Driver’s Remorse: Tardy Brodsky Delayed by “Accident”

A tipster who attended last night’s MAS event about Moynihan Station sent us this delicious tidbit, in which some small measure of justice is served for Westchester Assemblyman Richard Brodsky’s contribution to the killing of congestion pricing:

Scheduled to appear at a panel discussion on the fate of Moynihan Station beginning at 6:30 pm Tuesday at the Municipal Art Society headquarters, congestion pricing foe Assemblyman Richard Brodsky arrived at 7:20 pm, more than halfway through the event. His empty seat prompted more than a few raised eyebrows. At one point, someone observed that Brodsky was "stuck in transit." Kathryn Wylde, president and CEO of the Partnership for NYC, a congestion pricing advocate, riposted: "Stuck in traffic."

When Brodsky arrived, he was contrite. "There was an accident," he said. "This unintentional disrespect I deeply apologize for."

  • Yes, because if we had congestion pricing and there were an accident, there would be no traffic.

  • If pricing doesn’t help regular joe politicians drive to meetings about transit at Madison and 50th, what’s the point? There’s no irony here.

  • momos

    Re: QueensCrapper

    Right, because reducing traffic wouldn’t in turn reduce congestion-causing accidents.

  • Julie

    Actually, one could argue that when there is more traffic, the cars are less likely to achieve the speed necessary to have an accident.

  • Niccolo Machiavelli

    One could argue that Julie but one would be wrong. Ask the insurance industry.

  • Sheila

    Queens NIMBY Web Site Guy,

    If we had congestion pricing there’d be fewer cars, fewer accidents and more street space for emergency vehicles to clear up the so-called accidents.

    But, hey, you go and enjoy your $4 gallon while it’s still cheap.

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