Congestion Pricing Opponents Find a New Spokesman

Move over Walter McCaffrey and Ken Klinger.

  • ddartley

    Oh, no, this guy. He actually has some artistic genius in him somewhere, with this whole rant style, but his politics are repugnant. I was excited to see he was opposed to the “no crossing the street with an iPod” bill, but here’s why:
    “now if they introduce a law that says if you get hit by a car while you’re wearing your iPod, it’s not the driver’s fault, now THAT’s a law I could get behind.”

  • anyone who says the subways haven’t improved in 20 years was not riding them in 1987.

  • mikes

    he’s really gonna be pissed when he finds out about the new heart attack tax!

  • I don’t whether he’d be more dangerous in an SUV or a crowded subway! Please Bob, telecommute!

  • If we could get this guy to do a long term planning and sustainability rant it might be the hottest streetfilm ever.

  • He seems a little… upset.

  • Angus Grieve-Smith

    He wants to know where all the money is going. Well, it’s going to make up for the tax cuts: commuter tax repeal, Bush’s tax cuts, Pataki’s tax cuts. Did he think that they’d be able to cut those taxes so much and still be able to improve services?


Congestion Pricing Foes Will Go into Attack Mode

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 […]

Congestion Pricing Populist Soundbite Contest

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 […]

Pricing Friends and Foes Find Common Ground in Shoup

Matthew Schuerman at the Observer reports that New York City congestion pricing opponents sought to commission UCLA urban planning guru Donald Shoup to do a study of New York City’s parking policies. Shoup declined their request. Presumably, congestion pricing opponents hoped a Shoup study might show that New York City could solve some portion of […]

Daily News to Congestion Pricing Opponents: “Your Fault”

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 […]

Panel: What’s Driving Congestion Pricing? A Discussion with the Experts

Democratic Leadership for the 21st Century, in conjunction with NYU’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service, present a discussion about an issue affecting all New Yorkers. The panel will include: Kathryn Wylde, President and CEO, Partnership for New York City John Liu, City Councilman (D-Queens) and Chairman, City Council Transportation Committee Walter McCaffrey, former […]