NEW YORK — Long ringed by some of the most expensive toll roads in the U.S., New York City is poised to take things even further with a plan to use automated license plate readers to charge drivers who motor into the most congested parts of Manhattan during times when crosstown traffic is at its worst. If the plan becomes official as part of a state budget deal being hammered out this weekend, New York would be the first U.S. city to join the ranks of London, Stockholm, Milan and Singapore with such a system, forcing drivers to decide if the high price makes public transportation a better option or if the trip is worth it at all. Revenue from the tolls would go toward fixing the metropolitan area's increasingly unreliable public transportation system. A proposal released last year by an advisory panel put together by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the tolls could raise about $1 billion a year. The congestion toll zone would be big, covering an area that is home to more than … [Read more...] about New York City may try tolling its way out of traffic mess
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper New York | New York’s Mayor Doesn’t Run New York’s Subways. Should He? Advertisement Supported by ByEmma G. Fitzsimmons March 5, 2019 [What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox .] It is a peculiarity of New York City history: The mayor does not control the subway that is so essential to the city’s success. Mayor Bill de Blasio has some influence over the transit system, but he is largely at the whim of state leaders who have controlled the subway since 1968. Now Corey Johnson, the City Council speaker, wants to change that. Mr. Johnson introduced a plan on Tuesday as part of his State of the City speech to wrest control of the subway from the governor and state lawmakers, many of whom live far from the city and rarely, if ever, take the subway. … [Read more...] about New York’s Mayor Doesn’t Run New York’s Subways. Should He?
If you live in New York City, or follow its dramas from afar, you know two things: The city’s subway is falling into disrepair, and the mayor and the governor do not get along. But today, it seems that the former dilemma has superseded the latter. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has agreed to cooperate with Governor Andrew Cuomo on a 10-point strategy to fix the subway and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority that manages it. Crucial to this plan is an answer to the classic “how will we pay for it?” question. Cuomo has, since his re-election in November, been vocal about his support for congestion pricing as a means to raise money for the MTA. The scheme would place a toll on cars entering New York’s Central Business District (CBD is the part of the city below 61st Street in Manhattan), both to disincentivize car use in the area and generate a pool of funding for the city’s transit systems. Private cars would be charged around $12 per trip into … [Read more...] about New York has a new, bold plan to fix the subways: Make car drivers pay for it
New York City could be the first US city to charge drivers to enter its most crowded areas. Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed a 10-point plan to fix NYC’s crumbling subway on Tuesday that includes a toll for drivers in Manhattan. The plan must be approved by the state legislature and could take effect by December 2020. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo officially proposed a congestion charge on drivers entering Manhattan’s central business district on Tuesday in order to fund badly needed repairs to the city’s crumbling subway If implemented, the toll could be the first of its kind in the United States. There’s no word yet on what drivers will pay to drive south of 61st street, but Cuomo said it will be variable based on time of day and will be paid electronically. “Congestion pricing is an idea whose time has come,” the gov. told WNYC’s Brian Lehrer. “We’ve talked about it for years, and we’ve tried to get it one for years. I believe … [Read more...] about New York wants drivers to pay for its crumbling subway
The fleets of rentable electric scooters that have expanded to wide swaths of the United States and other countries have largely missed out on a key market: New York City. Lime, which has operated a pilot dockless bike share program here since 2018, is hoping that’s about to change. The $US2 billion company opened up a storefront over the weekend to show off its newest model of scooter, the first to be designed in-house. “This scooter is made for New York,” Phil Jones, Lime’s senior policy director for the east coast, said in an interview about the new scooter, which features larger wheels, mountain bike-esque shock absorbers, and a new braking system. Not only is the heavier, more rugged scooter designed for New York’s rough terrain, it should also last longer than its previous models, which can quickly wear out and are susceptible to vandalism. Juicing – Lime’s term for charging its scooters, which is done overnight by contractors – … [Read more...] about Lime has a new, rugged scooter that the company says is built for New York City roads