Good news for your budget if you commute to/from Eastside: 520 tolls still not good to go!
I am sure no one is really eager to start the toll process, but it doesn’t negate that you still need to prepare for the budget hit once it does, finally, start.
Unfortunately, it’s not just going to be a rounding error to most budgets, since it’ll cost low $100s for daily commuters.
Add that to the increase in the price of gas and your allocation for commuting costs has gone up significantly in 2011.
Do you have your Good To Go passes and account yet?
Enjoy a summer with no tolls, because it’ll likely change come Autumn.