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Andrew Coyne: You already pay to use roads — just not in a way that would fix traffic congestion

Well what do you know. The good news in Tuesday’s initial report of Metro Vancouver’s Mobility Pricing Independent Commission, struck last year to come up with ways to relieve the region’s crippling traffic congestion, is not just that it has put mobility pricing — road pricing, tolls, or as the commission calls it, decongestion charging — squarely on the province’s political agenda: it’s that the idea was not dismissed out of hand by political leaders. 917 more words

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My View: Cap-and-trade won't help environment

Housing supply is lagging demand because we’ve created so many barriers to housing construction. Removing those barriers should be a top priority for the state Legislature when it convenes in February. 40 more words

Portland Tribune

Synchronizing Traffic Lights Is a Waste of Money

By Dom Nozzi

November 12, 2012

I am enraged.

During the time that I was a town and transportation planner in Gainesville, Florida, the Gainesville regional transportation planning organization (which is composed of elected city and county commissioners – the “MTPO”) voted to spend $20 million public dollars to synchronize traffic signals. 557 more words

Politics

Metro-area transportation wish list cost: $2 billion

Counties, city lack enough money for projects to reduce congestion and improve safety.

Source: Metro-area transportation wish list cost: $2 billion

Portland Tribune

Congestion-plagued Whistler tried free transit, and says it took hundreds of cars off the road

Could the cure for Metro Vancouver’s congestion woes be nestled in the mountains north of the city?

The Resort Municipality of Whistler has been experimenting with its own program to handle traffic trouble, and says it’s paying dividends. 485 more words

Canada

Will Smarter Cars Really Mean Less Traffic?

State and local leaders are planning for technology that could ease traffic congestion, accidents and pollution.

If you’ve ever found yourself stuck in traffic on a freeway surrounded by other drivers, know that it’s all because a computer isn’t driving your car. 39 more words

State Of Washington

Ribbon cutting ceremony moves Newberg-Dundee bypass closer to opening

Gov. Kate Brown announces Monday the opening date of the thoroughfare will be in early January

Gov. Kate Brown, federal and state representatives, local officials and community members gathered together on a chilly Monday afternoon to celebrate the near completion of the Newberg-Dundee bypass with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. 10 more words

Portland Tribune