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I know I've got to pay some tax, but I hate the fact that they collect millions of pounds a day from the congestion charge and I don't see anything or anyone benefitting from it. Where are the new hospitals?
Ray Winstone

Meaning of "congestion charge" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CONGESTION CHARGE

congestion charge  [kənˈdʒestʃən tʃɑːdʒ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CONGESTION CHARGE

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Congestion charge is a noun.
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WHAT DOES CONGESTION CHARGE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

congestion charge

Congestion pricing

Congestion pricing or congestion charges is a system of surcharging users of public goods that are subject to congestion through excess demand such as higher peak charges for use of bus services, electricity, metros, railways, telephones, and road pricing to reduce traffic congestion; airlines and shipping companies may be charged higher fees for slots at airports and through canals at busy times. This pricing strategy regulates demand, making it possible to manage congestion without increasing supply. Market economics theory, which encompasses the congestion pricing concept, postulates that users will be forced to pay for the negative externalities they create, making them conscious of the costs they impose upon each other when consuming during the peak demand, and more aware of their impact on the environment. The application on urban roads is currently limited to a small number of cities, including London, Stockholm, Singapore, and Milan, as well as a few smaller towns.

Definition of congestion charge in the English dictionary

The definition of congestion charge in the dictionary is a fee paid by motorists for the right to drive on busy roads, esp at busy times.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CONGESTION CHARGE


charge
tʃɑːdʒ
countercharge
ˈkaʊntəˌtʃɑːdʒ
curate-in-charge
ˌkjʊərɪtɪnˈtʃɑːdʒ
discharge
dɪsˈtʃɑːdʒ
encharge
ɪnˈtʃɑːdʒ
enlarge
ɪnˈlɑːdʒ
hypercharge
ˈhaɪpəˌtʃɑːdʒ
large
lɑːdʒ
mischarge
ˌmɪsˈtʃɑːdʒ
outcharge
ˌaʊtˈtʃɑːdʒ
overcharge
ˌəʊvəˈtʃɑːdʒ
precharge
priːˈtʃɑːdʒ
predischarge
priːˈdɪstʃɑːdʒ
raj
rɑːdʒ
recharge
riːˈtʃɑːdʒ
supercharge
ˈsuːpəˌtʃɑːdʒ
surcharge
ˈsɜːˌtʃɑːdʒ
taj
tɑːdʒ
uncharge
ʌnˈtʃɑːdʒ
undercharge
ˌʌndəˈtʃɑːdʒ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CONGESTION CHARGE

congeneric
congenerical
congenerous
congenetic
congenial
congeniality
congenially
congenialness
congenic
congenital
congenitally
congenitalness
conger
congeries
congest
congested
congestible
congestion
congestion charging
congestive

WORDS THAT END LIKE CONGESTION CHARGE

by and large
call-out charge
conditional discharge
conservation of charge
corona discharge
cover charge
delivery charge
depth charge
electric charge
electric discharge
fixed charge
floating charge
free of charge
glow discharge
in charge
negative charge
reverse-charge
reverse the charge
service charge
turbo-charge
vaginal discharge

Synonyms and antonyms of congestion charge in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «congestion charge» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CONGESTION CHARGE

Find out the translation of congestion charge to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of congestion charge from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «congestion charge» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

拥堵费
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

tasa de congestión
570 millions of speakers

English

congestion charge
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

भीड़ प्रभारी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

رسوم الازدحام
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

сбор за
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

taxa de congestionamento
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

জমায়েজ চার্জ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

péage urbain
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Caj kesesakan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

City-Maut
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

渋滞税
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

혼잡 비용
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Muatan kemacetan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

phí tắc nghẽn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நெரிசல் கட்டணம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

रक्त जमा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tıkanıklık ücreti
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

congestion charge
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Opłata ograniczeniami
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

збір за
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

taxa de congestionare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

χρέωση της κυκλοφοριακής συμφόρησης
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

opeenhoping aanklag
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

trängselskatt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

rushtidsavgift
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of congestion charge

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about congestion charge

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QUOTES WITH «CONGESTION CHARGE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word congestion charge.
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Ray Winstone
I know I've got to pay some tax, but I hate the fact that they collect millions of pounds a day from the congestion charge and I don't see anything or anyone benefitting from it. Where are the new hospitals?

