SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco officials are pushing ahead with a controversial plan to charge a toll to motorists entering and the exiting the city's downtown during peak hours.

The Board of Supervisors, acting in their role as transportation authority commissioners, voted 8 to 3 Tuesday to further study charging commuters as much as $6 a day to drive in and out of congested areas of San Francisco. The supervisors lead its consolidated city-county government.

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