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Congestion Pricing Is Coming to New York. New Jersey Wants Revenge. | The New York Times

Congestion Pricing Is Coming to New York. New Jersey Wants Revenge. | The New York Times

New York and New Jersey are neighbors, but they have not always treated each other in a neighborly way. Their proximity and pride have led to plenty of fights — over who can lay claim to Ellis Island (both actually), which state has the best pizza (still raging) and the proper way to get gasoline […]

How smart congestion pricing will benefit New Yorkers | EDF

How smart congestion pricing will benefit New Yorkers | EDF

Last week, New York became the first American city to adopt congestion pricing—a move that should benefit both the city’s crumbling transit system and the environment. In highly dense areas such as lower Manhattan – where valuable road space is quite limited by its urban geography — congestion pricing allows for a better management for […]

Lyft & Uber Reject Transportation Safety Study, Researchers Support Congestion Pricing | EfficientGov

Lyft & Uber Reject Transportation Safety Study, Researchers Support Congestion Pricing | EfficientGov

Local Governments Consider Congestion Pricing The researchers advise local governments to use their findings to consider their developing regulations permitting and creating revenue from ride sharing. If they are leading to more accidents and fatalities, we should be talking about engaging congestion taxes, or should we enhance safety if we don’t want to reduce the […]

Decongestion pricing could help fix traffic in the Washington region | Greater Greater Washington

Decongestion pricing could help fix traffic in the Washington region | Greater Greater Washington

State lawmakers recently sealed a deal to make New York City the first city in the country to implement decongestion pricing, a toll charged on cars entering certain parts of the city. The measure is intended to cut down on the city’s infamous gridlock traffic while also raising much-needed revenue to improve and maintain its […]

Philadelphia among cities considering congestion pricing | Smart Cities Dive

Philadelphia among cities considering congestion pricing | Smart Cities Dive

Dive Brief: Philadelphia is among the cities considering a congestion pricing plan similar to New York’s, according to an article in The New York Times, examining whether other cities would follow New York’s lead. A spokesperson for Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney is quoted, noting this is the first time the city is seriously considering such […]

Congestion pricing program looms for San Francisco | Curbed SF

Congestion pricing program looms for San Francisco | Curbed SF

New York City has a new plan to place tolls on some of its busiest public streets in hopes of relieving paralyzing Manhattan traffic—a move that could increase pressure on San Francisco to follow suit. San Francisco has considered so-called “congestion pricing,” a toll that would dispel traffic during the busiest times on key roadways, […]

Congestion pricing could spread to other cities — Yeger loses committee post for Palestine comments — NYPD halts 50-a usage | POLITICO

Congestion pricing could spread to other cities — Yeger loses committee post for Palestine comments — NYPD halts 50-a usage | POLITICO

NYT EDITORIAL BOARD: “There is a lot to like in New York State’s $175 billion budget. Democrats, in commanding control of the Legislature for the first time in a half-century, agreed on Sunday on sweeping changes that had been blocked for years when Republicans ran the State Senate…despite the messy way the budget was passed, […]

Congestion pricing triggers hustle for discounts, exemptions | Crain’s New York Business

Congestion pricing triggers hustle for discounts, exemptions | Crain’s New York Business

Commercial truckers want out of New York City’s first-in-the-nation congestion pricing. So do advocates for the disabled, taxi drivers and swaths of the suburbs. Whether they’ll win hinges on a battle of wills belonging to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Mayor Bill de Blasio and a yet-to-be-named six-member panel that will decide who pays what in a […]

Uber puts a larger fare if it knows you will pay | Tech Juice

Uber puts a larger fare if it knows you will pay | Tech Juice

The surge pricing on the popular ride-hailing service is not as simple as some people might have thought. According to a new report from Forbes, Uber, the US-based ride-sharing service, charges a larger fare if, through machine learning and artificial intelligence, it gets to know that the users would be willing to pay the increased […]

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 […]