Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Congestion Tolls

If you go over to Knowledge Problem (http://www.knowledgeproblem.com) there is a nice summary of a New York Times article on congestion pricing, which is essentially charging drivers variable road user fees (tolls) depending on the amount of traffic at a given time. Basically congestion tolls would spread traffic out over the course of a days or days and make road usage more efficient in terms of speed travelled and the number of traffic delays.

Here's a link to a site with all sorts of nice information on congestion tolls:

For those brave few who really want to sink their teeth into transportation issues I highly recommend Street Smarts, edited by Gabriel Roth.

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