Google Enlisted in Pricing Battle

Streetsblog caught this screen shot from the Sun this morning. Featured on the page with an article on yesterday’s Congestion Pricing Mitigation Committee meeting were dueling Google line ads: one calling on readers to "Clear the Air" with pricing, the other (from this guy) urging us to "stop a new tax today!"

Hmmm… Wonder what the click-through rate is on those things.

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