As Congress struggles to restore the solvency of the federal Highway Trust Fund, states and localities are blazing new paths to generate sustainable funding for their vital transportation infrastructure. Thirty-five states now use toll financing to build and operate limited access road infrastructure. Oregon and a dozen other states are exploring road usage charging (RUC), a policy of assessing fees for the use of roadway infrastructure across an entire roadway network. Learn about these and other topics during the IBTTA Transportation Finance and Road Usage Charging Conference in Portland, Oregon, April 26-28, 2015. Click this link for details: www.ibtta.org/Portland
The 2014 Mid-year meeting of the Congestion Pricing Committee (ABE 25) and associated sub-committees will occur in conjunction with the Transportation Research Board’s 5th International Conference on Surface Transportation Financing: Innovation, Experimentation, and Exploration. The event will be held July 9-11, 2014 at the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Conference Center in Irvine, CA.
The Congestion Pricing Committee will be meeting on Wednesday morning, July 9. A Mileage-Based Pricing workshop will be held in the afternoon.
Rooms are being held at the Marriott Newport Beach Hotel. Make your reservation for the TRB special rate of $133 plus the current tax of 12%, and the $0.12 California Tourism fee. This rate is available until June 1, 2014. Rooms may be at a higher rate after this date and are subject to availability. The hotel may not be able to provide rooms at the group rate once the block of rooms is sold out.
I hope you are planning to join us for the Transportation Research Board’s Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, January 12-16, 2014. You can gain access to the Interactive Preliminary Program here. The web site has the most recent information on committee and subcommittee meetings, workshops, sessions and individual presentations. You can use the Interactive Preliminary Program to conduct searches by session title, paper title, keywords, author, and subject area to plan your personalized itinerary which includes meeting room names. I would particularly encourage you to participate in the events sponsored by our Committee and subcommittees.
NO HOST DINNER
Committee and subcommittee members, friends and anyone interested are invited to join us at the LAURIOL PLAZA restaurant, Tuesday, January 14, 5:45pm. The restaurant is located at 1835 18th street NW, just a couple of blocks from the Hilton. This is the same restaurant that we ate at in previous years. Please ask for the Congestion Pricing Group when you arrive at the restaurant. A map may be downloaded here.
For your convenience, I have included the following: 1) List of events sponsored by the Committee, including subcommittee meetings, Workshops, podium sessions and poster sessions; 2) Agenda for our full Committee meeting on Tuesday, January 14, 7:30 to 10:30 pm, in Hilton, Columbia Hall, 11 & 12; and 3) Agendas for subcommittee meetings.
- ABE25 Schedule 2014
- Congestion Pricing Committee Agenda January 2014
- Congestion Pricing Economics Joint Subcommittee Meeting Agenda – 2014 TRB Annual Meeting
- Congestion Pricing Outreach Cmte Agenda 15JAN14
- CP 2014 Research Sub-com Agendadrft
- MBUF (VMT) Subcommittee Agenda
- Multimodal Pricing Implementation Subcommittee Agenda TRB Jan 2014
Presentations from the National Congestion Pricing Conference (held on July 9-10, 2013 in Seattle, Washington at the Washington State Convention Center) are now available. Please visit the conference page to access available presentations from the conference sessions.
The January 2013 annual meeting minutes for the Congestion Pricing Committee (ABE25) are available for download and review.
Presentations from the 2011 Annual Conference are available. They can be downloaded here: