Tag: Traffic Congestion

Toll hits $46.75 on I-66 lanes inside the Beltway | The Washington Post

Toll hits $46.75 on I-66 lanes inside the Beltway | The Washington Post

The toll for a solo driv­er along the In­ter­state 66 cor­ri­dor hit $46.75 dur­ing the Wednes­day morn­ing rush, ap­proach­ing a record high. Snapshot of toll price on Wednesday. (Hedgpeth, Dana) On Feb. 28, the toll along the east­bound stretch of I-66 hit $47.50. The tolls are paid by driv­ers who choose to ride alone and […]

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 […]

Transportation officials give “dynamic tolling” a stab at improving Colorado’s worsening traffic problem along U.S. 36, I-25 | The Denver Post

Transportation officials give “dynamic tolling” a stab at improving Colorado’s worsening traffic problem along U.S. 36, I-25 | The Denver Post

On Wednesday, the CDOT tolling authority board voted to begin a trial run of new roadway technology to monitor road conditions on U.S. 36 and a small portion of I-25 in downtown Denver starting this fall, with the hopes that it will get a permanent nod by 2020. Dynamic tolling, which will be used alongside […]

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 […]

66 Express Lanes collect more than $6 million in tolls during first 4 months of operations | The Washington Post

66 Express Lanes collect more than $6 million in tolls during first 4 months of operations | The Washington Post

The peak-direction, rush-hour toll lanes operate on a dynamic pricing system, meaning the toll fluctuates based on demand, traffic and speed. There were about 13,656 vehicle trips per day eastbound between 5:30 and 9:30 a.m., and 16,447 vehicle trips per day westbound between 3 and 7 p.m., according to VDOT’s latest performance report. Nearly 44 percent of […]

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 […]