Highlights From This Week’s Mobilizing the Region
The latest issue of Mobilizing the Region digs in to the arguments of congestion pricing foes. Some highlights:
NYC: Debunking the Alternatives
Instead of heading to Albany and working out legislation to ensure NYC receives federal aid for transit and congestion pricing, State Assemblymembers' offered their own "alternatives" to Mayor Bloomberg's pricing proposal. Policy groups wasted no time in debunking the half-baked ideas.
NYC Pricing Falsehoods Addressed
Despite the wealth of data compiled by transportation and environmental groups to combat the false information spewed by congestion pricing's opponents, many Assemblymembers are using bogus information to fight Mayor Bloomberg's plan.
Congestion Pricing: Relief for NYC Transit's Ridership Crunch
The recently released 2006 edition of NYC Transit's Subway and Bus Ridership Report reveals that New York City mass transit ridership continued to grow last year, a testament to the need for more transit revenue from congestion pricing.