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Guidebook for State, Regional, and Local Governments on Addressing Potential Equity Impacts of Road Pricing

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1. Report No.


2. Government Accession No.

3. Recipient's Catalog No.

4. Title and Subtitle

Guidebook for State, Regional, and Local Governments on Addressing Potential Equity Impacts of Road Pricing

5. Report Date

April 2013

6. Performing Organization Code

7. Author(s)

Marwan Madi (BAH), John Wiegmann (BAH), Dr. Emily Parkany (BAH), Myron Swisher (SAIC), Jennifer Symoun (SAIC)

8. Performing Organization Report No.

9. Performing Organization Name and Address

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)
11251 Roger Bacon Drive, 3rd Floor
Reston, VA 20190

Booz, Allen and Hamilton
8283 Greensboro Drive
McLean, VA 22102

10. Work Unit No. (TRAIS)

11. Contract or Grant No.



12. Sponsoring Agency Name and Address

United States Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590

13. Type of Report and Period Covered

14. Sponsoring Agency Code


15. Supplementary Notes

COTM: Ms. Angela Jacobs, Federal Highway Administration

16. Abstract

This guidebook 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. Addressing potential equity issues is often vital to obtaining support needed to implement road pricing projects.  In order for road pricing projects to succeed, the implementing state, regional, and local agencies must understand equity issues, develop mitigating measures, and articulate the issues and mitigation strategies to both the decision makers and the public. This guidebook will help agencies understand and communicate both the horizontal and vertical equities of their road pricing policies and projects.

17. Key Words

Road pricing, congestion pricing, transportation equity, priced managed lanes


18. Distribution Statement

No restrictions.

19. Security Classification (of this report)


20. Security Classification (of this page)


21. No of Pages


22. Price


Form DOT F 1700.7 (8-72)
Reproduction of completed page authorized.