Skip to Content
Streetsblog New York City home
Streetsblog New York City home
Log In
Congestion Pricing

The King of Albany Gridlock Breaks His Silence

10:55 AM EDT on June 12, 2007

As reported by WNYC:

NEW YORK, NY June 11, 2007 - As the mayor continues to push for a congestion pricing scheme for midtown Manhattan, the focus of the debate has shifted to --- you guessed it -- Albany.

REPORTER: Assembly members had many questions for the mayor on Friday, and Speaker Sheldon Silver said today he had issues of his own.

SILVER: Will mass transit be ready to handle the overage? What's the significance? So these are all questions that hopefully good minds will get to work on answering and we'll have a comprehensive plan that makes sense.

REPORTER: Speaking to reporter's upstate, Silver said there would be no decision made before the legislative session ends later this month. But he held out hope that something could be voted on later this summer. City officials are urging action by august so the plan can qualify for federal grant money.

Stay in touch

Sign up for our free newsletter

More from Streetsblog New York City

Greenpoint Woman Dies from Injuries Sustained in Crash

The driver's RAM truck had been nabbed by city speed cameras 26 times since 2018, including nine times last year.

February 25, 2024

Congestion Pricing Opponents Are Blocking Disabled Access to Mass Transit, Politicians Charge

Just as the MTA begins speeding up new elevator construction, congestion pricing opponents are poised to stop it.

February 23, 2024

Legislation Introduced in Georgia to Fight Temporary License Plate Fraud

The bill is the most significant effort yet to stop the flow of fraudulent paper tags from Georgia car dealerships to New York City streets.

February 23, 2024

Community Board Backs DOT Road Diet for Brooklyn’s Deadly Third Av.

“This is just a beginning of what we could do to fix our community,” said one board member. “This is not done, this is not where we finish off.”

February 23, 2024

Friday’s Headlines: More Lunch Consumption Edition

Streetfilms goes to Paris. Plus more news.

February 23, 2024
See all posts