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San Francisco needs congestion pricing — and not just for downtown driving | SFChronicle

San Francisco needs congestion pricing — and not just for downtown driving | SFChronicle

Safer streets, less pollution, better transit, bustling business districts — San Francisco can have it all. Yet surging automobile traffic on our city streets is driving ever-increasing public health and safety impacts — and climate-changing carbon emissions. The sane response is to expand public transit and lower the cost to consumers, yet the San In […]

MTA And City Move Forward On Congestion Pricing | Gothamist

MTA And City Move Forward On Congestion Pricing | Gothamist

The MTA and the city’s Department of Transportation (DOT) are moving forward with preparations for implementing congestion pricing. For now, that means issuing a “Memorandum of Understanding” (MOU) on what the next steps are to get the program up and running. This is so both agencies are on the same page when it comes to […]

Opinion: Congestion Pricing is Just One Step Toward Reclaiming City Streets | CITYLIMITS.org

Opinion: Congestion Pricing is Just One Step Toward Reclaiming City Streets | CITYLIMITS.org

New York recently took two big steps forward in its fight to make New York City streets safer, more equitable, and better for city life. On March 31, the State Legislature passed a budget that includes funding to establish a congestion pricing zone for motor vehicles driving below 60th Street in Manhattan. Almost two months […]

Dori: Congestion pricing vote will be taxation without representation | KIRO Radio

Dori: Congestion pricing vote will be taxation without representation | KIRO Radio

You and I must stop the financial tsunami of tolling every single road in this region through congestion pricing. Jenny Durkan has declared that she wants to toll Seattle’s streets before the end of her first term in 2021. That lines up perfectly with the 20-year timetable that I told you about in 2001. This […]

North Texas Tollway Authority is most improved, especially when compared to TxDOT’s ‘managed lanes’ | Dallas News

North Texas Tollway Authority is most improved, especially when compared to TxDOT’s ‘managed lanes’ | Dallas News

A decade ago, the No. 1 villain in the life of The Watchdog was the North Texas Tollway Authority. I received so many complaints from readers about the NTTA over-billing commuters for late toll charges — $500 in fees and penalties for an unpaid $19 toll bill, for instance — that I helped organize a […]

Seattle narrows congestion pricing options | K5 News

Seattle narrows congestion pricing options | K5 News

Officials within the City of Seattle say they are committed to racial and social justice as they study congestion pricing. A 48-page summary report of the work done so far points out the average Seattle household spends 15 percent of its budget on transportation. However, that increases to as much as 30 percent for low-income […]

SDOT unveils early research on congestion tolling in Seattle | MYNorthwest

SDOT unveils early research on congestion tolling in Seattle | MYNorthwest

To get a better sense of what it’s working with, SDOT reviewed 11 different pricing tools. It ultimately narrowed that list down to four, based on criteria like equity, implementation, congestion relief, and climate health. The study did note that it also wasn’t entirely ruling out the seven other models, and that the city may […]

Ballot: Drivers oppose thought of paying toll to enter DC | Infosurhoy

Ballot: Drivers oppose thought of paying toll to enter DC | Infosurhoy

Last month, New York City approved a similar downtown congestion toll, designed to make people think twice before adding to traffic. On Tuesday, D.C. Council members voted in favor of a congestion-pricing study that will cost about $500,000. “Traffic is already a constant inconvenience for District residents, and with the arrival of autonomous vehicles in […]

63% of DC-area residents oppose congestion pricing, survey finds | Smart Cities Dive

63% of DC-area residents oppose congestion pricing, survey finds | Smart Cities Dive

Dive Brief: Nearly two-thirds of Washington, DC-area residents oppose the idea of congestion pricing in the city, according to a poll from The Washington Post and George Mason University’s Schar School. Only 34% of respondents supported the idea, compared to 63% who opposed. Support was highest among District residents, with 40% of respondents from inside […]

Could Congestion Pricing Help Curb U.S. Traffic? | Fortune

Could Congestion Pricing Help Curb U.S. Traffic? | Fortune

Congestion charges—fees paid by drivers to enter highly trafficked areas in peak times—are coming to America. As part of the state budget, New York lawmakers have approved a daily charge on motor vehicles entering Manhattan below 61st Street. The plan is scheduled to go into effect in 2021, with the proceeds used to fix N.Y.C.’s […]