Commentary

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

Ted Balaker is an award-winning filmmaker, journalist, and founding partner of Korchula Productions, a film and new media production company devoted to making important ideas entertaining.