last 200 years (like most responsible bridge builders) and
                 include room for bikers and a light rapid transit. Oh, and get it done please.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98199

  Comment:       I drive 520 both ways every day during peak rush, to and from work. I drive a vanpool van that carries 9
                 people!. Here are some comments: 1. VanPools need special discounts on tolls to keep companies involved
                 in the vanpool program. 2. It is essential to control traffic moving from I-405 onto west-bound 520. When
                 405 South backs up, the traffic jam at 108th on 520 becomes horrible, frequently causing backups to
                 148th st. 3. The inability to pull stalls off to the side is a major factor hurting the current bridge design.
                 That must be fixed on the replacement. 4. Keep the high fees for stalling on 520, and include the entire
                 run from 405 to I-5. 5. Get the high speed lanes over on the left where they belong, and run them back to
                 Redmond! 6. Restrict lane changes on the bridge deck NOW. You can change lanes only if traffic is flowing
                 below 45 miles an hour or whatever. Changing lanes causes accidents.


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  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98072

  Comment:       I feel it is important for people of lower incomes to have an option to cross Lake Washington toll free. Also
                 I-90 is the best option we have to cross the lake. I think it is far more important to improve 520 and 522
                 by increasing the amount of lanes on both and making 522 a signal free highway. If both 520 and 522
                 were improved, I-90 traffic would flow much faster than if more money was spent on I-90 directly.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98056

  Comment:       I feel that if you charge a lower toll on the 520 and possibly extend the time frame of the toll it would be
                 easier for people to deal with. I moved here from South Florida and would always choose the toll over I-95
                 becasue traffice moved a lot quicker. I know that the Florida Turnpike isn't a bridge but I overall I feel that
                 a lower toll over a longer period of time would be the way to go. Also no toll on the I-90 unless it is used
                 for improvements on I-90




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98178

  Comment:       I feel that like the first bridge and it's tolls, tolls should be collected only on 520 and only used to pay off
                 construction bonds, when they are paid off, the tolls should come off. Also like the first bridge if the
                 revenue from tolls allow the bonds to be paid early and the tolls removed sooner than originally estimated
                 that should be a requirement.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98007

  Comment:       I definitely oppose any tolls on any highway.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       I disagree with tolling the I-90 bridge to share the costs of the 520 bridge. I live on Mercer Island and it
                 will be very frustrating to pay a toll for every errand that I need to run off the island, in addition to my
                 normal commute to work.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                        272                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98052

  Comment:       I don't agree with tolls on either 520 or I90 at all.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      unknown

  Comment:       I don't believe much traffic will divert from 520 to I-90. If you have ever tried to drive between the two
                 the traffic is horrible.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98122

  Comment:       I don't believe this improvement should go completely on the shoulders of communters, by way of toll. It
                 should be a tax, otherwise it will change the demographics of city and suburban dwellers. Also i work on
                 the east side , and in the current economy i can't afford a toll to get to work eveyday. and i couldn't and
                 probably wouldn't be able to find another job in the city where i live.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98052

  Comment:       I do not support tolls of any kind on roadways or bridges. That support for this infrastructure is supposed
                 to come from the gas taxes that I pay. There is no mention of when the tolls will come off. There is no
                 guarantee that that the proceeds will only be used for the replacement of the 520 bridge. This state plays
                 to fast and easy with the taxes that are collected. They disappear into the general fund and never seem to
                 pay for the purpose that they are collected for. I don’t see that changing with this forever toll program.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98117

  Comment:       I do not support tolls on any bridges in washington state.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98290

  Comment:       I do not support tolls! This will be bad for business. Bad for families. Learn to budget and plan better. You
                 have plenty of money - stop wasting it and expecting us to pick up the tab.




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  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98032

  Comment:       I do not think it is particularly right to charge a toll. We already pay astrononmical taxes and now we are
                 being asked to pay additional taxes just so that we can get to work, in order to make money to pay taxes!
                 The people that are really going to hurt are the people who are already barely making it. In addition, with
                 the economy being what it is today and everyone hording their money, I think it is a very unwise choice to
                 start talking about tolling at this time!




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98272

  Comment:       We need more transit, dedicated lanes to transit. We need transit options not only from downtown but
                 from communities north and south of down town.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98272

  Comment:       I do not think you should even consider a toll. This is crazy! I pay enough taxes, figure out how to do it
                 right, instead of hitting us up for more money. YOu have to do it at home now, why not live it at work? We
                 are all having to do this now. DON'T ASK FOR MORE MONEY, I can barely eat as it is. I have to get to
                 work. I have to drive over 52 miles a day, I carpool, vanpool, take public transit...thank heavens my
                 company pays for that. Leave my pocket book alone!




