TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS IN MADISON, WISCONSIN: PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS OF PRICING PROGRAMS FOR ROADS AND PARKING IN CONJUNCTION WITH TRANSIT CHANGES

Several alernative combinations of road and parking pricing strategies along with transit improvements are analyzed for Madison, Wisconsin, a community of about 200,000 people. The combinations differ as to the type of traffic that is the focus of restraint, the extent of area involved, and the level of transit improvements. The author estimates costs for the necessary transit service expansion as well as for adminitration and enforcement of the pricing strategies. It is shown that some of the proposed programs could effectively reduce traffic and decrease reliance on the private automobile. Further, it appears that revenues generated by charging at least a dollar per day for road use or parking would be sufficient to pay for the transit improvements included in the programs. (Urban Institute)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This abstract appeared in the Urban Institute Publications in Urban Affairs.
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    Urban Institute

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  • Authors:
    • Spielberg, F
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Pagination: 65 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00324475
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: URI No. 22400
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM