The Argument For Market-based Toll Roads

Two new technologies -- automated toll collection and market pricing for roadways -- make market-based toll systems even better at relieving traffic congestion.
May 7, 2004, 5am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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Driving on the nation's highways has nearly doubled over the past two decades, while road capacity has increased only 5%. No wonder we're stuck in traffic. Yet we can cut down on congestion by building more roads and imposing tolls... This can work without broad taxes if the nation shifts to a market-based toll system, according to Reason's Robert Poole, writing in the May 10 issue of Forbes.

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Published on Thursday, May 6, 2004 in Forbes
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