I’m an 88-year-old Gig Harbor resident who visits my husband daily in a Tacoma care home. The bridge toll is $4.50 with the Good To Go pass. In July, rates will rise to $5 and then rise again in 2016 and 2017. My toll at $5 will total $1,825 per year.
Many senior citizens cannot afford that. The higher the toll, the fewer people will cross the bridge, if they have a choice. Isn’t that “pricing yourself out of the market”?
To prove my point, due to the toll increase:
• A friend’s daughter on Fox Island never goes to Tacoma …