The New York Time’s Bill Keller takes a look at the insanity of our local transportation system as it stands today. A tidbit: truckers are incentivized to travel through Manhattan (for free) to avoid a $70.00 toll on the Verrazano Bridge. If you live in the New York City area, you should read it.
He highlights the efforts of Sam Schwartz, former NYC Traffic Commissioner and “Gridlock Sam” columnist for the NY Daily News. Schwartz runs an engineering consulting firm now and has offered up the reasons why congestion pricing failed in the past (it screwed drivers in the outer boroughs) and some really terrific yet simple ideas to improve traffic flow, reduce congestion and emissions. You can see the full presentation here.
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