CONGESTION PRICING AND THE FUTURE OF TRANSIT
operations - traffic, ridership - commuting, policy - congestion, economics - pricing, place - low density, mode - mass transit
Transit services, Transit, Traffic congestion, Suburbs, Regulatory policy, Public transit, Pricing, Policy, Policies, Mobility, Mass transit, Local transit, Gridlock (Traffic), Government policy, Future policies, Commuting
Congestion pricing provides opportunities for transit to become more self-reliant. Both the theory of congestion pricing and itsuse in congested U.S. corridors are examined. A 5 percent increase in commuter demand for transit is estimated in suburban corridors. New opportunities for transit are required if transit is to remain competitive in the U.S. Automobile commuting is faster and more convenient as well as generously cross-subsidized for most U.S. urban commuters.
Fielding, G, (1995) CONGESTION PRICING AND THE FUTURE OF TRANSIT, Journal of Transport Geography, p. 239-246.