Tag: Congestion Pricing

Why No Bridges Link the Heart of the City to New Jersey

Weather: Cool and cloudy, with showers possible midday. The high could reach the mid-50s. Saturday may be chillier, and expect some rain overnight into Sunday. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Thursday (Thanksgiving). ImageCredit…Stefano Ukmar for The New York Times When biking along Manhattan’s West Side, with the New Jersey skyline in sight, Mitchel Loring often […]

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Could New York City Eliminate Free Street Parking?

For drivers, finding a parking spot in New York City is already hard enough. There are so many regulations. So many hydrants. So many loading zones. And so few empty spaces. Now a local transportation committee in Manhattan has broached the unthinkable: eliminating street parking altogether. Traffic in the committee’s 50-block stretch of the Upper […]

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Why 250 Miles of Bike Lanes Are Being Built

Weather: Cloudy with a chance of light rain and a high in the low 60s. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Friday (All Saints Day). ImageCredit…Shravya Kag for The New York Times New York was never exactly laid out as bike-friendly city. “Our streets have been really poorly planned in a piecemeal fashion,” Corey Johnson, the […]

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Chicago Considers Congestion Charges, Starting With Uber/Lyft

<img data-attachment-id="1693124" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_444051949.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,667" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Chicago traffic downtown" data-image-description=" F11photo/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_444051949-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_444051949-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1693124″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_444051949-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_444051949-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_444051949-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_444051949-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_444051949-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_444051949-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_444051949.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Chicago is considering sticking ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft with a new tax that would add […]

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The M.T.A.’s $54 Billion Plan to Transform Your Commute

Installing modern subway signals along the perpetually crowded Lexington Avenue line in Manhattan. Adding elevators to 70 subway stations in a system where only about a quarter of the stops are wheelchair accessible. Extending the Second Avenue subway north to East Harlem. These are some of the key pieces of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s new […]

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Radical Traffic Experiment in N.Y.C.: Cars All but Banned on Major Street

New York City officials have carved out plazas for pedestrians in the middle of Broadway, a storied street where cars have ferried V.I.P.s in ticker-tape parades. They have taken away more and more traffic lanes and parking spots to make room for bikes and buses. Now, officials are taking their biggest step yet in making […]

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Judge Orders Madrid to Keep Fining Polluting Drivers

MADRID — A judge has intervened in a fierce political battle over who should be allowed to drive in Madrid, ordering the city’s new right-wing administration to continue fining people who take polluting vehicles into a restricted central zone. Mayor José Luis Martínez-Almeida had prompted street protests by suspending fines against those who drive older […]

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Tolls From New Jersey Into New York May Increase (Again)

Many drivers bound for New York City already pay some of the highest bridge and tunnel tolls in the country. Next year they will also have to pay a congestion fee to enter the busiest parts of Manhattan. But even before that fee goes into effect, the cost of traveling into and around New York […]

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Hope for the Subways

Two years ago, as New York commuters raged about the jam-packed, trash-strewn, untrustworthy subway trains, Gov. Andrew Cuomo stepped up and declared a state of emergency for the system. Now things are at last edging away from that transit abyss. In April, 79.8 percent of trains running during the week pulled into their appointed stations […]

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12 Ways the Progressive Takeover Is Transforming New York

ALBANY — At 7:20 a.m., after an all-night marathon marked by the passage of dozens of bills and a rubber-band fight on the floor of the chamber, the Legislature on Friday finally ended a 2019 session that was nothing short of groundbreaking. During the six-month session, lawmakers approved a raft of legislation, large and small. […]

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