This post originally appeared on Orphan Road.
According to a study in London, congestion pricing works for cars, but it also benefits public transit. As the roads clear up, bus service becomes more reliable, which makes it more desirable, which makes the roads clearer, etc., etc…
Good stuff. Major caveat, of course, is that London is a large city with both an extensive subway system and sky-high gas prices, neither of which apply in Seattle. So we can’t expect the tipping point to be the same. Still, it’s more encouraging data.