The Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce is offering members and guests the opportunity to hear from a WSDOT official who is in charge of a study of tolling on I-90 at its monthly membership luncheon on Feb. 7.
WSDOT Tolling Division Asst. Sec. Craig Stone will address the chamber at the Mercer Island Community & Event Center on what is being considered in the tolling study, how it would be implemented and how it would affect those who use the bridge.
The Chamber is encouraging businesses on Mercer Island to step forward and voice their concerns on how a proposed toll on I-90 would affect them. The affects of tolling and the economic impact that they may have on Mercer Island businesses are factors that may be considered in the upcoming Environmental Assessment to be performed by WSDOT.
Public input is to be part of the decision making process about tolls. The Chamber is also compiling information about the employee base on Mercer Island which will be included in information submitted to the State about the economic impact of tolling.
Businesses can call or e-mail the Chamber with the following information about your business:
- Number of employees?
- Number who commute from Eastside?
- Number who commute from West?
- Number of employees using mass transit?
Contact the MI Chamber at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-232-3404 for more information and to submit your comments.