T.A. Ad Drives It Home … to Westchester

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Taking aim at the richest irony of the
faux-populist case against congestion pricing, Transportation Alternatives has released this ad [PDF], coming soon to a newspaper near you. The copy reads:

Drivers from Westchester earn an average income of $176,231.

Only 4% of New York City commuters would pay the congestion fee.

100% of the congestion fee goes to improving mass transit.

Do the math:

Congestion Pricing = Better Transit

You know, he even sort of looks like that other guy from Westchester.

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