For nearly half a century, various city administrations have attempted to implement a form of congestion pricing to control Manhattan vehicular traffic and provide a dedicated revenue stream for mass transit.  Mayors John Lindsay in 1973, Ed Koch in 1980, and Michael Bloomberg in 2008, all advanced congestion pricing plans that ultimately failed to get implemented. One person had a role in all three efforts: Sam Schwartz, President and CEO of Sam Schwartz Engineering, former NYC Traffic Commissioner, and the 2017 inaugural Theodore Kheel Visiting Fellow in Transportation at the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College.  Schwartz will explain what he learned from these failures and how he set about to address them as he developed the new MOVE NY Plan. He will describe the latest version of MOVE NY, the current political climate, and how he is partnering with others to form an effective campaign.
We hope you will be able to join us for this timely discussion. 

Roosevelt House is accessible to persons using wheelchairs and others with disabilities. Induction loop technology will be provided. All restrooms on L1 and L2 floors are accessible, including single user and high occupancy restrooms. For further information or requests regarding accessibility please email or call (212) 650-3174 by November 15.

The “Move NY” Fair Plan – More than Congestion Pricing: The Inside Scoop featuring Sam Schwartz | Posted on November 9th, 2017 | Kheel Fellowship, Public Programs