Zone-Based Pricing, including Cordon and Area Pricing Quarterly Reports
Zone-based pricing, including cordon and area pricing, involves either variable or fixed charges to drive within or into a congested area within a city. Since this type of project involves placing new tolls on multiple existing free roads, it is politically more challenging to implement than the other types of projects. Although this type of project has been implemented abroad in London, Stockholm, and Singapore, there are currently no operating examples in the U.S. A proposal for cordon pricing in New York City was approved by its City Council, but failed to get approval from the State legislature. Feasibility studies are underway in San Francisco and Los Angeles.