Transit advocates launch blitz campaign in support of congestion pricing

The campaign isn’t aimed at the general public — it’s being presented to elected officials and community stakeholders, said senior vice president Kate Slevin of the Regional Plan Association.

Congestion pricing has been pushed by City Hall for a decade. Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg tried to get a similar measure passed in 2008, but it was shot down in Albany.

“This is the moment to get more revenue into the transit system and to start to fix all the problems we see in our subways and buses,” said Slevin. “Without congestion pricing, we can’t take the first step to see the benefits that other cities have seen in their subways and buses.”

Read more in the Daily News.