Daily News Briefs, July 10, 2020

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Expert Calls For Taiwan To Explore Holiday Congestion Pricing Scheme

Taipei Times reports, “A cap on freeway tolls should be lifted to allow transportation officials to devise a congestion pricing scheme that diverts freeway traffic to alternative routes more effectively on long holiday weekends,” an official of Taiwan’s Institute of Transportation told reporters this week. “Experts from the institute met with Freeway Bureau officials on Tuesday to discuss possible solutions to ease the congestion on [National Freeway Number 5] after the freeway saw congestion for more than 30 hours over the Dragon Boat Festival long weekend last month.” Asked if he would consider raising tolls, the country’s transport minister reportedly said the Freeway Bureau was “carefully evaluating all the suggestions from transportation experts,” and a high-occupancy vehicle policy was also under consideration.

Carpooling Congestion Pricing Republic of China (Taiwan) Toll Rate Changes


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