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(Effective until August 1, 2019)

WAC 468-270-091

What vehicles are exempt from paying tolls on the SR 520 Bridge?

Except as provided herein, all vehicles using the SR 520 Bridge must pay the required toll. Only qualified vehicles may be exempted from paying tolls. The registered owner and operator of the qualified vehicle must comply with the requirements of the department in order to obtain the exemption. The following vehicles shall qualify for exemption:
(1) Department maintenance vehicles directly involved in bridge and roadway maintenance on the SR 520 Bridge, including the department's incident response vehicles responding to incidents and WSDOT tow trucks stationed on the bridge;
(2) Washington state patrol vehicles directly providing service to the SR 520 Bridge corridor;
(3) Publicly owned or operated transit buses;
(4) Passenger motor vehicles used as ride-sharing as defined in RCW 46.74.010, and that are compliant with RCW 46.16.023 and 82.12.0282;
(5) Privately owned and operated passenger buses with a carrying capacity of sixteen or more persons, including the operator, as defined in WAC 468-510-010(2), all of which must be similarly marked or identified to display the business name and/or logo on the driver and passenger sides of the vehicle; operate on a fixed schedule and fixed route, and meet the annual certification requirements of the department;
(6) Vehicles owned by foreign governments and international organizations. A vehicle transponder is not required for this exemption;
(7) Authorized emergency vehicles on bona fide emergencies; and
(8) Tow trucks authorized by Washington state patrol responding to clear blocking vehicles from the toll facility.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 47.56.870, 47.56.785, 47.56.795, 47.56.830, and 47.56.850. WSR 11-04-007, ยง 468-270-091, filed 1/20/11, effective 12/3/11 at 12:00 a.m. per WSR 11-24-042.]
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