Former WSDOT Secretary Floats “Soft Tolling” Concept (“Tolling as Soon as You Leave Your Driveway,” That Is)

KIRO reports, “As Western Washington continues to get bogged down in traffic, former state transportation secretary Doug MacDonald floated the idea of tolling you as soon as you leave your driveway. ‘I call it soft tolling,’ MacDonald said. ‘It goes way beyond when people say “I don’t like tolls.” What about if you were buying something that you did like, which is the chance to get to where you want to go, the expectation of reliability, and the solution to the parking issue together?’” (What could possibly go wrong with that idea?)