It’s Traffic Congestion Week in New York City

The Partnership for New York City releases its long-awaited congestion charging study today. Stay tuned.

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Ken Livingstone on Congestion Pricing in New York

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In his most recent article for the Guardian, London mayor Ken Livingstone applauds Mayor Bloomberg’s plan to introduce congestion pricing in New York City: New York is now to get congestion charging modelled on London’s successful scheme. Isn’t it about time the naysayers admitted they were wrong? Retail sales in central London are far outperforming […]

Fact Remains: No Congestion Pricing = No Federal Funds

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Last week, the parking garage industry-funded group Keep NYC Congestion Tax Free issued its latest salvo against congestion pricing. The report begins: Keep NYC Congestion Tax Free proposes a cost-effective, efficient, fair and practical alternative plan that will address the problems posed by congestion in New York City and exceed the guidelines imposed by the […]

Resolved: More Traffic Congestion & Automobile Dependence

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Brooklyn City Councilmember Lew Fidler and a small group of his outer borough colleagues have put forward Resolution 774 "calling upon the Mayor of New York City to oppose the institution of any form of congestion pricing." The resolution is based on a March 2006 report commissioned by the Queens Chamber of Commerce that was, […]

T.A. Ad Drives It Home … to Westchester

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  Taking aim at the richest irony of the faux-populist case against congestion pricing, Transportation Alternatives has released this ad [PDF], coming soon to a newspaper near you. The copy reads: Drivers from Westchester earn an average income of $176,231. Only 4% of New York City commuters would pay the congestion fee. 100% of the […]