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Polling show SF residents reject congestion pricing proposal | The San Francisco Examiner

Polling show SF residents reject congestion pricing proposal | The San Francisco Examiner

“Our poll shows that people are sick of gridlock and congestion and want real transportation options,” she said. “We need to give people reliable and accessible ways to commute throughout the Bay Area to support our workforce.” Though the transportation authority board ultimately approved funds for transportation authority staff to study congestion pricing, it wasn’t […]

KOMANOFF: How to Counter the Latest Congestion Pricing Objections | Streetsblog New York City

KOMANOFF: How to Counter the Latest Congestion Pricing Objections | Streetsblog New York City

It’s tempting to dismiss Mayor de Blasio’s offering tepid support for congestion pricing so long as there are toll exemptions for the poor and elderly as the sputterings of a rank hypocrite. After all, this is the same mayor who has botched the rollout of Fair Fares and who looks away as thugs in NYPD […]

Cuomo’s transport deputy unveils congestion pricing details at Brooklyn Chamber’s Newsmakers event | Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Cuomo’s transport deputy unveils congestion pricing details at Brooklyn Chamber’s Newsmakers event | Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Owners: ‘It’s going to hurt business’ If congestion pricing is put into effect, it’s going to cost a whole lot more to get to Manhattan by car, Michael Wojnar, deputy secretary of transportation for Gov. Andrew Cuomo, told a crowd at the Brooklyn Chamber’s Newsmakers event in Downtown Brooklyn on Thursday. Wojnar gave the attendees […]

If Road Pricing Is Inherently Unfair and Regressive… | Planetizen

If Road Pricing Is Inherently Unfair and Regressive… | Planetizen

“Congestion pricing is a regressive policy,” writes Steve Hymon, a blogger on staff for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), to summarize the opinions of many public and private conversations about a congestion pricing proposal under consideration in Los Angeles. Metro CEO Phil Washington suggested congestion pricing to implement some form of congestion pricing to help […]

Cab rides in NYC to get pricier as judge allows congestion pricing surcharge | QNS

Cab rides in NYC to get pricier as judge allows congestion pricing surcharge | QNS

The cost of your cab ride into Manhattan will be going up soon after a judge’s ruling allowed the state to begin collecting congestion surcharges on taxi and app-based rides south of 96th Street. Passengers will pay an extra $2.50 for taxis, $2.75 for Uber, Lyft and other ride-sharing apps. The state-mandated surcharges, signed into […]

Harvard study highlights kerbside pricing as a solution to congestion | Cities Today

Harvard study highlights kerbside pricing as a solution to congestion | Cities Today

Goldsmith, a Daniel Paul Professor of the Practice of Government at Harvard Kennedy School, acknowledged that “each city will regulate its roads and kerb spaces differently” but said “a shared platform allows public and private vehicles to navigate differences with greater ease and less risk.” Stephen Smyth, Co-Founder and CEO, Coord “One can, of course, limit […]

Road Pricing Can Fix Traffic and Inequities | NRDC

Road Pricing Can Fix Traffic and Inequities | NRDC

What do clogged roads, polluted air, slow transit and dangerous streets add up to in cities around the country? A transportation sector that makes up the leading source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. Take Los Angeles: Each year Angelenos stagger through congestion that saps an extra 100 hours on average. At the […]

OPINION: Gov. Cuomo Is Talking Crazy About Congestion Pricing — But He May Be Crazy Like a Fox | Streetsblog New York City

OPINION: Gov. Cuomo Is Talking Crazy About Congestion Pricing — But He May Be Crazy Like a Fox | Streetsblog New York City

Gov. Cuomo said the wrong thing about transit on Wednesday — but he said it for the right reason. In a chat with Brian Lehrer on WNYC, the governor suggested that congestion pricing must pass so that the MTA would not need to raise transit fares to cover an annual operating budget shortfall this year. […]

Proposed congestion pricing would fund transport projects for 2028 Olympic Games | Daily Bruin

Proposed congestion pricing would fund transport projects for 2028 Olympic Games | Daily Bruin

Los Angeles Metro is considering charging drivers for using LA roadways during peak traffic hours. The Metro Board of Directors proposed implementing a congestion pricing policy at their January meeting. Congestion pricing is a form of tolling that would take place in the most traffic-heavy areas of Los Angeles. Dave Sotero, a communications manager for […]

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo set to propose new congestion pricing plan to fix subways | abc7 NY

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo set to propose new congestion pricing plan to fix subways | abc7 NY

NEW YORK (WABC) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is set to propose a new congestion pricing plan to ease traffic in Midtown Manhattan and help fund the MTA. If the governor gets his way, anyone going south of 60th Street will pay a new toll. Last year’s proposal was $11.52 per trip for cars, […]