How to reduce traffic congestion
Will putting a price on gridlock reduce traffic congestion?
This report focuses specifically on a cross-sector collaborative effort to significantly reduce traffic congestion in the Twin Cities metropolitan area of Minnesota. The organizers of the program concluded that a collaborative, multi-modal approach was crucial to making real headway on a longstanding, costly, nearly intractable public problem. Cross-sector collaboration is now increasingly both necessary and desirable as a strategy for addressing many of society's most complex public challenges.
Reducing traffic congestion at Schools
A detour trialled in an attempt to reduce holiday traffic congestion on the Copper Coast Highway just north of Port Wakefield has been declared a success.
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is focusing on a number of high-priority efforts to help reduce congestion on the nation's highways. Together, these efforts provide information that allows more informed decisions, better coordination and quick action that help avoid and reduce traffic congestion. See more information on these and other strategies in the .A collaborative effort of FHWA, EPA, and FTA to help transportation and air quality agencies communicate with the public about ways individuals can help reduce traffic congestion and air pollution.Fuel price increases (for example, due to higher fuel taxes)can help reduce traffic congestion. INRIXvaluate the effects of fuel price increases on U.S. vehicle traveland traffic congestion, using the "Smart Dust Network" of GPS-enabledvehicles which report roadway travel conditions. The results indicate thatincreased gas prices in the first half of 2008 significantly reduced VMT andhighway traffic congestionIn the end only pricing strategies promise sustainable reductions in traffic congestion. Other measures – including improvements in alternative transportation modes – can be beneficial, but none will be nearly as effective as pricing. This recommendation will no doubt stir controversy, but pricing offers the only realistic prospects for managing peak-hour travel demand in the most traffic-choked of American metropolises.