San Francisco officials are contemplating tolls to drive along busy arteries downtown, where traffic crawls so slowly that cars spend much of the journey sitting.
The county Transportation Authority board — also known as the Board of Supervisors — set aside $500,000 this week to study the idea and gather data on who drives downtown during rush hour and why. Still, one supervisor was skeptical, calling the fare a potential hardship for residents and businesses struggling to survive in a high-priced city.
“I don’t really dig it, it’s not my deal,” Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer said of congestion pricing. She voted to fund the study anyway.