DCST issues RFP for a decongestion pricing study

Washington DC Traffic by Ted.

Decongestion pricing is cutting down on traffic in London, Stockholm, Singapore, and soon New York. Many other cities are looking at it. Would it make sense for DC?

The 2020 DC budget funds "a study that evaluates and makes recommendations regarding the potential benefits of congestion pricing on the District," which DCST is coordinating in partnership with the District Department of Transportation (DDOT). We are seeking a contractor or team of contractors to prepare a study which analyzes potential road and/or bridge pricing policies, the potential use of revenues from such policies, and the benefits and costs with a particular focus on improving equity.

You can read the full RFP here. Interested firms or teams of firms should send a proposal by August 2, 2019. Further information will be posted on the study page.

David Alpert is Executive Director of DC Sustainable Transportation (DCST) and founder of Greater Greater Washington. He lives with his wife and two children in Dupont Circle.