Monday, April 07, 2008

Brookbit: Congestion Pricing is Dead

Congestion pricing is dead. It fizzled rather than going out with a bang, as it didn't even come to a vote in the legislature. Assem. Speaker Sheldon Silver said that there wasn't enough support for the plan to go through the formality of voting. Today was the deadline for passing the plan in order to qualify for $354 million in Federal money. Of course, the plan could still pass, but as things stand, it would do so without the big pot of funds from Washington--CityRoom

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank God.
This was never about congestion.
The City is hemorrhaging money and Bloombag wanted that 354 million from the fed to try to balance the his fucked up (Ponzie scheme)books.

7:03 PM  
Blogger Peregrine said...

There is no end to the damage that Silver and Bruno will do to our city.
They hated Spitzer and he gave them the ammunition to destroy him, but they must be ousted at all costs.
This was something Spitzer understood.
It was and is war and no good will come to our city or the state until both of them are gone.

11:40 PM  
Anonymous loose stool said...

we can only hope someone will drag His Highness off to DC and get him the hell away from NYC.

11:53 PM  
Anonymous nesNYC said...

This was a stupid plan and I'm glad it's dead. Thing is, as 'anon' 1st said, the $hity is interwoven in the wall street debacle and the bond holders are seeing red and are going to demand blood. This was never about the environment or the people that actually live here and make this whole thing tick.

Simple things that can be done to ease, and IMO eliminate, congestion are the following:

1. Zero tolerance for double parked cars! 1st time offenders risk a $1000 fine, 2nd time offenders get towed on the spot, no questions asked!

2. Eliminate that stupid alternate side of the street non-sense that creates massive double parking in some neighborhoods. Have the welfare to work crowd clean where the trucks would and free up the brownies to go after double parkers and have them directing pedestrians not to cross the street when the signs say "DON'T WALK!"

3. Big rig trucks would not be allowed on any neighborhood in the city from 7am to 7pm. Deliveries would only happen at night and overnight. This of course with the exception of delivery companies like UPS or FedEx that service businesses and don't create that much traffic congestion.

4. Designate paid parking lots in the corners of Manhattan and every other borough so that commuters can leave their cars and take buses to their destination.

What pisses me off to no end is how high MTA has raised bus and subway fares and TBA and Port Authority raised tolls. How many billions are the citizens of this area getting ripped off by these lecherous entities that were supposed to be temporary when the projects went up? And still, THEY WANT MORE! Enough is enough.

1:06 AM  

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