Open Thread: Congestion Pricing Stalled

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Open Thread: What Are Your Reps Saying About Pricing?

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Hopefully a lot of electeds are hearing from Streetsbloggers today. We’d love to know the responses you’re getting. To get the ball rolling, here’s an account from Streetsblog’s Jason Varone: I just got off a lengthy phone call with a staffer at Joan Millman’s Albany office. She was very pretty well versed on the subject […]

Highlights From This Week’s Mobilizing the Region

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The latest issue of Mobilizing the Region digs in to the arguments of congestion pricing foes. Some highlights: NYC: Debunking the Alternatives Instead of heading to Albany and working out legislation to ensure NYC receives federal aid for transit and congestion pricing, State Assemblymembers’ offered their own "alternatives" to Mayor Bloomberg’s pricing proposal. Policy groups […]

LaHood: NYC’s Congestion Pricing Money Still There for the Taking

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Speaking at an event in Midtown yesterday morning, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood let it be known that New York City can still claim hundreds of millions of dollars in federal transit funding — if local lawmakers implement congestion pricing. NY1 reports: The city was slated to receive about $350 million in federal transportation funds to […]

Don’t Underestimate the Street Safety Benefits of Congestion Pricing

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The primary benefits of the Move NY toll reform plan are reducing congestion and funding transit — but don’t overlook the huge potential to improve street safety. Recent research at Lancaster University in the UK suggests that since the introduction of the London congestion charge in 2003, lethal crashes have fallen faster than traffic congestion. The safety gains have even […]