Seattle’s Road Pricing Pilot Project

Traffic Choices Study: Summary Report – A Global Positioning System Based Pricing Pilot Project: Evaluating Traveler Response to Variable Road Tolling Through a Sample of Volunteer Participants (40 page pdf, Puget Sound Regional Council, Seattle, 2008)

Today’s focus is a summary report of a study completed 3 years ago aimed at assessing the feasibility of congestion and road pricing using GPS technology in a medium sized city which has endured considerable delays because of traffic congestion. The report concluded that large (“dramatic”) economic benefits could be realized by such a system but that public concerns need to be carefully considered – and a number of issues are listed.

To see Key Quotes and Links to key reports about this post, click HERE


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