Tuesday, July 27, 2021

The death of privacy and growth of classism

San Francisco considers traffic congestion fee that would only apply to 'rich' drivers making more than $46,000 a year

  • San Francisco is considering a congestion pricing plan to relieve traffic
  • The plan would charge a fee for those entering a certain zone in downtown
  • The $6.50 fee would be discounted for those making under $100,000
  • No fee would be charged to those making less than $46,000, the plan proposal 

San Francisco is considering a congestion pricing plan that would charge motorists for entering the busy downtown core -- but only if they make more than $46,000 per year.

The San Francisco County Transportation Authority is leading the city’s study on the proposal to charge a fee to any drivers who enter the downtown zone, details of which were reported by the San Francisco Chronicle.

London has used a similar congestion charge scheme for nearly a decade, but it does not include an income threshold. New York City is currently considering a daily charge of $14 for motorists who enter certain parts of Manhattan.

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