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New York City Congestion Pricing Plan Fails in State Assembly

Posted on April 9, 2008 by LCT Staff - Also by this author - About the author

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver announced that the congestion pricing plan for New York City would not come to the floor of the Assembly for a vote. NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg's ambitious dream to remake New York with an elaborate plan for congestion pricing appeared to die in a private conference room on the third floor of the State Capitol.

It was there that Democratic members of the State Assembly, who control the chamber, held one final meeting to debate the merits of Bloomberg's plan, ultimately conferring, before Sheldon Silver, the speaker, emerged to announce the outcome. The opposition was so overwhelming, he said, that he would not hold an open vote of the full Assembly, though many Republicans were supportive of Bloomberg.

The collapse of the plan, which would have charged drivers $8 to enter parts of Manhattan during peak hours, was a huge blow to Bloomberg's environmental agenda and political legacy, and his second major defeat at the hands of Mr. Silver and the state Assembly, which in 2005 blocked the mayor's plan to redevelop the West Side railyards and allow a big sports stadium to be built there.

Source: New York Times

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