The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Offices of Operations and Innovative Program Delivery have launched a new webinar series, entitled “Overcoming the Challenges of Congestion Pricing.” These webinars are aimed at state and local agencies that are currently in the process of implementing or would like to implement congestion pricing; decision-makers/political leaders who want to better understand the benefits of congestion pricing; metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) that may be interested in incorporating pricing into their planning activities; and others who just want to learn more about congestion pricing strategies.
There is no cost to participate in these webinars and they are open to everyone who is interested. Each webinar will last 90 minutes, with 60 minutes allocated for presentations, and 30 minutes for audience Q&As. Through the use of Web conferencing technology, participants can view the speakers’ presentations on their computer and hear the audio portion of the presentations either via the computer or telephone, depending on preference.
Registration is now open for the two webinars scheduled in April. Once you register you will receive an email with login instructions. You must register in advance for each webinar at: http://www.ops.fhwa.dot.gov/tolling_pricing/index.htm
Webinar Schedule – April 2011
April 14, 2011 2:00 – 3:30 pm ET -- Congestion Pricing Benefits, Challenges and Opportunities
April 19, 2011 2:00 – 3:30 pm ET -- Institutional Issues in Congestion Pricing
Webinar Schedule – May through December 2011 (dates are tentative and subject to change)
May 26 -- Congestion Pricing Equity Impacts
June 23 -- Technology to Enable and Complement Congestion Pricing
July 28 -- Integrating Transit with Congestion Pricing and Increasing Congestion Pricing Acceptance
August 25 -- Economics of Congestion Pricing and Impacts on Business
September 22 -- Best Practices in Parking Pricing
October 27 -- Dynamic Ridesharing and Congestion Pricing
November 17 -- Pay-as-You-Drive Insurance
December 15 -- Results of the Urban Partnership and Congestion Reduction Demonstration Programs.