Congestion Pricing for New York? Lessons from London

Speaker:
Malcolm Murray-Clark
Director of Congestion Charging, Transport for London

Discussant:
Robert E. Paaswell
Director, University Transportation Research Center and CUNY Institute for Urban Systems

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Livingstone: Businesses Led on Congestion Charge

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