Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Traffic Fee

It's really too bad Bloomberg's plan appears to be dead, at least for now. The fact is, New York is basically impassible at certain times of the day and a lot of the people driving into the city are people who could almost as easily have taken mass transit. The claim that the $8 would be some kind of poor tax is ridiculous. You'd have to search pretty hard to find a poor person who drives into Manhattan every day alone in their car to work.

Besides, for anyone who cares about New York City and specifically mid and lower Manhattan, remaining a viable place to live, easing the congestion and the pollution should be a priority. Bloomy's right...far be it for Albany to understand anything beyond their own narrow self interest.

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