Thanks in large part to the generous support of the New York funding community, a highly organized and powerful coalition of over 150 business, labor, good government, environmental and justice organizations, secured passage of a robust congestion pricing plan in this year’s state budget. The victory was huge and the news quickly reverberated around the nation, provoking a half a dozen or more other U.S. cities to launch congestion pricing exploratory efforts of their own.
Yet, in order for New York’s congestion pricing plan, mandated to go into effect in early 2021, to actually deliver on the promised traffic reduction and transit improvement benefits, as well as serve as a model for other U.S. cities, we have to work diligently over the next 18-21 months to make sure the plan that was enacted is the plan that is implemented. With plenty of opponents still agitating against congestion pricing, there is a real danger that the plan will be watered down – or even repealed – or simply rendered ineffectual as a result of too many exemptions and carve-outs. In cities like London and Stockholm, which ultimately adopted congestion pricing, they call the uncertain period between congestion pricing's enactment and implementation “the valley of death."
Please join us for this breakfast celebration (hosted by The New York Community Trust) and briefing.
- Details of the congestion pricing plan in this year's New York State budget
- Successes and challenges
- The road ahead and the campaign the coalition has formed in order to protect support for congestion pricing as a way to ensure its successful implementation
- Andy Darrell, Chief of Strategy - Global Energy & Finance, Environmental Defense Fund
- Arturo Garcia-Costes, Program Officer, New York Community Trust
- Alex Matthiessen, President of Blue Marble Project, Move New York
- John Raskin, Executive Director, Riders Alliance
- Mike Pratt (Moderator), President, Scherman Foundation
All interested funders
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM Check-in & Networking Breakfast
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Program
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