Elect Mass Transit

To the Editor:

Re “Bloomberg Mourns Congestion Pricing” [July 23]:

Albany doesn’t need to pursue options other than congestion pricing.

Employers should offer staff flexible work hours to avoid rush hour gridlock.

Working from home, known as “telecommuting,” is another option.

Elected public officials such as City Comptroller Bill Thompson, Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum, Council Speaker Christine Quinn, City Council Finance Committee Chairperson David Weprin, other council members and hundreds of their staff could leave their cars at home. I wonder how many of them have purchased a MetroCard and used it? They could all support a cleaner environment by joining millions of fellow New Yorkers who ride mass transit daily.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg sets an example for all New Yorkers by riding the subway on a regular basis. Shouldn’t other elected officials do the same?

Larry Penner
Great Neck, N.Y.