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  • Los Angeles freeway
    Transportation Economics

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    Pay as You Go

    Liisa Ecola

    Jul 22, 2015

    Politico

    Using vehicle miles traveled as a means of distributing the cost of maintaining America's roads and bridges may not be the only answer, but it represents the kind of innovative thinking that is necessary at a time when this sector of the American transportation infrastructure is desperately in need of a fix.

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  • Aerial photo of highway
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    Consider Taxing Miles Traveled

    Keith Crane

    Apr 19, 2013

    Wall Street Journal Online

    Mileage-fee rates could be structured to reduce congestion, harmful emissions and excessive road wear, and the enabling technology could support a range of value-added services offering greater convenience and safety for motorists, writes Keith Crane.

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  • Traffic on what appears to be the Golden Gate Bridge
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    No Data? Big Problem.

    Mortimer Downey, Joseph Schofer, Johanna Zmud

    Mar 20, 2012

    DC.STREETSBLOG.org

    Good data can inform decision makers about what really works—how best to relieve congestion and improve supply-chain connectivity to make freight transportation—and hence the U.S. economy—more competitive, write Mortimer Downey, Joseph Schofer, and Johanna Zmud.

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