When I was a child, my mother was a big fan of Kenny Rogers.  I knew every line to The Gambler backwards and forwards.  The most famous part of the song, made infamous by the Geico commercial, had the following lyrics:  “You’ve got to know when to hold ’em; Know when to fold ’em; Know when

London Congestion Charging

Congestion pricing concepts are making a comeback.  Cordon pricing was briefly considered by New York City and San Francisco as a part of the Urban Partnership Agreement program in the mid 2000’s.  However, various reasons caused both communities to cease their planned deployment. Recently, though, new studies have emerged evaluating the concept.  As reported, Washington

I-95 Express Lanes, Virginia

The I-95 Express Lanes in Northern Virginia are off to a good start — revenue wise.  Transurban, the private-sector developer / operator of the I-95 and I-495 Express Lanes, generated $9M (USD) in the first quarter of 2015.  This is fairly high for priced managed lanes.  Only facilities in Orange County (SR-91), Los Angeles (I-110),

Arterial Shoulder Managed Lane

The Transportation Research Center at the University of Florida issued a new research report, highlighting the opportunities for managed lanes on arterials, a concept my colleague Chris Swenson has worked on with Bob Poole of the Reason Foundation.  Although costly, in many situations, a managed arterial can provide substantial benefits, especially when coupled with transit

Gothenburg, Sweden

Since the successful implementation of cordon pricing in Stockholm and London, other European cities have looked to cordon pricing (and other forms of congestion pricing) to reduce traffic in urban cores, produce revenue for transit, and affect modal change.  According to new findings, the Gothenburg (Sweden) congestion pricing program has proven to be just as

I-680 Express Lanes, Dublin, CA

Assembly Bill 194 has passed out of the California Assembly Transportation Committee, and now moves on to the Appropriations Committee.  This bill will open up opportunities to convert more of the state’s existing HOV lanes to priced express lanes.  Current state law limits the implementation of express lanes to two facilities each in southern and

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