Anyone aware of a jurisdiction in the United States that is currently using congestion :-# pricing in any form? How about gas stations seeking to limit peak hour congestion due to extraordinarily low prices :-0 ?
The One said:Anyone aware of a jurisdiction in the United States that is currently using congestion :-# pricing in any form? How about gas stations seeking to limit peak hour congestion due to extraordinarily low prices :-0 ?
AubieTurtle said:I've always thought it was odd that EZPass requires such low speeds. I work for a tollway and our cruise cards read at much higher speeds. It isn't unusual for traffic to flow through the toll plaza at 70. I guess our card readers are set to be more sensitive than most.
There is talk in Georgia about HOT lanes and congestion pricing but I don't know how much good it will do without alternatives. At least it will raise money from those using the roads instead of coming out of the general fund.
The One said:2. Sticker zones (Like London and Mexico City) vehicles traveling through designated areas (registered inside = free sticker) are required to obtain and display a sticker at a yearly cost when registering a vehicle. May only apply to vehicles registered in the specific county (keep vacationers happy but not residents).
I know, I know, equal protection, interstate commerce acts and a host of other legal issues may effect this one.......just humor me on this......
PlannerGirl said:I know the Washington DC metro area is looking at doing this and I expect it to go over well but like NYC some of the metro lines are already overfull at peak times so I am not sure what they expect to do besides raise money.
There is also talk of making a lane of the beltway HOT not just the roads in and out of the City.
The One said:Yes, or those pesky personal freedom types who oppose all kinds of taxes, even the defacto kind.... ;-) You seem to think it would be no problem to ask gas station owners in a congested area to flex their prices based on the time of day. Got any examples? I like the sticker idea a great deal and believe it would at least help take some pressure off a specified area, but could also increase vehicle miles traveled and pressure in other traffic areas...... :-# , but maybe that's a problem for regional planners..... :-D