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98272

  Comment:       The question are all bias towards that you have already made up your mind to toll the bridges If you really
                 cared about the results you would have had additional answers to choose from as in no tolls.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      unknown

  Comment:       I really think that if you're going to toll 520, as part of the replacement project, you should include light or
                 commuter rail across the bridge and still leave two lanes for vehicles in each direction with one lane being
                 HOV during prime commuting hours. These two "adjustments" will definitely encourage people to start
                 using public transportation, especially the trains because trains rarely, if ever, delayed and so a commute
                 would become a reliable experience. It would have the side benefit of reducing vehicle exhaust, thereby
                 cleaning up our breathable air.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       274                                  Printed: December 12, 2008
  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98072

  Comment:       I really think tolling is the way to go. It's unfortunate but the people who use it should have to pay to use
                 it or take transit.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98065

  Comment:       I really don't like the idea of tolling. Considering where I live and if both bridges are tolled, I will probably
                 stop all travel into the city.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98116

  Comment:       I ride a motorcycle, so the automated tolling features are a hinderance to me. Having to strap a
                 transponder/RFID box to my bike isn't feasible.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98105

  Comment:       I support tolling - both as a way of fixing our bridges and as a way of managing traffic demand. We should
                 toll both bridges, sooner, and we should make sure there are good transit options available for people
                 when they no longer want to take their car across the lake.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       I support tolling on both bridges as long as Mercer Island residents, who must use both the I-90 floating
                 and east channel bridges, get a break in the form of lower tolls. If only the 520 bridge is tolled, the east
                 channel and I-90 floating bridges will become a disaster, and Mercer Island residents will bear the brunt.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98007

  Comment:       I support tolls, but only if they are reasonable (no more than $3) Otherwise, I will not be going into
                 Seattle as often.




  From:          Anonymous


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                        275                                   Printed: December 12, 2008
  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98112

  Comment:       I support transit.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98102

  Comment:       I support use-based funding sources like tolling. Thank you for implementing this Committee.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98053

  Comment:       I sure hope a bike lane was involved. I would have preferred a tunnel. I sure hope the design is open
                 ended so that if you need to add a light rail line or 2 that we won't need to go through a complete bridge
                 design to make this happen.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98115

  Comment:       I take my company's private transit today and love it. I rarely drive except on weekends and when I see
                 family. My biggest frustration is that I remember paying the toll back in the late 1960's and early 1970's. I
                 wish we had NEVER takent the toll off the bridge. We would have the funds now. We should keep the toll
                 on the bridges to make them self-funding.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98074

  Comment:       I think a large portion of the money from tolls should be used to build the light rail system between
                 Seattle Bellevue and Redmond, which in the long run will reduce traffic much more effectively than adding
                 more and more lanes.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98102

  Comment:       I think adding toll booths is a terrible idea. Some people live on the west side and need to go to school or
                 work on the eastside. They might have to pay, but you might see a drop in people crossing the bridge to
                 go to games in stadiums, shopping, visiting seattle, touring museums, etc. Even if the toll cost is less on
                 weekends, it still bites. Taking alternate routes might be a way to avoid paying tolls, but we're just
                 polluting the environment more with more cars on other routes and cause traffic jams in other areas.


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  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98144

  Comment:       I think having transit that goes across I-90 and EASILY takes you to Overlake Transit Center will be critical
                 if a toll is implemented on I-90. Right now, it's a difficult transfer to a slow and crowded bus. I also think
                 that increased transit on both bridges will be required.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98053

  Comment:       I think that tolls are a good way to fund the bridge. Usage fees (tolls) seem like a reasonable way to fund
                 upgrades and replacements.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98122

  Comment:       I think people who drive the road should help pay for the road.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98103

  Comment:       I think it's essential that 3+ carpools and transit are able to travel toll-free.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98038

  Comment:       I think the tolls should be applied as the bridge is used. It is unfair to toll I-90 in order to pay for a bridge
                 that those users don't take. It should also be tolled as the bridge is completed to prevent the possibility of
                 diverting the money collected for other projects.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98052

  Comment:       I think there are two major reasons for tolling: (1) We drivers who use the bridge should be paying for it.
                 We are the reason that you need to improve it--we should pay for those improvements! (2) Tolls are an
                 invaluable incentive to use public transit. It is in the best interest of both the road system and our region's


