Highlights From This Week’s Mobilizing the Region
The latest issue of Mobilizing the Region digs in to the arguments of congestion pricing foes. Some highlights:
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 wasted no time in debunking the half-baked ideas.
Despite the wealth of data compiled by transportation and environmental groups to combat the false information spewed by congestion pricing’s opponents, many Assemblymembers are using bogus information to fight Mayor Bloomberg’s plan.
The recently released 2006 edition of NYC Transit’s Subway and Bus Ridership Report reveals that New York City mass transit ridership continued to grow last year, a testament to the need for more transit revenue from congestion pricing.