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2013-06-26 20:43:32

The citizens of Gothenburg, Sweden will vote soon on whether to continue the already up-and-running congestion charge. New research from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, shows that congestion charges are indeed a better way to reduce traffic and improve air quality. The doctoral thesis from the School of Business, Economics and Law shows that in Bogota, Colombia drastic driving restrictions have not been effective, while congestion charges besides cutting traffic, as it has happened...

2010-05-05 11:30:00

HOUSTON, May 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Texas Transportation Institute (TTI), the largest university-based transportation research agency in the U.S., have agreed to collaborate on research and development of intelligent transportation projects in Texas and beyond. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO ) The agreement will bring together research scientists and engineers from IBM and TTI researchers, faculty and students, who will work with...

2010-02-25 06:14:00

EINDHOVEN, Netherlands, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NXP Semiconductors and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced the final results of a landmark road pricing trial conducted in the Netherlands, which demonstrated that with the help of technology, drivers can be motivated to change their driving behavior, reducing traffic congestion and contributing to a greener environment. The six-month road pricing trial, conducted in the city of Eindhoven, was designed to provide the Dutch government...

2009-09-23 07:00:00

STOCKHOLM, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Stockholm Congestion Charging System, created by IBM (NYSE: IBM) has significantly improved access to the Swedish capital by halving queuing times on access roads to the city in the mornings. City traffic is down by 18% and CO2 emissions in the inner city have been cut by between 14 and 18 percent. These are the results of the latest study on the system by the Stockholm City Traffic authorities. (Logo:...

2009-02-27 15:40:00

"Who's Writing This Stuff?" asked President & CEO Greg Cohen WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For attribution to Greg Cohen, President & CEO of The American Highway Users Alliance: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080908/DC32401LOGO ) "Apparently, the staff at US Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Office of Management and Budget have not been listening to President Obama and Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood. "Throughout his campaign and...

2009-01-13 07:00:00

Honorable Mentions Include Beijing, Istanbul, Mexico City, Milan WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York will be honored tonight as the first U.S. city to win the 5th annual Sustainable Transport Award. The other award finalists, Beijing, Istanbul, Mexico City and Milan, will receive honorable mentions. The award presentations will take place at 6:30pm - 7:30pm at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC as part of the Transportation Research Board Annual Conference, which is...

2009-01-08 21:55:09

London Mayor Boris Johnson admitted Thursday he has been fined for failing to pay the congestion charge when he drove into the center of the city. Johnson was on a radio call-in show when a woman accused him of forgetting his pledge to extend the period to pay the 8 pound ($12) congestion fee, The Guardian reported. Drivers must pay the fee on the day they incur it or face a 120-pound ($180) fine, which is cut in half if paid within two weeks. I absolutely did say that! said Johnson. Do you...

2006-01-05 08:20:36

By Niklas Pollard STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - On an overcast winter morning, traffic heading into Stockholm on the main route from the north is heavy, but it is moving -- unlike the rush-hour gridlock typical in some metropolitan centers. Yet the capital of Sweden, a country known for its vast, unspoiled natural vistas and clean air, will soon have the world's most extensive system of traffic congestion charges. A test run costing 3.8 billion crowns ($485.2 million) starts on Tuesday and...

2006-01-03 14:19:39

By Niklas Pollard STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Stockholm's first day of a congestion charging experiment proved a success in reducing traffic on Tuesday when the number of vehicles entering the city center dropped by about a sixth. The test run in the Swedish capital, involving a maximum charge of 60 crowns ($7.50) a day, will last until July and Stockholm residents will vote in September on whether to make the world's most extensive congestion charging system permanent. "Traffic in...


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