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                 growth to use public transit more fully.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98008

  Comment:       I think there should be tolls on ALL bridges to help finance their replacements, and make people consider
                 the true costs of their commutes and make alternatives more attractive.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98052

  Comment:       I think this can be very beneficial, but it is extremely improtant to consider those who cannot afford the
                 toll and allowing them other options, ie the bus or I-90.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98125

  Comment:       I think tolls are inevitable, and that it's a cultural pushback from west coasties. I was born and raised in
                 the Pacific Northwest. Tolls are foreign. But all my friends and co-workers from the east coast are
                 confused by our native hostility to a solution that's taken for granted back there. So we just need to deal
                 with the fact that roads cost money, and tolls are the most direct way of "taxing" the most-frequent-users
                 of the road(s) in question, instead of just everyone in the state.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98146

  Comment:       I think tolls are wrong because once the new bridge is built and paid for the toll charges stay for ever.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      unknown

  Comment:       I think we need to tax the heck out of the rich people who use the bridges. Perhaps we can toll based
                 upon the type of car. We have a revolution in Obama and it is time to "spread the wealth" Our govenor
                 has done a great job of creating the need for an income tax as she has rapidly increased state spending
                 and now has created a crisis to justify an income tax. The democrats care about the middle class so lets
                 ask the MIcrosoft bilionaires to build the bridge. They can afford it so they should share the wealth.
                 Anything less would disappoint me.




  From:          Anonymous



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  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98008

  Comment:       I understand a new 520 bridge is something that has to be done but I am tired of having all our hard
                 earned money going for the state of Washingtons fixes. Anytime soemthing has to be done we get our
                 taxes hired or we have to pay a toll and that is why I do not support this at all. Not everyone in this state
                 can afford to keep paying the high costs.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98077

  Comment:       I understand the need for new bridges and repairs, but if you can't get the taxpayers to outright agree to
                 the need, then you must concede that there is not a need in the eyes of the citizens. Keep this type of
                 strategizing in place and soon we will be paying a price per mile on every road. Oh that's right we already
                 do on gas prices. I have never felt any benefit can be made from tolling aside from stuffing another
                 government office with more dollars than they can spend and then have to watch my money being thrown
                 away on improvements that do not make enough impact to be worthwhile. Further more I have yet to see
                 any project that has been budgeted well in my opinion and will always be against programs increasing the
                 cashflow where more competitive bidding could bring cost into focus with currently available budgets. If
                 the competition currently selected cannot meet this criteria I am sure this is due to the fact that they
                 simply know how deep your pockets already are.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98043

  Comment:       I use both bridges for work related travel (not going to one workplace destination but to several). I cannot
                 carpool or take a bus. I travel across the bridges at least 1-2 times a day. This toll will be a heavy burden
                 to pay.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98040

  Comment:       I used to commute daily on 520 in the early- & mid-70s when the toll-plazas were still there & I lived on
                 the Eastside & worked in Seattle. I now live on Mercer Island & use only I 90. I'd prefer some toll, at least,
                 on I 90 to prevent so many 520-commuters fleeing to a "free" I 90 from a tolled-520. My biggest concern
                 with these types of transportation issues is, & always has been, the effective use of any funds to actually
                 get something accomplished on time & on budget, without studying & talking these things to death &
                 wasting public funds. Accountability, effective management, quality workmanship, effective stewardship of
                 public funds, & trust are key to these projects.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98058

  Comment:       I want light rail from Seattle to Bellevue to encourage people to use public transit. Trains are better than
                 buses for the bridge because the buses are stuck in the same traffic. I almost never go across the 520
                 bridge. You should be more specific about what areas of 520 would be tolled -- is it just the bridge or all of
                 520? I typically drive from Overlake to 108th ave exit. If 520 is too crowded I take surface streets. If you


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                 toll on this stretch, the surface streets are going to be a mess as everyone tries to avoid the toll.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98103

  Comment:       I would love for you to toll the bridge and add more transit routes across the lake.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98053

  Comment:       I will move to Seattle and never live or visit the Eastside once a toll needs to be paid to cross Lake
                 Washington.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98012

  Comment:       I would certainly support much higher tolling if it meant we actually built a bridge that would not be too
                 small when it was finished.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98144

  Comment:       I would hope that tolls are used only for road projects and the money is not thrown into the general
                 spending account for the state.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98053

