Tag: Traffic Congestion

Congestion Pricing Would Cut Weekly Express Bus Commute Times By Hours: Report | Streetsblog NYC

Congestion Pricing Would Cut Weekly Express Bus Commute Times By Hours: Report | Streetsblog NYC

Money is time. The proposed congestion pricing plan to create $1.5 billion in new funding for the MTA would also have the side benefit of saving express bus commuters up to two hours per week on their horrendously long commutes, a new report by the Riders Alliance reveals. All commutes on MTA express buses would […]

France Plans Congestion Pricing for Big Cities | CityLab

France Plans Congestion Pricing for Big Cities | CityLab

The charges laid out by the proposed law are fairly modest. Cities of over 100,000 residents would be permitted to charge cars €2.50 (about $2.87) each time they enter a congestion-controlled zone; larger vehicles could be charged up to €10 ($11.50). All charges would be paid online, though the exact method is not stipulated and […]

Virginia lowers tolls for solo-drivers on Interstate 66 | WTOP

Virginia lowers tolls for solo-drivers on Interstate 66 | WTOP

WASHINGTON — Virginia has lowered rush-hour tolls for solo drivers on Interstate 66 inside the Capital Beltway, with a change to the pricing algorithm implemented this summer. While the average toll paid in August largely dropped due to reduced traffic while people were on vacation, Virginia Department of Transportation Division Administrator for Tolling Operations David […]

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 […]

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 […]