Today’s Headlines

  • Red Line Greenway Wins $2.1M CMAQ Grant (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
  • TARTA Struggling to Gain Support for Dedicated Transit Tax (Toledo Blade)
  • Cincinnati to Roll Out Added Features for New High-Tech Parking Meters (Business Courier)
  • Proposed Road Extension Serves as Barrier for Planned $100M Development (Cincinnati Enquirer)
  • Dayton Area Logistics Association Pushing for Costly New Highway Projects (WDTN)
  • Ohio Should Locate Polling Places Near Transit Lines (Columbus Dispatch)
  • Finding the “Inner Cleveland” of Trendy Rust Belt Cities (New Geography)
  • Growing Coalition Calls for Raising the Federal Gas Tax (Hamilton Journal-News)
  • Secretary Foxx Calls on Mayors to Protect Pedestrians and Cyclists (Streetsblog USA)
  • What President Obama’s State of the Union Means for Cities (Next City)

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Today’s Headlines

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Cleveland Working to Develop Intermodal Transit Hub (Cleveland Plain Dealer) Riverfront Trail, Pier Planned for Dayton’s Riverfront (Cincinnati Enquirer) University of Toledo Students Push for New Bike Initiative (Independent Collegian) Cuyahoga Valley National Park Awarded Funds for New Bicycle Trail (West Side Leader) Can New Technology Stop Bicycle Thefts? (Columbus Dispatch) Congressional Leaders Call for New […]

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Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley Vetoes OTR Residential Parking Permits (Business Courier) Ohio Senator Shannon Jones Proposes Mandatory Bike Helmet Law (Columbus Dispatch) Big Creek Bike-Ped Greenway Eyed for Abandoned Parma Freeway (Cleveland Plain Dealer) Tax for Lake Erie Transit Bus Service Fails at Polls by 79 Votes (Monroe News) Cincinnati Enquirer Sues SORTA Over Streetcar Bid […]
via Tim Kovach

Cincinnati Is Using Parking Revenue to Fund Transit — Why Can’t Cleveland?

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In my last post on using parking taxes to fund transit in Cleveland, I exclusively focused on private, off-street parking lots, largely due to space and for the sake of a coherent argument. Unfortunately, this meant that I left out the other side of the equation – how to properly manage public parking lots in response. One of the potential consequences of increasing private parking fees is to increase the relative demand for public parking lots and on-street parking. While there is a long-standing tradition of having the public sector provide certain services at a lower cost than their private sector counterparts (e.g. electricity), the social costs of ubiquitous, cheap (or free) parking are so substantial as to overwhelm its potential benefits. Accordingly, the first step towards instituting the parking tax policy I proposed is for the agencies that own and operate public parking lots and meters to raise their prices to … Continue reading → The post Cincinnati is using parking revenue to fund transit. Why can’t Cleveland? appeared first on Tim Kovach.

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Shaker Heights Planning to Reduce Lee Road From Four Lanes to Three (Plain Dealer) Closure of Elm Street Shows That a Lane Could Be Designated to Cyclists (5chw4r7z) GoBus Launching More Inter-City Bus Routes in Ohio (Athens News) Open Data Allows for Launch of New Transit App in Cleveland (GCN) Mobile Parking Payment App Now Available […]

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SORTA Board Decides to Pursue Transit Tax Increase In 2017 (Business Courier) Cincinnati Region Needs Better Transit to Stay Competitive (Enquirer) Dayton RTA Now Offering Full-Service Bike Repairs (WHIO) Congestion on Towpath Trail Causing Conflicts Between Bicyclists and Pedestrians (Leader) New Bike Law Aiming to Improve Safety for Ohio Bicyclists (Cleveland Scene) More and More […]