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The New York Times, 21.03.2018 | Winnie Hu

“A high-tech team is already scouting congestion on Manhattan’s streets. […] Now a congestion-pricing plan recommended by a state task force could significantly expand this E-ZPass infrastructure, which has also been used for cashless tolling at bridges and tunnels. But it would be harnessed for a new purpose: charging a daily fee to drive into a congestion zone from 60th Street south to the Battery during busy times. […] Rick Geddes, a professor of policy analysis and management at Cornell University, and Peter Cramton, a professor of economics at the University of Maryland and the University of Cologne, said new technologies could create a comprehensive congestion-pricing system for a city or region that would charge varying fees for using all the roads — not just targeted highway lanes or neighborhoods — so that drivers do not simply pile onto free roads and cause traffic jams elsewhere.”

Link to article: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/21/nyregion/congestion-pricing-e-zpass-new-york.html