Tolls - the Solution to Mass. Commuting Woes

Originally published in The Boston Globe

October 4, 2012
Edward Glaeser (Glimp Professor of Economics, Harvard University)

As Beacon Hill prepares to revisit transportation issues early next year, lawmakers should listen to happiness researchers, who have found that morning commutes are the most miserable time of the day. We can’t build our way out of traffic congestion by laying down more highways. Our commutes will only become bearable if Massachusetts starts charging drivers for peak-hour travel — and that, in turn, could yield money to ease the state’s transportation financing woes. More >(Needs Boston Globesubscription)