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Will the Bay Bridge’s surge pricing come to other bridges? | The Mercury News

Will the Bay Bridge’s surge pricing come to other bridges? | The Mercury News

Q: Has any other area had luck in managing traffic with surge pricing for bridge tolls? The San Mateo Bridge is super congested between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m.  Perhaps a discounted rate for crossing before 6 a.m. might help manage traffic patterns. I hope I don’t have to get going that early on my […]

D.C. Council: No more free rides on Circulator | The Washington Post

D.C. Council: No more free rides on Circulator | The Washington Post

Enjoy those free Circulator rides while you can. The D.C. Council on Tuesday cut Mayor Muriel E. Bowser’s request for $3.1 million from the fiscal 2020 budget, killing the mayor’s plan to keep Circulator rides free indefinitely. While the free-ride funding was eliminated from the $15.5 billion spending plan, the budget does include money for […]

District of Columbia Council Proposes Congestion Pricing Study | Transport Topics

District of Columbia Council Proposes Congestion Pricing Study | Transport Topics

Leaders representing the District of Columbia have proposed allocating $475,000 to study congestion pricing for vehicles moving in and around the nation’s capital. The Committee on Transportation and the Environment, led by D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh, proposed the study during a markup hearing on the budget May 2. The District Department of Transportation would be […]

Uber, Lyft account for two-thirds of traffic increase in SF over six years, study shows | San Francisco Chronicle

Uber, Lyft account for two-thirds of traffic increase in SF over six years, study shows | San Francisco Chronicle

A similar study that the Transportation Authority published last year looked more broadly at swelling traffic from 2010 to 2016, and found that transportation network companies comprised about half of it, with the other half stemming from job and population growth. Wednesday’s study narrowly measured the correlation between ride-hailing services and increased congestion. Uber and […]

City Residents Oppose Congestion Pricing, But Opinions Usually Shift In Favor | NPR

City Residents Oppose Congestion Pricing, But Opinions Usually Shift In Favor | NPR

New York City is preparing to become the first urban area in the U.S. to adopt congestion pricing — a fee for drivers entering the city center, designed to reduce gridlock and help fund the city’s struggling subway system. And nearly two years before the fees are put in place, a poll by Quinnipiac University […]

Congestion Pricing Could Give Lift to Some Home Values | Mansion Global

Congestion Pricing Could Give Lift to Some Home Values | Mansion Global

Congestion pricing won’t make only driving in New York City more expensive. Research suggests it also could boost residential real-estate prices inside the pricing zone. Last month, in a move intended to lighten traffic and raise revenue for the city’s subways, the New York State government agreed to levy congestion fees on cars navigating Manhattan […]

Price war in premium phone segment heats up in India | liveMint

Price war in premium phone segment heats up in India | liveMint

In a sign of intense competition in the premium smartphone segment in India, the price gaps among the top brands are narrowing ahead of the launch of OnePlus 7 series on May 14. Apple, Samsung and Google have recently cut the prices of their premium smartphones in India. Apple has even reduced the price of […]

Call It ‘Decongestion Pricing’ | eBroadsheet

Call It ‘Decongestion Pricing’ | eBroadsheet

A gaggle of elected and appointed officials gathered on Staten Island on Sunday morning to announce their support for changing a decades-old tolling policy on the Verrazzano Bridge, which may have a significant benefit for traffic congestion in Lower Manhattan. U.S. Congressman Jerry Nadler and City Council member Margaret Chin(both of whom represent Lower Manhattan) […]

A commission on congestion pricing? Good luck with that | Times Union

A commission on congestion pricing? Good luck with that | Times Union

Raise your hand if you want to serve on the new Congestion Pricing Commission. As part of the state budget, the Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo agreed to impose a flat tax on anyone who drives into Manhattan below 60th Street. But the job of deciding who pays, who doesn’t pay and how much they […]

Autonomous vehicles make congestion pricing even more critical | TechCrunch

Autonomous vehicles make congestion pricing even more critical | TechCrunch

Autonomous vehicles will soon be ubiquitous on city streets. Before this happens, we should ask ourselves: Will they whisk us quickly through cities or make traffic worse? A car is a car, whether self-driving or people driven—taking up a great deal more space than busses, streetcars, or trains—so let’s make sure the cost is right. […]