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A road toll should be introduced to plug lost revenue from fuel duty, study says | This is Money

A road toll should be introduced to plug lost revenue from fuel duty, study says | This is Money

Ministers have been told to consider a national system of road tolls to compensate for the huge loss in revenue from fuel duty when electric cars become mainstream on the back of new research. At present, fuel duty – the tax on petrol and diesel – is charged at a rate of 57.95p for every […]

MTA: Improved Subway Service Boosts Our Pitch for Congestion Pricing | Streetsblog New York City

MTA: Improved Subway Service Boosts Our Pitch for Congestion Pricing | Streetsblog New York City

MTA leadership has a message for New York State lawmakers: we’re doing what we need to do to turn the subway system around — now give us the money we need to finish the job. Under New York City Transit President Andy Byford, the subways continue to see marked service improvements: On-time performance last month […]

National links: What it takes to make congestion pricing work | Greater Greater Washington

National links: What it takes to make congestion pricing work | Greater Greater Washington

Research from cities around the world shows how to make congestion pricing work. A data-driven approach to ending homelessness has been successful in multiple cities. Why don’t most cities tax land values? Pricing strategies to decongest cities: As more people become comfortable with the idea of congestion pricing and technology makes it more feasible, cities […]

Electronic road pricing needed to keep traffic moving on Hong Kong’s congested roads, says former transport chief who first pushed scheme more than 30 years ago | South China Morning Post

Electronic road pricing needed to keep traffic moving on Hong Kong’s congested roads, says former transport chief who first pushed scheme more than 30 years ago | South China Morning Post

A former transport chief who made the first attempt more than three decades ago to implement a controversial electronic road pricing scheme in Hong Kong has insisted “unpalatable measures” are needed to keep traffic moving in congested areas and hopes officials in charge of reviving the plan show resolve. The remarks by Alan Scott, the […]

Yellow Cab Drivers Protest New Congestion Pricing Surcharge | Gothamist

Yellow Cab Drivers Protest New Congestion Pricing Surcharge | Gothamist

Yellow cab drivers have a seen a loss of 15 to 20 percent in revenue since the state’s congestion pricing surcharge went into effect last month, according to The Taxi Worker’s Alliance, which arrived at the estimate after reviewing trip records from drivers. The congestion pricing fees are expected to generate $400 million a year […]

Los Angeles drivers may face congestion charge following study | ITS International

Los Angeles drivers may face congestion charge following study | ITS International

After a century as the city of the automobile, Los Angeles is taking a major step on the road towards congestion charging. The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LAMetro) is to explore road pricing and is also thinking about levying fees on ride-share companies for their part in creating gridlock. The moves are part […]

Tolls for Congested Parts of Town? Three Houston Spots to Consider | Houston Press

Tolls for Congested Parts of Town? Three Houston Spots to Consider | Houston Press

Normally, Houston don’t spend too much time worrying about the politics in New York City. In many ways, our two cities couldn’t be more different in how we approach our lives and, of course, the layouts of the two metropolises are essentially the polar opposite of one another. But a proposed law that now has […]

The Age of Congestion Pricing May Finally Be Upon Us | WIRED

The Age of Congestion Pricing May Finally Be Upon Us | WIRED

IN POLICY, ACADEMIC, and urban planning circles, know that they hear your grousing about traffic and roll their eyes. Yep, traffic is bad. It drives you nuts. It’s not good for the environment: All that idling! But in the US, those pragmatic wonks have been pitching the same solution for decades. You just won’t listen. […]

New York City Girds for Possible Congestion-Pricing Changes | Bloomberg

New York City Girds for Possible Congestion-Pricing Changes | Bloomberg

For New York’s governor and mayor to agree upon anything, it has to be a big deal, so their joint declaration that drivers entering Manhattan’s business core should have to pay a fee probably will change life for its millions of residents and visitors. Under the plan sketched out Tuesday, electronic-tolling devices would be installed […]

New York officials face backlash over ‘congestion’ tax push | Fox News

New York officials face backlash over ‘congestion’ tax push | Fox News

New York City is expensive. From parking to hotels to Broadway tickets, the city has a way of leaving the wallet lighter for any visitor. But it’s poised to get even pricier if a controversial new “congestion” fee comes to fruition. With Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s backing, the proposed charge would be imposed at all […]