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Nation's Foremost Progressive Gives Congestion Tax The "Bern" Senator Bernie Sanders with Mayor at news conference on subways funding denounces tax on working families and working people(DNAinfo)
(2017-10-30)

City Councilman from Southeast Queens Says It Like It is "Congestion pricing is taxation without representation"(Crains Op-Ed)
(2017-10-27)

Regressive Congestion Pricing Haunts New York; commentary by former NYS Assembly Member Richard Brodsky, Senior Fellow Demos Action
(2017-09-06; posted 2017-09-08)

Foremost Progressive labels Congestion Tax "Regressive" Mayor De Blasio denounces congestion tax at mayoral forum (Crains)
(2017-09-06; posted 2017-10-09)

Congestion Pricing Won't Solve New York's Transportation Woes (Gotham Gazette)
(2017-09-06; posted 2017-10-09)

Pols: No Tolls On East River Bridges Queens BP Katz, Assembly Member Weprin, Council Member Grodenchik, Queens Chamber, Queens Civic Congress (Press of Southeast Queens)
(2017-09-01; posted 2017-10-09)

Queens pols speak out against tolling on free East River bridges Queens BP Katz, Assembly Member Weprin, Council Member Grodenchik, Queens Chamber, Queens Civic Congress (TimesLedger)
(2017-08-31; posted 2017-10-09)

Toll proposals seen as a no-go in Queens Government, business, civic leaders line up against East River, congestion fees (Queens Chronicle)
(2017-08-31; posted 2017-10-09)

‘No New Tolls!’ was the message of NYS Assemblyman David I. Weprin, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and NYC Councilman Barry Grodenchik (Queens Gazette)
(2017-08-30; posted 2017-10-09)

Queens rallies against proposed Queensboro & East River tolling (Queens Courier)
(2017-08-30; posted 2017-10-09)

Queens pols civic leaders oppose East River bridge tolls (Queens Examiner)
(2017-08-29; posted 2017-10-09)

Queens pols, civic leaders oppose East River bridge tolls (Glendale Register)
(2017-08-29; posted 2017-10-09)

Several Queens politicians take a stand against potential tolls on Queensboro, East River bridges (Sunnyside Post)
(2017-08-28; posted 2017-10-09)

Free East River bridges should stay that way: Queens pols (amNewYork)
(2017-08-28; posted 2017-10-09)

Residents and lawmakers respond to possible tolls on East River bridges (Spectrum News NY1)
(2017-08-27; posted 2017-10-09)

No new MTA taxes "congestion pricing amounts to a tax on those who work in Manhattan but live elsewhere" (New York Post Editorial)
(2017-08-24; posted 2017-10-09)

Speaking Out Against Congestion Pricing Summer Update From Councilman I. Daneek Miller
(2017-08-22; posted 2017-10-09)

Mayor de Blasio slams 'inconceivable' congestion pricing plan "never seen an example of it that I thought was fair" (Daily News)
(2017-08-21; posted 2017-10-09)

Councilman Miller v. Congestion Tax "The MTA must not charge those living in transportation deserts to subsidize those who already enjoy access" (TimesLedger)
(2017-08-21; posted 2017-10-09)

De Blasio and Miller Upset Over Congestion Pricing "No matter how you cut it, [it] will be a regressive tax that hurts working families" (Press of Southeast Queens)
(2017-08-18; posted 2017-10-09)

A Refresher on Transit Funding from Keep NYC Free: Numbers don’t add up; Better ways to address traffic congestion and resourcing transit
(2017-06-07)

Councilman Miller steadfast v. Toll-tax Spoke out against congestion pricing on Good Day New York.
(2017-06-06)

Still the Same Old Wine in an empty bottle Revised City-only scheme offers nothing new. Relies on bogus revenues; better ways to address congestion.
(2017-06-05)

NYC Must Do Its Part for Fix LaGuardia Tie-ups Keep NYC Free comments on "Blame the city for LaGuardia’s endless traffic nightmare" (New York Post)
(2017-04-20)

De Blasio: Charging drivers to ease congestion 'not part of my vision' (amNewYork)
(2017-02-14; posted 2017-02-17)

