Why We Don’t Use Congestion Pricing

Here’s an interesting piece on the reasons we don’t see congestion pricing in use. Here are the top-line bullets:

  • No One Cares (congestion is not so bad that we can’t live with it)
  • Equity Considerations (congestion pricing is regressive)
  • Congestion Pricing Suffers from a Mismatch Between Economic and Political Efficiency (economists don’t call the political shots)
  • Congestion Pricing Lacks a Powerful Advocate

An interesting read…

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