Mercer Island Reporter


Letter | Mercer Islanders should be exempt from tolling on I-90

January 15, 2013 · 11:05 AM

If there is tolling, Islanders should be exempt, as we have no other exit from the Island.

A recent article in the Seattle Times wrote that the 520 tolls are right on target for collections to supplement the budget for the 520 bridge.

Earlier, there was comment that tolling was needed because the 520 tolls were not adequate. There is no infrastructure on the Island to ameliorate the impart. Seniors and the disabled need access to facilities, rehab, specialists, etc., that are off Island. There isn’t even a good bus service on the Island or a parking facility on the North end that could accommodate Mercer Island cars or buses, let alone rapid transit that would enable residents and service personnel to get off and on the Island on transit vehicles.

Edward Barber


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