Valuing and Managing the Public Right-of-Way

What You'll Learn

  • Learn about the solutions cities and states are pursuing to manage and monetize their rights-of-way as key public assets.
  • Understand equity considerations and potential opportunities to achieve equity goals through management and pricing signals.
  • Learn about the latest vehicle communication technology developments for the facilitation of mobility pricing and management schemes.

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Standstill traffic, crumbling infrastructure, endless searches for parking, scooter invasions. With shortfalls in public transportation funding and reluctance from the federal government to support tackling these challenges, cities and states are experimenting with new mechanisms to reassert control of their public rights-of-way: the streets, curbs, and sidewalks that represent their largest asset.

Curbside management, congestion pricing, and per-mile fees are being mentioned as tools to improve traffic flow, fund infrastructure, and provide reliability and certainty for all road users. Yet for all the discussion, few governments have been willing to take the leap.

Learn how these techniques can help manage current and emerging mobility challenges, and also represent an opportunity to achieve community and planning goals, including equity concerns, local funding concerns. The proponents of these techniques are often isolated in silos, but learn how they can work in concert to give governments and planners the tools to sustainably manage and fund our transportation systems.