Statement By State Senator Liz Krueger On Passage Of Congestion Pricing Bill

Liz Krueger

July 27, 2007

A plan to mitigate congestion in the City's core has the potential to fundamentally change the transportation practices of the entire region. The commission we have created will ensure that the plan ultimately implemented is comprehensive and allows for maximum results. And a very important part of this plan is allowing the proposal to be first approved by the City Council, the local legislative body, meaning that those who are actually affected by our transportation infrastructure have a direct oversight role.

However, the devil is in the details, and there are a number of pieces left to work out. In the coming months, I expect answers related to: