Charging the for-hires for each passenger-minute in the Manhattan taxi zone is quintessential congestion pricing — and more effective against Manhattan congestion than the MTA’s one-size-fits-all FHV surcharge, our expert says.
On the eve of today's opening of the congestion pricing public comment period, we asked Charles Komanoff to do what he does best: Crunch the numbers and show that our region desperately needs congestion pricing. Here you go.
It is going to be up to the next mayor to follow up with explicit policies addressing the unjust competition between yellow cab drivers and those of Uber and Lyft — policies such as those our columnist outlines here.
Drivers are already complaining, but expert Charles Komanoff shows in this clarion call op-ed that congestion pricing will reduce traffic so much that SIX lanes could be taken away from drivers and they wouldn't even feel it.