  Comment:       I would like to know more about the plans to replace the bridge and how long tolls will be enforced before
                 and after the bridge is built. I am not in favor of just putting an extra tax on people using the bridge if it
                 will not result in improvements. Why have tolls not be collected for several years prior so the toll amount
                 could have been further reduced. Washington State has a bad reputation for poor management of
                 transportation funds.. I hope this is not a continuation of that miss trust.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008




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  Zip Code:      98058

  Comment:       I would like to see more mass transit service (light train) available in puget sound area.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98110

  Comment:       I would like to see registered Vanpools and registered Carpools exempt for all tolls.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98103

  Comment:       I would want to see strict safeguards on trip information gained from electronic tolling. I believe that once
                 tolls have been paid by a commuter, his/her travel information should be destroyed to protect privacy.
                 Thanks for the opportunity to comment!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98033

  Comment:       I would want tolls to end as soon as the new bridge is paid for.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98115

  Comment:       I would support a reasonable toll across the 520 and I-90 bridges. In these tough economic times it is
                 utterly irresponsible of government to keep over taxing the working folks. Many people who travel across
                 both bridge work at minimum wage jobs. A toll as high as $6 both ways means that they would work 1
                 plus hours just to pay a toll to come to work. If you are only working 20 hours a week that is a big bite out
                 of your take home pay. The Tolling Implementation Committee & Governments need to start working
                 within their budget just like the rest of us have to.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98034

  Comment:       I would support a tax rather than a toll(s)




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey




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  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98075

  Comment:       I would readily ues a train or light rail to commute. Commuting via bus is impractical due to the long
                 commute and hours I work. Implement light rail to get us out of our cars, do not just add more buses.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98115

  Comment:       I would rather pay a higher gas tax than pay tolls.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98133

  Comment:       I'd take the bus if they had more direct routes from Shoreline to Bellevue, bigger park and rides where I
                 could get on the bus, and if the buses didn't stop running whenever we had a snow storm (which will leave
                 me stranded at work). See if you can do anything to solve those problems, please.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98102

  Comment:       I'd very much prefer to see a comprehensive plan that includes Mass Transit instead of just rebuilding 520.
                 I think Mass Transit should the the key goal of any 520 projects, since other solutions are just not
                 scalable.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98011

  Comment:       If despite against my wishes a toll is imposed then I would like to know the total cost (as close as
                 possible) and a big toll-remaining-to-be-collected counter on the bridge. As soon as the counter goes to
                 zero, NO MORE TOLL.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98199

  Comment:       if early tolling is done, we need a guarantee of when the bridge project can start. I don't want to pay tolls
                 for a number of years and then still not have a new bridge.




  From:


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       282                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98126

  Comment:       If I could take one bus from Southwest Seattle to the Redmond OTC, I would gladly do it! I love riding the
                 bus, but the transfers and the lost time downtown are a complete waste of my time. I am riding the
                 microsoft connector, which is also a lengthy commute, only because the route includes less populated
                 neighborhoods and many of us drive 3-4 miles just to park and catch it. Our options are limited and we
                 also don't have any desire to go under the convention center to 520, so I-90 is our bridge of choice from
                 West Seattle. We just need more direct, timely transit, whether it is a train, a bus or whatever.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98115

  Comment:       I'd like to see this survey reflect the costs of polution and congestion if we have have all those cars idling
                 on the bridges without a toll. Let's talk more about congestion pricing as a way of keep our cities healthier.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98282

  Comment:       Include light rail with the new bridge. I hate buses with a passion. The elitists in King County seem
                 obsessed with buses. And end the systemic endemic black hole for huge amounts of money that
                 disappears without anything getting done every time a transit committee is formed in King County.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98012

  Comment:       increase benefits for carpool (2+) and vanpool




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98125

  Comment:       In replacing the 520 bridge it is important to include a thorough plan for bike lanes on the bridge.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98007

  Comment:       It will be important to know how much the tolls would be $1 vs $5 vs $10 makes a huge difference in
                 these tigh economic times. Additionally before tolling is implemented increased transit service should be
                 planned for as a proactive measure, not as a reactive measure. The buses are already overcrowded, so
                 phasing should take place to get additional busses and trips in place before the tolling begins. Hopefully


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                 the tolling will encourage people to use transit which should be the overall goal anyway.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98039

  Comment:       It would not be fair to toll on one bridge and not the other. WHen the toll for 520 was created by the WA
                 legislature it came with a promise that the toll would not be re-instituted after the bridge was paid off. TO
                 toll 520 alonme wopuld be a betrayal of hat promise and a viloation of the law. THe promise was that 520
                 would be like any other state highway. THere fore the only fair thing to do is toll all highways .




