Washington State lawmakers contemplate tolling authority change

As local cities and even counties consider ways to reduce congestion or improve revenue streams, one option is tolling city streets. It’s an idea the city of Seattle is already planning to implement, while other jurisdictions may consider a similar idea. While some transportation experts say that in theory congestion tolling is an ideal way to manage traffic, a bipartisan group of state lawmakers have introduced SB 5104 to remove that authority from local governments…