Value Pricing Pilot Program
Guidebook for State, Regional, and Local Governments on Addressing Potential Equity Impacts of Road Pricing
This Guidebook for State, Regional, and Local Governments on Addressing Potential Equity Impacts of Road Pricing is designed to assist transportation agencies to better assess and mitigate perceived and potential equity impacts of road pricing projects on local communities, commuters, and system users.
Priced Managed Lane Guide
The Priced Managed Lane Guide is intended to be a comprehensive source of collective experience gained from priced managed lanes implemented in the United States through 2012. The Guide presents a wide range of information on priced managed lanes. The purpose of this guide is to assist transportation professionals as they consider, plan, and implement priced managed lanes projects. The Priced Managed Lane Guide also updates the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) 2003 Guide for HOT Lane Development.
The Overcoming the Challenges of Congestion Pricing webinar series is aimed at state and local agencies; decision-makers/political leaders who want to better understand the benefits of congestion pricing; metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs); and others who just want to learn more about congestion pricing strategies. Learn more and register for upcoming webinars…
VPP Quarterly Report (January - March 2013) - Each quarter, projects authorized under the Value Pricing Pilot Program are updated to provide the most current VPP program information on active projects being studied as well as projects that have been implemented.
Effective Approaches for Advancing Congestion Pricing in a Metropolitan Region (HTML, PDF 1.7MB) - This primer is intended to raise awareness among staff at MPOs and their partner agencies about the potential role of congestion pricing in supporting regional goals as well as the most effective approaches for advancing congestion pricing strategies in a region.
The Value Pricing Pilot (VPP) program, initially authorized in the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) as the Congestion Pricing Pilot Program, and most recently renewed with the passage of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), encourages implementation and evaluation of value pricing pilot projects to manage congestion on highways through tolling and other pricing mechanisms. This is the only program that provides funding to support studies and implementation aspects of a tolling or pricing project. The program is limited to 15 slots (which FHWA has reserved for "states") of which only one vacancy remains. Each state can have multiple projects.
SAFETEA-LU provides a total of $59 million for fiscal years (FY) 2005-2009 for the VPP program. $11 million was authorized for FY 2005 and $12 million was authorized for each of FYs 2006 through 2009. Of the amounts made available to carry out the program, $3 million will be set-aside in each of the fiscal years 2006 through 2009 for value pricing projects that do not involve highway tolls. Funds available for the VPP program can be used to support pre-implementation study activities and to pay for implementation costs of value pricing projects. With the extensions of SAFETEA-LU after September 30, 2009, the VPPP continues to be available to States as a way to gain tolling authority, and FHWA continues to promote Its application and use.
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