Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Here's an article I found in The Economist addressing projected congestion problems. It proposes using adjusted tolls to reduce the number of cars on the road and raise funds for public transportation. Though such an idea would probably be met with strong public backlash, adjusted tolls have been successfully implemented to reduce congestion in several large foreign cities. Most notably, Singapore's ERP (Electronic Road Pricing) and London's Congestion Charge have been hugely successful in alleviating traffic congestion and shortening commute times during peak driving hours. What are your thoughts on this proposed system? Is there a way it could ever be implemented in a U.S. city?