LEGAL ISSUES SURROUNDING ROADWAY PRICING ON CITY STREETS AND BRIDGES

Economists and transportation planners have been talking for years about congestion pricing of roads and bridges, primarily to ration traffic and secondarily to produce revenue. Most of the research in this field has centered on the technological options for carrying out pricing schemes and their effect on the motoring public. Little has been said about the legal issues of congestion pricing-federal statutes, court decisions, state statutes, and local ordinances. This paper focuses on the legal issues of two schemes: placing a commuter tax on central city streets and adjusting bridge tolls to meet congestion pricing goals. It suggests that, in spite of federal regulations, substantial power to implement congestion pricing lines unused.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 1-10
  • Monograph Title: Problems in implementing roadway pricing
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00262009
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309022827
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 22 1974 12:00AM