Bay Area Congestion Pricing: You May Have To Pay To Drive In San Francisco


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As traffic returns to the city, San Francisco is considering putting a congestion pricing plan in place to intervene. The San Francisco County Transportation Authority (SFCTA) states that congestion pricing program will take three to five years to prepare.

The SFCTA's goals are as follows:

  • Get traffic moving
  • Increase safety for pedestrians, bikers and drivers alike
  • Clean the air
  • Advance equity for disadvantaged communities

The congestion pricing zone will likely be focused in downtown and some surrounding areas. During rush hours, drivers will have to pay a fee to enter once the congestion program is in effect.

The projected fee for high-income drivers is $6.50. This fee will likely be discounted for those making low/moderate income, drivers with disabilities, etc.

Get more information on the proposed program here.


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