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Bay Area Transit Officials Exploring Plan To Charge All Drivers To Use Certain Highways

Bay Area transit officials are exploring a plan to charge drivers to use certain Bay Area freeways in an effort to reduce congestion and drive down greenhouse emissions.

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission discussed the plan during a meeting on Thursday.

Despite more people adopting telecommuting during the pandemic, the agency projects that the population and congestion in the Bay Area will continue to increase in the coming years.

The agency said the planning study would take at least two years and that any tolls would not be implemented for at least a decade.


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