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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