Congestion Pricing

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Clearer Thinking About Transportation Pricing

It’s time to reform transportation pricing to reduce traffic congestion, crashes, and pollution, and improve non-auto travel options. Raise my prices, please!

February 13, 2024 - Todd Litman

Yellow taxis and white cars in traffic on New York City street.

Congestion Pricing: New York City’s Next Hero

Big problems need big solutions.

January 24, 2024 - Marcelo Remond

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Planning Year in Review 2023: Zoning Reform, a Rail Revolution, and Climate Realities

Last year’s most talked-about planning issues and news.

January 8, 2024 - Diana Ionescu

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NYC MTA Approves Congestion Pricing Details

The program, which calls for a $15 fee for most vehicles, requires a final MTA board vote in two months.

December 13, 2023 - Gothamist

Blurred view of NEw York City traffic near Times Square with yellow cabs and black cars.

Report Reveals Proposed NYC Congestion Pricing Details

The draft proposal indicates most drivers would pay $15 to enter the Central Business District.

December 1, 2023 - NY1 News

Intersection on Manhattan street with yellow cabs and black cars waiting for stoplight.

Op-Ed: Why NYC Needs a Comprehensive Plan

The city’s congestion pricing program could change transportation and land use in radical ways. A comprehensive plan would make the most of those changes.

November 30, 2023 - Crain's New York Business

View of rush hour traffic on Brooklyn Bridge at golden hour.

The Promise of Congestion Pricing

New York's long-awaited congestion pricing program could break open the controversial practice in the United States.

November 20, 2023 - Bloomberg CityLab

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NYC Speed Cameras Tricked by Souvenir License Plates

A new way to skirt the city’s speeding laws: novelty license plates.

October 5, 2023 - StreetsBlog NYC

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Sadik-Khan: NYC Congestion Pricing Program Potentially ‘Transformative’—If Done Right

The former transportation commissioner says the city must ensure the program isn’t “all stick and no carrot to succeed.

September 18, 2023 - Curbed

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The ‘Three Pillars’ of Carbon Reduction, According to Caltrans

The California Department of Transportation released its draft carbon reduction strategy last month to apply for Carbon Reduction Program funds included in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Road pricing plays a prominent role.

August 9, 2023 - CalTrans

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Watch Out for Green Class Backlash

Low emission zones, like that implemented in London, face backlash from critics on all sides of the political spectrum for impacting the poorest drivers and putting a burden on small businesses.

August 1, 2023 - Joan Fitzgerald

View of busy traffic on Williamsburg Bridge in Brooklyn, New York City

New York Officials Balk at Congestion Pricing Lawsuits

The cordon pricing program ‘is going to happen,’ said New York Governor Kathy Hochul.

July 26, 2023 - StreetsBlog NYC

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Toll Lane Rebellion Fails to Materialize in Southern California

The 405 Express Lanes will open in Orange County later this year despite the warnings from a former Huntington Beach mayor of a resident-led rebellion in response to road pricing. But will the toll lanes mitigate congestion? Academics weigh in.

July 25, 2023 - Los Angeles Times

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Staten Island Sues Over Congestion Pricing, Too

The borough’s president says the plan would bring more traffic to Staten Island and unjustly burden its residents with air pollution and tolls.

July 25, 2023 - WABC

Traffic on the George Washington Bridge between New York City and New Jersey

New Jersey Takes New York to Court Over Congestion Pricing

The state is suing to stop New York City’s proposed congestion pricing program, which New Jersey Governor Philip Murphy says would unfairly penalize Garden State residents.

July 23, 2023 - The New York Times

Intersection on Manhattan street with yellow cabs and black cars waiting for stoplight.

The Urbanist Case Against Congestion Pricing

And why it is wrong.

July 18, 2023 - Michael Lewyn

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Report Proposes $15 Peak Hour, $3 Off-Peak Toll for New York Congestion Pricing Plan

As New York City’s congestion pricing program gets closer to implementation, a proposed pricing scheme would charge $15 at peak traffic hours.

July 18, 2023 - StreetsBlog NYC

Cars in line at New York City tollbooths

How Will Congestion Pricing Impact New York Transit?

The city’s new congestion pricing program, scheduled to take effect next year, could mean billions in new transit funding.

July 10, 2023 - Gothamist

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Another Step Forward for NYC Congestion Pricing

A federal Finding of No Significant Impact moves the program closer to implementation, which could happen as early as May 2024.

June 30, 2023 - Mass Transit

Traffic on the 405 interstate freeway through the Sepulveda Pass at Getty Center Drive in Los Angeles, California

Congestion Pricing Could Be Coming to L.A.

The infamously car-centric city is weighing a proposed congestion pricing pilot program to reduce traffic and encourage public transit use.

May 30, 2023 - Los Angeles Times

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