Tag: Congestion Pricing

Hold on to your wallet if you drive into Seattle: mayor proposes congestion pricing | KVI.com

Hold on to your wallet if you drive into Seattle: mayor proposes congestion pricing | KVI.com

Seattle (April 5) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan will announce new bold short- and long-term steps that the City will take to advance towards it’s greenhouse gas reduction goals to reach its commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement. Transportation and buildings are the leading causes of climate emissions. As part of the strategy to […]

KIRO Radio hosts react to congestion pricing in Seattle | KIRO Radio

KIRO Radio hosts react to congestion pricing in Seattle | KIRO Radio

Part of Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan’s plan to reduce traffic and greenhouse gases is to implement congestion pricing by 2021. The city will study congestion pricing in downtown neighborhoods. Results could come as early as later this year. Here’s how the hosts of KIRO Radio reacted to the news: John Curley You’re gonna be shocked, […]

The subways are a mess. Can congestion pricing help? | CSNY

The subways are a mess. Can congestion pricing help? | CSNY

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has put his considerable political clout behind congestion pricing, which would implement fees for drivers entering the southern half of Manhattan in order to improve traffice while also raising much-needed revenue to fix the city’s aging subway system. The proposal has divided state lawmakers in Albany, and it’s unclear whether there’s enough […]

Will Congestion Pricing and Larger Tolls Raise Funds and Ease Traffic? | Construction Equipment

Will Congestion Pricing and Larger Tolls Raise Funds and Ease Traffic? | Construction Equipment

In an effort to ease traffic and find new funding for road repairs and maintenance, cities and local municipalities around the country are adding new tolls and congestion pricing to high-density roadways. In theory, it sounds like a viable plan. Last December, Virginia’s Department of Transportation put in place a new ‘dynamic’ toll pricing system […]

New York City Needs Congestion Pricing Now More Than Ever | NRDC

New York City Needs Congestion Pricing Now More Than Ever | NRDC

But now, there’s a ray of hope: A comprehensive, progressive congestion pricing strategy currently being discussed could help resolve all these issues simultaneously. The Move NY Fair Plan, backed by a diverse coalition of citizens, advocates, planners, political leaders, labor unions, and more, proposes a simple cordon-style charging system that would collect congestion fees from […]

3 Far-Flung Cities Offer Clues to Unsnarling Manhattan’s Streets | The New York Times

3 Far-Flung Cities Offer Clues to Unsnarling Manhattan’s Streets | The New York Times

The idea translates easily into any language: Charge drivers for using congested streets and watch them change their habits. It has become an increasingly attractive tool for major metropolises overwhelmed by the traffic strangling their streets. But actually carrying out congestion pricing has been anything but easy — at least in three cities that are […]

The toll on I-66 inside the Beltway hit $46.50 on Tuesday | The Washington Post

The toll on I-66 inside the Beltway hit $46.50 on Tuesday | The Washington Post

The I-66 tolls, which are meant to encourage drivers to carpool or use public transportation inside the Beltway, have raised criticism among some drivers since they began in December. Solo drivers who travel on those 10 miles of I-66 at peak periods are charged based on a “dynamic pricing” system that changes every six minutes, depending […]

I-66 Express Lane tolls were up to $46.75 on Wednesday | WTOP

I-66 Express Lane tolls were up to $46.75 on Wednesday | WTOP

WASHINGTON — Tolls for the I-66 Express Lanes hit another eyebrow-raising number Wednesday morning. Single drivers who began the nine-mile trip from the Beltway to Rosslyn or D.C. at 8:30 a.m. were charged $46.75, among the highest prices since tolling began Dec. 4. While some commuters have blanched at the high tolls, the Virginia Department […]

Government should introduce dynamic road-user pricing, says ACE report | Tax and Legislation News

Government should introduce dynamic road-user pricing, says ACE report | Tax and Legislation News

The Government should introduce dynamic road-user pricing which takes into account a driver’s journey, the time of day, congestion on the network, and even their financial situation, suggests a new report released today (January 24). Funding Roads for the Future, released by the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE), says that the existing model based on raising […]

The art of easing a city’s traffic gridlock | Smart Cities Dive

The art of easing a city’s traffic gridlock | Smart Cities Dive

One main framework — which will be used in New York — involves charging a flat toll during peak times; in some areas the toll is simply higher than at off-peak times, and in other areas no tolls are collected at all during off-peak times. The other main congestion pricing tactic is to incorporate variable pricing, in […]