Saturday, January 13, 2018

Plan to relieve Manhattan gridlock with tolls gains momentum

Via AP: "The idea, called “congestion pricing,” involves using electronic tolling technology to charge fees to vehicles entering the most heavily trafficked parts of town during certain hours.

(...) "Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed it for New York a decade ago and got a firm rejection from lawmakers who said drivers headed into Manhattan already get slammed enough by bridge and highway tolls and high parking fees.

(...) "Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat who said last summer that “congestion pricing” is an idea whose time has come, could unveil a plan to implement a system as early as next week." Read the story: Plan to relieve Manhattan gridlock with tolls gains momentum by Frank Eltman