NCHRP Synthesis 20-05 Compilation of Public Opinion Data on Tolls and Road Pricing

NCHRP Synthesis 20-05/Topic 38-03 Compilation of Public Opinion Data on Tolls and Road Pricing

NCHRP 20-05
NCHRP 20-05 Compilation of Public Opinion Data on Tolls and Road Pricing

Prepared by: Nustats for NCHRP

TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 377: Compilation of Public Opinion Data on Tolls and Road Pricing explores how the public feels about tolls and road pricing, examines public opinion concerning charging for the use of roads, and highlights factors associated with the acceptance or rejection of road pricing.

The final report can be downloaded here.

 

Now Available: NCHRP 08-73 Road Pricing: Public Perceptions and Program Development

NCHRP 08-73 Road Pricing: Public Perceptions and Program Development

Prepared by: ICF International and KT Analytics for NCHRP

NCRHP 08-73
NCHRP 08-73 Road Pricing: Public Perceptions and Program Development

This report describes road pricing concepts and discusses its potential effectiveness and applicability. It also provides guidelines for communicating strategies and engaging affected parties, and guidelines for project planning and integrating pricing into regional and state planning processes. The report is structured to aid both readers familiar and unfamiliar with road pricing, allowing both a brief overview of the concepts as well as in depth information on the latest applications, impacts, operations, costs, and policy and acceptability considerations.

The report is divided into two volumes. Volume 1 provides a review of the six concepts and planning pointers sufficient for planners and decision makers to evaluate the potential of the concepts and understand the best engagement and communication strategies. Volume 2 provides interview findings, literature reviews and references to resource materials on planning, engagement, and communications related to road pricing strategies.

The report can be accessed here.

Now Available: NCHRP 08-36 Road Pricing Communication Practices

NCHRP 08-36 Road Pricing Communication Practices

Prepared by: ICF International and KT Analytics for NCHRP and AASHTO

Communicating with various affected parties and stakeholders in planning for road pricing (RP) is vital to acceptable, effective and lasting programs. Certainly, decision makers authorizing proposals need to understand the objectives, the efficacy of pricing, equity considerations, overall costs and benefits, operations, revenue distribution, and other particulars to effectively provide their support. Likewise, affected parties such as travelers, residents, businesses, and other stakeholders likely to influence decision makers also must understand pricing strategies and their expected impacts for acceptable projects to develop. This research documents best practices in communicating with the public on all aspects of road pricing. The report identifies messages and delivery methods that have worked and not worked, along with the characteristics of successful road pricing communication campaigns.

The agency final report can be accessed here.