San Mateo and Santa Clara counties already have lanes under construction.
San Francisco will be studying the equity issues around imposing tolls on the lanes, as well as how to reinvest the revenue into public transit.
- Move people efficiently: We need to get more travelers to their destinations as quickly and reliably as possible in the existing freeway footprint
- Increase trip reliability: More reliable travel times will help everyone, from parents picking up their children from school to commuters who need to get to work on time
- Enhance travel choices: Better transit and incentives to carpool give commuters convenient new travel options
- Contribute to a regional network: San Francisco's freeway management strategies will be coordinated with similar projects in San Mateo and across the region
The study is expected to be completed in 2020, with projected approval of such a project in five years.
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