Bellevue, Washington’s “Mobility 21” plan unveiled to relieve traffic congestion and is helped by SSB5460

The legislature is currently tackling the issue of driverless vehicles operating on public roads, having recently passed SSB 5460 that would create a legal definition for state law. Freeman said at the webinar that he believes self-driving vehicles on public roads aren’t that far off and envisions using the technology for vanpools to provide relatively cheap rider fares ($2), shifting roughly half a million people out of single occupancy vehicles. And unlike normal cars that sit in parking-and-ride lots, these self-driving vehicles can operate throughout the day, which will “get us out from under this congestion cloud we’re living with,” he said.