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CONGESTION CHARGE»

Discover the use of congestion charge in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to congestion charge and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Acceptability, Implementation, and Transferability: An ...
The City of New York, specifically Lower Manhattan,16 is an ideal environment in which to assess the feasibility of implementing the nation's first congestion charge zone. Like London, it is a major cultural and economic center. It also has well ...
Thomas F. Beraldi (Jr), 2007
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Congestion Pricing for the Capital Beltway
Change inflow (after congestion charge) – measured in pc/ln/hr; calculated using the initial number of vehicles, the assumed elasticity and the percent change in cost (after congestion charge) • Percent change inflow (after congestion charge) ...
Joshua Lee Crunkleton, 2008
3
ITF Round Tables Implementing Congestion Charges
How might this distortion affect prescriptions for a congestion charge? Consider the simplest possible case, where all road users are commuters and all commuters are road users: In order to work, it is necessary to commute. Say that the ...
OECD, International Transport Forum, 2010
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The Impacts of Road Pricing on Businesses: An Institutional ...
Figure 3. Causal Framework of Relationships Explored in the Survey Firm response Firm's institutional environment Advantages and disadvantages of congestion charge Intervening variables Firm characteristics Independent variables Impact ...
Anjali Mahendra, 2010
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Regional Development Policies in OECD Countries
Impact on environment: given that climate change is an increasing concern, governments are highly likely to add the environmental consideration in the congestion charge scheme. Will the congestion charge help to reduce CO2 emissions or ...
OECD, 2010
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Evaluation and Performance Measurement of Congestion Pricing ...
Changes to the congestion charge must be made to its Scheme Order, the legal framework behind the charge, that contains the definitions of what the charge is, where it applies, details on discounts and exemptions from the scheme, penalty ...
Benjamin Gerry Perez, Reno Giordano, Heidi Stamm, 2011
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Road Congestion Pricing in Europe: Implications for the ...
Congestion Charge Elasticity In July 2005 the charge was increased from £5 to £ 8; using that increase, the point and arc elasticities can be computed. Since taxis do not pay the congestion charge, the exercise cannot be carried out for them.
Harry Ward Richardson, Chang-Hee Christine Bae, 2008
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Managing Urban Traffic Congestion
Another issue is that congestion pricing raises similar concerns to 'Access Control' (see above) about the loss of fundamental “rights”. A congestion charge may appear to the motorist, who has paid a general road tax and a tax on fuel to take ...
OECD, European Conference of Ministers of Transport, 2007
9
High-performance Communication Networks
In these cases a congestion charge may be approximated by a “time-of-use" charge: there is a higher usage charge during busy periods. (The difference between the usage charge during the busy and nonbusy periods is a congestion charge.) ...
Jean Walrand, Pravin Pratap Varaiya, 2000
10
Investment and the use of Tax and Toll Revenues in the ...
is limited. A negative media campaign and the decision by Transport for London to raise the London congestion charge from £5 to £8 relatively soon after its introduction in London may also have undermined residents' confidence in CEC and ...
Andre de Palma, Robin Lindsey, Stef Proost, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CONGESTION CHARGE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term congestion charge is used in the context of the following news items.
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Tonight's Tube Strike: How To Get Around London
The Congestion Charge stays in place during the strike, with TfL saying they're keen to keep the roads as free-flowing as possible. Roadworks ... «LBC 97.3, Jul 15»
2
Choose electric for your taxi ride and help improve air quality in St …
“Electric taxi drivers pay no road tax, no congestion charge and now have a 50 per cent reduction in the cost of their licence.” Sarah Maclaren ... «Herts Advertiser, Jul 15»
3
Steve Norris: We need a better way of charging drivers to use …
Few politicians are prepared to argue for road-user charging. It is doubtful that Londoners would have approved of the congestion charge had ... «Evening Standard, Jul 15»
4
Summer Budget 2015 what could it mean for motorists
Fleets and private motorists already contribute more than £6bn in VED every year but after recent changes to the Congestion Charge and ... «Contract hire and leasing news, Jul 15»
5
Heathrow boss: Airports Commission does not understand our …
The commission also recommended last week that a congestion charge at Heathrow “should” be considered as part of the mitigating measures ... «Yahoo Finance UK, Jul 15»
6
London driving: I'm the urban spaceman
But for me, as a Londoner, the best “cheat” is exemption from the £11.50-a-day Congestion Charge. Actually, there's one better. London's not ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
7
Kellie Maloney Still Wants to Fight
The arrival of European immigrants and the imposition of a congestion charge in central London particularly irked him. Then Maloney had a ... «RollingStone.com, Jul 15»
8
'Big Brother' Turns 15 — 23 Things That Were Happening The Year …
Some of his biggest additions to the city were the congestion charge for driving in central London, the oyster card for transport in and around ... «Bustle, Jul 15»
9
Walking and cycling isn't just some green, hippy, sandal-wearing …
The ultimate sanction is a congestion charge, but no politicians seems so inclined. Better planning could be employed to discourage driving, ... «Irish Independent, Jul 15»
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Tesla S: car review
... downtown although I have "No Congestion Charge" status if I want to charge inside the zone, and rarely use my REX extender for the journey ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Congestion charge [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/congestion-charge>. Feb 2020 ».
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