I love the idea of congestion pricing
rush hour commutes, or basically anything that internalizes bad car externalities. It makes so much sense, especially when you read those studies that say something like a 15% (or so) reduction in traffic in certain places would eliminate gridlock.
This is probably one of the few times that I mostly agree with small government conservatives on something, though from my perspective (I'm dead tired and maybe not thinking straight), it seems like it would be easier and cheaper to just raise gas taxes rather than build the infrastructure to collect tolls alll over less congested highways (like those in TX). I know it ain't gonna happen, but it seems like a better idea.
-Daddy Brooklyn 00:41 EST |