London Mayor Wants Obama’s Motorcade to Pay Congestion Charge

London Mayor Wants Obama’s Motorcade to Pay Congestion Charge
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The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, wants the U.S. embassy to cover the costs the president’s motorcade has racked up driving through the city’s downtown core. The U.K. capital has special traffic congestion fines for vehicles caught on the roads without the proper permission, and Obama’s limo (aka “The Beast”) falls in the group, as… Continue Reading...

Report: Congestion Charges, Highway Tolls, Gaining Popularity In Major Cities

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Report: Congestion Charges, Highway Tolls, Gaining Popularity In Major Cities
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New proposals like a London-style “congestion charge” and highway tolls for special lanes that would move faster are being floated both in Canada and the United States, as major cities grapple with traffic problems and infrastructure that wasn’t meant to deal with an increasing number of cars. An article in the Chicago Tribune details how a government-sponsored panel… Continue Reading...