Pricing

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

Evaluation and Performance Measurement of Congestion Pricing Projects (NCHRP, 2012)

TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 694: Evaluation and Performance Measurement of Congestion Pricing Projects is designed to help transportation agencies select or develop measures to evaluate congestion-pricing projects; collect the necessary data; track

Cost of Alternative Revenue Generation Systems (TRB, 2011)

This report evaluates and measures the administrative, collection, and enforcement costs associated with five revenue-generating policies: fuel tax, tolling, VMT fees, congestion pricing, and parking fees. Download the full report here.

Report of Minnesota’s Mileage-Based User Fee Policy Task Force (Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, 2011)

Over a period of six months, the Task Force, appointed by Minnesota Department of Transportation Commissioner Tom Sorel, discussed and evaluated the overall MBUF concept and related issues, determined benefits and concerns, considered potential system design options and preferences and formulated

Housing and Transportation Affordability Index (CNT, n.d.)

Website demonstrating that when transportation costs are included, exurban areas are very expensive to live in, even though real estate is cheap. Go to website

Five Easy Pieces: Pay-As-You-Drive Auto Insurance (Center for State Innovation, n.d.)

Brief introduction to pay-as-you-drive (PAYD) auto insurance, outlining the its benefits and costs. Download Five Easy Pieces: Pay-As-You-Drive

Aging in Place, Stuck Without Options: Fixing the Mobility Crisis Threatening the Baby Boom Generation (Transportation for America, 2011)

Outlines the problems posed by baby boomers “aging in place” in car-dependent communities, examines potential solutions, and ranks metro areas by the percentage of seniors with poor access to public transportation, now and in the coming years. Read more here.

Road Pricing: Public Perceptions and Program Development (NCHRP Report 686, 2011)

This report describes road pricing concepts and discusses their potential effectiveness and applicability. It also provides guidelines for project planning and integrating pricing into regional and state planning processes, and for communicating strategies and engaging affected parties. Download

The High Cost of Free Parking (Shoup, 2005)

Parking is a huge determinant of the amount of driving we do and the shape of the built environment, and past policy has been to remove price signals, creating excessive demand. Read more here.