Chokepoints: Pay-per-mile experiment needs more diverse driver pool

Two-thousand drivers will be selected early next year out of the pool of applicants to spend 12 months testing the pay-per-mile method.
The state has approximately 4,300 drivers to choose from now, but Reema Griffith, executive director of the Washington State Transportation Commission, says they need more applicants to fill-in some lacking demographics.
“We want to make sure that the group of 2,000 drivers is from all over the state and is as diversified as possible so that this research project kind of captures all those different angles and possible experiences people are going to have,” she said.
They really need more rural drivers added to the mix, she says. They also need a better selection of vehicles.