Monday, October 10, 2005

Congestion Pricing in Hampton Roads

In his latest Road to Ruin article, Bob Burke explores a fascinating strategy -- congestion pricing -- that doesn't get nearly enough attention in Virginia's transportation debates. Read the story:

Congestion Pricing
Too many drivers and not enough roads -- traffic congestion is nature's way of telling us that we need a pricing system to allocate scarce highway capacity. VDOT is studying a plan to demonstrate that radical idea in Hampton Roads.

3 Comments:

At 7:51 PM, Blogger Ray Hyde said...

"The establishment and maintenance of public roads were among the most important functions of the county court system during the colonial period in Virginia. Each road was opened and maintained by an Overseer (or Surveyor) of the Highways appointed yearly by the Gentlemen Justices of each county. For these purposes, he was usually assigned all the able-bodied men (the "Labouring Male Tithables") living on or near the road. These individuals then furnished their own tools, wagons and teams and were required to work on the roads for six days each year. "

http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/travel/VAmainstreet/transportation.htm

Now there is an idea. If everyone had to contribute the equivalent of six days of labor per year plus the cost of tools and trucks, maybe we wouldn't have too many drivers and too few roads. At today's prices I figure that works out to around $3000.

And you thought the gas tax wasn't keeping up with inflation!

 
At 7:52 PM, Blogger Ray Hyde said...

Then of course, in those days transportation was a county function, and it was considered one of the most important functions.

 
At 10:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey,

When ever I surf on web I never forget to visit this website[url=http://www.weightrapidloss.com/lose-10-pounds-in-2-weeks-quick-weight-loss-tips].[/url]You have really contiributed very good info here virginiatransportation.blogspot.com. Do you pay attention towards your health?. In plain english I must warn you that, you are not serious about your health. Research shows that about 60% of all USA grownups are either obese or weighty[url=http://www.weightrapidloss.com/lose-10-pounds-in-2-weeks-quick-weight-loss-tips].[/url] Therefore if you're one of these people, you're not alone. Its true that we all can't be like Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Megan Fox, and have sexy and perfect six pack abs. Now next question is how you can achive quick weight loss? You can easily lose with with little effort. You need to improve some of you daily habbits to achive weight loss in short span of time.

About me: I am webmaster of [url=http://www.weightrapidloss.com/lose-10-pounds-in-2-weeks-quick-weight-loss-tips]Quick weight loss tips[/url]. I am also health trainer who can help you lose weight quickly. If you do not want to go under hard training program than you may also try [url=http://www.weightrapidloss.com/acai-berry-for-quick-weight-loss]Acai Berry[/url] or [url=http://www.weightrapidloss.com/colon-cleanse-for-weight-loss]Colon Cleansing[/url] for effective weight loss.

 

Post a Comment

<< Home