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Philadelphia among cities considering congestion pricing | Smart Cities Dive

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  • Philadelphia is among the cities considering a congestion pricing plan similar to New York’s, according to an article in The New York Times, examining whether other cities would follow New York’s lead. A spokesperson for Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney is quoted, noting this is the first time the city is seriously considering such a plan.
  • A Philadelphia transportation department official tells The Inquirer the city will be able to learn from New York’s experience with congestion pricing. He had previously said Philadelphia likely would have to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to study congestion pricing before implementing it.
  • Philadelphia does not have a congestion pricing proposal on the table and leaders have not indicated that they’re drawing up one, but they report being open to the idea.

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