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98122

  Comment:       It is imporant to have non-tolling alternatives




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98019

  Comment:       It is my understanding that tolling projects that taxpayers have already paid for is illegal under the State
                 constitution. If this is the case, there should be no tolling on any existing street, highway, or bridge.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98034

  Comment:       It is very apparant from the survey questions that tolling SR 520 with variable tolls has already been
                 decided upon. Tolling I 90 seems up in the air. My primary objection to tolling any roadway is the lack of
                 equity for all users. Just because it is easy to toll a route is not a good reason to do it and burden those
                 using the route with costs in excess of those users pay on other routes. The only fair way to solve the
                 problem is to toll all the major routes in the Seattle area, including I-5, SR 18, SR 167, SR 526, SR 99, SR
                 509, SR 2, SR 522, and any other major limited access route. I realize this is a little tough to do in
                 practice, but that is the only equitable way to implement tolling. On the other hand taxes like the gas tax
                 do the same thing without the cost of tolling and can be increased without the cost of tolling
                 infrasturcture. It just takes the will power and leadershim to do it. Recognizing that gas or fuel taxes will
                 become ineffective as alternative fuel vehicles become more numerous, the gas tax will at some point
                 need to be converted to a mileage tax. This is the only way the state can continue to solve highway
                 system problems and not end up with a patch work of projects implemented where it was politicfally
                 feasible to implement a toll.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98146

  Comment:       It should have continue tolling 520, instead of stopping the toll, just because the price of building the



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                 bridge reached its mark, whoever thought of that, did not consider the cost of maintenance, etc.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98074

  Comment:       Just get on with building it! Washington needs leadership in this area. STOP asking for a vote on every
                 decision and just do the right thing....the next generation will thank all of us later...




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98052

  Comment:       Just TRY to take a bus from Redmond to North Seattle. That's a nice two-hour commute--one way. I am
                 committed to my one-driver, one-car lifestyle. Bring on the toll.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98005

  Comment:       Just use it to replace the bridge, make the amount as small as possible and extend it to accomplish small
                 as possible. Do not use the toll for other transportation projects. Do not charge tolls for carpools,
                 motorcycles, bicycles or transit.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98126

  Comment:       just do it and quit studying and aruging...that seems all that happens in Wa state...for all of our
                 commuting needs!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98122

  Comment:       It's time for the greater Seattle area to act like all of the other big cities and have its drivers pay for the
                 routes they most often use. It is also time for Sound Transit & Seattle Metro to begin offering a more
                 comprehensive set of routes and frequency to better serve the west-to-east commuter. I moved into
                 Seattle to significantly reduce my driving in general. Now i feel that I am being penalized for still having to
                 work on the east side and wanting to take busses. it seems that all the lines serve east siders working in
                 Seattle. I beleive that this will change as costs of driving go sharply upward over the next 5 years.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey


Public Comments Received: Web Survey                       285                                 Printed: December 12, 2008
  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98029

  Comment:       It's important to have a reason level of tolls that allows people who need to take a bridge to/from work or
                 school to be able to afford the commute. Transit or carpooling is not always an option, nor (especially in
                 these challenging economic times) is moving closer to work/school.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98208

  Comment:       Its just another tax and I pay enough already. Find another way.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98074

  Comment:       I've lived in a location with variable-rate tolling. It works and I supported it. In King County I'd expect that
                 the revenue was used only for the 520 Corridor. This makes it user-pay and it makes sense to me. If you
                 dump the toll revenue into a general account it feels like a tax grab and I would NOT support that.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98105

  Comment:       Just another way for you filthy liberals to steal our money. Love the skewed questions! Next time you
                 should ask if we still beat our wives...




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98033

  Comment:       just charge more for gas.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98007

  Comment:       Just do it - let's get it built and be able to bike across it.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008


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  Zip Code:      98178

  Comment:       In my personal opinion, if you're going to toll 520 to raise funds for a replacement, you should toll both
                 520 and I90, starting at the same time, and sooner rather than later. (Speaking as someone who uses
                 only I90) BUT you also need to improve transit to make it easier for people to get around without paying
                 the tolls. I would love to use the bus, but I can't afford an hour-and-a-half commute each way, which is
                 what it currently takes by bus. Transit should not have to pay tolls, and carpools of 3 people or more
                 should not have to pay tolls, but I don't know how you would monitor that electronically. Thanks for
                 making it so easy for us to give feedback.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98290

  Comment:       If your going to toll it - build it right . . . 8 lanes. I would be very upset to see my toll money spent on
                 mitigation measures such as art, excessive landscaping, lids, ect for neighboring communities. This bridge
                 has been here for years - they should be used to it's impacts . . . if anything, their communities should
                 bennifit by reducing gridlock.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98021

  Comment:       Implement greater accountability & hold the govt. & the state more liable for all the taxes we pay; the
                 whole 30% of our hard earned income!




