State law requires the Transportation Commission to set rates on the Tacoma Narrows Bridge (TNB) sufficient to meet maintenance and operational costs, insurance costs and make principal and interest payments on the debt. In order to meet the requirements in state law, Tacoma Narrows Bridge toll rates and policies are reviewed for possible adjustment on an annual basis, with the advisement of the TNB Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC). For more information on the Tacoma Narrows Bridge Citizen Advisory Committee.
NOTICE: 2016 Rate Increase Suspended
At its March 15, 2016 meeting the Commission took action to suspend plans to increase the toll rates 50 cents on the Tacoma Narrows Bridge this July 1, 2016. They were able to do so thanks to a $2.5 million dollar investment made by the State Legislature this year, to cover the debt payments that will come due between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017. Due to this action, the current toll rates will remain in effect through June 30, 2017.
For more information on this decision, please refer to the Commission's press release.
The Commission will amend the administrative code to reflect this toll rate increase suspension in the administrative code. The final hearing to do so will be held on May 17, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. in Olympia at the Department of Transportation's headquarters building located at 310 Maple Park Avenue SE, Olympia.
Current Tacoma Narrows Bridge Toll Rates Effective July 1, 2015
Note: rates on the Tacoma Narrows Bridge are fixed and do not vary by time of day or day of week. WAC 468-270-070
|Vehicle Axles||Good To Go! Pass 1||Cash 1||Pay By Mail 1||Pay By Plate 2||Short Term Account 3|
1The rate has been rounded to the nearest five cents, as needed.
2 For this type of payment method, the customer is charged the Good to Go! Pass toll rate plus a $0.25 fee as provided in WAC 468-270-300.
3 For this type of payment method, the customer is given a $0.50 discount off the Pay By Mail toll rate as provided in WAC468-270-300.
TNB Tolling Policy
The Commission has a Tacoma Narrows Bridge Toll Setting Policy (pdf 42 kb) which provides the foundation in which future rates will be based upon.