Why mobility matters to personal life: the Galvin project to end congestion

This paper discusses practical, cost-effective solutions to traffic congestion that will significantly increase urban mobility through innovative engineering, value pricing, public-private partnerships, and innovations in performance and management. Adding innovative new capacity and improving the management of roads can eliminate chronic congestion. A substantial new industry is developing as the private sector captures the opportunity in the value of our time wasted in traffic and seeks to profit from affordable, uncongested tollways. Public-private partnerships to build and operate these toll facilities have sparked innovations in engineering and design, overcoming obstacles such as limited right-of-way and noise pollution. Capital markets also provide access to much needed investment capital and ensure that new highway capacity is built where it is most needed. In addition to adding road capacity, changing the way highways are managed can help to maximize the use of the capacity we have. The introduction of intelligent transportation system technologies can speed resolution to traffic delays, and electronic toll collection technologies can make extensive tolling practical. More importantly, variable pricing of lanes can keep traffic flowing all day by responding to changing demand.

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    Reason Foundation

    Los Angeles, California  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Balaker, T
  • Publication Date: 2007-7


  • English

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  • Pagination: 28p
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    • Issue Number: 62

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  • Accession Number: 01387038
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2012 10:01PM