Tag: Congestion Pricing

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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