Tag: toll road pricing

Still have questions about the new I-66 toll lanes? We’re here to help. | The Washington Post

Still have questions about the new I-66 toll lanes? We’re here to help. | The Washington Post

How are the tolls set? With the dynamic pricing system, tolls are adjusted every six minutes according to traffic conditions to keep traffic free-flowing. Tolls increase as congestion rises and decrease as congestion lessens. The toll price is displayed on electronic signs before a driver enters the lanes. Because the toll prices are based on demand, it […]

New tolling on I-66 ends its first week with lower prices Friday | The Washington Post

New tolling on I-66 ends its first week with lower prices Friday | The Washington Post

On Friday, Day 5 of a new tolling system along Interstate 66 inside the Beltway, prices were lower during the morning rush hour than earlier in the week. Friday morning’s toll, which varies based on demand, peaked at about $14.50 — considerably less that the $40 mark hit earlier in the week. Since the tolls debuted, the pricing system […]

Day 4: Drivers adjust to new tolls on I-66, with Thursday peak of $25.50 | The Washington Post

Day 4: Drivers adjust to new tolls on I-66, with Thursday peak of $25.50 | The Washington Post

On the fourth day of tolling on Interstate 66, the morning price peaked at $25.50 around 8:30 a.m. Virginia Department of Transportation officials rolled out the new express lanes inside the Beltway on Monday. And their debut has been met with mostly price shock from drivers. [$34.50 for 10 miles? New tolls on I-66 kick […]

A $40 Toll to Drive 10 Miles? It Happened on Virginia’s I-66 | The New York Times

A $40 Toll to Drive 10 Miles? It Happened on Virginia’s I-66 | The New York Times

If you took a bus from New York to Washington tomorrow, a 230-mile drive, and then turned around and came back, you still might not spend as much as some Virginians paid on Tuesday to drive there from 10 miles away. Just after 8 a.m., the price to take the new express lanes on Interstate […]

Mobility pricing offers new tools for managing mobility | ITS International

Mobility pricing offers new tools for managing mobility | ITS International

Mobility pricing is the best way of sustaining and enhancing mobility, argues Moving Forward Consulting’s Josef Czako. Mobility pricing (MP) is effectively the culmination of the ‘user pays’ principle and has been referred to in many policy discussions about electronic toll collection, road user charging (RUC), and pricing. MP not only reflects the ‘use more, […]

Congestion Pricing Was Unpopular in Stockholm — Until People Saw It in Action | Streetsblog New York City

Congestion Pricing Was Unpopular in Stockholm — Until People Saw It in Action | Streetsblog New York City

It’s natural for politicians to feel squeamish about enacting a big policy change like congestion pricing. People who’ve grown used to free driving privileges defend them loudly, while the potential benefits feel diffuse and uncertain. That may explain why Mayor de Blasio hasn’t warmed to congestion pricing despite its promise to deliver a fairer, safer, […]

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 […]

Ahead of the snow, toll for Express Lanes in Virginia rises over $30 during evening rush hour | WTTG

Ahead of the snow, toll for Express Lanes in Virginia rises over $30 during evening rush hour | WTTG

A spokesperson for Transurban, the company that manages the Express Lanes, said from around 4:30 p.m. to 5:10 p.m. Thursday, two salt and plow trucks were working on the southbound Express Lanes on I-495 and I-95, causing traffic to slow and increasing the toll on those lanes. The company said there is no cap on […]

New tolls on roads and bridges would reduce congestion, says BC Trucking CEO | Langley Times

New tolls on roads and bridges would reduce congestion, says BC Trucking CEO | Langley Times

Lower Mainland drivers could find themselves paying tolls for more than just bridge crossings in the future if a strategy known as mobility pricing is implemented, as some advocates wish. The controversial issue was discussed at the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday night, by a panel made up of TransLink’s new CEO, Kevin […]

Toronto exploring road pricing on downtown… | Architect This City

Toronto exploring road pricing on downtown… | Architect This City

Road pricing is on the table in Toronto. (Somebody has to fund the expensive Gardiner Expressway East rebuild.) On March 11, 2016, the City issued a Request for Proposal for: “Options for Establishment of Toll Facilities on F.G. Gardiner Expressway/Don Valley Parkway.” As a vocal supporter of road pricing, I am happy to see us headed […]