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SDOT unveils early research on congestion tolling in Seattle | MYNorthwest

SDOT unveils early research on congestion tolling in Seattle | MYNorthwest

To get a better sense of what it’s working with, SDOT reviewed 11 different pricing tools. It ultimately narrowed that list down to four, based on criteria like equity, implementation, congestion relief, and climate health. The study did note that it also wasn’t entirely ruling out the seven other models, and that the city may […]

Ballot: Drivers oppose thought of paying toll to enter DC | Infosurhoy

Ballot: Drivers oppose thought of paying toll to enter DC | Infosurhoy

Last month, New York City approved a similar downtown congestion toll, designed to make people think twice before adding to traffic. On Tuesday, D.C. Council members voted in favor of a congestion-pricing study that will cost about $500,000. “Traffic is already a constant inconvenience for District residents, and with the arrival of autonomous vehicles in […]

Uber and Lyft Drivers Manipulate Surge Pricing | The Drive

Uber and Lyft Drivers Manipulate Surge Pricing | The Drive

Lyft went public. Then Uber. Measures meant to illustrate that the rideshare companies were ready to leave the security of Silicon Valley and enter reality. Yet, the two IPOs fell flat on their respective faces. Each company’s stock price has tumbled and investors have quickly realized that an ever-growing ridership doesn’t necessarily equate to a […]

Uber and Lyft drivers at a DC airport trigger surge pricing by turning off apps at the same time | Daily Mail Online

Uber and Lyft drivers at a DC airport trigger surge pricing by turning off apps at the same time | Daily Mail Online

Drivers for Uber and Lyft admit to manipulating the ride sharing apps so that customers will have to pay for a price surge. A group of up to 150 drivers routinely use the trick while waiting in the parking lot for passengers at Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Virginia. The drivers artificially inflate the fare […]

Lower pay and higher costs: The downside of Lyft’s car rental program | Los Angeles Times

Lower pay and higher costs: The downside of Lyft’s car rental program | Los Angeles Times

McNeill wrote that the company is expanding the program, hoping to increase driver earnings by offering fuel-efficient cars. “Someone wanting to drive with Lyft can rent a car for as little as a week and return it, if things didn’t work out,” Lyft spokesman Eric Smith said in a statement. “We’re proud to be able […]

63% of DC-area residents oppose congestion pricing, survey finds | Smart Cities Dive

63% of DC-area residents oppose congestion pricing, survey finds | Smart Cities Dive

Dive Brief: Nearly two-thirds of Washington, DC-area residents oppose the idea of congestion pricing in the city, according to a poll from The Washington Post and George Mason University’s Schar School. Only 34% of respondents supported the idea, compared to 63% who opposed. Support was highest among District residents, with 40% of respondents from inside […]

Could Congestion Pricing Help Curb U.S. Traffic? | Fortune

Could Congestion Pricing Help Curb U.S. Traffic? | Fortune

Congestion charges—fees paid by drivers to enter highly trafficked areas in peak times—are coming to America. As part of the state budget, New York lawmakers have approved a daily charge on motor vehicles entering Manhattan below 61st Street. The plan is scheduled to go into effect in 2021, with the proceeds used to fix N.Y.C.’s […]

D.C. Council: No more free rides on Circulator | The Washington Post

D.C. Council: No more free rides on Circulator | The Washington Post

Enjoy those free Circulator rides while you can. The D.C. Council on Tuesday cut Mayor Muriel E. Bowser’s request for $3.1 million from the fiscal 2020 budget, killing the mayor’s plan to keep Circulator rides free indefinitely. While the free-ride funding was eliminated from the $15.5 billion spending plan, the budget does include money for […]

District of Columbia Council Proposes Congestion Pricing Study | Transport Topics

District of Columbia Council Proposes Congestion Pricing Study | Transport Topics

Leaders representing the District of Columbia have proposed allocating $475,000 to study congestion pricing for vehicles moving in and around the nation’s capital. The Committee on Transportation and the Environment, led by D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh, proposed the study during a markup hearing on the budget May 2. The District Department of Transportation would be […]

ComfortDelgro is testing out surge pricing on its app, but promises to limit fare increases | Business Insider Singapore

ComfortDelgro is testing out surge pricing on its app, but promises to limit fare increases | Business Insider Singapore

In a move mimicking the pricing model for ridehailing companies like Grab and Uber, ComfortDelGro is testing out a new feature on its app that resembles surge pricing. The feature, named ComfortRIDE, will see taxi fares get adjusted “according to market demand and supply”, ComfortDelGro said in a statement on Tuesday (May 7). ComfortDelGro CEO Ang Wei Neng said […]