On Ways of Arguing Over Congestion Pricing

An honestly titled group called "Keep NYC Congestion Tax Free" re-released a report today calling into doubt the benefits of the proposed congestion pricing scheme, with some revised numbers from an earlier version they put out a few weeks ago.

The conclusion is the same: congestion pricing is bad.

In the new report, the group says that “the number of vehicles being driven into the Manhattan CBD each day has actually declined.”

The Citywide Coalition for Traffic Relief, which advocates congestion pricing, responded to the report by re-releasing re-releasing their own.

There's nothing terribly new here, although it occurs to me that if the argument becomes one about whether or not there's actually too much traffic in Manhattan, that's a bad thing for opponents of the plan. Whatever the numbers say.