Bloomberg Sees the Hidden Hand of Albany in a Report

Publicly, Michael Bloomberg has adopted a conciliatory posture towards Albany and the state lawmakers who have the power to approve, or kill, his congestion pricing plan.

But he seemed to take at least a partial shot today when he implied that critics in Albany had been the sources of a report that said the city may not qualify for the $500 million in federal money it hopes to receive for congestion pricing, according to congressman from Oregon who sits on the Highway and Transportation Subcommittee.

“I can’t explain the Oregon Congressman,” Bloomberg told reporters. “Um, I thought it was fascinating that the story came, it was written by a reporter up in Albany, which may say that there is something more than just looking at the numbers.”