What Your District Loses Without Congestion Pricing
The Campaign for New York’s Future has some handy fact sheets on the transit upgrades outlined in the MTA 2008-2013 Capital Plan, broken down by city and state electoral districts. Since many of these projects will be threatened without the hundreds of millions in annual revenues expected from congestion pricing, some legislators may need to be reminded of what’s at stake.
Take Hakeem Jeffries. The Brooklyn assemblyman reportedly has no position on pricing at the moment, but not so long ago he stood with Richard Brodsky in support of the Westchester pricing foe’s $6.50 taxi drop charge "alternative."
In addition to system-wide and Brooklyn-specific improvements, here is just some of what residents of Jeffries’ district stand to lose without pricing:
- 33 new buses on the B41 line
- Structural overcoating on the B and Q lines between Prospect Park and Sheepshead Bay
- Upgrade of the PA systems in the Bedford-Nostrand, Classon, Clinton-Washington and Fulton Street stations on the G line
- Flooding improvements for the Crosstown Line
- An 8.1% to 22.1% percent reduction in traffic jams