Toll would cover costs of maintaining passes
February 15, 2013 · Updated 11:31 AM
This is the season and weather when snow removal, road sanding and avalanche control are being done on the state’s several mountain pass highways. This must generate immense costs.
We, in Kitsap County, must pay a toll on the state’s ferries to cross Puget Sound. Why not place a toll on the mountain pass highways during winter to offset the costs of keeping these roads open for traffic? Much of this traffic is for recreational pursuits.
Reduction of such costs might leave more in the budget, which could used to reduce ferry tolls to a reasonable amount.