As traffic volume continues to grow in the city, there have been rumblings from local officials about creating congestion charge zones for commuters. Yes, you’d have to potentially pay a fee to come into Buckhead, Midtown, Downtown or other heavy traffic areas. This idea isn’t new. Driving into central London has cost suburban commuters since 2003, while Stockholm, Singapore and Milan have also adopted congestion pricing. In 2021, New York City will be the first American metropolis to implement the scheme, with motorists paying a predetermined fee to access Manhattan’s central business district. In London, traffic has been reduced by a startling 30 percent. The reason might be because the charge is high: roughly $15 to drive into central London on weekdays between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. The other reason is that London has an expansive subway system (London Underground, or “The Tube” as locals call it), robust bus service, commuter train lines, a fleet of taxis … [Read more...] about Editor’s Letter: Is Atlanta ready for a congestion charge zone?
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US & Canada By Sarah Shaath BBC News, Washington 17 April 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-47874725 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel New York City is poised to be the first US city to charge a fee to drivers in an effort … [Read more...] about What NYC congestion charge can learn from London
London to introduce £10 vehicle pollution charge published: 19 Feb 2017 views: 269 Older, more polluting cars will have to pay a £10 charge to drive in central London from 23 October, the city’s mayor has said. Confirming he would press ahead with the fee, known as the T-charge, Sadiq Khan said: “It’s staggering that we live in a city where the air is so toxic that many of our children are growing up with lung problems. If we don’t make drastic changes now we won’t be protecting the health of our families in the future. “That is why today, on the 14th anniversary of the start of the congestion charge, I’ve confirmed we are pressing ahead with the toughest emission standard of any major city, coming to our streets from 23rd of October.” The announcement came after fresh warnings this week about the poor quality of London’s air. The mayor spoke as he launched an online vehicle checker on the Transport for London website so … [Read more...] about Polluting vehicles start to pay up to 130 USD to drive into London
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Drivers entering midtown and lower Manhattan would have to pay a congestion charge to help fund repairs to New York City’s deteriorating subway system under a plan announced on Tuesday by Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks before signing the Red Flag bill, also known as the Extreme Risk Protection Order bill, in New York, U.S., February 25, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton Cuomo has long favored the new toll to generate revenue for an aging subway system that has been plagued by delays and closures. The mayor, who had favored raising taxes on the wealthiest New Yorkers rather than congestion pricing, said he was dropping his opposition. “I still believe a Millionaires Tax provides the best, most sustainable revenue source for the transit improvements our city needs,” de Blasio said in a statement. “But the time to act is running out, and among all alternatives, congestion … [Read more...] about Manhattan drivers face congestion charge to fund subway repairs
Taxi and for-hire passengers will pay a congestion charge on trips in the busiest parts of New York City after a state court judge on Thursday lifted a temporary restriction on the fee. The charge on trips that touch a congestion zone covering almost all of Manhattan south of 96th Street was supposed to begin Jan. 1. But the fee was postponed following a last-minute legal challenge by taxi drivers and owners of medallions, the license to pick up street hails in Manhattan.... … [Read more...] about Judge Allows Manhattan Congestion Charge on Taxi Rides to Start