Please refer to the updated version "Congestion Pricing - A Primer: Overview" (Publication Number: FHWA-HOP-08-039)
- THE CONGESTION PROBLEM
Costs of Congestion
Causes of Congestion
- WHAT IS CONGESTION PRICING?
Technology for Congestion Pricing
Variably Priced Lanes
Variable Tolls on Roadways
Use of Revenues from Pricing
- BENEFITS OF CONGESTION PRICING
Benefits to Transit Riders and Carpoolers
Benefits to Drivers
Benefits to Businesses
- EXAMPLES IN THE U.S.
HOT Lanes on I-15 in San Diego, CA
SR 91 Express Lanes in Orange County, CA
Bridge Pricing in Lee County, Florida
Oregon's Mileage-Based Pricing Test
- EXAMPLES FROM ABROAD
Stockholm City Center
Nationwide Truck Pricing in Germany
- FEDERAL POLICY AND PROGRAMS ON PRICING
U.S. DOT's Congestion Relief Initiative
- FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How does electronic tolling work?
How does dynamic pricing work?
How do out-of-town motorists who don't have a transponder pay?
Wouldn't electronic tolling invade a motorist’s privacy?
How much is the charge?
Isn't pricing inequitable towards low-income motorists?
Isn't congestion pricing "double taxation"?
Won't adjacent free roads get more congested due to diverted traffic?
Do people have flexibility to change the time when they travel?
For More Information Contact:
Patrick DeCorla-Souza, Program Manager
Federal Highway Administration
Office of Transportation Management, HOTM
400 Seventh St. SW, Room 3404
Washington, DC 20590
Telephone: (202) 366-4076
Publication Number: FHWA-HOP-07-074