We've had 3 legislators ask questions so far. Not one of them is from NYC.
Foye: "The congestion pricing as proposed would include commercial vehicles."
Says her constituents have "enjoyed" free access to the Central Business District.
“It appears to not have to comply with any environmental regulations. People are very concerned that the MTA will be running amok with city property.”
Note: every elected official thinks their district is a transportation desert. Malliotakis district is in a lot better shape than a lot of parts of eastern Queens.
“It’s just, it’s too much. I don’t think there’s any concern for people who are making that trip and are not the cause of congestion," she says.
@SenKennedy: "“Riders want to see tangible improvements. President Foye, you mentioned earlier the Wi-Fi… That’s the type of improvement I’m talking about.” 😱
Riders don't give a shit about Wi-Fi. nyc.streetsblog.org/2016/07/14/whe…
Now, he says, “I have nothing to give [my constituents] except, ‘well we need $1 billion to save the subways and transit system.’”
“We’re creating a dynamic in which we are calling something a congestion pricing plan that we know doesn’t actually deal with congestion.”