Pricing Recs to Include Residential Parking Permits

The Congestion Mitigation Commission will vote on a plan today at 3 p.m. A source who has seen the final draft of the Commission’s report tells me that it includes the following recommendations:

  • Congestion pricing revenue goes directly to the MTA.
  • A residential parking permit program with revenues going towards funding streetscape improvements and bike infrastructure.
  • Making 60th Street the northern boundary of the pricing zone rather than 86th Street as Mayor Bloomberg originally proposed.
  • A surcharge on taxis and black cars operating inside the pricing zone.
  • Larry Littlefield

    Sounds good to me, with a couple of additions.

    1) The city borrowed lots of money to repair the East River Bridges. Along with the CP revenues, the bridges and debts should go to the TBTA.

    2) I like the Sun idea of a free trip every month (I’d say two weeks) for EZ-Pass holders. It would shut up the going to the doctor crowd.

    Another problem — still an incentive to head for the free bridges on the weekend.

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