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Pay-to-play on busiest Chicago streets

The City of Chicago will receive federal money to implement congestion relief tactics including bus-only lanes on key routes and increased parking meter rates downtown during rush hours.

The Chicago announcement reminds me of a recent article that addressed congestion pricing and similar options in the suburbs (I was unable to find the link, but I will update this post with the link should I find it).

Congestion pricing is increasingly being studied as a way to reduce the number of vehicles in busy areas and encourage alternate modes of transportation. It’s an attempt at letting the market decide the value of driving in premium areas at peak times.

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