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San Fran Studies Congestion Charge

    [T]he San Francisco County Transportation Authority soon will receive $1.04 million from the Federal Highway Administration -- and add $260,000 in local funding -- to study how to implement a program similar to London's 3-year-old system of charging a flat fee to drive downtown during business hours.

    That's $1.3 million to figure out how to collect millions from drivers willing to pay the freight to give a financial boost to public transit systems and perhaps curb traffic congestion.

    And that's how, not if.

Article here.

Related: Privatization Watch cover story: Coming to America? A Cautionary View on Importing London-Style Congestion Pricing

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