Lecture: Presenting: A Table-Top Model of Transportation Pricing in New York City

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START: 1:00 PM April 11, 2011
END: 3:00 PM April 11, 2011


Columbia University is hosting Charles Komanoff, an energy-policy analyst, transport economist and environmental activist in New York City, who will be speaking about his transportation pricing model. Komanoff “re-founded” NYC’s bike-advocacy groupĀ Transportation Alternatives in the 1980s, co-founded the pedestrian-rights group Right Of Way in the 1990s, and wrote and edited the landmark reports Subsidies for Traffic, The Bicycle Blueprint, and Killed by Automobile.

Komanoff’sĀ spreadsheet model is the analytical engine for congestion pricing in New York City, which proponents hope will reduce the perceived geographic and class inequities in Mayor Bloomberg’s congestion pricing plan. This intricate and elaborate model calculates the impact of time-of-day-varied congestion tolls and transit fares on New York City traffic speeds, gridlock costs and agency revenues.

Join Komanoff for a presentation and discussion of his model, the “Balanced Transportation Analyzer,” and the prospects for enacting congestion pricing in New York.

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