A POLITICAL SCIENTIST'S COMMENTARY ON THE BERKELEY/MADISON EXPERIENCE

The experience with transportation pricing in Berkeley and Madison is a classic example of the political phenomenon whereby people are more likely to respond to sudden or large negative direct impacts (e.g. the inconvenience to motorists caused by a pricing scheme) than to long-term indirect benefits (e.g. better air quality or energy conservation). For this reason, the outlook is bleak for elected officials ever implementing pricing schemes.

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  • Accession Number: 00194622
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 11 1981 12:00AM