Rep. Anthony Weiner wants the focus off of congestion pricing for motorists and onto reducing truck traffic:
Weiner Floats Plan To Rival Bloomberg's Commuter Tax
Mr. Weiner, who calls the Bloomberg traffic plan a regressive tax on the poor and middle class, says City Hall can achieve its environmental goals mostly by discouraging trucks from transporting goods to Manhattan during peak hours, hiking daytime truck tolls, and offering tax credits to businesses that accept nighttime deliveries.
Weiner: Don't tax motorists, target truck traffic
In the meantime, developers are closing city streets for next to nothing:
New York's Cheapest Rent — a Street
Charging developers a congestion fee, Mr. McCaffrey suggested, could provide the city with some of the resources it seeks to raise through congestion pricing. "A $50 fee sounds like a pretty good deal if you've got a $50 million project going up," Mr. McCaffrey, a former council member of Queens, said. "The fee should be considerably more, so that the city could have additional resources."
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