Staten Island Talks Congestion Pricing and Traffic Relief

Join Transportation Alternatives and the Citizens Committee for NYC for a screening of Contested Streets, a one-hour documentary about New York’s traffic crisis and how congestion pricing can solve it. They’ll be following up with information about transit improvements coming to Staten Island as part of PlaNYC and congestion pricing. It will be a good chance for residents to ask questions of transportation experts on how this plan will affect their daily commutes.

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Staten Island PlaNYC Panel Tonight

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Join Transportation Alternatives and the Citizens Committee for NYC at Everything Goes Book Café in St. George on Staten Island for a screening of Contested Streets, a one-hour documentary about New York’s traffic crisis and how congestion pricing can solve it. They’ll be following up with information about transit improvements coming to Staten Island as […]

Congestion Pricing: The Public Conversation Begins

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The New York Sun has the first of what will be a littany of congestion pricing stories coming out in the next few months. Finally, with city and state elections out of the way, New York City is about to embark on a substantive discussion of its transportation, traffic congestion and long-term sustainability issues. Some excerpts below: While Mayor […]

Testify! Public Hearings on Congestion Pricing Tonight

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I’ve been accused of "droning on" about congestion pricing here on Streetsblog, and not just by hostile commenters. Even Mark Gorton, our publisher, has mentioned that he’s sick of reading about it. Still, we continue to spill all of this ink over congestion pricing because it is far and away the most important game in […]

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, […]

Congestion Pricing Supporters Speak Up in Queens

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Meghan Goth reports: With city buses slogging their way past double-parked cars on Archer Avenue just outside, Queens community members and elected officials testified on Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposal for a three-year congestion pricing pilot program at York College Performing Arts Center last night. The Traffic Congestion Mitigation hearing, one of seven being held around […]

Congestion Pricing: Benefits for Queens

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What does Congestion Pricing mean for western Queens? Transportation Alternatives and the Citizens Committee for NYC are hosting a panel discussion on the transit, health and quality of life benefits of Congestion Pricing for Long Island City, Sunnyside and Woodside. Transportation Consultant Bruce Schaller will present his new study, "Congestion Pricing for New York: Benefits […]