Little Support for Congestion Pricing in the D.C. Area

Just about no one in the D.C. regions wants to pay to alleviate traffic.
May 18, 2019, 1pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"A clear majority of Washington-area residents oppose congestion pricing — charging drivers a toll to enter the District during high-traffic times to ease congestion," report Luz Lazo and Emily Guskin, sharing the results of a recent Washington Post poll.

"The survey finds that 63 percent of residents oppose the idea, nearly double the 34 percent who say they support it."

As New York City has taken several significant steps toward the idea of charging drivers to enter urban areas (a concept also known as cordon pricing), officials in other parts of the country have also floated the idea. Advocates for congestion pricing won't be pleased with these poll results in the region surrounding the nation's capital.

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Published on Friday, May 17, 2019 in The Washington Post
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