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Old Posted Feb 16, 2019, 4:56 PM
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Also, just wanted to point out that a congestion charge doesn't necessarily need to apply equally to every vehicle. There's no reason that the city can't issue commercial vehicle passes at different rates, offer short term passes to allow for occasional car visits and penalize only frequent contributors to congestion, or allow people to apply for discounts or exemptions based on special circumstances. What it's important to remember is that congestion has a cost regardless. It costs time, money, and quality of life to everyone involved (and even some who aren't) when it's uncontrolled. A congestion charge just allows the city to control who pays the cost (those for whom road access is most lucrative) and harvest the proceeds of the cost for a productive use (rather than it just being lost productivity, healthcare costs from pollution / stress, etc.)
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