Seattle Asks: Can Congestion Pricing Be Equitable?

Seattle Asks: Can Congestion Pricing Be Equitable?

The Seattle Department of Transportation is currently conducting a study to determine how best to implement congestion pricing equitably. The article mentions other cities as cases and scholars' suggestion to discuss how to make congestion pricing more equitable.

Key findings

Seattle mayor Jenny Durkin expressed support for congestion pricing in Seattle's inner city, exclaiming that in can have a positive effect on GHG emissions.

With all the people commuting into the inner city each day, 48% of commuters take public transit.

Concerns for a congestion toll arise with the talk of low-income workers. It is important to the City to not let a fee negatively impact those workers.

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