Just Don’t Call It the Bloomberg Plan

Michael Bloomberg thinks law makers should reconsider the congestion pricing plan they failed to enact last year, but cautioned against

Michael Bloomberg thinks law makers should reconsider the congestion pricing plan they failed to enact last year, but cautioned against labeling it the “Bloomberg congestion pricing” plan, as radio host John Gambling did this morning.

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“Well, I think if you call it the Bloomberg congestion pricing, nothing will happen, and that would be very sad,” Bloomberg told Gambling.

Bloomberg also took a mild shot at Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, noting that Silver proposed an alternate plan which would have taxed motorists for entering any part of Manhattan (Bloomberg would have taxed motorists driving below 86th Street).

Bloomberg said “the Assembly and Shelly Silver proposed taxing all the bridges around the city, a lot more than we ever had the nerve to do.”

Silver helped kill congestion pricing after Bloomberg made a major push for it.

 

Just Don’t Call It the Bloomberg Plan