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National links: What it takes to make congestion pricing work | Greater Greater Washington

Research from cities around the world shows how to make congestion pricing work. A data-driven approach to ending homelessness has been successful in multiple cities. Why don’t most cities tax land values?

Pricing strategies to decongest cities: As more people become comfortable with the idea of congestion pricing and technology makes it more feasible, cities are starting to take a more serious look at the strategy. Case studies from international cities indicate that there are multiple benefits to reducing traffic, including better access, reduced pollution, and increased revenue for alternatives. The key to success is to keep public acceptance high by correctly allocating revenue. (Rob Puentes | Eno Center for Transportation)

It’s possible to end chronic homelessness: Three cities in the United States have ended chronic homelessness and nine more have ended veteran homelessness. Now 50 more cities will be using a program called Built for Zero, which uses data to catalogue and monitor homeless residents in real time so that their housing needs can be addressed by city staff. The term “zero” in the program name refers to cities’ goal of having “functional zero” homelessness. (Adele Peters | Fast Company)

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