Congestion Pricing

February 5, 2010, 9am PST
In April, 2008, the state assembly rejected Mayor Bloomberg's congestion pricing plan. In this recent panel, the experts agree that the revenue the project would have produced for improving city transportation infrastructure is vital to its future.
Streetsblog
January 23, 2010, 9am PST
Opponents of High-Occupancy-Toll lanes have long claimed that these lanes, often converted from High Occupancy Vehicle lanes like Miami's I-95, would encourage solo-drivers, especially wealthier ones, to pay to use the express lanes.
Streetsblog San Francisco
January 15, 2010, 10am PST
First proposed in 1993, a higher peak toll may finally be applied to the Bay Bridge: $6 would be charged 5-10am and 3-7pm, while $4 charged off-peak. Weekends will see a $5 toll, the same as the other state-owned regional bridges if approved 1/27.
San Francisco Chronicle
January 5, 2010, 6am PST
Mayor Bloomberg has joined an elite group of NYC members serving three terms. In this editorial, the Times suggests key planning and environmental issues that he should address if he is to make that term successful.
The New York Times - Opinion
October 12, 2009, 9am PDT
When it turns frustrated drivers to different modes like transit, walking, biking and carpooling, says writer David Owen.
The Wall St. Journal
September 30, 2009, 8am PDT
Stockholm's congestion charge is not only reducing traffic and greenhouse gas emissions, it's also increasing sales of alternative fuel vehicles.
The New York Times
September 28, 2009, 5am PDT
Though its flagship congestion pricing proposal was nixed by the state legislature, New York City's PlaNYC environmental plan is moving forward. Neal Peirce takes a look at its progress.
Citiwire
July 16, 2009, 9am PDT
An American-born transit planner who help usher in congestion pricing and smart transit card technology in London has been nominated to chair New York's transit system.
The New York Times
July 7, 2009, 2pm PDT
Charles Komanoff, an economist, analyst and activist in New York, has created an elaborate spreadsheet looking at the cost of congestion to the city. His conclusion? Free transit and congestion pricing would relieve traffic.
Reuters Blogs
June 14, 2009, 1pm PDT
The largest recipient of the U.S. DOT 2008 Urban Partnership Agreement are two freeways in LA County where carpool lanes will be converted to Express Lanes with dynamic pricing with additional, clean fuel buses, all funded by the $210 million grant.
Los Angeles Times
June 3, 2009, 2pm PDT
Is congestion pricing unfair to poor people? Rand has released an Environmental Defense Fund-sponsored report, "Equity and Congestion Pricing" that attempts to answer this question and report on other equity-related aspects of congestion pricing.
Environmental Defense Fund - Press Release
May 4, 2009, 11am PDT
Pricing road use by vehicle miles traveled (VMT) with higher fees for using congested roads could reduce travel time, claim researchers at Brookings.
Brookings
January 22, 2009, 6am PST
This editorial argues that the San Francisco isn't ready for a complex scheme that the public dislikes, raises little funding, and would send an 'unwelcome' message to visitors.
San Francisco Chronicle
January 12, 2009, 9am PST
Charles Komanoff reveals a revised new plan that aims to bring congestion pricing to New York City and use its revenue to reduce the price of transit.
Grist
January 8, 2009, 7am PST
In the first of two guest posts, UCLA researcher Eric A. Morris blogs on the logic behind congestion pricing.
The New York Times
January 2, 2009, 12pm PST
In 2008, RAND Corp. conducted a study on mitigating traffic congestion in Los Angeles. They studied two types of strategies: conventional, e.g. signal timing, and market-based, e.g. increased the price of driving. The results were surprising.
Gristmill Blog
December 31, 2008, 5am PST
The political climate in San Francisco might seem likely to approve the city's congestion pricing plan, but opposition is strong.
Los Angeles Times
December 24, 2008, 9am PST
In this op-ed, "San Francisco is not London", Steve Falk, the CEO of the S.F. Chamber of Commerce, explains why London-style congestion pricing is inappropriate for the downtown core - that it would only hurt businesses without reducing congestion.
San Francisco Chronicle
December 17, 2008, 7am PST
In this op-ed, the executive director of the San Francisco County Transportation Authority makes a case for congestion pricing in the City, though he is quick to indicate the SFCTA is only studying the concept to see if it could be applied there.
San Francisco Chronicle
November 25, 2008, 10am PST
Officials in San Francisco will be presented with reports today on possible ways to integrate congestion pricing and toll zones into the city. If approved, San Francisco would be the first city in the nation to implement congestion pricing.
San Francisco Chronicle