POLITICAL AND INSTITUTIONAL ISSUES IN CONGESTION RELIEF TOLLS--REPORT ON A NATIONAL STUDY

This article summarizes the findings of a research project on the political and institutional issues in congestion relief tolling. Congestion relief tolls--more commonly known as congestion pricing--are variable tolls based on peak periods and vehicle occupancy. This article provides six recommendations to cities considering implementation of congestion relief tolls: 1) define goals upfront; 2) use revenues as the path to political support; 3) contrast congestion relief tolls with alternative strategies for mitigating congestion; 4) develop a reliable technology plan; 5) take time and initiative to build public support; and 6) design a marketing and media strategy to build support. The author reports that while congestion relief tolling is an effective strategy, implementation will be slow and incremental.

  • Availability:
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Van Hattum, D
  • Publication Date: 1996-10

Language

  • English

Media Info

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00729969
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 7 1997 12:00AM