MARKET-BASED TRANSPORTATION CONTROL: STRATEGIES FOR THE 90'S. PROCEEDINGS FROM A CONFERENCE AND WORKSHOP, OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA, JANUARY 30-31, 1992

Over 100 air quality regulators, transportation planners, business people, environmentalists, consultants, and federal, state, and local agency staff attended the Market-based Transportation Control: Strategies for the 90's conference sponsored by the California Air Pollution Control Officers Association at the Oakland Airport Hilton. On Thursday, January 30, 1992, nine speakers presented a wide range of information, perspectives, and technical expertise on market-based transportation control. The speakers represented environmental groups, the business community, low income/labor advocacy organizations, or were consultants with expertise in some aspect of market-based transportation control. Lively questioning by the audience followed each presentation. On Friday, January 31, 1992, over 80 attendees and speakers participated in a consensus-building half-day workshop led by a professional facilitator. The atmosphere was cooperative, and the participants were enthused that there were indeed strategies that such disparate interest groups could support. The consensus group endorsed state legislative action in 1992 or 1993 to: Enact the DRIVE + program (SB 431 in 1991); Increase the federal tax exemption for transit, carpool, and van pool subsidies; and Initiate a congestion pricing demonstration project. For longer-term legislative action, the group endorsed: A smog fee program based on emissions and vehicle miles traveled, with the revenues generated used to mitigate inequities to low income groups, to support an enhanced inspection and maintenance program, and to fund locally determined transportation/air quality programs; A modest gas tax increase with the revenues used for transportation alternatives in the county of origin; Providing incentives for transit-oriented, mixed-use, high density development; and Pay-as-you-drive automobile insurance with consideration given to mitigating distributional effects on low income groups.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Bay Area Air Quality Management District

    Environmental Review Section, 939 Ellis Street
    San Francisco, CA  United States  94109
  • Publication Date: 1992

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 119 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00626780
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 9 1993 12:00AM