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Congestion Pricing Hearings Announced!

You can finally exhale because the dates for public hearings on the city's proposed Congestion Pricing Plan have been announced! Now don't inhale too deeply because you know the air is full of exhaust.
Regardless of your opinion on this important topic, please come to a hearing and talk with your fellow New Yorkers and the commission leaders. This is very important to the city's future.

Info below the fold:



SUBJECT: Traffic Congestion and Mitigation in the City of New York

PURPOSE: To take testimony, and to obtain and review information and proposals regarding traffic congestion and the mitigation thereof in New York City.

Westchester County Center

Wednesday, October 24, 2007
6:00 PM
198 Central Avenue, 2nd Floor Meeting Rooms G-H
White Plains, NY

Hofstra University
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
6:00 PM
Main Room in David S. Mack University Club
(North of Hofstra’s main gate)
Hempstead, NY

Hunter College
- Kaye Theater
Thursday, October 25, 2007
6:00 PM
East 68th Street Between Park & Lexington Avenue
NY, NY .

York College Performing Arts Center
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
6:00 PM
94-20 Guy R Brewer Blvd Between Liberty & Archer
Jamaica, NY

Hostos Community College

- Main Theatre “C” Building
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
6:00 PM
Corner of 149th & Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY

New York City Tech
Klitgord Auditorium
Thursday, November 1, 2007
6:00 PM
285 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY

College of Staten Island
– Williamson Theater Center for The Arts
Monday, November 5, 2007
6:00 PM
2800 Victory Boulevard
Staten Island, NY

Chapter 384 of the Laws of 2007 established the New York City Traffic Congestion Mitigation Commission, a 17-member body directed to undertake a review and study of plans to reduce traffic congestion and other related health and safety issues within the City of New York.

As part of its statutory mandate, and to provide the opportunity for maximum public involvement, participation and comment, the Commission is conducting this series of public hearings to be held in each borough of the City of New York, on Long Island, and in Westchester County.

Persons wishing to present pertinent testimony to the Commission at any of the above public hearings should complete and return the enclosed reply form as soon as possible. It is important that the reply form be fully completed and returned so that persons may be notified in the event of emergency postponement or cancellation.

Oral testimony will be limited to five (5) minutes’ duration. In preparing the order of witnesses, the Commission will attempt to accommodate individual requests to speak at particular times in view of special circumstances. These requests should be made on the attached reply form or communicated to the Commission as early as possible. In the absence of a special circumstance, witnesses will be scheduled in the order in which reply forms are postmarked.

Twenty copies of any prepared testimony should be submitted at the hearing registration desk. The Commission would appreciate advance receipt of prepared statements.

In order to further publicize these hearings, please inform interested parties and organizations of the Commission’s interest in hearing testimony from all sources.

In order to meet the needs of those who may have a disability, the Commission, in accordance with the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), will provide accommodations for individuals with disabilities, upon reasonable request, to afford such individuals access and admission to this public hearing.

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Posted at 8:31 AM, Oct 19, 2007 in Cities | Environmental Justice | New York | Transportation
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