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Newspaper Column: Congestion Prices for Dulles Tolls

Show simple item record Nicoson, William J. 2005-03-31T13:58:50Z 2005-03-31T13:58:50Z 1999-08
dc.description PDF file distilled from original WordPerfect document. Original size 11" x 8.5". en
dc.description.abstract Last week I called on Virginia Transportation Secretary Shirley Ybarra to emulate on the Dulles Toll Road the Greenway’s lower toll for drivers with Smart Card, thus reducing congestion at toll plazas with gates dedicated to Smart Carders. For some reason, she hasn’t yet adopted my suggestion. So let’s up the ante. During commuting hours, congestion at toll gates is bad, but congestion the length of non-HOV lanes is worse. Why not permit solo drivers to buy their way onto Dulles HOV lanes by paying a higher toll? This would reduce congestion for solo drivers who shift left and those who don’t. Vehicles with 2 or more occupants might have more company in HOV lanes, but a variable toll policy based on monitored congestion would perpetuate free flow in HOV lanes.
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dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher The Connection en
dc.subject toll roads en_US
dc.subject Traffic en_US
dc.subject Dulles Toll Road en_US
dc.subject Dulles Greenway en_US
dc.subject commuting en_US
dc.subject High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) en_US
dc.title Newspaper Column: Congestion Prices for Dulles Tolls en
dc.type Article en

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