Transit Fare Zones and Unintended Consequences

Price Tags

10942144

Anthony Perl of Simon Fraser University was interviewed in the Georgia Straight regarding “transit road pricing” or the practice of charging Transit passengers for the distance they are travelling.

If transit fares were also coupled with vehicle  “distance-based road pricing…the most efficient way to go,” Perl told the Georgia Straight by phone. “I think it would encourage people to work and live close to where they need to be or want to be…and…discourage sprawl.”

But here’s the challenge-you  also have to price automobile users for using the road. The problem is that we tend to look at these two systems separately but, of course, it’s an integrated mobility network,” he said. “And people make decisions about how to move and what to do and where to live not based on one piece of it but the whole system. So if we change one without the other, then…

View original post 151 more words

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s