Hellbound Train A Message to those who seek to exploit the L shutdown to Irresponsibly Impose Toll Scheme
(2016-10-26)

Remarks at Long Island Smart Growth Working Group by Keep NYC Free Senior Policy Advisor Corey Bearak
(2016-07-19; posted 2016-07-25)

Interesting Math Confirmed!; SIers will pay $8 more under MoveNY's UNfair toll-tax Scheme
(2016-06-29)

Interesting Math; How SIers pay $8 more under MoveNY's UNfair toll-tax Scheme
(2016-06-24)

Elected officials, Advocates Speak Out Against Congestion Pricing Plan (includes Pic)
(2016-06-13)

Elected officials, Advocates, To Speak Out Against Congestion Pricing and Call for Better Transportation Options for Queens Residents
(2016-06-13)

A Message on Transit Funding from Keep NYC Free: Stop those promises in disguise!
(2016-05-23)

Sorry, New York City doesn’t need more tolls Assembly Member David I. Weprin op-ed (New York Post)
(2016-04-12; posted 2016-06-18)

Lawmakers criticize MoveNY toll plan (Queens Ledger)
(2015-12-10; posted 2015-12-14)

Pols Say No To East River Toll Proposal (Queens Tribune)
(2015-12-10; posted 2015-12-14)

Move NY tolling plan draws mixed reactions (TimesLedger)
(2015-12-10; posted 2015-12-14)

Pols knock plan to create bridge tolls Proposal is case of 'actual highway robbery,' says Assemblyman Weprin (Queens Chronicle)
(2015-12-10; posted 2015-12-14)

East River bridges toll plan decried by Queens lawmakers (Newsday)
(2015-12-07)

Queens Leaders Speak Out Against Tolling Proposal (NY1 News)
(2015-12-06; posted 2015-12-14)

Assemblyman David Weprin, Senator Tony Avella, Councilman Barry Grodenchik, Assemblywoman Alicia Hyndman Stand Together to Oppose Move NY's Proposed East River 'Toll-Tax Scheme'; Queens Chamber of Commerce, Queens Civic Congress & Keep NYC Congestion Tax Free Join Assemblyman Weprin (View news conference photo.)
(2015-12-06; updated 2015-12-07 with pic linked)

Queens Civic Congress opposes Move NY toll-tax scheme statement by President Harbachan Singh
(2015-12-06; posted 2015-12-11)

Pols Taking Their Toll....On Us! Keep NYC Free comments on Michael Goodwin'sNew York Post column (Nov. 1, 2015).
(2015-11-02)

Ups & Downs;Go Ask Alice: Up Is Down; Down Is Up; When Progressive Means Regressive Keep NYC Free comments on those calling themselves progressive supporting a tax infamously regressive by its nature.
(2015-10-30)

Council Member Miller Breaks from Progressive Caucus Colleagues, Opposes Congestion Pricing (Note: The only current council member who drove an MTA bus and was previously co-chair of the MTA Labor Coalition.)
(2015-10-29; posted 2015-10-30)

A Message for some legislators a reminder that toll-tax schemes offer neither net revenues nor relief from traffic.
(2015-10-27)

Same Old Wine (city council) report offers nothing; follows schemer approach to barter projects for tolls.
(2015-10-05)

NY City must honor its historic commitment to support the MTA Capital Plan Keep NYC Free welcomes the most recent media call on New York City to contribute its fair share to help fund the MTA Capital Plan.
(2015-08-09)

Revenues that Makes Sense for the MTA Capital Plan Keep NYC Free applauds the efforts of the Governor and MTA to make the plan cost-effective.
(2015-07-31)

QUEENS OPPOSES MOVE NY’S PLAN: "FAR FROM FAIR, LACKS PROMISE OF RETURNS" Joint statement by Queens Borough President Melinda Katz; State Senators Joseph Addabbo, Jr., Tony Avella, Leroy Comrie, Toby Stavisky; Assembly Members Jeffrion Aubry, Barbara Clark, Vivian Cook, Phillip Goldfeder, Ronald Kim, Michael Miller, Michael Simanowitz, Michele Titus, David Weprin; and Council Members Karen Koslowitz, Rory Lancman, I. Daneek Miller, Paul Vallone and Ruben Wills.
(2015-04-27; posted 2015-04-28)

