Surface Transportation News: Priced managed lanes, a way to ruin a railroad, and more

In Politics by Michael Rae

In this issue:

Should priced managed lanes maximize revenue or throughput?

This is one way to ruin a railroad

More evidence of electric grid inadequacy for EVs

Louisiana gas tax needs replacing, says think tank

Questions about Tesla Semi’s 500-mile trip

News Notes

Quotable Quotes

Should Priced Managed Lanes Maximize Revenue or Throughput?  

Several years ago, I read a critique of priced managed lanes, also known as express toll lanes, developed and operated under long-term public-private partnership (P3) agreements. The commentary accused the P3 companies of using a technique to maximize revenue it called “jam-and-harvest.” This refers to an alleged policy of deliberately increasing the variable toll rate