Tag: useage based pricing

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 […]

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 […]

Hold on to your wallet if you drive into Seattle: mayor proposes congestion pricing | KVI.com

Hold on to your wallet if you drive into Seattle: mayor proposes congestion pricing | KVI.com

Seattle (April 5) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan will announce new bold short- and long-term steps that the City will take to advance towards it’s greenhouse gas reduction goals to reach its commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement. Transportation and buildings are the leading causes of climate emissions. As part of the strategy to […]

KIRO Radio hosts react to congestion pricing in Seattle | KIRO Radio

KIRO Radio hosts react to congestion pricing in Seattle | KIRO Radio

Part of Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan’s plan to reduce traffic and greenhouse gases is to implement congestion pricing by 2021. The city will study congestion pricing in downtown neighborhoods. Results could come as early as later this year. Here’s how the hosts of KIRO Radio reacted to the news: John Curley You’re gonna be shocked, […]

The subways are a mess. Can congestion pricing help? | CSNY

The subways are a mess. Can congestion pricing help? | CSNY

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has put his considerable political clout behind congestion pricing, which would implement fees for drivers entering the southern half of Manhattan in order to improve traffice while also raising much-needed revenue to fix the city’s aging subway system. The proposal has divided state lawmakers in Albany, and it’s unclear whether there’s enough […]

Will Congestion Pricing and Larger Tolls Raise Funds and Ease Traffic? | Construction Equipment

Will Congestion Pricing and Larger Tolls Raise Funds and Ease Traffic? | Construction Equipment

In an effort to ease traffic and find new funding for road repairs and maintenance, cities and local municipalities around the country are adding new tolls and congestion pricing to high-density roadways. In theory, it sounds like a viable plan. Last December, Virginia’s Department of Transportation put in place a new ‘dynamic’ toll pricing system […]

New York City Needs Congestion Pricing Now More Than Ever | NRDC

New York City Needs Congestion Pricing Now More Than Ever | NRDC

But now, there’s a ray of hope: A comprehensive, progressive congestion pricing strategy currently being discussed could help resolve all these issues simultaneously. The Move NY Fair Plan, backed by a diverse coalition of citizens, advocates, planners, political leaders, labor unions, and more, proposes a simple cordon-style charging system that would collect congestion fees from […]

3 Far-Flung Cities Offer Clues to Unsnarling Manhattan’s Streets | The New York Times

3 Far-Flung Cities Offer Clues to Unsnarling Manhattan’s Streets | The New York Times

The idea translates easily into any language: Charge drivers for using congested streets and watch them change their habits. It has become an increasingly attractive tool for major metropolises overwhelmed by the traffic strangling their streets. But actually carrying out congestion pricing has been anything but easy — at least in three cities that are […]