WA says Tacoma bridge tolling bugs fixed
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- A Washington state transportation official says the tolling vendor for the Tacoma Narrows Bridge has fixed system bugs that caused thousands of Good to Go! account holders to wrongly receive fine notices.
Assistant Transportation Secretary David Dye says bridge users who were issued about 26,000 violations starting in mid-May won't have to pay a $52 fine.
He told The News Tribune on Tuesday that the state and its Texas contractor, Electronic Transaction Consultants, have also identified a plan to work through tens of thousands of potential violations that have clogged the system since the February conversation to a new tolling system.
Many bridge users say they were fined despite maintaining their electronic toll accounts in good standing.
Of the 26,000 violations mailed out for the Narrows Bridge, about 15,000 have been converted to normal tolls. The Transportation Department asked a district court to dismiss the remaining 11,000 infractions.
Information from: The News Tribune, http://www.thenewstribune.com