Portland State University - Center for Transportation Studies
***Fall 2005 Transportation Seminar Series***
Free and open to the public!
Coming up next:
Speaker: Matthew Kitchen, Principal Planner
Puget Sound Regional Council
Topic: Seattle's Value Pricing Demonstration Project
When: Friday, 11/18/2005, 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm (Pacific Time)
Where: Room 204 Urban Center, on the Plaza bordered by SW 5th, 6th, Mill, & Montgomery, see map: www.pdx.edu/map
Seattle's "Traffic Choices Study" is a FHWA-funded pilot project that is testing new ways to combat traffic congestion and fund transportation. The key features of the project are (1) in-vehicle, GPS-based billing, (2) a hold-harmless billing design, (3) system-wide pricing, and (4) an experimental vs. control research design. Matthew's presentation will cover the project design, current information, and some preliminary findings. For a preview, see the project website http://www.psrc.org/projects/trafficchoices/index.htm
The Puget Sound Regional Council is an association of cities, towns, counties, ports, and state agencies that serves as a forum for developing policies and making decisions about regional growth and transportation issues in the four-county central Puget Sound region.
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