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Buxbaum, Jeffrey N.; Matthew Click; Thomas Higgins; and Kiran Bhatt
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This study examined the implementation of road pricing programs in the Dallas/Fort Worth region, the Puget Sound region, the Minneapolis-St. Paul region, and the San Francisco Bay area. Experiences and implementation strategies were compared to identify common themes and lessons learned useful to other regions seeking to implement similar systems.

Road Pricing concepts were categorized as follows:

WHOLE FACILITY PRICING

  • New toll roads, bridges, and tunnels
  • Tolls on existing roads, bridges, and tunnels

LANE PRICING

  • High-Occupancy Toll (HOT) Lanes (Managed by HOV lanes)
  • Express toll lanes

ZONE PRICING

  • Cordon pricing
  • Area pricing

DISTANCE PRICING

  • Vehicle-miles Traveled (VMT) Fees

In the United States, tolling on new highways is well understood and generally accepted by most people and elected officials. Road pricing, however, involves more than just flat tolling on highways to support financing of new infrastructure. It involves charging a fee to generate revenue, manage traffic congestion, or both. Fees can vary by time of day, vehicle type, roadway, lane, area, or the regional network being used.

This source report examined four successful regional programs where road pricing was adopted and included in long-range planning.

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60
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U.S. DOT Federal Highway Administration
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1088
Title
Advancing Congestion Pricing in the Metropolitan Transportation Planning Process: Four Case Studies
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