, Volume 19, Issue 4, pp 335-358

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An assessment of the political acceptability of congestion pricing

  • Genevieve GiulianoAffiliated withUniversity of California

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There is renewed interest in implementing congestion pricing in metropolitan areas throughout the US. This paper reviews changes in the transportation policy environment that have led to this renewed interest and identifies the major interest groups that support congestion pricing. A case study is used to demonstrate that significant barriers to congestion pricing implementation continue to exist. The paper concludes with some suggestions for developing politically acceptable pricing alternatives.

Key words

congestion pricing public policy implementation Los Angeles