$3 Congestion Fee Considered for Downtown

Congestion ChargingToday’s Chronicle reports on a proposed $3 congestion charge for downtown San Francisco, proposed by the SFCTA as part of the congestion pricing study we discussed earlier.

The options being considered for the charging zones are a small downtown core and a much larger section of the city (one suspects the downtown area is the more likely option).

If this happens, some specifics need to be done right, in particular the revenue from congestion charging must actually go to increasing service to and through the zone. This can’t be another source of revenue that just allows transit funding to be cut elsewhere!

Don’t forget to provide your comments to the SFCTA.