Tag: toll road pricing

Seattle mayor continues to explore congestion pricing in proposed budget | Curbed Seattle

Seattle mayor continues to explore congestion pricing in proposed budget | Curbed Seattle

Mayor Jenny Durkan released her proposed 2019-2020 budget on Monday, and there are a lot of headlines there on homelessness spending (more permanent funding, but not a huge increase in overall funding), policing (an additional 40 officers), and job cuts (150 fewer jobs across departments). But Durkan also signaled a continued commitment to an idea […]

Express lanes hit record prices for 2nd day in a row | WSB-TV

Express lanes hit record prices for 2nd day in a row | WSB-TV

COBB COUNTY, Ga. – Drivers may have a little sticker shock during their evening commute. The I-85 hot lanes reached a record of more than $15 for the second day in a row Tuesday morning. New dynamic pricing went into effect last Monday. The Tollway Authority says the new system gives more flexibility to lower […]

Surge Pricing | The Kent County News

Surge Pricing | The Kent County News

To the editor: I can see no need for an additional bridge across the Chesapeake Bay when the existing spans are so underutilized. There is a simple way to spread the traffic load over a complete 24-hour day. It’s called “surge pricing.” We know how many vehicles cross the bridges for each hour of the day […]

Charlie Baker trolls toll congestion pricing | Boston Herald

Charlie Baker trolls toll congestion pricing | Boston Herald

Gov. Charlie Baker signaled he’s likely to put the brakes on a Senate plan to test rush-hour congestion pricing on the state’s toll roads, saying his working constituents would see it as “incredibly punitive.” The Herald reported yesterday that a new MassDOT pilot program, included in the state budget that is now being reviewed on […]

Congestion pricing is the fair way to fix traffic | Mobility Lab

Congestion pricing is the fair way to fix traffic | Mobility Lab

Congestion pricing has become the topic du jour among transportation planners and decision-makers alike, but for the sake of this article, we’ll refer to it as mobility pricing. Mobility pricing can take many forms, whether it’s charging a fee for driving through downtown or a variable pricing structure that adjusts to peak demand. For major […]

Maine Turnpike To Consider Options To Alleviate Portland Traffic | WCYY

Maine Turnpike To Consider Options To Alleviate Portland Traffic | WCYY

So the Maine Turnpike Authority has posted a list of 12 alternatives to their website, some of which could be eye-opening in terms of cost and change to the way of life. For instance, alternative #3 would add surge pricing to the Maine Turnpike. That means during the busiest hours, 7am-9am and 4pm-6pm, toll pricing […]

What Vancouver can learn from London about mobility pricing | CBC News

What Vancouver can learn from London about mobility pricing | CBC News

A London city planner says the U.K. capital’s mobility pricing program could be an effective strategy to combat Vancouver’s congestion woes. Mobility pricing refers to any fees or service charges or tolls associated with transportation costs, such as fuel taxes, transit fares, bridge and road tolls, and road usage charges. An independent commission is currently studying how […]

Changing how we get around metro Chicago — and how we pay for it | Chicago Tribune

Changing how we get around metro Chicago — and how we pay for it | Chicago Tribune

“There’s no free ride, and you don’t get to just invent money,” Joseph Szabo, CMAP’s executive director, tells us. “The soundest policy is for the users of the system, those reaping the benefits of the system, to be the ones to pay for the cost of maintaining and modernizing the system.” Case in point: Congestion […]

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, […]