Toll Roads – a view after 25 years

David Hensher at ITLS Sydney writes: Toll Roads – a view after 25 years. I excerpt an interesting bit below, emphasis added, but read the whole thing.   One of the great errors in the current tolling model has been the political decision to prescribe a unit toll rate which is indexed over time by the consumer […]

Toronto looks at toll roads

Oliver Moore at the Globe and Mail writes “Dynamic tolling could be the key to ease congestion while raising money“. The money quote is below: Still, the consensus from people who study tolling is that what Toronto is discussing now has the potential to be a good start. “I’d view it as sort of a […]

No New Roads: A Strategy for the Future of Transport | Strong Towns

We posted this on StrongTowns, on October 13: TODAY, WE’RE FEATURING A SUMMARY OF IDEAS FROM DAVID LEVINSON AND KEVIN KRIZEK’S NEW BOOK, THE END OF TRAFFIC & THE FUTURE OF TRANSPORTATION, REPRINTED WITH PERMISSION. LOOK FOR A PODCAST FEATURING THE AUTHORS SOON. First blazed by pre-European inhabitants in lower Manhattan, the Wickquasgeck Trail, scarcely resembles its origins. The […]

Stochastic Congestion and Pricing Model with Endogenous Departure Time Selection and Heterogeneous Travelers

Recently published: Xin, Wuping and David Levinson (2015) Stochastic Congestion and Pricing Model with Endogenous Departure Time Selection and Heterogeneous Travelers. Mathematical Population Studies. Volume 22, Issue 1, 2015, pages 37- 52 Published online: 11 Feb 2015 [doi] [Paywall, but free copy here] [This is part of a special issue on Risk and Uncertainty in Urban […]

HOT or Not: Driver Elasticity to Price and Alternative Pricing Strategies on the MnPASS HOT Lanes

Congratulations to Michael Janson for successfully completing and defending his Master’s Thesis HOT or Not: Driver Elasticity to Price and Alternative Pricing Strategies on the MnPASS HOT Lanes The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has added MnPASS High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes on two freeway corridors in the Twin Cities. While not the first HOT […]