Congestion Pricing Opponents Find a New Spokesman



Move over Walter McCaffrey and Ken Klinger.

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Sadik-Khan and Congestion Pricing: Ready for Prime Time

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 Janette Sadik-Khan has one week to go before taking over as the city’s new transportation commissioner. Not surprisingly, a public appearance Friday found her well prepared to push Mayor Bloomberg’s PlaNYC congestion pricing program. Pressed into service for the Regional Plan Association’s day-long 17th Annual Regional Assembly, held at the swank Waldorf-Astoria, Sadik-Khan served as […]

Congestion Pricing Foes Will Go into Attack Mode

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Crain’s New York Business reports that the group leading the campaign against congestion pricing will begin a lobbying blitz aimed at derailing Mayor Bloomberg’s pricing proposal next week, just as the mayor goes to Albany to try to win state legislators over to his PlaNYC initiative. The arguments to be mounted by the "Keep NYC […]

Daily News to Congestion Pricing Opponents: “Your Fault”

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With higher gas prices pushing drivers onto the city’s trains and buses, the Daily News today blasted Speaker Sheldon Silver and Assembly Dems for passing up the billions of dollars that congestion pricing would have brought to MTA coffers.  The trends prove that the theory of congestion pricing was valid: When the cost of driving […]

Congestion Pricing Populist Soundbite Contest

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Why do Richard Brodsky and Walter McCaffrey  get to have all of the populist soundbite fun? Last Friday, in a story about the Committee to Keep NYC Congestion Tax Free stepping up its lobbying efforts, the Daily Politics blog published this gem of a rallying cry from pro-congestion lobbyist Walter McCaffrey: "You are in the […]

Glick’s Excuse: Everything But the Kitchen Sink

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Welcome to Glickville As Deborah Glick herself would tell you, no state legislator had more reason to support congestion pricing than she did. In a district where 95.4 percent of working residents would not have paid the charge, where households with a car are outnumbered by households sans vehicle three to one, and which nonetheless […]