Recent Streetsblog USA posts about Congestion Pricing

An Animated Argument For Congestion Pricing

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In 1951, Milton Friedman coauthored a paper on road pricing. It would be a mere footnote in both Friedman’s career and in the intellectual history of road pricing, if not for one sci-fi flourish: The authors propose painting radioactive material alongside expressways, so that road operators can charge drivers using car-mounted geiger counters. Obviously, this […]

Absent a Transportation Bill, DOT Can Innovate All On Its Own

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As Deron Lovaas said this morning on NRDC’s Switchboard blog, “If recent events are any indicator, it might take Congress a while to agree on a policy that will put our underfunded, inefficient, oil-dependent transportation program on the right track.” Well now, that’s an understatement. Between the uncertainty of the supercommittee and the bicameral bickering […]