Stockholm transportation director Jonas Eliasson has some advice for New York politicians worried about diving into congestion pricing: Just do it. Eliasson steered the implementation of congestion pricing in Stockholm in 2006. From that vantage point, he watched a skeptical public quickly embrace the policy as soon as they saw it in action.
Transit priority at traffic signals is one of the easiest ways to speed up NYC's sluggish buses. But DOT is aiming to add it on just 20 more routes by 2020. Instead of the five routes per year where DOT is currently planning to implement Transit Signal Priority, Levine's bill would mandate at least 10 routes annually.