Congestion Pricing Gets Crowded Out

Source: The Dispatch
by Kevin D Williamson

“The thing about America is, it is full of Americans. Even in Manhattan, where, in spite of what you might have heard, the local political realities are not so different from what they are in the rest of the country. New York had a big idea — it was going to impose ‘congestion pricing,’ meaning a $15 daily fee for anybody who wanted to drive a car in Manhattan below 60th Street. Gov. Kathy Hochul …
was talking up the plan only a couple of weeks ago at some globaloney conference in Ireland — and, of course, she has now killed the proposal. Why? Because New York — and New Jersey, and Connecticut, and neighboring states beyond — are positively full of Americans, and Americans do not want to pay $15 to drive their cars south of the Plaza.” (06/07/24)