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Eno Transportation Weekly

Category: congestion pricing

Pricing Strategies to De-Congest Cities

March 8, 2019 – In the country’s two biggest metropolitan areas, political leaders took big steps toward full-scale congestion pricing strategies last week.

Overdue and Overlooked: Congestion Pricing

January 9, 2019 – While no silver bullet will fix the woes of urban mobility and access, transportation economists believe that congestion pricing strategies come close. This month, Eno will launch a project to evaluate best practices in congestion pricing techniques.

Defining the Success of Modern Airline Deregulation and Competition

November 2, 2018 – The Brookings Center on Regulation and Markets hosted scholars and a former airline executive on October 30 to discuss the legacy of Airline Deregulation Act (which marked 40 years since enactment last Wednesday) and the current state of American passenger aviation.

Charging for Congestion in New York

In major metropolitan areas like New York, transportation challenges dominate headlines and for good reason. The data firm Inrix recently named New York the third worst-congested city in the world, ahead of Sao Paulo, Bangkok, and Jakarta. At the same time, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a “state of emergency” for the city’s transit system. As it was in London, now is the time for bold action.

Bringing MPOs Into the FAST Era

February 2, 2018 – The policy and practice under which metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) operate has not kept up with shifts in federal policy. It is time to update the role MPOs play.

Preparing Our Towns & Cities for a Fleet of Self-Driving Vehicles

A substantial shift in transportation options is emerging, with various technologies advancing to market for connected and highly automated vehicles (C/AVs). Our nation’s $1,000 per capita annual crash costs may plummet – as technologists and manufacturers work hard to publicly deliver communicating and self-driving vehicles.

Roads and Restaurants: The Need for Effective Pricing

Have you ever eaten at a restaurant with no prices for the food? This happens regularly at all-inclusive resorts. Since you have prepaid for all food, you can order as much as you like from the menu every time you sit down to eat.

They Pay Farmers Not to Grow Crops, Don’t They?

Despite the odd title, this is an optimistic report. Before describing a breakthrough in how to reduce urban traffic congestion, let me summarize the problems with current strategies. We are all travelers.

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