Why Traffic Jams Could Spread Less

First in the nation for pre-Covid gridlock, Boston has a #1 award that no one wants. During 2019, Boston’s average rush hour driver lost 149 hours in congestion. In just five years, traffic congestion will have absorbed a month (730…

April 2019 Friday’s e-links: From Fairness to National Jealousy Day and Congestion Pricing

Last updated 4/26/19 Every once in a while, (and sometimes each day) I listen to a great podcast, enjoy an article, or see a good video that I want to share with you. I like to think of them as…

Why It’s Tough to Plan Congestion Pricing

While it sounds simple to charge vehicles for driving in a certain area, New York’s actual congestion pricing plan is much more complex.

The Contest That NYC Didn’t Want To Win

With other cities like London having successfully implemented a traffic congestion pricing plan, NYC has begun to figure out a proposal.

The Costs and Benefits of Bridge Shopping

Are you a bridge shopper? Manhattan is an island. Linked by bridges and tunnels to other NYC boroughs and NJ, it can be expensive to access…or it can be free. It all depends on your route. And therein lies the…

Negative Externalities: Who Causes Traffic Congestion?

Moving 5 MPH in rush hour traffic, do you ever think that you are the problem? In rush hour traffic, we create an extra 4 second delay for each car behind us. Add it all together and you get 4.8…

Lowering the Cost of Commuting

Which alternative would you select to lessen rush hour traffic on NYC’s 5th Avenue? Charging $10 for each block Having the chance to win a $10,000 lottery prize if you take the bus A Stanford professor is encouraging cities like…

Road Building Results

If extra road mileage is built, would you predict more or less traffic? The WSJ tells us that more roads led to additional driving from local residents, commercial traffic and people moving to the area. Public transportation did not influence…

Congestion Pricing in Israel

Run privately, guaranteeing 70kph (43.5 mph), a toll lane will be created on a busy Israeli road. More traffic–price up; less traffic, price drops. Another solution to the tragedy of the commons. To read more, go to http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1260930882954&pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull Should we…