road pricing

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road pricing

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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the practice of charging motorists for using certain stretches of road, in order to reduce congestion
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Poole said that congestion pricing also would prompt airlines to shift flights from peak periods and/or onto larger aircraft.
Experience with road pricing generally--and congestion pricing specifically--is growing around the globe.
WHEN road congestion pricing was introduced in London, both Coventry and Birmingham councils assured us that traffic congestion was not a problem and neither council found it necessary to consider such a scheme.
This paper considers some option of a congestion pricing model and explains its rationale and parametric estimation.
On traffic-related issues, UCLA School of Public Affairs professors Randal Crane and Paul Ong assigned the region a "D" for investment in road capacity, a "C-minus" for investment in and management of transit, a "D-plus" for congestion pricing and a "B-minus" for land use planning.
Denso thinks that as more cities are forced to charge to reduce congestion, this approach will offer a lower cost alternative to the current system of photographing every license plate that goes in and out of the congestion pricing area.
Replogle, transportation director for Environmental Defense, the value of congestion pricing as a device that will reduce pollution and provide greater transit options for the public depends heavily on how it is administered.
The Foundation says that an expanded programme of investment running at about pounds 2 billion a year is needed to meet demand, even with congestion pricing.
Interest in the usefulness of congestion pricing has been growing, as evidenced by several recent proposals.
Congestion pricing has been successfully used in Singapore for more than 25 years, an d London is planning to implement such a system early in 2003.
But the idea of congestion pricing is going nowhere fast in the Illinois General Assembly.