This is important -- anything that speeds up mass transit is vital -- but the whole discussion of congestion pricing is just so painfully wonky and tedious. Basically, congestion pricing means drivers "could pay $3 to enter, leave or pass through parts of San Francisco during morning and evening commutes under a proposal designed to push motorists out of their cars." The Board of Supervisors, who brought it up on Tuesday, seem keen on the idea. Which is good. (Fingers crossed. The state of New York killed it earlier this year.)

But you can make it more interesting by participating in a meeting about Mobility, Access and Pricing Study (MAPS), which will try to figure out congestion pricing and "downtown parking fees as well as other means to improve traffic flow and speed up mass transit downtown."

Info is as follows:

Tuesday, December 2, 5:30 - 7:00 pm, San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin Street at Grove

Monday, December 8, 5:30 - 7:00 pm, San Francisco Ferry Building, Port Commission Hearing Room, 2nd Floor

Interestingly enough (or at least, slightly interestingly), they're going to have an online version of the meeting as well. And that's kind of neat, and possibly tolerable.