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UPI, 02.08.2018 | Brooks Hays
“A team of economists say traffic problems in Germany and elsewhere could be eased by dynamic tolls.
In an op-ed, newly published this week in the journal Nature, scientists argue the use of dynamic pricing to positively influence driving behavior and alleviate traffic pressures on congested roadways. […] Researchers claim a solution to traffic congestion is needed to save money and protect the environment, not simply to save time and avoid inconveniences. `Currently, road users who cause traffic jams, damage the environment and even incur costs are paying just as much as those who are not involved,´ Axel Ockenfels, economist at the University of Cologne, said in a news release. `Without a toll, this means that the general public is subsidizing these road users. That’s unfair.´”
Link to article: https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2018/08/02/Economists-say-dynamic-tolls-could-ease-traffic-problems/2591533224130/