Recent Streetsblog NYC posts about Rohit Aggarwala

PlaNYC Mastermind Rohit Aggarwala Leaving NYC

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Rohit Aggarwala (better known as Rit), the lead author of PlaNYC 2030 and director of the Mayor’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability, is leaving the post he created from scratch, the Bloomberg administration announced today. Aggarwala will be stepping down in June to join his soon-to-be wife in California. Aggarwala was tapped in 2006 […]

On the Campaign Trail, Silver Blames MTA for Pricing Debacle

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Finding himself with two opponents in next month’s Democratic primary, the Downtown Express reports that Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is spending the summer knocking on doors and chatting with editorial boards. Apparently accepting the premise that Silver "supported" congestion pricing, the Express writes: This week, he repeated his reason for not bringing it to the […]

Bloomberg: Expect Some Tweaks to Pricing Bill

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This morning, the Mayor’s office praised the introduction of a congestion pricing bill in the State Assembly. At the end of the statement, Bloomberg drops a hint that the bill on the table is in for some fine-tuning: We look forward to working with the Assembly, the Senate, the Governor and the City Council to […]

Driving to the Hospital Is Already Expensive

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Adding an $8 congestion fee to already steep parking rates will speed trips for vehicles that really need to get to the hospital. On Monday, Rohit Aggarwala explained to City Council members that most New Yorkers would have an easier time getting to the hospital if congestion pricing takes effect. Here’s another reason not to […]

Undecided Council Members Speak Up at Pricing Hearing

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Janette Sadik-Khan and Rohit Aggarwala (left table) fielded questions this morning from City Council members, including Lew Fidler and Larry Seabrook. At the first part of today’s congestion pricing hearings, Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan and Rohit Aggarwala, director of the Office for Long-Term Planning and Sustainability, fielded questions from the City Council’s nine-member State and […]