Some bridge collapsed in San Francisco. So there is one less road for awhile making the commute even more congested. Now you would think the logical thing to do is increase public transport right, which they did , but why this.
"In preparation for rush hour, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger authorized funding so that ferries, buses and the rail system could carry commuters free of charge during Monday's commute."
It is like we are bribing people to use public transport.