- Highway tolls are inevitable in metro Puget Sound: King County Executive Ron Sims has his own inconvenient truth to convey: Tolls are inevitable on all major metropolitan Puget Sound freeways. And he already has a plan for us to discuss.
- Avoiding a collision of transportation decisions: Mere talk about road tolls is seen as a threat to an unrelated $14.5 billion transportation ballot measure in November. That's why a proposal for widespread tolling has been secret until now.
- How 'congestion pricing' works elsewhere: Tolling and other measures are in use as congestion-reducers in London, Singapore, Rome, and many other places. There are a lot of ideas out there for Puget Sound planners to consider.
- How regional freeway tolling might work here: There would be no toll booths. Electronic sensors would detect whether you have a paid pass to use the freeways, and if you didn't, there would be cameras ...
- 'The bus system is stupid': If people must pay to use freeways, transportation planners say, there must be alternative ways to get around – cheaply and quickly.
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