By Dan Shapley
Nine cities -- including San Diego, Miami, and Dallas -- are, like New York, considering "congestion pricing" fees that would require most drivers to pay extra for the privilege of using roads during rush hour. The U.S. Department of Transportation has a pot of money it wants to spend to help. Such plans, already proven a success in Europe, can reduce traffic and its attendant pollution. But with most Americans commuting to work alone by car
, they face tough political fights in the United States, according to a story in the June 14 Christian Science Monitor.