Questions Surround San Francisco's Traffic Tax Plan

San Francisco is studying a London-style plan to charge drivers a fee when they travel to high-traffic areas, like downtown SF, during peak commute hours. But is congestion pricing a boon for public transportation? Or the death of downtown?

Planners in San Francisco are using a computer program to determine where the highest traffic areas in the city are.

Automatic transponders would deduct a certain fee from drivers' banking accounts whenever their cars enter the downtown core.

Many in the city are concerned that charging a fee to drive downtown would turn shoppers away.

Thanks to Janelle Marker

Full Story: The Traffic Tax

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