Here’s the preliminary report from the Mobility Pricing Independent Commission:
Here’s the Global coverage.
Looks like the emphasis is on reducing congestion – a strategy used for the transportation referendum that couldn’t overcome the negativities associated with ‘TransLink’ and ‘tax’ in the same sentence. This, however, might work if no prescribed pricing solution is presented first.
Commission members will focus largely on “congestion charging,” which can take the form of anything from tolls to congestion fees, and distance-based and time-based fees.
The commission is starting a public engagement process on Thursday, and is expected to report back to TransLink’s board of directors and the Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation in April 2018.
On Wednesday, the commission released a new report titled “Moving around Metro Vancouver: Exploring New Approaches to Reducing Congestion.”
The document looks at the current traffic situation in Metro Vancouver, and how new approaches to mobility pricing could help to pay for improvements to the region’s transportation system.
The commission identified eight “congestion hot spots” that it considered among the worst in the region …