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A presentation to the NYC Traffic Congestion Mitigation Commission, Dec. 17, 2007.

A presentation to the NYC Traffic Congestion Mitigation Commission, Dec. 17, 2007.

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NYC Congestion Pricing Scenario Comparisons NYC Congestion Pricing Scenario Comparisons Presentation Transcript

  • Congestion Mitigation Strategies: Modifications to the City’s plan New York City Traffic Congestion Mitigation Commission December 17, 2007
  • Overview of presentation and research
  • Objectives
    • Important to return the Commission's focus to strategies that directly affect motorists' movements into the CP zone
    • This presentation is offered to promote the Commission's understanding of choices available using the City's plan as a base as the Commission takes up the decision of what to recommend to achieve the goals of the City's Plan
  • The Dials to Turn
    • Northern boundary of CP zone
      • 86 th St
      • 60 th St
    • Trip types
      • Staying in the zone
      • Through trips on FDR and Rt. 9A
      • 2-way (inbound and outbound)
      • 1-way (inbound only)
    • The rate charged
      • Amount charged: Toll offset or LPR Surcharge
      • Flat vs. variable time of day
      • 12 hour or 24 hour
    • Type of Charge
      • Fee (once a day)
      • Toll (recurring)
  • Analytic process
    • Adjustment
    • of
    • Charge
    • Factors
    • Northern boundary of CP Zone
    • Trip types to be charged
    • The rate charged
    • Type of charge
    • Change in
    • Impact on
    • Drivers
    • Fewer trips
    • Lower VMT
    • Trips via different routes
    • Change in
    • Financial Outcomes
    • Capital Costs
    • Gross Revenue
    • Operating Costs
    • Net Revenue
    • Change in
    • Mobility Outcomes
    • Change in VMT
    • Impacts to highway network
    • Impacts to transit network
  • City’s Plan
    • 6.7% VMT reduction
    • $224m capital cost
    • $649m gross revenue (annual)
    • $229m operating costs
    • $420m net revenue
    • 6.2% VMT reduction
    • Impact of this change:
      • Smaller VMT reduction: 0.5%
      • Lower capital cost: -$5m
      • Lower net revenues: -$33m
    1. Move northern boundary to 60 St
    • 5.9% VMT reduction
    • Impact of this change:
      • Smaller VMT reduction: 0.3%
      • Lower capital cost: -$94m
      • Higher net revenues: +$25m
    2. Eliminate intrazonal charge
    • 6.1% VMT reduction
    • Impact of this change:
      • Larger VMT reduction: 0.2%
      • Lower capital cost: -$52m
      • Higher net revenues: +$27m
    3. Charge thru trips using periphery
    • 6.0% VMT reduction
    • Impact of this change:
      • Smaller VMT reduction: 0.1%
      • Same capital cost
      • Lower net revenues: +$3m
    4. Charge in-bound trips only
    • 6.8% VMT reduction
    • Impact of this change:
      • Larger VMT reduction: 0.8%
      • Same capital cost
      • Higher net revenues: +$28m
    4a. In-bound only with variable fee
    • 8.2% VMT reduction
    • Impact of this change:
      • Larger VMT reduction: 1.4%
      • Same capital cost
      • Higher net revenues: +$55m
    4b. In-bound only with variable fee – 24 hours
    • 8.3% VMT reduction
    • Impact of this change:
      • Larger VMT reduction: 2.2%
      • Same capital cost
      • Higher net revenues: +$176m
    5. Eliminate or reduce toll offset
    • 6.3% VMT reduction
    • Impact of this change:
      • Larger VMT reduction: 0.2%
      • Same capital cost:
      • Higher net revenues: +$16m
    6. $1 surcharge for License Plate Recognition customers (non-E-ZPass)
  • Toll options
    • Applied to untolled bridges and avenues
    • Per trip toll instead of daily fee – pay every time you cross
    • No credit or offset for PA or MTA tolls
    • May be 24/7/365
    • 5.6% VMT reduction
    • $62m capital cost
    • $570m gross revenue (annual)
    • $39m operating costs
    • $531m net revenue
    Alternative: East River bridge tolls
    • 13.4% VMT reduction
    • $72m capital cost
    • $1,155m gross revenue (annual)
    • $96m operating costs
    • $1,059m net revenue
    Cordon toll