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98004

  Comment:       Implementing a toll to 520 seems a bit unfair, considering that a large majority who uses the bridge need
                 it for school and work. Why do these people have to pay to work or exume additional charges to get an
                 education? In my opinion, adding additional taxes would be the most utilitarian approach; because,
                 instead of punishing those who need to commute across 520 to support their families and the economy,
                 everyone could pitch in to support the state infrastructure as a whole.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98103

  Comment:       Improve/develop alternative public transportation so that people are not so dependent on the bridge.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      unknown

  Comment:       Improved transit from the Northeast end (Bothell, Woodinville) would help a LOT. Right now it is three
                 busses and nearly two hours ONE WAY. Add busses and routes and I'd go to CT and Metro in a heartbeat.


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                 That would take my usually one person vehicle off 520 or I-5 for a daily round trip.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98014

  Comment:       I'm all for tolling the bridge.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98075

  Comment:       I'm anti-tolling. Once you start, it's a slippery slope to stop. Just look at California, LA with private/toll
                 roads, and SF with exorbent bridge tolls. I believe one should be able to drive anywhere, without having to
                 think about tolls. Roads are a public infrastructure that everyone should be investing in. In my mind, the
                 pay-per-use model is a bad idea. Why not apply this to education? I don't have kids, so why should I pay
                 for schools? I'd much prefer an increasing in taxes to fund the bridges. I would be more in favor of the
                 tolling providing for a hardline stop once a certain amount has been made, regardless of any buget
                 shortfall.




  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98107

  Comment:       I'm from the Chicago Area. There is a place that understands fully the process of tolling. Congestion price
                 tolling is totally [EXPLETIVE]. Someone that gets on in Issaquah or Newcastle would cause just as much
                 traffic as someone who got on the road in Bellevue but wouldn't necessarily be subject to the same toll.
                 Also, I prefer to know exactly how much I'm paying for the toll at any given time. Particularly since I live
                 in the city and rarely take 520 so I wouldn't be getting any electronic sticker crap to put on my car unless
                 both bridges were tolled. And if I don't have the toll patch (which shouldn't be mandated.....if you want an
                 example look at Illinois' I-Pass system. If you have the I-Pass you pay half of the toll otherwise you pay
                 the full amount in cash.) I want to know exactly how much cash I've got to root out of my purse before
                 I'm driving at highway speeds. I will NEVER support congestion priced tolling. Tolls are use taxes and in
                 most major metropolitan areas they are just a given, unlike the 4 letter word they are to many
                 Washingtonians. If you are going to toll 520 this state would be beyond retarded for not tolling I-90 as
                 well. Particularly when people will largely take the already severely congested 405 to get to the I-90
                 bridge instead of the 520 bridge. If you want further proof....take out your atlas and look at the city of
                 Chicago. Every major highway once you reach a certain distance into the city is a toll road. But the reason
                 is that if one of those expressways wasn't a toll road, it would be far more congested than all the rest
                 because people would rather take the free road than the toll road. (I-88 is even a toll road halfway across
                 the state. In fact, if you do not have an I-Pass it will easily cost you close to $10 in tolls alone to drive
                 from the Mississippi River to the city of Chicago.) And if we're going to start talking tolls....then we should
                 start talking about tolling 99 along the waterfront to help pay for the construction that needs to start there
                 as well.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98027

  Comment:       I'm not sure that I want to have both bridges tolled, even though it makes economic sense, but I would
                 prefer both to one, because I use I-90 the most, and would be concerned about the additional volume of
                 traffic on I-90 if only 520 is tolled. Would it perhaps be possible to reduce the toll for both bridges if you
                 are carpooling?


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  From:          Anonymous

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98311

  Comment:       IF you toll the bridges the toll money should only be in place until the bridge is paid for. AS SOON AS the
                 bridge is paid for the tolls on one or both bridges should STOP ! Not be used for other transit programs.




  From:

  Source:        Tolling web survey

  Date:          11/25/2008

  Zip Code:      98074

  Comment:       If you decide to toll, it's important that dri