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There are three circumstances in transportation circles when the words congestion and pricing find themselves in close proximity.

The first in in regard to congestion pricing, this being the process by which drivers are either 1) charged a toll either at certain hours of the day in certain parts of the city or 2) charged a dynamically higher (or lower) price depending on actual conditions on the roadway. In both cases the thinking is that the value of a stretch of road is not a fixed amount but changes with the circumstance. Congestion pricing has been used to good effect in certain cities overseas, and is now making (slow) inroads into various of our own cities. READ ARTICLE
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In a move signaling its commitment to electric-powered transit, Southern California Edison filed a plan with state regulators Friday that would fund the installation of charging stations for plug-in electric buses, trucks, cargo equipment and ride-sharing fleets. READ ARTICLE
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There are unusually close ties between transportation and energy: the cars and truck that travel over the highways and bridges we design are powered by gas or diesel, or increasingly, electric; crude oil and coal are fundamental cargo categories for our clients in freight rail; the tax revenue funding the Highway Trust Fund are drawn directly from the fuel we all pump into our vehicles READ COMMENTARY
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