Debunking the Attack on Congestion Pricing

As The Politicker’s Azi Paybarah reported yesterday, the anti-traffic relief group, "Keep NYC Congestion Tax Free"
re-released its report, "Congestion Pricing in the Central Business District: Let’s Look Hard Before We Leap." Commissioned by the Queens Chamber of Commerce, the study calls into doubt the benefits of Mayor Bloomberg’s proposed congestion pricing scheme, with some revised numbers from an earlier version they put out a few weeks ago. 

In response, the Citywide Coalition for Traffic Relief, a diverse collection of more than 80 different civic organizations, released a report called, "Debunking the Attack on Congestion Pricing."

Paybarah points out:

There’s nothing terribly new here, although it occurs to me that if the argument becomes one about whether or not there’s actually too much traffic in Manhattan, that’s a bad thing for opponents of the plan. Whatever the numbers say.

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