On the Issues: Congestion Pricing
Remember Congestion Pricing? Guess what. It's back.
The financial crisis at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is breathing new life into an idea the Legislature rejected just months ago: congestion pricing.
Steve Harrison has strongly opposed Congestion Pricing from the beginning.
The plan is being positioned as a "Mercedes Tax", charging limo driven CEOs who whisk past working class commuters riding overcrowded buses and trains. In reality, congestion pricing won't discourage the rich from driving in. However, it will heavily penalize workers with inadequate public transit options.
But it's not only Steve Harrison who has been opposed to Congestion Pricing - it's also 74% of Staten Islanders.
With the MTA once again looking at Congestion Pricing, Harrison is still the only Democratic candidate for Congress who is against Congestion Pricing.