A couple more bridge toll questions

The in basket: William Nickerson asks a couple of question about bridge tolls at the Narrows Bridge in Tacoma.
He wants to know if a car with a transponder is sold, does the buyer have to buy a new transponder for $12 or can the existing transponder be assigned to the buyer’s account or a new one the buyer establishes.
He also wonders what a motor home with no transponder and towing a car pays at the toll booths.


The in basket: William Nickerson asks a couple of question about bridge tolls at the Narrows Bridge in Tacoma.
He wants to know if a car with a transponder is sold, does the buyer have to buy a new transponder for $12 or can the existing transponder be assigned to the buyer’s account or a new one the buyer establishes.
He also wonders what a motor home with no transponder and towing a car pays at the toll booths.
The out basket: Jessica Yasenchak of the Good to Go! toll collection office recommends that the car’s seller remove the transponder before surrendering the car.
“Basically, the original customer is responsible for all toll charges incurred on that transponder,” she said. “The customer protects him/herself by
removing the transponder from the vehicle and then from the account. If
he/she delays at all or forgets, any toll transactions that post to the
account by the new owner of the car will still be the original owner’s
responsibility.
“If on a case-by-case basis, a customer was to contact us and ask to
transfer the transponder from one account to another, that is something
we can accommodate,” she said. “I really wouldn’t recommend it, though, unless you
know the person buying the vehicle.”
The motor home towing the car would pay $6 at the toll booth, $1.50 for each of the four axles. Though the toll is almost always stated at $3 at the booth and $1.75 in the electronic lanes, it’s really a per axle charge, $1.50 per at the booth and, in the transponder lanes, 90 cents per axle added to the basic $1.75 toll for the first two axles.

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