Washington’s Department of Transportation says a contractor will give up $6.4 million as payback for last year’s delays in tolling Route 520 and moving to a new statewide tolling system.
That’s on top of $1.5 million in payments the state has already avoided paying to Electronic Transaction Consultants. The company runs the toll system’s back-office and customer-service operations.
But the full amount of the legal settlement will only be recouped if the state follows through with plans to extend its contract with ETC for another four years.
Rather than handing over a check, the company will meet most of its …