Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008 at 4:23 pm in Misc. Transportation.
San Francisco is giving the public three opportunities in the next week to sound off on its proposal to charge rush-hour tolls to drive into the busy downtown.
The idea is simple: Get motorists to shift their driving hours, or get them to switch to carpools or public transit. The catch: No city in America has enacted congestion pricing on its roads.
The San Francisco County Transportation Agency is considering a fee of $3 per vehicle per trip across congestion zone lines between 6 and 9 a.m. and 4 and 7 p.m. on weekdays.
Here’s the time and place of public workshops to learn about and comment on the proposed alternatives.
- - 5:30 to 7 p.m. tonight (Dec. 2) at the San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin St.
- - from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, an interactive session on the Web by authority staff members. Find viewing details at www.sfmobility.org.
- - 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday at the San Francisco Ferry Building, Port Commission hearing room second floor, 1 Ferry Building.
Visit www.mobilitysfta.org to learn more about the options.
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