Advocacy Group: Hearing Attendees Favor Congestion Pricing

A pro-congestion-pricing group has released a report meant to rebut, at least in some small way, yesterday’s opinion poll finding a majority of New Yorkers opposed to the plan.

The analysis, conducted by Environmental Defense, a group that supports congestion pricing and whose staff attended the public hearings, shows that 57 percent of people who spoke at the recent congestion pricing hearing support it.

According to the group, 39 people (26%) support the plan as is, 46 people (31%) support it and have recommendations for improving it. Thirteen people (9%) had serious concerns about it, 39 people (26%) opposed congestion pricing and had recommendations about alleviating traffic in other ways.

Twelve people (8%) did "not address congestion pricing."