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Time for Seattle-area drivers to pay up? Tolling doesn’t get much love, but it eases gridlock

Traffic around Seattle is bad and getting worse. Solutions are scarce. But a groundbreaking local study — now a decade old — and the experience of other cities may point toward a remedy, albeit an unpopular one: Pay to use the roads.

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