NEWS COMMENTARY

Chicago the latest U.S. city to approve congestion tax

Published:
December 03, 2019
Coverage:
The Future of Mobility
Activities:
Policy More...
by Chad Goldberg
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While cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco are studying the effects of a New York-inspired toll system to combat urban congestion, Chicago is specifically targeting ride-hailing companies and users with its pricing plan. Though it's not the first city to implement a ride-hailing-specific tax, it is the first city we've seen attempt to shape ride-hailing behavior with a tiered pricing model that differentiates between shared and single rides, charging more for the latter. Boston is considering a similar tiered model while also extending cost savings to zero-emission vehicles. Clients should expect more cities to implement these fees in a way that benefits both pooled travel and low-emission vehicles.

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