You see the headline?
HOT carpool drivers using $5 Good to Go stickers will be wrongly charged
Do you see that? WILL be wrongly charged?
Hey folks, here's a clue: These are the scum who'll be sticking it to us for this crap pile bridge project, one of many projects that as wasted 100's of millions of dollars of OUR money.
The state... OUR state, knows this is going to happen... and they are going to do NOTHING about it!
There is no plan to change this, said Patty Rubstello, director of toll-systems development and engineering for the state Department of Transportation.Scum. Utter scum. And this kind of crap is what's in store for us if they get their way.
She said the state provides materials and a website to educate Good to Go users. The website has a short quiz that suggests drivers buy a pass that can be switched off for those who also carpool in HOT lanes.
HOT carpool drivers using $5 Good to Go stickers will be wrongly chargedCarpooling drivers will be wrongly charged for using high-occupancy toll lanes, or HOT lanes, if they have a popular type of the state's new Good to Go pass. These drivers on Highway 167 would be better served by using passes that can be turned on and off.Seattle Times staff reporterThese drivers on Highway 167 would be better served by using passes that can be turned on and off.
This is the kind of scum government we have. They rip us off... they KNOW they're ripping us off... they ADMIT they're ripping us off... and they do it anyway.Good to Go passes are scanned automatically when a vehicle drives through a toll area, like the Tacoma Narrows Bridge and, starting in June, the Highway 520 bridge. There are different types of passes, ranging from $5 to $12. Some can be removed or switched on and off.
The problem is with the $5 passes when used for HOT lanes, which let single drivers pay to use carpool lanes.
The $5 passes are stickers, permanently affixed on a car's windshield, that can't be switched off. Carpooling drivers shouldn't be charged additionally each time they travel in a HOT lane. But, if they have a $5 Good to Go pass sticker, they will automatically be charged the HOT-lane fee, an average of $1.25 a pop.
And you can bet this is another story our local despicable rag won't write.