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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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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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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

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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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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

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NJ v. U.S. DOT: Cordon Pricing in Manhattan

The State of New Jersey filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Transportation on Friday to halt the Manhattan cordon pricing project approved in June by the FHWA, charging that they violated the National Environmental Protection Act.

July 24, 2023 - NJBIZ Journal

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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

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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

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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

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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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NYC Congestion Pricing Plan Gains Federal Approval

The program would be the first cordon pricing scheme in the United States.

May 10, 2023 - Route Fifty

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Misinformation, Threats Follow Oxford’s ‘Traffic Filtering’ Plan

A plan to limit the number of automobiles in Oxford and Oxfordshire has provoked a very contemporary form of resistance—online misinformation and threats.

December 28, 2022 - Cities Today

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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

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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

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Plan for Emissions-Free Zone Takes Shape in Seattle

The city of Seattle is working on a plan to create a zero-emissions zone to mitigate urban pollution and reduce carbon emissions in dense, congested parts of the city.

November 4, 2021 - The Urbanist

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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

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Congestion Pricing Study Taking Shape in Los Angeles

New York City is the furthest along with a congestion pricing scheme, but San Francisco and Los Angeles are catching up in California.

February 18, 2021 - The Source

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Congestion Pricing Scheme Up for Discussion in San Francisco

The public is providing feedback for the idea of a congestion pricing scheme that could charge as much as $12 to drive into Downtown San Francisco.

October 5, 2020 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Shrinking Highways: Could the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway Be the First?

Highways have been razed, replaced with boulevards, and streets have been placed on road diets, but what about lane reductions on interstate highways? That's one recommendation in a report released Thursday by a panel of experts on the BQE.

February 3, 2020 - The New York Times

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