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Saturday, January 20, 2018

De Blasio now backing plan to charge vehicles driving in Manhattan

Despite lingering concerns, Mayor de Blasio opened the door on Friday to supporting the state’s congestion pricing plan, which if approved would impose fees on vehicles driving south of 60th Street in Manhattan.

For years de Blasio has dismissed prior congestion pricing proposals as a “regressive tax” on the outer boroughs and on low-income car owners.

“This plan certainly shows improvement over previous plans we’ve seen over the years, and that’s a good thing,” Hizzoner said Friday on WNYC radio.

“It does not achieve, in my view, some of the things we need the most, which is a guaranteed, reliable form of funding for the MTA.”



lmclain said...

They need more money because they've spent every dollar in sight for the next twenty years.
After this (and it WILL be implemented), what will be their next "emergency" requiring some new fee tax, or surcharge?
ALWAYS finding new ways to get into OUR pockets.
Keep cheering.

Anonymous said...

Subway is like a third world country. Totally disturbing

Anonymous said...

Your pockets? When was the last time you drove your 25 year old pickup truck to lower Manhattan?

lmclain said...

Ah.....8:59 seems to think it's only in New York that liberals want to get in OUR pockets.
And he seems to think he has some level of wit.
Wrong on both counts.