Posts Tagged congestion pricing

How To Pay For New Transportation Infrastructure? Congestion Tolling.

September 2, 2009
How To Pay For New Transportation Infrastructure? Congestion Tolling.

The good people over at Streetsblog posted a nice piece yesterday on a new poll which suggests that the public favors congestion tolling as a means to pay for new transportation infrastructure.  The article yeilds plenty of useful insights, but I am left wondering about who exactly was polled in this study.  As a reader […]

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No More Congestion Pricing

April 8, 2008
No More Congestion Pricing

Woe is Us. It seems almost surreal that political decisions are made in 3rd floor conference rooms-in secrecy-without votes these days. One would think that this practice would describe the currently contested elections in Zimbabwe. But alas, we are just as opaque here in the Empire State. Transparent Traffic. While I am personally disappointed that […]

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Traffic Commission Recommends Congestion Pricing

February 7, 2008
Traffic Commission Recommends Congestion Pricing

The Old Albany Mantra didn’t work this time… Back in the day, we wrote a congestion pricing piece pointing to a phrase that New York State politicos like to evoke out of frustration far too often. “Any time you want to kill an initiative in Albany, make a commission to study it.” Unfortunate for some, […]

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Congestion Pricing and Free Subways

January 29, 2008
Congestion Pricing and Free Subways

Sounds like a Win-Win for Car-less Urbanites The Kheel Report, sponsored by Ted Kheel- who the New York Times named “the most influential peacemaker in New York City in the last half-century,” came out just a few days ago. It is a bold- surely to be controversial and scoffed at- plan that will increase the […]

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Congestion in the Congestion Pricing Argument

January 16, 2008
Congestion in the Congestion Pricing Argument

More Time to Ask the Same Exact Questions This afternoon’s congestion pricing hearing held right here at Hunter College yielded much of the same rhetoric as debates past: Eastern Queens doesn’t have enough public transportation, the Lexington Avenue Subway Line is already over capacity, and we shouldnt’ be taxing the East River Bridges.  And of […]

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