NY State Approves Congestion Pricing!

State Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno says that congestion pricing will pass the state legislature as part of a deal worked out with Bloomberg.

From 1010 WINS:

A spokesman for Gov. Eliot Spitzer confirmed the deal, which is being written into draft legislation and a letter of agreement, Bruno said. The agreement on Bloomberg’s congestion pricing proposal will allow the city to qualify as a federal pilot program and receive as much as $500 million in federal funds to improve mass transit, Bruno said.

Holy hell!  I thought for sure that the thing was dead.  Guess not!  Glad to see that the state legislature was able to have some sense talked into it. 

4 thoughts on “NY State Approves Congestion Pricing!

  1. What a sad day it is when such a horrible idea is implemented that helps out very few people. As usual anything outside of Manhattan gets the screw job.

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  2. Cities like New York City have to take the lead in issues like this one. So I applause the efforts made by Mayor Bloomberg and the support given by people like you! Congratulations.

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