'Mobility Pricing' on the Table in Vancouver

More study is needed, but the concept of driving people to drive around metropolitan Vancouver has passed its first test.
May 25, 2018, 7am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Justin McElroy reports that the Mobility Pricing Independent Commission recently presented a report on congestion pricing to the TransLink board of directors and the Metro Vancouver Mayors' Council.

The report supported the idea of congestion pricing, but called for Translink to study the idea further "to fully optimize the benefits for Metro Vancouver."

"The report outlines two different ways that mobility pricing could be implemented: through a series of fees and checkpoints throughout the region (predominately at bridges), or by distance-based fees," according to McElroy.

The report represents a preliminary first step toward the adoption of congestion pricing. If the concept survives what's expected to be a very difficult political process, it could be five to ten years before a system in implemented.

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Published on Thursday, May 24, 2018 in CBC News
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