March 27, 2012
Courtesy: Wall St Journal
Sam Schwartz, aka ‘Gridlock Sam’, has been working on a new plan to ease NYC’s traffic and congestion. This isn’t the Congestion Pricing Plan from 2008. This plan is designed to encourage public transportation where it’s available by charging vehicles at congested areas, and not charge where there isn’t good public transportation. Here are the highlights of the plan:
- Queensboro Bridge/59th St Bridge: No toll into Manhattan becomes $7 toll to reduce the congestion on the bridge. Read more…
September 28, 2011
Remember all the hullabaloo about Congestion Pricing a few years ago? It was Mayor Bloomberg’s proposal to charge vehicles to enter Manhattan below 60th Street as an effort to reduce congestion from NYC traffic. It got voted down, and now it’s back.
There will be 22 entry points where vehicles will pay the NYC Congestion Pricing Toll.
What Will the Congestion Pricing Toll Plan Be?
The Rate is Unknown at this time.
Congestion Pricing Tolls would be in effect 24/7. Peak rates from 6am – 6pm. Lower rates on weekends and overnight.
NYC Taxis don’t have to pay a toll. But passengers will pay a $1 toll per trip. Read more…