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Congestion Pricing: Pricier Than a Gallon of Gas

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The SF County Transportation Authority revealed their congestion pricing master plan for the city yesterday to the Board of Supes. Results? Things are looking bleak for cash-strapped drivers. The most popular plan thus far is to charge drivers $3 to enter, leave or pass through the Golden Gate or Bay bridges, Highway 101 or I-280 during peak weekday traffic times: 6 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. The $3 magic number would, the authority predicts, make public transport a cheaper and more attractive option (presuming no Bart hikes in the near future). But if that plan proves irrevocably unpopular, there's option B: charge for anyone driving through the densest part of the city, bounded by Divisadero and Castro streets on the west and 18th Street on the south. Either way, you've still got at least until February to tool around toll-free.
· S.F. considers congestion toll on cars [SF Gate]
· Congestion Pricing: Driving Could Get Even More Costly [Curbed SF]

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