Congestion Pricing?


Can congestion pricing push people to take public transportation or carpool instead of driving their own car? Stuart Cohen believes that there should be some sort of congestion pricing and points out that it must take into consideration how to provide more transportation choices for everyone, especially low income riders. Ezra Rapport on the other hand states that congestion taxes won't resonate well with our auto-dependent society. Instead, Rapport believes that building partnerships with local governments, regional agencies and environmental communities should be the first step in addressing our transportation infrastructure. Mike Ghielmetti and Rapport also agree that a better allocation of public funds is necessary.