congestion pricing

Columbia River Crossing: A Bridge To The Future

We in the Northwest live in a majestic place. But growth and crowded roads challenge our environment and quality of life. We need to learn how to address traffic congestion and climate change together, and to share solutions. One focal point is Columbia River Crossing, the $4.2 billion project to replace two old, crowded and dangerous bridges connecting Washington and Read More ›

Ever-rising Expense Of Driving About To Take A Toll On All Of Us

This article, published by Seattle PI, mentions the Cascadia Center of Discovery Institute: The Cascadia Center for Regional Development brought experts together Thursday afternoon for a workshop on tolling and traffic management. The rest of the article can be found here.

Are Privately Operated Highways In Your Future?

This article contains radio stories that mention the Cascadia Center of Discovery Institute: Link to radio story Web page, with Anchor’s intro and link to MP3 audio recording of story body Direct MP3 audio link to story body (story aired on evening drive time news)

Some Cities Plan To Raise Parking Fees As A Cure For Congestion

This article, published by Greenwire, quotes Discovery Institute Fellow Bruce Agnew: “This is just one more opportunity to explain to people that we have to price transportation like any other utility,” said Bruce Agnew, policy director at the Cascadia Project, a Seattle-based transportation think tank. The rest of the article can be found here.  

Want To Hit The Open Road? It’ll Cost You

This article, published by Greenwire, Energy & Environment Daily, quotes Steve Marshall of Discovery Institute: “Environmental groups and academics say [congestion pricing plans] will work, but what we need to do with these early projects is show the public that they really will,” said Steve Marshall, a senior fellow at the Cascadia Project, a Seattle-based transportation think tank. The rest of Read More ›

Ready For Our HOT Lane Test?

This article, published by the Tacoma News Tribune, mentions the Cascadia Center of Discovery Institute: The Cascadia Center, a unit of the Seattle-based Discovery Institute, promotes alternative solutions to transportation and development problems. The Center is a big fan of congestion pricing, which will get its first real-world test in Washington beginning Saturday. The rest of the article can be Read More ›

Cordon Blues: New York Is No Indicator Of Tolling’s Future

Sure, everyone called it a congestion pricing plan. But New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s ambitious proposal to charge drivers $8 to enter Manhattan below 60th Street during peak hours was more about cordon pricing, literally drawing a line around downtown. Singapore, London, and Stockholm have implemented similar plans. In contrast, the typical congestion pricing project in U.S. metro regions doesn’t Read More ›

Congestion Pricing – What It Isn’t

This article, published by The Seattle Times, mentions Matt Rosenberg of Discovery Institute: Matt Rosenberg over at Cascadia, here, has a useful post on “congestion pricing” for roads and the systems in downtown London and Singapore, which are cordon pricing. The rest of the article can be found here.

$6 Billion Columbia Crossing Bridge Project Will Require Tolling

An editorial yesterday by Vancouver, Washington’s daily newspaper, The Columbian, celebrates support voiced during a Portland-region visit last week by U.S. Rep. James Oberstar, U.S. House Transportation Committee Chairman, for the I-5 Columbia Crossing bridge improvement project. It’s a major regional priority due to congestion and safety problems on the current I-5 Interstate Bridge connecting Clark County, Washington and Portland, Read More ›