Congestion $ing—Scales Tipping

December 8, 2007 at 6:21 pm Leave a comment

With the departure of Dan Doctoroff, original doctor-on the congestion pricing plan, and a general traffic jam of criticism rolling in from all corners of NYC, things are looking shaky for an attempt at urban rebuttal. Newsday reported on where things were by week’s end.

Proponents of the plan are doing what they can to keep it alive. One idea is to convert the East River crossings into toll bridges and use that money to improve mass transit (great idea). Another possibility is shrinking the slated congestion-pricing area in Manhattan:

The northern border could be drawn at 60th Street rather than 86th Street as first proposed.

This idea elicited a poetic response from Assemb. Richard Brodsky (D-Westchester): “Lipstick on a pig.”

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Entry filed under: congestion pricing, Forest Hills.

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