Congestion Pricing

Q&A with the New DOT Commissioner

I for one will be eagerly following the Q&A taking place on the Times’ City Room blog with newly-appointed Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan. Part one of six is up now, and I almost can’t believe what I’m reading… she is talking about the kind of transportation scenario in New York City that I […]

The 11th Hour for Congestion Pricing

The NY Times editorial quoted below spells out the current stalemate on congestion pricing and consequences of NOT passing this much-needed piece of legislation (including a subway fare hike as high as 50%). I am thoroughly embarassed by the Democratic Party “leadership” that could cost our city $500 million in federal funds earmarked for public […]

NYC Needs Congestion Pricing!

NYC Needs Congestion Pricing!

Don’t be fooled by the “tax on working people” rhetoric from politicians who speak for a small but vocal minority of their constituents; the vast majority of working people in New York City commute by public transportation. Those of us who do not drive in Manhattan during business hours are already paying a “tax” in […]

Breaking NYC Gridlock - film screening and discussion

Breaking NYC Gridlock – film screening and discussion

The good folks at Neighborhood Energy Network are co-sponsoring a screening of “Contested Streets” this Thursday night, with a post-film discussion moderated by Dani Simons of Transportation Alternatives. Through interviews with leading historians, urban planners, and government officials, this 57-minute film explores the history and culture of New York City streets from pre-automobile times to […]