News Driven to Extinction
posted by April 21 at 10:40 AMon
So much for the mayor of New York City’s rumored plan to impose “congestion pricing” on idiots that insist in driving into that city’s most congested areas, which Erica wrote about yesterday. The New York Times reports today that any plan to impose fees modeled on the one that reduced traffic congestion in London by 17% would have to be approved by the state legislature—and the opposition of even a single state legislator could derail the whole plan.
Predictably enough, legislators that represent suburban areas have already “expressed concern.” Their constituents, of course, regard the ability to drive their SUVs where ever they like, when ever they like, without a thought for the environment or the quality of life of the people who actually live in, say, the most congested parts of Manhattan, a sacred constitutional right. It’s hard to see this thing happening.