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63% of DC-area residents oppose congestion pricing, survey finds | Smart Cities Dive

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  • Nearly two-thirds of Washington, DC-area residents oppose the idea of congestion pricing in the city, according to a poll from The Washington Post and George Mason University’s Schar School. Only 34% of respondents supported the idea, compared to 63% who opposed.
  • Support was highest among District residents, with 40% of respondents from inside District limits supporting the plan. In the Maryland suburbs, only 32% supported it; support was 34% among respondents from the Virginia suburbs.
  • The DC Council voted last week to set aside nearly $500,000 to study congestion pricing, reports WTOP. The study, set to be made public by July 2020, would explore tolling options for roads entering the city and could lead to the institution of a congestion pricing plan.

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