The new Tacoma Narrows Bridge turns five years old next month.
The project eased the commute for tens of thousands of residents living and working on the peninsula, but the faster drive came at the cost of bridge tolls.
We are working on stories that examine the future of tolls on the Tacoma Narrows Bridge and how they have affected the lives of residents who regularly pay them.
We want to feature residents discussing how tolls have impacted their household budgets, how they’ve adjusted their lifestyles to pay that expense and how they’ll adjust their finances to pay for the first toll increase in four years that takes effect July 1.
We’d also like to hear from those who are gladly paying tolls in exchange for getting rid of the daily backups near the bridge. How has your commuting lifestyle changed for the better?
If you are interested in sharing your story, you’re encouraged to contact reporter Christian Hill at the News Tribune at 253-274-7390 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or reporter Brett Davis at The Peninsula Gateway at 253-853-9243 or email@example.com.