After months of running the I-405 tolling scheme, Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) officials still can’t quite seem to get it right. This morning, I-405 commuters during the 6 a.m. hour may have noticed a “glitch” with the system.
There was a discrepancy between what the price toll signs above the pay-as-you-go lanes showed vs. the price advertised on WSDOT’s website. Via MyNorthwest.com:
“And not only were the prices off, the lanes showed tolls ending with a “7.” Tolls generally don’t end with that number. Some stated “$6.07,” and others were even cheaper. Some signs even said “open” indicating the lanes were free to use.”
A WSDOT spokesperson said that the agency is “still looking” for what may have happened. However, the “glitch” is probably the result of a “communications error.”
According to WSDOT, drivers can expect to pay what was on the toll sign, not what was on the website.
So, what price was on the website? $10.
Yes, the transportation bureaucrats wanted to take $10 from commuters, but were folied by this “glitch”.
Maybe it was karma at work – single-occupancy karma.