December 2, 2011


The tragic tale of congestion pricing in Manhattan


In 2007, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg proposed to bring congestion pricing to Manhattan as part of an overarching long-term sustainability strategy for New York City. Over the next 15 months, congestion pricing became the leading issue in local politics, involving the governor, the US Department of Transportation, the City Council, and the State Legislature. Rohit T. Aggarwala, one of the chief architects of the mayor’s plan, will describe the proposal, its expected impact, and its political career.

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