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Let New York be the beginning of a congestion pricing revolution | Fast Company

Let New York be the beginning of a congestion pricing revolution | Fast Company

Everyone complains about traffic. It takes too long to get where you need to go, and no one can provide a real estimate on the time it takes to get from point A to B in most major cities–and it’s getting worse. But what if there were a solution that could not only help fix […]

New York City’s Congestion Pricing Plan a First for US | VOA

New York City’s Congestion Pricing Plan a First for US | VOA

New York will become the first U.S. city to impose congestion pricing, seen as a key weapon against global warming, following lawmakers’ approval on Monday of a state budget to fund the plan. Drivers will have to pay to drive in busy midtown Manhattan, one of the city’s five boroughs, as part of an effort […]

Congestion pricing is approved. What does that mean for Brooklyn? | Brooklyn Eagle

Congestion pricing is approved. What does that mean for Brooklyn? | Brooklyn Eagle

After years of debate, congestion pricing in New York City was approved in the $175 billion 2020 budget hashed out by the state legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday. Cuomo touted the measure, which has been discussed since the days of Gov. Nelson Rockefeller, as a means of funding and reforming the MTA and […]

Pay $4 to drive to the Westside? Congestion pricing could cut traffic gridlock, report says | Los Angeles Times

Pay $4 to drive to the Westside? Congestion pricing could cut traffic gridlock, report says | Los Angeles Times

The report comes a month after the Metropolitan Transportation Authority agreed to study the concept of congestion pricing across Los Angeles County. The SCAG study assumed tolls would be assessed through the Fastrak transponders already in use across California, including on the 110 and 10 freeway toll lanes. License plate readers could be installed to […]

Cheers and fears at traffic-pricing forum | The Villager

Cheers and fears at traffic-pricing forum | The Villager

At a March 21 public hearing on congestion pricing, hosted by Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, there were a range of opinions for and against. The plan would include a surcharge for vehicles going below 60th St. in Manhattan, and prices could vary by time of day and type of vehicle. The plan would raise […]

Over $10 to Drive in Manhattan? What We Know About the Congestion Pricing Plan | The New York Times

Over $10 to Drive in Manhattan? What We Know About the Congestion Pricing Plan | The New York Times

Driving in Manhattan may never be the same again. It could soon cost more — well over $10 — to drive into the busiest neighborhoods, from 60th Street in Midtown all the way to the Battery. The fees will be part of a new congestion pricing plan that is expected to be adopted as early […]

State Assembly ‘Ready To Go Forward On Congestion Pricing,’ Speaker Says | Gothamist

State Assembly ‘Ready To Go Forward On Congestion Pricing,’ Speaker Says | Gothamist

A day after several state legislators held an anti-congestion pricing rally in Manhattan, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie told reporters that congestion pricing would be included in the budget that is due to be passed by this Sunday. “We’re at the point where the Assembly members understand the need to fund the MTA,” Heastie said, according […]

Uber and Lyft push for congestion pricing as Seattle considers tax on ride-hailing companies | GeekWire

Uber and Lyft push for congestion pricing as Seattle considers tax on ride-hailing companies | GeekWire

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan’s team drafted a proposal last August for a new tax on ride-hailing companies, according to public records obtained by The Seattle Times. Details on the tax are scant but the documents suggest that the funds raised could go toward public transit or affordable housing. Mark Prentice, a spokesperson for the mayor, […]

Wild end to congestion pricing press event as Queens lawmakers clash with union members | QNS.com

Wild end to congestion pricing press event as Queens lawmakers clash with union members | QNS.com

Sparks flew as advocates of congestion pricing, most notably members of the Transport Workers Union (TWU), chanted to drown out the words of two Queens lawmakers at an anti-congestion pricing event in midtown Manhattan on Sunday. What started as a press conference at Tramway Plaza for eastern Queens civic leaders to voice opposition to the […]

Adopt value-based pricing for Singapore roads, Letters in Print News & Top Stories | The Straits Times

Adopt value-based pricing for Singapore roads, Letters in Print News & Top Stories | The Straits Times

The opening of new roads and underpasses will no doubt expand road capacity and ease traffic congestion in Singapore (New lane added to PIE ahead of Changi Jewel’s opening, March 19; and Rest of Lornie Highway to open on April 19, March 20). The question is: Who pays and how to charge a fair price? […]