Recent Streetsblog NYC posts about Marc Shaw

Under Sander, How “Bloated and Wasteful” Is the MTA?

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Photo: Brad Aaron A Monday editorial from Crain’s questioned the wisdom of sacrificing MTA head Lee Sander as part of any transit rescue plan, as rumors swirl that Governor David Paterson wants Marc Shaw to return to the agency’s top spot. While making the seemingly obvious argument that maintaining a healthy transit system is vital […]

Will Richard Ravitch Resurrect Congestion Pricing?

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Marc Shaw, former chair of the Traffic Congestion Mitigation Commission, caused something of a stir in the local press on Friday, when he predicted that congestion pricing would "rise again" as a proposal to toll East River bridges and a cordon across 60th street. Speaking at a panel discussion at the RPA’s Regional Assembly, Shaw […]

Congestion Panel to Recommend Abbreviated Pricing Plan

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Today’s the day. The Traffic Congestion Mitigation Commission is expected to sign off on a condensed version of the Bloomberg administration’s original pricing proposal today, one with a northern boundary of 60th Street (rather than 86th) and no charges for trips that begin within Manhattan’s Central Business District. Higher parking rates and a taxi surcharge […]

Bridge Toll Plan Headlines Congestion Commission Report

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One of four options presented in the Traffic Mitigation Commission’s Interim Report. Download the report. When the Traffic Congestion Mitigation Commission meets today, it is expected to deliberate four proposed alternatives to Mayor Bloomberg’s original congestion pricing plan. While Chairman Marc Shaw writes that that the commission "may choose to modify," "combine elements" or "put […]