Congestion Committee Public Hearing on Wednesday
New York City's Traffic Congestion Mitigation Commission will hold a public hearing this Wednesday, January 16. The hearing will be held at 4 pm in the Hunter College Auditorium.
In addition to DMI's Andrea Batista Schlesinger being on the panel, DMI has written extensively about congestion pricing in the past. We hosted a Marketplace of Ideas event featuring London Deputy Mayor Nicki Gavron, who discussed London's successful implementation of a congestion pricing policy. DMI has also analyzed why congestion pricing is not only good for the environment, but good for New York City's current and aspiring middle class. According to DMI's memo on plaNYC:
"By 2030, New York will have nearly a million more residents, and congestion pricing works with other parts of plaNYC’s transportation agenda to ensure that we deal with this growth successfully: promoting economic fairness and prosperity, increasing transit capacity, reducing gridlock and improving air quality."