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No Toll on I-90 Starts Change.org Petition

Anti-tolling group starts petition asking the state legislature look at ways to pay for roads other than tolling.

NoTollonI90.org has started a petition on website Change.org that would ask the Washington legislature to seek ways to pay for roads other than tolling.

The group seeks to gather at least 10,000 signatures on its petition. The petition has more than 100 signatures as of Tuesday morning. The group says the petition will be delievered to the Washington State Legislature and Washington State Department of Transportation.

The group isn't the only ones who are asking people to sign against tolling on Interstate 90. A Seattle group last week proposed a state initiative to ban tolling on interstates, which would include Interstate 90 and Interstate 405. If they collect the verified signatures of at least 246,372 registered voters, the measure could be on a ballot.

Several residents, from Mercer Island and elsewhere, already have signed the Change.org petition. Here is a sampling of what they have written:

  • michael hubert MERCER ISLAND, WA

    Tolling I-90 is like having your driveway tolled for people that live on mercer island.

  • christina esteban OAK HARBOR, WA

    Students like me are already having problems making our way through life. We don't all work at technology companies making tons of money

  • Bryn Marele KIRKLAND, WA

    This is ridiculous and with one bridge already being tolled a terrible strain monetarily for people.

  • Elizabeth Li MERCER ISLAND, WA

    No toll I90!!

  • Justina Sonthixay SEATTLE, WA

    I live in Seattle and the commumte to Woodinville is to much for me anwyays. With gas, rent, bills I cannot afford to pay $4.35 each way! So NO TOLL has my VOTE!

  • Julie Garman WOODINVILLE, WA

    I work on Mercer Island and this would severely impact me financially

  • Andy Karuza BELLEVUE, WA

    I live and work on both sides of the bridge, I think it limits commerce between the two cities.

 

Online:

Change.org: No Toll on I-90

Richard Walther February 20, 2013 at 05:41 AM
Thank you for supporting our Initiative "Prohibition of Interstate Tolling Act" Please go to our facebook page to stay updated! www.facebook.com/pages/Democracy-Workshop/152713128216273?fref=ts
Thomas Imrich February 20, 2013 at 06:04 PM
Citizens need to take the lead here, to force a stop this terrible precedent of Interstate tolling, and other revenue diversion, particularly to mass transit and congestion "control" transportation insanity. Clearly our political officials, from the longstanding Ms. Clibborn, who has wrongly advocated tolling, to our newest Transportation official Lynn Peterson, who apparently also has seriously flawed and misguided views, advocating "investing in new inter-city rail links", JUST PLAIN DON'T GET IT. They're already talking about a bird brained idea of a "Gondola" in Seattle (maybe they would consider adding that to the mix for Mercer Island mass transit), and to add insult to injury, they're already talking about an income tax to boot. They need to be stopped before they do yet more damage to this state, and to our road transport lifelines.
Jerry Gropp Architect AIA February 21, 2013 at 07:14 PM
Tom Imrich makes some interesting points here. All I can say is that I'm glad I no longer commute to Seattle. JG-
Richard Walther March 08, 2013 at 10:50 AM
Hello, We are Democracy Workshop, and have written Washington State Initiative I-1285 to "Prohibit Tolling on Interstate Highways" For our campaign to be successful, it will require a solid and organized effort, not to mention it will particularly require sufficient funds to pay for the cost of gathering at least 350,000 signatures statewide in order for it to qualify for the ballot. Conservatively it will take over $750,000 to accomplish this. Contributions can be made through our website where you can choose either PayPal, mail-in check, or credit/debit card transaction. Please Click Here to Contribute http://www.democracyworkshop.com/index_files/ContributionsPortal.htm "Like" us on Facebook www.facebook.com/pages/Democracy-Workshop/152713128216273 Website http://www.democracyworkshop.com/index.htm Thank you, we appreciate your support!!
Mark March 10, 2013 at 07:27 PM
All roads should have tolls. And that way they can and should repair every road every week. If you disagree you are antibusiness

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