1. Who's hosting this discussion?

    Who's hosting this discussion? This discussion is hosted by CeRI, Cornell researchers whose SmartParticipation strategy helps government decisionmakers get broader, better public input on complex policy problems. Read More
  2. What's the Move NY Fair Plan?

    What's the Move NY Fair Plan? The "Move NY Fair Plan" is a set of ideas for reducing congestion and funding transportation improvements, mainly by changing the current toll system. Read More
  3. What's the history of all this?

    What's the history of all this? For decades, NYC has tried unsuccessfully to reduce traffic congestion and get adequate, stable transportation funding Read More
  4. What's happening here?

    What's happening here? The people who live and work in NYC have the biggest stake in the City's traffic congestion problems. If you want a voice in finding solutions, you've come to the right place. Read More
What's happening here? The people who live and work in NYC have the biggest stake in the City's traffic congestion problems. If you want a voice in finding solutions, you've come to the right place. Read More
What's the history of all this? For decades, NYC has tried unsuccessfully to reduce traffic congestion and get adequate, stable transportation funding Read More
What's the Move NY Fair Plan? The "Move NY Fair Plan" is a set of ideas for reducing congestion and funding transportation improvements, mainly by changing the current toll system. Read More
Who's hosting this discussion? This discussion is hosted by CeRI, Cornell researchers whose SmartParticipation strategy helps government decisionmakers get broader, better public input on complex policy problems. Read More

Open Proposals

Proposed Move NY Fair Plan Legislation 144

A new bill is now being considered in Albany to reduce NYC traffic congestion and provide reliable new revenue for public transit improvements and road and bridge maintenance. On this site, you can learn about and discuss this legislation. Legislators, the Governor, and other key officials will be urged to read your input as the bill moves through the legislative process.

The bill was introduced on March 24, 2016 by Assemblyman Robert J. Rodriguez (East Harlem), who chairs the Subcommittee on Infrastructure. The initial coalition of 14 cosponsors includes Assemblymembers from the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens. It would impose new tolls for the four East River bridges and for vehicles crossing 60th St. in Manhattan. These tolls would be same as what drivers now pay to enter Manhattan through the Brooklyn Battery and Queens Midtown tunnels. Special rules would apply to commercial vehicles, taxis and FHVs. Tolls on the 7 MTA bridges would be lowered at the same time -- and the new tolls can't be implemented unless the outer bridge tolls are lowered. The new revenue would be dedicated to specific transportation-related purposes (e.g., public transit expansion, road and bridge repair, fare decreases) in all of the 5 boroughs and nearby counties. Most important, the new money would be legally protected from diversion to other uses, and transparency measures are included so the public can confirm this.

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Mary Caulfield's picture

Proposed Move NY Fair Plan Legislation

When the public cares enough about my safety to provide a guarantee against further sexual assaults, I will go back to taking the train. As it stands, after 25 years and dozens of offensives I changed careers so I could drive to work,  pay for my own parking and drive home. I have not been assaulted since then. Don't you dare call me criminal again!  Calling people who drive lazy, wasteful or selfish makes you look like a self-righteous jerk.  You don't know what you are talking about.
Keon Morris 1's picture

Proposed Move NY Fair Plan Legislation

Why does is have to be immediately implementable? This isnt going in until 2019 if it passes anyway. Is SAS immediate? ES Access? The 7 expansion? No, no and no. We need more subways to transit starved areas and faster implementation of CBTC on the current lines so we can run more trains per hour. 2 lines(7 and L) in 15 years is an absolute joke. Recent studies have shown we've already surpassed our 2020 population projection and it's only going up. Manhattan, already the most transit rich [...]
Keon Morris 1's picture

Proposed Move NY Fair Plan Legislation

This isn't enough investment in the outer boroughs in my opinion. This bill is really only for the betterment of the "crown jewel" of NYC, Manhattan. I'm interested in seeing REAL transit expansion outside Manhattan, especially with this affecting us in the outer boroughs more than anyone. Manhattan gets everything. East -Side access, Second Ave subway, 7 train expansion. All we get is an SBS proposal here or there. Populations in the outer boroughs are booming and only expected to go up. You [...]

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