MPC Roundtable<br>The Road Less Traveled: Understanding Congestion Pricing - Metropolitan Planning Council

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MPC Roundtable
The Road Less Traveled: Understanding Congestion Pricing

July 8, 2010, Noon to 1:30 p.m.

This is a past event

Metropolitan Planning Council Conference Center 140 S. Dearborn, Suite 1400 Chicago

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Given the nearly $87.2 billion lost to congestion every year and more than 4.2 billion hours squandered by motorists stuck in traffic annually, the federal government has been testing several programs nationwide to help combat the bottlenecks choking American cities.  Jeffrey Lindley will discuss the congestion reduction strategies being considered by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and provide some insight regarding the types of opportunities regions can expect to see from the next federal surface transportation bill to help relieve the pressures and economic strain caused by congestion. Nick Thompson will give an in-depth look at Minnesota’s success with congestion pricing techniques along two major highways and highlight the building blocks that have led to a reduction in traffic.  Finally, Kristi Lafleur will discuss ways the Illinois Tollway is working to address the Chicago region's congestion problems.


Wayne Berman
Transportation Specialist,  Federal Highway Administration

Nick Thompson
Director- Policy Analysis, Research & Innovation, Minnesota Department of Transportation

Kristi Lafleur
Executive Director, Illinois Tollway

Register online today. The cost of the roundtable, which includes lunch, is $15 for MPC donors and $30 for all others. Seating is limited, so pre-registration is required.

Thanks to Wilbur Smith Associates for sponsoring this event.

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Metropolitan Planning Council 140 S. Dearborn St.
Suite 1400
Chicago, Ill. 60603
312 922 5616

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