HDR's David Ungemah Explains Benefits of Road Pricing

Latest Experts Talk Interview Covers Tolling, Managed Lanes and More

David Ungemah
David Ungemah

Road pricing offers numerous benefits for states as they grapple with decreasing gas tax revenue and rising congestion. Strategies such as managed lanes, tolling or congestion pricing can improve traffic flow, reduce emissions and provide an alternative revenue source for transportation agencies. 

David Ungemah has spent three decades providing road pricing solutions on projects across North America. In the latest from HDR’s Experts Talk interview series, he explains how transportation agencies can create a more efficient road network using road pricing strategies. He draws on examples from across the globe, including Pennsylvania, Colorado, Australia and the upcoming New York City congestion pricing program. And he answers questions about the environmental process, how to make tolling politically palatable and what the future of road pricing may look like.

“There are a lot of exciting opportunities in combining traffic reduction technologies and strategies,” Ungemah said. “HDR envisions a comprehensive environment for reducing congestion by managing demand and controlling access.”

HDR’s Experts Talk interview series shines a light on various aspects of transportation infrastructure design and delivery. Each subject matter expert offers unique expertise and insights about new and ongoing trends, emerging technologies and the human side of infrastructure.

Read the whole interview on practical road pricing strategies

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