Tag: Traffic Congestion

When will London adopt pay-as-you-go road pricing? | CityMetric

When will London adopt pay-as-you-go road pricing? | CityMetric

How far off is road charging? At Sustrans, we have long argued for road pricing and supported the London Assembly, the elected members that scrutinise the mayor, in making the case for it. But in 2008, the UK government backed down from its road pricing plans due to a sizeable petition and a referendum in Manchester which sealed its […]

Saltzman wants congestion pricing of I-5 before widening project starts | BikePortland.org

Saltzman wants congestion pricing of I-5 before widening project starts | BikePortland.org

Many local electeds, insiders and transportation policy leaders are saying that the time has come for Portland to try congestion pricing. And given the politics and context of this I-5 project, it could be a great opportunity to implement a pricing pilot project. Cortright is a strong believer that congestion pricing should happen before any […]

New York City Has a New Congestion Pricing Plan | CityLab

New York City Has a New Congestion Pricing Plan | CityLab

For the first time in years, congestion pricing might have real political traction in an American city. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has come out in support of the idea as a solution for New York City, with its thickening traffic and dire need for transit funding. “Congestion pricing is an idea whose time has […]

PETER FORBES, Quincy: City must take big steps to improve its walkability | Wicked Local

PETER FORBES, Quincy: City must take big steps to improve its walkability | Wicked Local

The more we allow the automobile and parking to determine what can be built, where it can be built, and how it can be built, the lower the quality of life for Quincy residents and the more pressing our problems of automobile congestion, affordable housing and city finance. Many options are available to help reverse […]

De Blasio Talks Faith, Congestion Pricing Gets New Look: 5 Campaign Headlines for July 31 | City Limits

De Blasio Talks Faith, Congestion Pricing Gets New Look: 5 Campaign Headlines for July 31 | City Limits

Congestion Pricing, Where Are You Now? City & State To many of its supporters, congestion pricing is such an obvious solution that they describe it as inevitable. But since Cuomo and de Blasio took office, the rancorous pair have been united in their disinterest, even as the subway falls apart on a near-daily basis. “It’s […]

Could congestion pricing save the subway? | City & State New York

Could congestion pricing save the subway? | City & State New York

The million-dollar question is: How can it all be fixed? For years, transit advocates have pointed to congestion pricing as a two-for-one solution: Motorists, including taxi and Uber passengers, would pay more to drive in the congested heart of Manhattan. The money would be used to improve and expand the city’s mass transit system, so […]

Members named to mobility pricing panel in Metro Vancouver – BC | Globalnews.ca

Members named to mobility pricing panel in Metro Vancouver – BC | Globalnews.ca

Metro Vancouver has taken another step toward mobility pricing — that means different rates for road travel — depending on how far you go, and how much you drive. The mayor’s council unveiling the “mobility pricing independent commission” today — and as Jordan Armstrong reports, its main job is to now figure out exactly how […]

De Blasio won’t back congestion pricing plan to reduce gridlock | NY Daily News

De Blasio won’t back congestion pricing plan to reduce gridlock | NY Daily News

“There’s not been any consideration of congestion pricing, so long as the current political alignment in Albany exists,” de Blasio said at an unrelated news conference in Queens. “That is a hard reality, so I’m not putting time and energy into something that’s not going to happen.” Legal wrangling aside, his transportation commissioner, Polly Trottenberg, […]

It’s back: New York City looks at congestion pricing again | New York’s PIX11

It’s back: New York City looks at congestion pricing again | New York’s PIX11

CITY HALL, Lower Manhattan — It’s a phrase that’s been in political mothballs for nearly a decade, but congestion pricing was back out in a public hearing here on Monday, and it still strikes fear into the hearts of some motorists. However, the 2017 version of the proposal that would charge motorists a toll to […]

Inquiry into road toll pricing is long overdue | Blacktown Sun

Inquiry into road toll pricing is long overdue | Blacktown Sun

It’s undeniable, though, that people are fed up with paying an ever-rising price for the privilege of using roads that are often more congested than toll-free alternatives. Especially in the west, where residents travel greater distances and spend more time away from their families than their eastern counterparts. The fact they can only dream of the employment, education and transport options available to those on […]