Today, technological advances offer the opportunity to effectively manage and price parking. This primer discusses advances covering a broad array of parking pricing applications, available technology, preferred user accommodations, and strategies for gaining public acceptance for policy changes.
Mileage-Based User Fee Winners and Losers An Analysis of the Distributional Implications of Taxing Vehicle Miles Traveled, With Projections, 2010–2030 (Rand Corporation, 2012)
Equity is a commonly raised public acceptance concern regarding MBUFs. The research finds that a flat-rate MBUF would be no more or less regressive than fuel taxes, now or in the future. The findings are significant because they suggest that equity considerations based on ability to pay will not be a significant reason to oppose or support the adoption of MBUFs. Further, it is possible to structure an MBUF that provides incentives for fuel efficiency while maintaining other favorable qualities of MBUFs such as their economic efficiency and fiscal sustainability.
The Innovative DOT: A Handbook of Policy and Practice (SSTI & SGA, 2012)
State officials across the country are facing the same challenges. Revenues are falling and budgets are shrinking while transportation demands grow. Most state Departments of Transportation (DOTs) have ambitious goals: improve safety, reduce congestion, enhance economic opportunity, improve reliability, preserve system assets, accelerate project delivery, and help to create healthier, more livable neighborhoods, just to name a few.
The handbook provides 31 recommendations transportation officials can use as they position their agencies for success in the new economy. The handbook documents many of the innovative approaches state leaders are using to make systems more efficient, government more effective and constituents better satisfied.
Value Pricing and Traffic Reduction Incentives (New Jersey Institute of Technology, 2012)
Combining congestion pricing on major highways or lanes with incentives for off-peak commuting on non-tolled facilities can lead to improved performance on all facilities.
On the Move State Strategies for 21st Century Transportation Solutions (National Conference of State Legislatures, 2012)
This report explores a wide array of innovative surface transportation reform laws, policies and programs that policymakers are considering or pursuing to take the nation’s transportation system well into the 21st century. Particular focus is placed on policies that promote fiscal and environmental sustainability; facilitate affordable, safe and accessible transportation choices; and achieve shared benefits such as improved public health and economic development.
Who Pays for Roads in Wisconsin? (1000 Friends of Wisconsin and COWS, 2011)
Transportation is one of the biggest-ticket items for state and local government. The cost is high, and so is misunderstanding of who pays for what. Taxpayers cover costs that should be borne by road users and these …
Smart Congestion Relief Comprehensive Analysis Of Traffic Congestion Costs and Congestion Reduction Benefits (Victoria Transport Policy Institute, 2012)
This report critically evaluates the methods used to evaluate traffic congestion costs and the benefits of various congestion reduction strategies. Download the full report.
Pricing For Traffic Safety How Efficient Transport Pricing Can Reduce Roadway Crash Risks (Victoria Transport Policy Institute, 2012)
Transportation pricing reforms can increase safety in addition to other effects due to decreased driving. Download the report.
The Intersection of Urban Form and Mileage Fees: Findings from the Oregon Road User Fee Pilot Program (Mineta Transportation Institute, 2011)
Results of a study to assess if and how urban form variables correlate with travel behavior changes that participants made in response to the mileage-based fee program. Download the full report.
Traffic Congestion: Road Pricing Can Help Reduce Congestion, but Equity Concerns May Grow (GAO, 2011)
Traffic Congestion: Road Pricing Can Help Reduce Congestion, but Equity Concerns May Grow is a report issued by the Government Accountability Office. It examines whether road pricing can reduce congestion, both for those who use toll lanes and for those that do not. It also examines concerns over geographic and income equity surrounding road pricing.