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Transit and Congestion Pricing

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Table of Contents

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  • The Primer Series and the Purpose of This Volume
  • The Traffic Congestion Problem
    • Costs of Traffic Congestion
    • Trends
    • Causes of Congestion
  • What Is Congestion Pricing?
    • Effects of Pricing on Vehicle Throughput
    • Types of Congestion Pricing
    • Benefits of Congestion Pricing
    • Use of Revenues From Pricing
  • Pricing Strategies and Their Effect on Public Transportation
    • Variably Priced Lanes
      • State Route 91 Express Lanes in Orange County, CA
      • HOT Lanes on I-15 in San Diego, CA
      • Houston, TX, HOT Lanes "QuickRide" Program on I-10/Katy Freeway
      • Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN, I-394 MnPASS Value-Pricing Program
      • Denver, CO, I-25 Express Lanes
    • Variable Tolls on Roadways
      • New York-New Jersey Variable Pricing
      • Lee County, FL, Variable Bridge-Toll Pricing
    • Zone-Based (Cordon or Area) Pricing
      • Central London
      • Stockholm City Center
      • Singapore
    • Area-Wide Pricing
    • Parking-Pricing Strategies
      • Parking Cash-Out
      • Variably Priced Parking Meters
    • Lessons Learned
      • The Domestic Experience
      • The International Experience
    • U.S. Department of Transportation's Urban Partnership Agreements Program
    • Federal Transit Administration's Policy on HOV to HOT Conversions
  • Summary
  • References

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Patrick DeCorla-Souza
Office of Innovative Program Delivery
Federal Highway Administration
U.S. Department of Transportation
1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E.
Washington, DC 20590
Tel: 202-366-4076
E-mail: patrick.decorla-souza@dot.gov

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U.S. Department of Transportation
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Washington, DC 20590
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