Is the Price Right? Exploring Solutions for Addressing Freeway Congestion

Digital Discourse


Traffic on Highway 101

Whether you’re driving alone or in a carpool or riding a bus, you’ve probably noticed that the Bay Area’s freeways are just too congested. Yet widening roads isn’t sustainable, environmentally or financially. That’s why the Bay Area is now exploring a user fee for driving on congested freeways, especially in corridors with good public transportation. But can we price roads in a way that advances social and racial equity? How can pricing efforts protect people displaced to areas with few transit choices? Could transit improvements be put in before tolls begin? In this Digital Discourse, hear how the Next Generation Freeway Study is answering these and other critical questions.

  • Anup Tapase / Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)
  • Rachel Hiatt / San Francisco County Transportation Authority (SFCTA)
  • Asha Weinstein Agrawal / Mineta Transportation Institute
  • Stuart Cohen / Stuart Cohen Strategies


Co-presented by Mineta Transportation Institute.




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