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Inquiry into road toll pricing is long overdue | Blacktown Sun

Inquiry into road toll pricing is long overdue | Blacktown Sun

It’s undeniable, though, that people are fed up with paying an ever-rising price for the privilege of using roads that are often more congested than toll-free alternatives. Especially in the west, where residents travel greater distances and spend more time away from their families than their eastern counterparts. The fact they can only dream of the employment, education and transport options available to those on […]

Solving Regional Traffic Congestion Through Pricing | Reason Foundation

Solving Regional Traffic Congestion Through Pricing | Reason Foundation

Under our current system, motorists can drive as much as they want with the price of gasoline as the only limiting factor. Our roads operate as an all you can eat buffet, not as a properly priced scarce public good. Government transportation agencies may invest in added lanes, or dream up hypothetical solutions such as a […]

Mayors urge province to talk mobility pricing for transit. | Vancouver Sun

Mayors urge province to talk mobility pricing for transit. | Vancouver Sun

VICTORIA — Metro Vancouver mayors are urging the B.C. government to seriously discuss mobility pricing, as losses mount at the Port Mann Bridge and work begins on a new George Massey crossing. Several mayors say the financial problems at the Port Mann — in which more drivers than expected are detouring to free bridges to avoid paying the toll — show the […]

Letters: Road pricing will show driving is not free | Vancouver Sun

Letters: Road pricing will show driving is not free | Vancouver Sun

Re: Budget reveals a river of red ink under Port Mann, Feb. 24. Thank you for detailing the current fiscal issues with the Port Mann and Golden Ears bridges. It is crucial that the public is aware of the likely cost and traffic moving issues that will arise if the replacement for the Massey Tunnel is […]

Staying one step ahead of road pricing | Trakm8

Staying one step ahead of road pricing | Trakm8

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced a new Toxicity charge or T-charge zone in central London. Coming into force on 23rd October, it will apply to pre-Euro 4 vehicles – typically those diesel and petrol vehicles registered before 2006 – with up to 10,000 vehicles expected to be potentially liable for the new […]

Mobility pricing: Metro Vancouver mayors concerned about BC commitment | Vancouver Sun

Mobility pricing: Metro Vancouver mayors concerned about BC commitment | Vancouver Sun

An independent commission is set to start work on a region-wide mobility pricing strategy this spring, but Metro Vancouver mayors are concerned that the commission’s work won’t be supported by the provincial government. Mobility pricing — which includes road use fees — has been proposed as a way to help fund the upcoming second and third phases […]

London Assembly report advocates change in road pricing tech | UK Authority

London Assembly report advocates change in road pricing tech | UK Authority

London Assembly report advocates change in road pricing tech Assembly members say congestion charge has been beaten by rising numbers of delivery vans and hire cars London’s congestion charge – initially one of the most successful IT based public policy initiatives for a generation – has now been beaten by a rising tide of delivery […]

London’s congestion charge ‘should be replaced by usage-based pricing scheme’ | MayorWatch

London’s congestion charge ‘should be replaced by usage-based pricing scheme’ | MayorWatch

TfL Commissioner Mike Brown recently told AMs that couriers delivering personal parcels to workplaces are also increasingly responsible for congestion. Today’s report calls on City Hall’s agencies, including TfL, to pilot of a ban on such deliveries to their premises. Caroline Pidgeon, who chairs the committee, said: “Something dramatic has to be done about the […]

Risk-pricing strategy can make roads safer | New Straits Times

Risk-pricing strategy can make roads safer | New Straits Times

LAST Saturday’s fatal bus accident that claimed 14 lives could have been avoided if bus companies paid higher insurance premiums. Safety and proper maintenance may not be our strong points, but penalty and reward may be the best option to reduce bus-related fatalities and improve the bus system. In developed countries, such as the United […]

Boston To Test Higher Parking Meter Prices As Part Of Pilot Program | WBUR News

Boston To Test Higher Parking Meter Prices As Part Of Pilot Program | WBUR News

Starting next year, some parking meter rates will go up rather significantly in Boston. City officials announced the creation of a pilot program Thursday that will bring higher rates and test dynamic pricing — in which parking meter rates change based on demand — in the Back Bay and the Seaport District. Typically with dynamic pricing, rates […]