Trucks can use the toll road, according to the frequently asked questions. Tolls vary depending on the distance traveled and the number of axles in the vehicle. To calculate toll rates for two-axle vehicles, go to the Southbay Expressway website and use the toll calculator in the right column. For trucks and other vehicles with three or more axles, first determine the rates required for a two-axle vehicle.
Three- to four-axle vehicles pay double the two-axle toll rate and five-axle vehicles pay triple the two-axle toll rate. For example, toll rates vary depending on the combination of vehicles, payment method, and even time of day or day of the week. The free PrePass whitepaper, “A Guide to Trucking Toll Costs in America” explains how toll facilities work. Express toll lanes offer drivers a faster ride from Lynnwood to Bellevue and vice versa.
With the I-405 express toll lanes, you have the option to pay a toll to travel faster when you need to. Toll rates adjust to keep traffic moving. The lanes are free on weekends and at night starting at 7 p.m., as well as on New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day. You can enter and exit the I-405 express toll lanes at designated access points.
Toll signs show up to three toll rates for different toll zones; the road names on the sign tell you where each toll zone ends. Every time you pass through one of the roads on the list, you enter the next toll zone. Any express toll lane leaving that area will be charged the same toll rate until it passes the next road on the list and enters a new zone. You only pay the toll fee for the area through which you exit the express toll lanes; you must not add up all the numbers on the sign and you will not be charged again when the next sign passes. There are two direct access ramps that ATVs and toll-paying drivers can use to directly enter and exit express toll lanes: one access ramp is located on NE 6th Street in Bellevue and the other is located on NE 128th Street in Kirkland. Single-occupancy drivers must pay a toll to use these ramps starting at 5 in the morning; on weekends and at night (starting at 7 p.m.), until 5 in the morning, motorcycles travel toll-free on express toll lanes with a motorcycle pass.
Vehicles over 10,000 pounds, including cranes and trailers, cannot enter express toll lanes at any time, including at night or on weekends (the weight restriction does not apply to emergency vehicles, recreational vehicles, or buses).To view financial statements, the Toll Division's annual report, or other policy-related documents, visit our reporting page. Our employees earn paid vacation and sick leave every month, as well as 12 paid holidays a year; we offer teleworking options, a program for babies at work, flexible working hours, and more. Get tuition reimbursement for courses or training related to your job or career path; sign up for personalized emails to help you know before you go. Get current traffic conditions, mountain pass reports, construction updates and more. Today there are more than 50 toll authorities comprising more than 120 toll entities; their charges are increasing.
The PrePass Plus transponder communicates with roof readers and assigns tolls to the correct carrier and truck. Every toll agency and facility has its own rules and regulations that complicate management of tolls by motor carriers; meanwhile, rates continue to rise while state and federal legislators seem willing to expand them to pay for road infrastructure. If a dispute arises over a toll charge, INFORM Tolling provides a filing tool so that PrePass can file it on behalf of carriers. Common trucking company mistakes and agency errors can add significant costs; examining every invoice in detail can help carriers avoid substantial and unnecessary charges. Instead of adding up all numbers on signs motorists can use one of four simple ways to pay a Golden Gate toll: FasTrak account, registration account, one-time payment or a bill. Reporting and analyzing expected versus actual costs per lane can help fleets know if they are making money or losing benefits with a contract; learn how to use express lanes who can travel for free and how it works on I-405 express lanes with transition from facilities to fully electronic tolling accuracy and reliability of charges are more important than ever. Rebecca Oyler president and CEO of Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association noted “Obviously costs of commercial vehicles crossing Pennsylvania turnpike are major concern for PMTA members”.