Recent Streetsblog LA posts about Congestion Pricing

Congestion Charging on the Horizon for China’s Cities

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Which Chinese city will be the first to try congestion pricing? Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai — megacities whose populations are on the scale of New York’s? Or second-tier but still mighty cities (think Chicago) like Hangzhou, Nanjing, or Xi’an? Road tolling à la American turnpikes and thruways is already extensive in China, as a means to […]
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Krugman: Costs of Driving Deserve Way More Attention

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Two of the nation’s leading lefty commentators weighed in on transportation incentives last Friday, when both economist Paul Krugman at the New York Times and Matt Yglesias at Slate went on a congestion pricing kick. Krugman kicked things off by remarking that the surest way to reduce the costs imposed on society by drivers is to “get the incentives […]