August 1 Congestion Pricing Deadline Has Been Met

This morning, I asked whether Mayor Bloomberg had met the August 1 deadline to submit his congestion pricing plan to the 17-member commission that is supposed to come together to evaluate "traffic mitigation" proposals for New York City. Here’s the quick answer, from City Hall spokesman John Gallagher:

The Mayor has submitted the plan, which is the PlaNYC document, the supporting traffic documents and the US DOT application to the leaders of the entities who have appointments to the commission — that is legislative leaders and City Council speaker and Governor.

We had originally speculated here on Streetsblog that the 17-member commission would need to be formed by this August 1 deadline. Apparently, that is not the case. Next stop on the timeline:

August 8, 2007 (or thereabout): US DOT announces the recipients of
$1.2 billion in federal grants. If New York does not receive at least
$200 million, the deal is off.