Tag: useage based pricing

Website, app for I-66 tolls failed to display price, some drivers paid $39 for trip | The Washington Post

Website, app for I-66 tolls failed to display price, some drivers paid $39 for trip | The Washington Post

Michelle Holland, a spokeswoman for VDOT, said there was a “maintenance issue” that a vendor, Transcore, which operates the tolling system, had with the system. The tolls are in place along a roughly nine-mile stretch of I-66 inside the Beltway, operating on a dynamic pricing system that changes every six minutes based on demand. Since […]

Cuomo says tolls can be placed on ‘any block’ in NYC | New York Post

Cuomo says tolls can be placed on ‘any block’ in NYC | New York Post

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is mulling a congestion pricing plan in Manhattan, said Monday the state is capable of placing tolls anywhere in the Big Apple. “We have the ability with technology to put tolling anywhere in the city — it’s not just the bridges, it’s just a gantry with a license plate reader that […]

‘Worst single traffic hot spot in nation’ to get I-95 express-lane extension with 10 more miles of tolls | richmond.com

‘Worst single traffic hot spot in nation’ to get I-95 express-lane extension with 10 more miles of tolls | richmond.com

The tolls on the lanes will be all electronic and will feature the same “dynamic pricing” as the existing lanes, in which tolls climb higher as usage increases. That feature, which also exists on the Interstate 66 express lanes, has drawn fire from some drivers, who have seen tolls exceed $40 during certain times. “It’s […]

‘Pay per Mile’ Road Pricing for Lorries on the way – and cars MUST follow too | Cars UK

‘Pay per Mile’ Road Pricing for Lorries on the way – and cars MUST follow too | Cars UK

Yes, road pricing is a regressive tax, but it is going to be the only way the government can protect the huge revenues it garners from fuel duty in a world where plug-in hybrids, BEVs and FCEVs dominate, and autonomous cars provide basic transport needs for many. Addressing congested roads with pricing which deters non-essential […]

Four Lessons From Our Year of Subway Hell | Village Voice

Four Lessons From Our Year of Subway Hell | Village Voice

2. Congestion Pricing Is Back August 13 could go down as one of the most important days in city history. It was the day the New York Times announced Cuomo was putting congestion pricing back on the table. Somewhat famously in transit circles, he called congestion pricing an idea “whose time has come.” “Clearly, everybody […]

As a driver, I would support pay-per-mile road pricing | The Independent

As a driver, I would support pay-per-mile road pricing | The Independent

You can see the problem though. Once we all have our electric personal transportation pods what will happen to the roads? Apart from some toll bridges, motorway sections, and the London congestion charge zone today, they are free to use at the point of use. Some method of prioritising essential and emergency traffic has to […]

MTA fare hike or congestion pricing are only options for funding agency, Cuomo says | am New York

MTA fare hike or congestion pricing are only options for funding agency, Cuomo says | am New York

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday railed against members of the New York State legislature, issuing them a veritable ultimatum: figure out a way to fund the MTA, or prepare for a fare hike. Cuomo, who has been advocating for congestion pricing to fund the agency and is expected to provide more details of the plan […]

Are $40 Toll Roads The Future? | NPR

Are $40 Toll Roads The Future? | NPR

How much would you pay to avoid traffic jams on your daily commute? $10? $20? How about $40? That’s how much a tollway in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C., charged for a short time last week. Outraged commuters call it highway robbery. But transportation officials say the high-priced toll is less about money and […]

Congestion pricing? Sure. But steer clear of those $40 Lexus lanes | Chicago Tribune

Congestion pricing? Sure. But steer clear of those $40 Lexus lanes | Chicago Tribune

IDOT says it hasn’t made up its mind whether to charge a flat toll rate for cars using the I-55 express lanes, or go the Virginia way, known as “dynamic pricing.” Dynamic pricing is a variation on congestion pricing, under which drivers pay a premium to travel in lanes that move faster. Those tolls can […]

Still have questions about the new I-66 toll lanes? We’re here to help. | The Washington Post

Still have questions about the new I-66 toll lanes? We’re here to help. | The Washington Post

How are the tolls set? With the dynamic pricing system, tolls are adjusted every six minutes according to traffic conditions to keep traffic free-flowing. Tolls increase as congestion rises and decrease as congestion lessens. The toll price is displayed on electronic signs before a driver enters the lanes. Because the toll prices are based on demand, it […]