PRIVATE TOLLWAYS: RESOLVING GRIDLOCK IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Traffic congestion threatens to destroy Southern California's economic vitality, strangling growth and curtailing economic opportunities for lower and middle-income people. Direct pricing, with higher prices during peak hours, would bring demand into balance with supply, would shift non-work trips away from rush hours, and would also generate revenues to increase roadway capacity. This paper discusses private tollways for resolving gridlock in Southern California in the following sections: (1) Traffic congestion and Southern California; (2) Why road use should be priced directly; (3) Toll-road practice today; (4) Electronic road pricing; (5) Private tollways for Southern California; and (6) Taking the next steps.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 28 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00618745
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 111
  • Files: NTL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1992 12:00AM