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Congestion Pricing

September 9, 2019, 7am PDT
If Gov. Gavin Newsom signs legislation by San Francisco Assemblyman Phil Ting, motorists who want to drive the 'world's most crooked street,' a huge tourist draw, will be forced to participate in a pilot 'reservation and pricing program.'
California Assembly Press Release
August 16, 2019, 7am PDT
The Overton Window is widening on the subject of congestion pricing.
Smart Cities Dive
July 31, 2019, 9am PDT
Congestion pricing is a popular subject of conversation in Seattle, even if the idea hasn't yet proven popular with voters. The city is looking for ways to lead on climate change by reducing emissions from transportation.
Crosscut
July 11, 2019, 10am PDT
A new task force is being assembled in Portland to implement new road pricing mechanisms that convinces people to ditch their cars for more efficient modes of travel, while also ensuring low-income communities don't bear too much of the burden.
The Oregonian
July 3, 2019, 11am PDT
An opinion piece by Josh Wilson makes a case for a congestion pricing plan tailored specifically for the realities of living and working in San Francisco.
The San Francisco Chronicle
June 29, 2019, 7am PDT
A large, powerful coalition of advocacy groups, local universities, and other organizations sent a letter to Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to consider congestion pricing for single-occupant automobile trips in the city's core.
Chicago Tribune
June 23, 2019, 1pm PDT
Writing from London in an Op-Ed for Seattle’s Crosscut, Chuck Wolfe argues for a contextual approach to a much-touted search for transportation equity.
Crosscut
June 20, 2019, 10am PDT
In the '90s, Keanu Reeves was hurtling down the roads and freeways of L.A. in a bus; 25 years later, city officials ponder ways to bring the city’s average bus speed above 10 mph.
Curbed Los Angeles
June 7, 2019, 12pm PDT
The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) recently commissioned a study to explore the potential impact of congestion pricing.
The Seattle Times
May 18, 2019, 1pm PDT
Just about no one in the D.C. regions wants to pay to alleviate traffic.
The Washington Post
May 16, 2019, 11am PDT
Construction of 10 miles of dual express lanes on I-10 received the go-ahead last month after a TIFIA loan closed for $225 million of the $925 million project planned by the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority.
Inland Empire Community News
May 15, 2019, 7am PDT
More evidence that express (toll) lanes benefit public transit when buses operate in the corridor. Riders on Georgia's Xpress buses, which use the Northwest Corridor Express Lanes, saw trip times reduced by 15 minutes.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
May 14, 2019, 8am PDT
Connecticut political leaders are heading toward a vote that would implement tolling on several of the state's highways to help fund transportation infrastructure projects around the state.
WNPR
May 12, 2019, 11am PDT
New York City might need some courage to go through with its idea sto charge drivers to enter parts of Manhattan. Luckily there are International models of success to choose from.
Fast Company
May 7, 2019, 12pm PDT
Bustang, the interregional bus service launched by the Colorado Department of Transportation in 2015, will have a station in the middle of Interstate 25 as part of a $350 million plan to add toll lanes between Johnstown and Fort Collins.
The Coloradoan
April 29, 2019, 6am PDT
The goal of transportation networks should be to provide integrated and efficient services, which requires looking beyond particular modes.
Governing
April 18, 2019, 2pm PDT
With cordon pricing coming to Manhattan in 2021, New Jersey motorists who pay up to $15 in bridge or tunnel tolls don't want to have to pay another $10 to $14 to drive into the Central District Business tolling zone, but exemptions come with a price.
The New York Times
April 9, 2019, 10am PDT
Applying a cordon toll as low as $4 in Los Angeles would result in a 20% reduction in traffic congestion and modest increases in transit ridership, walking, and biking, according to a new study from the Southern California Association of Governments.
Los Angeles Times
April 8, 2019, 6am PDT
Cordon pricing applied to Manhattan's Central Business District, approved by the state legislature on March 31 and signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on April 1, has the ability to be a game changer for other cities considering similar programs.
The New York Times
April 5, 2019, 5am PDT
A New York Times article marks the historic significance of congestion pricing—gone are the days of treating roads like they're free while ignoring their costs.
The New York Times