Friday, January 11, 2008

Traffic Congestion Mitigation Commission releases report

Yesterday, the Traffic Congestion Mitigation Commission released its preliminary report, prior to making their final recommendations to the New York City Council and the New York State Assembly on January 31, 2008.

They are holding a hearing on January 16, 2008 to solicit further public comment, and I strongly urge all New York City residents to attend.

There are many valid and practical proposals contained in their report, particularly Anthony Weiner's suggestion that metered parking rates be raised dramatically, but as I've mentioned before, the arbitrary restriction of congestion mitigation to Manhattan is a disservice to the majority of New York City residents, and thus is deeply flawed.

No congestion pricing will be put in place until the New York City Council and New York State Assembly have voted, so, once again, I urge you all to write to your elected representatives and make your voices heard. I will be posting a more detailed report in the next day or so.

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