Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Congesting pricing funding

According to this article in the New York Sun, the federal Department of Transportation has $1 billion set aside to fund congestion pricing pilots. While congestion pricing systems are intended to be self-financing (and, indeed, create revenue) there are substantial start-up costs.

Let's hope some of that money finds its way to the Boston area. A good place to start might be the north/south passage on I-93. It's neither fair nor good policy to have free north/south travel (I-93) and tolls east/west (the Pike).

No comments: