Daily News Briefs, November 29, 2021

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Editorial: San Francisco Needs To Get Moving On Congestion Pricing

San Francisco Chronicle’s editorial board argues that the San Francisco County Transportation Authority’s downtown congestion pricing study, which is currently “on pause,” needs to be made an action priority. With traffic returning to pre-pandemic levels, the Bay Area is once again facing the need to discourage car commuting into the City’s job centers. In addition, the editors maintain, revenue from driving fees is the key to providing a better, cleaner and more equitable transportation system based on transit. “There’s political will now in Washington for congestion pricing,” they write, “and there’s a giant pot of money to get the job done. The ideal time to implement congestion pricing was years ago. There’s no more time for delay. Let’s get it done.”

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Vaccination Will Be A Requirement For Truck Travel Into The US Come January

Associated Press reports, the Biden administration is expected to implement on January 22, 2022, a COVID-19 vaccination requirement for all essential, nonresident travelers crossing US land borders or arriving by ferry. The White House announced its intention to impose the requirement last month but deferred the effective date “to prevent disruptions, particularly among truck drivers who are vital to North American trade.” AP notes that the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association opposes the requirement, saying it is “unnecessary” and will force some trucking businesses to close.

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