Gallery: BOO HISS! Legislature pulls plug on NYC congestion pricing pla...


In a deadening blow to a breathe-easy future for New York, the State Assembly has just shot down Mayor Bloomberg’s implementation plan for congestion mitigation. The proposal would have mobilized $354 million in federal grants to simultaneously tackle two dire transportation problems, alleviating inner-city traffic while providing a steady source of income for the funds-starved Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Early last week New York’s City Council had approved of the plan with a 30-20 vote, but it was snuffed by a secretive vote conducted by State Assembly higher ups.

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  1. goldgerl April 9, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    The NYS Legislature is useless! No Congestion Pricing Legislation, No “Millionaires Tax”, cut in transit aid all over the state. So, do they really care about the average tax paying, middle/working class citizen, or the environment we live, work & pay most of the bills in? Absolutely not!!! They pass an increase in cigarette taxes, & maybe that will create a few extra $$$$’s, but being from upstate, I’ll go to Massachusetts/Vermont, the Indian Reservation, on-line, or maybe the Chantax I’m on might work. The tax won’t!!!

  2. No congestion charge fo... April 8, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    […] pricing”, as it seems to be called over there) in New York has been voted down. Their headline says all that need be said, I […]

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