November 24, 2020, 12pm PST
Many transportation problems are virtually unsolvable without efficient road and parking pricing. When people say "I oppose road tolls," they are really saying "I support traffic congestion." Here are responses to common objections.
September 19, 2019, 5am PDT
Cities significantly underprice their roads and parking facilities, forcing local taxpayers to subsidize out-of-town motorists. Municipal officials have an obligation to better manage these valuable public resources.
February 26, 2018, 10am PST
The results of a parking pilot project are in.
December 4, 2017, 9am PST
San Francisco could become the first U.S. city to use demand-based parking rates citywide.
October 20, 2016, 1pm PDT
The first comprehensive comparison of inter-city differences in parking prices shows huge variations in the price of parking in cities around the United States.
April 12, 2016, 5am PDT
The Cincinnati City Council is considering a budget for the eagerly anticipated Cincinnati Streetcar this week, revealing new details about the expected opening and early operations of the system.
Cincinnati Business Courier
February 5, 2016, 8am PST
The influence of Donald Shoup's classic book, "The High Cost of Free Parking," is becoming more and more apparent in more and more cities around the country.
April 15, 2015, 5am PDT
As the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) quickly approaches the May target for the launch of ParkDC, Greater Greater Washington takes a closer look at what the performance parking program will entail.
Greater Greater Washington
December 21, 2014, 7am PST
Washington D.C. is ready for a change in parking policy. The District Department of Transportation announced plans, so far mostly conceptual, to launch the parkDC value pricing system next summer.
June 24, 2014, 10am PDT
The SFPark two-year pilot has concluded, and the city recently released comprehensive data that make a good case for its success in almost every possible metric of parking management. Now can the city expand the program?
August 10, 2013, 9am PDT
The preliminary results are in for America's most ambitious experiment in demand-based parking pricing. Among the surprises: the average price at the spaces participating in San Francisco's pioneering program actually declined by 1 percent.
December 19, 2012, 8am PST
Contrary to many motorists' fears, San Francisco's demand-based parking pricing has reduced overall average hourly rates and ticket citations.
August 9, 2010, 9am PDT
After years of preparation, San Francisco has implemented a new system that will adjust the price of parking spots according to supply and demand.
February 1, 2010, 2pm PST
Los Angeles explores the possibility of selling off parking garages to manage a budget crisis.
August 28, 2009, 1pm PDT
Inspired by the revelation that Oakland, CA is stepping up their traffic and parking enforcement to make up a budget shortfall, Geoff Manaugh rethinks the entire process of how we fund our cities.
July 27, 2009, 6am PDT
A new study identifies innovative approaches to efficiently manage San Francisco's curbside parking supply, particularly in neighborhoods.
San Francisco County Transportation Authority
January 2, 2009, 12pm PST
In 2008, RAND Corp. conducted a study on mitigating traffic congestion in Los Angeles. They studied two types of strategies: conventional, e.g. signal timing, and market-based, e.g. increased the price of driving. The results were surprising.