Poole: Open letter to elected officials

Bob Poole makes an excellent case for congestion pricing and HOT lanes in an “open letter” to elected officials in Souther California published by Planning Report, the “insider’s guide to growth management.” Bob points out that Southern California has more than a decade of experience showing that market-based pricing for roads works, and should be a central part of getting traffic to flow smoothly and at free flow speeds.

Samuel R. Staley, Ph.D. is a senior research fellow at Reason Foundation and managing director of the DeVoe L. Moore Center at Florida State University in Tallahassee where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in urban planning, regulation, and urban economics. Prior to joining Florida State, Staley was director of urban growth and land-use policy for Reason Foundation where he helped establish its urban policy program in 1997.