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Congestion Pricing

Jillian Berman

Here's What Traffic Will Look Like In 2020 (It's Not Pretty) | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

Thousands of commuters suffered through agonizing traffic last year at the hands of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's administration. They were hard...

Matt Sledge

To Build Longest Floating Bridge, Washington State Tolls Route 520 | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.11.2012 | Business

Seattle and its suburbs are divided by Lake Washington, a 33.8-square-mile remnant of the ice ages. The lake presents a formidable obstacle to would-b...

Four Wheels Bad

Henry J. Stern | Posted 09.19.2011 | New York
Henry J. Stern

Truly committed car-haters try one scheme after another to make using a car in the city expensive, uncomfortable and, where they can, illegal.

It's Time to Enact Congestion Pricing in New York City

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Steven Cohen

We are going to see more people crowding the same old streets. We will need to find a way to ration street space and improve mass transit or we will become immobilized by gridlock.

Congestion Pricing: Paying Extra To Drive In The Fast Lane?

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Already plagued by the nation's third-worst traffic congestion with little hope of building a way out of gridlock, Chicago-area motorists need to seri...

Cruel Cuts Only Digging Us Deeper

Dave Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dave Palmer

Working New Yorkers are off to a very rough year, and the looming closure of bus and subway lines across the city may prove the cruelest cut of all.

Transit's New Ally?

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

New York State Senator Pedro Espada, ardent opponent of bridge tolls in the past, has now proposed a $2 toll on the East River Bridges.

Is Competition Good For The Public Sector?

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Moroz

The Secretary of Education's Race to the Top competitive grant program has opened fault lines between teachers unions, education reformers, school district leaders, mayors, and state-level politicians.

Beyond Green

Wendy Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wendy Gordon

It's not surprising, given the economic stresses on the American family, that many are seeing green in a more serious light -- not as a luxury, but as a necessity to integrate into all aspects of life.

Albany's Choice

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

By charging drivers a fee for driving into the central business district, we can prevent crippling service cuts and ensure that the MTA has a stable source of revenue for years to come.

Traffic Jams Can Help the Environment | DAVID OWEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Congestion isn't an environmental problem; it's a driving problem. Traffic jams can actually be environmentally beneficial if they turn subways, buses...

Sustainable Financing for Mass Transit in New York

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Steven Cohen

One of the key elements of the New York City metro area's dynamism is its mass transit system. Destroy that critical infrastructure and you begin to destroy the entire region's economy.

The Parking Meter Deal: Right Idea, Wrong Reasons

David Hoyt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Hoyt

What could be a long-term revenue generator for a city in budgetary crisis has been traded for a one-time fix in operating revenue.

Clean Trucks and Green Collar Jobs

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Arlene M. Roberts

With heightened concerns over global warming, clean air is increasingly associated with seaports.

Congestion Pricing by the Numbers

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Charging drivers a premium to enter a city center during peak hours has improved air quality and reduced traffic gridlock in urban pockets around the ...

How New York's Congestion Plan Collapsed

Earth Island Institute | Adam Federman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

For advocates of mass transit, congestion pricing is much more than just a way to reduce traffic or increase the efficiency of our roadways. It is a b...