NCHRP Report 686: Road Pricing: Public Perceptions and Program Development
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NCHRP Report 686:
Road Pricing: Public Perceptions and Program Development
(2011)
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TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 686: Road Pricing: Public Perceptions and Program Development explores road pricing concepts and their potential effectiveness and applicability. The report includes guidelines for project planning and integrating pricing into regional and state planning processes, and for communicating strategies and engaging affected parties.

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146 pages | 8.5 x 11
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Front Matter i-x
Part 1 - Decision-Making and Planning Guide 1-1
Introduction 2-4
1.1.1 Conversion of Existing HOV or Other Lanes to HOT Lanes 5-5
1.1.3 Variable Pricing on Existing Toll Facilities 6-6
1.1.5 Distance-Based Pricing or Mileage Fees 7-7
1.2 Local Community Goals 8-9
1.3 Existing Conditions and Policy Requirements 10-10
1.4 Planning, Acceptability, and Engagement 11-14
2.1 Checkpoints for Planning, Engagement, and Communication 15-15
2.1.2 Planning Phases of Project Development 16-30
2.2 Road Pricing in the Transportation Planning Process 31-31
2.2.1 Overview of the Transportation Planning Process 32-33
2.2.2 Bringing Road Pricing into the Transportation Planning Process 34-39
2.3.1 Conversion of Existing HOV and Other Lanes to HOT Lanes 40-41
2.3.2 Variable Pricing on New or Rehabilitated Facilities and Regionwide Networks 42-43
2.3.3 Variable Pricing on Existing Toll Facilities 44-45
2.3.4 Areawide Pricing 46-49
2.3.5 Mileage Fees 50-52
2.3.6 Parking Pricing 53-54
Part 2 - Resources and References 55-55
3.1 Domestic Scan of Congestion Pricing and Managed Lanes 56-56
3.4 MPO Review for TEA-21 Reauthorization by Bruce Katz et al. 57-57
3.6 Federal Interim Guidebooks and Briefing Book 58-58
3.7 Strategic Highway Research Program 2 Project C01 59-60
4.1 Road Pricing Emergence Factors 61-62
4.3 Relationship of RP with Specific Planning Actions and Required Planning Processes 63-63
4.4 Role of State and State Department of Transportation in Planning for RP 64-64
4.5 Role of Federal Government in Planning for RP 65-65
4.6 Public/Stakeholder Involvement in RP Plans 66-66
4.7 Maximizing Attention to RP in Planning - Barriers and Opportunities 67-69
Appendix A - Literature Review on Planning for Road Pricing 70-80
Appendix B - Literature Review on Road Pricing Acceptability, Communication, and Engagement 81-91
Appendix C - Interview Guide 92-93
Appendix D - List of Interview Sites and Interviewees 94-94
Appendix E - Interview Summaries Related to Planning for Road Pricing 95-113
Appendix F - Interview Summaries Related to Communication and Engagement 114-129
Appendix G - Planning Resources for the Road Pricing Concepts 130-135
Abbreviations used without definitions in TRB publications 136-136

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