In State of The City, Not Too Many Words on Congestion Pricing

Congestion pricing, a signature defining initiative of Mayor Bloomberg’s second term, managed but two quick mentions in today’s 6,200-word State

Congestion pricing, a signature defining initiative of Mayor Bloomberg’s second term, managed but two quick mentions in today’s 6,200-word State of the City address. With days left until a state/city commission releases a recommendation on the issue and a looming deadline of March for state legislative approval, this is all Mr. Bloomberg, speaking between mentions of greening existing buildings and a plug for the already approved No. 7 subway line extension, had to say, according to a transcript:

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“With the State’s blessing, we’ll also use technology to create a system of congestion pricing – something no other American city has done. It will help us achieve four critical, inter-connected goals: reducing traffic congestion; raising money for mass transit; improving our air quality; and fighting climate change.”

Full text available at The Observer’s Politicker blog.

In State of The City, Not Too Many Words on Congestion Pricing