San Francisco considers congestion pricing — again

San Francisco could be the latest to implement congestion pricing after the San Francisco County Transportation Authority (SFCTA) kicked off a study and public comment period on a new tolling scheme.

In an overview of its public survey, SFCTA said it is looking into charging a fee to drive into downtown San Francisco or its South of Market (SoMa) neighborhood. SFCTA says the study will aim “to understand whether congestion pricing could be an effective and fair tool to reduce congestion,” and will explore this in addition to discounts and subsidies for transit, biking and walking.