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Isn’t it Time To Kick Start Mayor Bloomberg’s Plan to Charge a Fee to Drive into New York City?

April 14, 2009

Isn’t it time to kick start Mayor Bloomberg’s plan to charge Manhattan motorists an extra fee to drive in the city.

Under the original proposal the plan would have charged most drivers $8 to drive below 60th Street between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Truckers would have paid $21.  I would also extend the ban to the weekends as well.  

In this time of economic crisis wouldn’t such a plan if implemented not only raise money for the City, but would go a long way towards alleviating heavy congestion, pollution and cleaning up the environment in New York City as well as providing a model for other cities to follow.