A new report from The Eno Center for Transportation looks at the concept of congestion pricing, and how it might be utilized within the United States. Congestion pricing is the concept of reducing traffic build-up on major roads by charging motorists a fee during peak demand hours. This incentivizes travelers to chose alternate routes or rely on alternative modes of transportation. This tool is used in many parts of the world, and cities in the U.S. have been looking at the idea and ways to implement it. The Eno report outlines the center’s 10 principles of congestion pricing.
“The report is intended for elected officials, civic leaders, advocates, and agency professionals in cities and metropolitan regions. The principles outlined in this report illustrate key concepts, discuss challenges, and share examples and emerging best practices,” the report reads.