Sunday, August 29, 2021

Public hearings for congestion austerity tax against drivers are coming soon


 CBS New York 

  Public meetings on New York City’s congestion pricing plan will begin in September.

The MTA, along with the state and city transportation departments, announced they will hold 13 virtual meetings between Sept. 23 and Oct. 13.

They will target 28 counties in the Tri-State Area to educate commuters about congestion pricing and allow them to voice their opinions.

Each meeting will focus on a different part of the Tri-State Area.

The meetings will take place at the following dates and times:

  • Thursday, Sept. 23, 10 a.m. to noon: The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island
  • Thursday, Sept. 23, 6-8 p.m.: Manhattan Central Business District (60th Street and below)
  • Friday, Sept. 24, 10 a.m. to noon: New Jersey
  • Wednesday, Sept. 29, 10 a.m. to noon: Northern New York City Suburbs
  • Wednesday, Sept. 29, 6-8 p.m.: Long Island
  • Thursday, Sept. 30, 6-8 p.m.: The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island
  • Friday, Oct. 1, 1-3 p.m.: Connecticut
  • Monday, Oct. 4, 6-8 p.m.: New Jersey
  • Tuesday, Oct. 5, 6-8 p.m.: Northern New York City Suburbs
  • Wednesday, Oct. 6, 6-8 p.m.: Manhattan Outside the Central Business District (61st Street and above)

There will also be three other public meetings for individuals and stakeholder groups in identified environmental justice communities in the Tri-State Area.

New York’s meeting will be held on Oct. 7, New Jersey’s meeting will be held on Oct. 12, and Connecticut’s meeting will be held on Oct. 13. All three meetings will take place from 6-8 p.m.


Anonymous said...

Why is it taking so long. This should have been brought in 20 years ago.

Anonymous said...

​Oh man. This road is bumpy and full of pot holes. We’re in for quite a ride.

Anonymous said...

​Is NYC as bad as I've heard ?
Checkpoints and card demands at random.

Anonymous said...

It's the silence of the citizens that's deafening. What does it take to get New Yorkers into the streets.

Anonymous said...

Why does every photo of a bike lane either feature it empty and/or with a biker riding a bike illegally?

Anonymous said...

There is good news Hunter is now chairman of the Taliban gas company.

Anonymous said...

Between this and Bidons per mile tax (and all the expensive tracking & recording shit cars will need installed to register most will not be able to afford a private car.
These Assholes want to make another Amsterdam here. a shithole where you must explain why you need a car, or expensive car for private use

Anonymous said...

If you can afford 30k for a car, you can afford this. Otherwise “on yer bike”.

Anonymous said...

​It's Russia's fault !

M. How said...

"Anonymous said...
There is good news Hunter is now chairman of the Taliban gas company."

That is really funny! BUT "many a truth is said in jest"

This could be true. LOL

Anonymous said...

Welcome M.How, Sometimes people need a good laugh when things are not going well.

Anonymous said...

Love how they're putting Queens, Brooklyn, SI, and the Bronx in the same meeting. Only 6 million people, I'm sure they're all the same and have the same issues.

Anonymous said...

This is a terrible idea and mostly affects working class people (ie. delivery, uber/cab drivers, trucking, etc..). The MTA gets to mismanage funds while raising fares for terrible service, less available options, less police presence, etc... and then expects all of us to only use the subway and buses. More people are moving out of this city for a reason. It's completely unaffordable and a upper class person won't care if they drive or pay more for a cab. F.U.N.Y.C.