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By Mark Harmsworth
Washington Policy Center 

Traffic to get worse regardless of tolls


October 26, 2023

The Interstate 405 and state Highway 167 toll lane experiment is losing money.

Now, the state Transportation Commission is considering increasing tolls by up to 80% to $18 each way on I-405. The increase will cost an I-405 commuter, using the lanes at peak toll periods, around $720 per month or $8,640 per year.

If you travel the entire Highway 167 and I-405 corridor you could see a toll of up to $54.

The state Department of Transportation fiscal report for the tolling project shows a loss of $1.4 million in 2022 and is expected to lose money again in 2023. The toll lanes, according to Tran...

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