August 1 Congestion Pricing Deadline Has Been Met

This morning, I asked whether Mayor Bloomberg had met the August 1 deadline to submit his congestion pricing plan to the 17-member commission that is supposed to come together to evaluate "traffic mitigation" proposals for New York City. Here’s the quick answer, from City Hall spokesman John Gallagher:

The Mayor has submitted the plan, which is the PlaNYC document, the supporting traffic documents and the US DOT application to the leaders of the entities who have appointments to the commission — that is legislative leaders and City Council speaker and Governor.

We had originally speculated here on Streetsblog that the 17-member commission would need to be formed by this August 1 deadline. Apparently, that is not the case. Next stop on the timeline:

August 8, 2007 (or thereabout): US DOT announces the recipients of
$1.2 billion in federal grants. If New York does not receive at least
$200 million, the deal is off.

  • drose

    I remember some concessions had been made by the mayor to certain constituencies – trucks, hybrid vehicles, et al – during the period leading up to the first June 22 legislative deadline. In addition, I’m sure the Senate bill that was first introduced back in June was also the product of negotiations with the Bloomberg administration.

    Are those concessions now being withdraw, given they were not part of the original PlaNYC document nor the other documents/application that were submitted to the Commission today? Would be an interesting retreat.

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