Congestion Pricing

Skyline

New Jersey Governor Seeks to Stop NYC Congestion Pricing

The governor calls the plan a ‘cash grab,’ claiming New Jersey residents did not have adequate opportunities for input.

October 13, 2022 - The New York Times

Virginia Toll Lanes

Meet Virginia’s Newest Variable Toll Lanes

Recently opened express lanes on a nine-mile stretch of Interstate 66 will now charge variable tolls based on traffic congestion.

September 29, 2022 - WTOP

Cars on a New York City street

New Yorkers Weigh in on Congestion Pricing

Hundreds of people signed up to speak at the city’s first public meeting on the long-delayed plan to charge drivers entering Manhattan’s Central Business District.

August 29, 2022 - Gothamist

Traffic in Manhattan New York

Congestion Pricing Details Emerge From MTA’s Environmental Assessment

After more than a decade of delays and reversals, congestion pricing is expected to take effect in Manhattan in late 2023 or early 2024.

August 12, 2022 - Gothamist

Aerial view of four-lane Interstate 270 in Maryland, USA

Feds Block Maryland Toll Lane Project

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan says the state was “blindsided” by the decision, which further delays the $7.6 billion plan.

August 10, 2022 - Maryland Matters

Traffic in Manhattan New York

Manhattan Congestion Pricing Could Start in 2023

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has resubmitted its environmental impact assessment to federal officials, who sent the agency over 400 additional questions earlier this year.

July 7, 2022 - Gothamist

Lincoln Tunnel

Congestion Pricing Would Make New Yorkers Drive Less, Ride Transit More, Survey Says

Almost half of New Yorkers would drive less if a long-awaited congestion pricing plan is implemented in Manhattan, according to a recent poll.

June 14, 2022 - AMNY

Chicago Commute

Planning for Congestion Relief

The third and final installment of Planetizen's examination of the role of the planning profession in both perpetuating and solving traffic congestion.

May 12, 2022 - James Brasuell

Houston, Texas

A Market Urbanism Manifesto

In his new book on market urbanism, Scott Beyer describes market urbanism and to compares it to the status quo.

January 11, 2022 - Michael Lewyn

Bend, Oregon

Oregon DOT Projects Little Decline in Driving Despite Climate Pledge

Financial projections from the state's Department of Transportation suggest the agency does not anticipate a marked reduction in driving in the next decade.

December 17, 2021 - Willamette Week

Interstate 65 Louisville

Evidence for Tolls as a 'Surefire' Traffic Congestion Fix

Traffic on a Louisville freeway fell by half after a toll was implemented. Could this be the best way to reduce traffic congestion?

November 19, 2021 - City Observatory

Congestion

What Will It Take for the U.S. to Kick the Car Habit?

Government played a big role in creating the car-centric United States that exists today. Climate change requires that government take the lead in reducing automobile dominance.

September 14, 2021 - Vox

Northern California Toll Lane

What Is Congestion Pricing?

Congestion pricing raises the cost of driving on certain roadways at certain times, reducing traffic,encouraging alternate transportation modes, and generating revenue from the use of infrastructure.

September 13, 2021 - Diana Ionescu

Public Meeting Speaker

The Consequences of Community Engagement

Long, onerous environmental review processes focused on public input can cause major delays and cost increases for infrastructure and transportation projects.

September 9, 2021 - Governing

Manhattan, New York City, New York

Environmental Assessment for Manhattan Congestion Pricing Scheduled Until December 2022

An idea approved in 2019 which spent the last two years stuck in Trump and Covid limbo, will only now begin a slow march toward final approval.

August 23, 2021 - StreetsBlog NYC

AirTrain Newark Airport

How Cuomo's Resignation Affects Transit Projects

With the governor stepping down, the state's transit agencies have an opportunity to reevaluate controversial projects and shift their priorities.

August 19, 2021 - Curbed

View east along Maryland State Route 927 (Montrose Road) at Interstate 270 (Washington National Pike) in Potomac, Montgomery Cou

Maryland Beltway Project Tentatively Moves Forward

The state transit authority has granted preliminary approval to the revised plan to expand the Capital Beltway and add new high-occupancy and toll lanes.

June 21, 2021 - DCist

Traffic in Manhattan New York

Op-Ed: Now is the Time for Congestion Pricing in NYC

The city's plan to charge vehicles entering Manhattan's central business district could reduce traffic and raise $1 billion a year for the city's transportation infrastructure.

April 26, 2021 - New York Daily News

7th Street, NW, Washington D.C.

Opinion: Post-Pandemic Recovery Cannot Privilege Car Owners

Robust investment in the region's public transportation network can ensure a more equitable and sustainable path forward.

March 25, 2021 - Greater Greater Washington

Seattle Gasworks Park

Seattle's 'Electrification Blueprint' Sets Ambitious Goals

The city's new transportation plan focuses on eliminating carbon emissions in its transportation sector, reducing congestion, and boosting public transit.

March 25, 2021 - The Seattle Times

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