Transit Response to Congestion Pricing Opportunities: Policy and Practice in the U.S.

This article considers two factors regarding congestion pricing projects in the United States: the role that public transit has played in these projects and how transit agencies have responded to congestion pricing projects through service planning, operating practices, capital investment, and institutional arrangements. The authors contend that public transit is a direct beneficiary of congestion pricing projects because transit systems operate free of charge, thus achieving a more reliable and/or faster travel time, and facilitating a shift to a higher occupancy mode (buses). The authors present a micro-level analysis comparing two congestion pricing projects in Northern Virginia. The authors conclude by emphasizing the need to continually monitor and evaluate the role of transit within congestion pricing projects to ensure that social equity is being addressed.


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  • Accession Number: 01148121
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 29 2009 10:12AM