Over a Bump in the Road

When Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo formed a panel he called Fix NYC to come up with a congestion-pricing plan for New York City, he didn’t invite any current city government officials to be a part of it.

Now, Long Island developer Scott Rechler, a member of the panel and chairman of the Regional Plan Association, is ready to build his own bridge between the city and Albany. He told The Point he’d like the committee, which includes suburban elected officials, union and business leaders and Metropolitan Transportation Authority representatives, to meet with New York City officials.

“We should be engaging with New York City transit people to get their views as we deliberate a solution to the situation,” Rechler said on Monday.

Seems fixing Fix NYC is the panel’s first roadblock. Now that the group is finding a way around that, perhaps it can move on to traffic and tolling.

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