State Assembly Meeting in Manhattan to Talk Congestion Pricing
Brooklyn Assembly Member Jim Brennan (right) tells me that he sees sentiment against Mayor Bloomberg's congestion pricing plan running at about "three- or four-to-one against" among his colleagues. Brennan suspects that the plan may not even pass the Republican-controlled Senate.
While Brennan supports congestion pricing himself, he is concerned that advocates have "over-sold the benefits to transit." The $380 million per year that would be raised by congestion pricing is "a drop in the bucket compared to the enormity of the fiscal crisis" that awaits the MTA."
Other congestion pricing updates:
- Sewell Chan has a minute-by-minute account of the morning's meetings in Albany (City Room)
- Senate Dems not on board for congestion pricing (Daily Politics)
- Bloomberg has nothing but good things to say about the State Senate (Politicker)