Hampton Roads Transportation Planning OrganizationHRTPO
Home » News » E Newsletter Articles » Reducing Congestion Through Value Pricing
Share
Reducing Congestion Through Value Pricing

Reducing Congestion Through Value Pricing

The social and economic costs of congestion are estimated to be $115 billion nationwide costing the average Hampton Roads commuter approximately $694 in 2009, according to the Texas Transportation Institute’s 2010 Urban Mobility Report. Conventional efforts to alleviate congestion have been historically focused on expanding road capacity; however increasing congestion, decreasing state and federal transportation funding, and concerns over related issues such as air quality have experts worldwide advocating a change in the emphasis from increasing supply to reducing demand. Value Pricing is a less expensive and more immediate alternative to building more roads and highways, and is used as a Transportation Demand Management strategy to change or reduce travel demand particularly during peak commute hours, resulting in positive environmental and economic benefits. 

A series of articles will be published in Crossings featuring Hampton Roads congestion trends and the concept and benefits of Value Pricing.  Stay tuned!

Latest News
November 26, 2019 - Kathlene Grauberger
December 11, 2019 - Uros Jovanovic, Transportation Engineer
December 11, 2019 - Jeffrey K. Raliski, AICP Transportation Analyst II
Archive