Ad Nauseam: Spare the Toll, Save the Carmaker


Yesterday we noted the auto-centric bias in local media coverage of an expected Ravitch Commission proposal to toll East River bridges as one source of revenue for the cash-strapped MTA. In perusing said coverage, we couldn’t help but notice a second common element. See if you can guess what it is.

After the jump: score one for the good guys.





Pols Skeptical Ahead of Ravitch Report Release

The much-anticipated report from the Ravitch Commission is scheduled to be released within the hour. The report is expected to include recommendations for an eight percent increase in transit fares along with tolls on East River and, possibly, Harlem River bridges — measures deemed necessary to avert the MTA "doomsday" scenario of a 23 percent […]

Today’s Headlines

Cuomo’s Reinvention Commission Invisible as MTA Releases Capital Plan (Capital, Crain’s) To Fill Massive Gap, MTA Proposes Shifting Payroll Tax From Operating to Capital Budget (Gannett) WPIX Files Powerful Human Interest Report on Hit-and-Run Victim; Driver Remains at Large Brooklyn Spoke Analyzes Sam Freedman’s Stale Bikelash Tropes in the New Yorker NYPD Out in Force in Central Park, Ticketing […]

Today’s Headlines

The Allison Liao DMV Hearing Was an Utter Travesty (WNYC) Capital Got the MTA Reinvention Commission Report, and It Doesn’t Say Much About Funding Citizens Budget Commission Wants Fare Hikes, Toll Reform to Fix MTA Budget Gap (C&S) AMNY: 4 Percent Fare Hikes Aren’t Terrible, But Straphangers Should Get Something More in Return The Coming […]