WA to refund 25-cent fee after 520 tolling glitch



SEATTLE (AP) — State transportation officials say they’ll issue refunds after a glitch in the tolling system on the Highway 520 bridge caused drivers to be overcharged 25 cents.

Motorists who made the trip between Seattle and Bellevue from Jan. 17 to 25 will get a refund, even those who were billed correctly. The 25-cent transaction fee is charged for those who travel the bridge infrequently and pay by the license plate.

State officials say the billing problem was related to the toll equipment’s internal clock. The problem was fixed Jan. 26.

State toll division director Craig Stone says the agency is working to fix accounts that already were billed.