What's really important is that the "Congestion is a fact of lifeâ€“live with it" approach is now under serious challenge in three key states (Texas, Georgia, and Washington). It seems likely that with a combination of pricing and toll finance, we can "build our way out of congestion" in a meaningful sense.
Poole details what's going on in those states and what it means for the rest of the country here.
"For 17 years, Mr. Poole has been the chief theorist for private solutions to gridlock. His ideas are now embraced by officials from Sacramento to Washington." â€“ The New York Times