Why Adopt a toll-tax scheme that means two New Yorks? Keep NYC Free comments on recent calls on Mayor to look at toll-tax scheme.
(2015-04-10)

Let's Be Clear: The Song Remains The Same Statement by Corey Bearak, senior policy advisor for Keep NYC Free at Senator Tony Avella's news conference on latest iteration of the Move NY congestion scheme (It included Assemblyman David Weprin, Queens Civic Congress, the Small Business Congress, the Glen Oaks Village Cooperative Juniper Park Civic Association, the Friends of LaGuardia Airport and a past president of the Queens Chamber of Commerce.)
(2015-03-13; updated 2015-03-15 to include pic and links to Sen. Avella's release and news coverage)

Still, The Song Remains The Same Statement by Corey Bearak, senior policy advisor for Keep NYC Free at news conference on latest iteration of the Move NY congestion scheme. Read Assembly Member David Weprin's release which includes statements from the Queens Chamber of Commerce and Queens Civic Congress. View the statement of Queens Civic Congress President Harbachan Singh
(2015-03-01; updated 2:27 p.m.)

Here We Go Again? Keep NYC Free comments on latest iteration of the Move NY congestion scheme.
(2015-02-27)

The Pretender Keep NYC Free comments on Municipal Arts Society support for congestion tax.
(2014-08-13)

Queens Chamber of Commerce Still Opposed to Congestion Pricing and Tolls Queensborough magazine (April 2014)
(2014-04-08)

Congestion Pricing = Bad Idea Keep NYC Free welcomes Op-ed, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. calls the 'Move NY' plan to place tolls on East River bridges 'an unfair regressive tax', in Daily News today
(2014-04-07)

Mountain Jam Keep NYC Free comments on toll-tax unveiled by Move NY as reported by Daily News, Capitol New York and amNY
(2014-03-21; updated 2014-03-22)

Wasted Words Keep NYC Free comments on toll-tax promoted in Caution Ahead: Overdue Investments For New York’s Aging Infrastructure (Center for an Urban Future)
(2014-03-13)

Walk Right Back Keep NYC Free comments on Gridlock Sam: congestion pricing will cut traffic deaths (Capitol New York)
(2014-01-24)

Avella wants city bridges to be toll free (Times Ledger)
(2013-12-19; posted 2013-12-22)

Queens Pols Push To Keep Bridges Free (Queens Tribune)
(2013-12-19; posted 2013-12-22)

Avella seeking to ban East River tolls (Queens Chronicle)
(2013-12-19; posted 2013-12-22)

Legislation Prohibiting East River Tolls Announced (Queens Gazette)
(2013-12-18; posted 2013-12-22)

Queens legislators balk at plans to toll East River bridges (Queens Courier)
(2013-12-16)

Manhattan’s Free Bridges: To Toll or Not to Toll (Epoch Times)
(posted 2013-12-15; posted 2013-12-16)

Keep NYC Free supports Avella bill barring toll-tax
(posted 2013-12-13)

Avella, Weprin, and Queens Civic And Business Leaders Announce Legislation Prohibiting Tolls On East River Bridges (includes pic)
(2013-12-13; posted 2013-12-16)

Queens Civics Oppose new toll scheme (Queens Civic Congress letter to electeds, 2013-12-01)
(posted 2013-12-06)

What A Day Keep NYC Free notes Governor Cuomo's comments on toll-tax scheme (NY1 News)
(posted 2013-11-27)

Song Remains The Same (Still) Keep NYC Free comments on Group to Promote Revised Plan for Tolls on East River Bridges (NY Times)
(posted 2013-11-26)

RIP – Edward I. Koch, Mayor Keep NYC Free comments on the passing of an icon
(2013-02-01; updated)

Nixes toll tax Keep NYC Free comments on GOP Mayoral Candidate Breaks Silence, Gives Some Of His Views To CBS 2 (CBS 2 News)
(2013-01-19)

Better Change Keep NYC Free comments on The next superstorm; Sea walls? Yes. But traffic and telecom walls, too. (Crain's New York Business Editorial)
(2012-11-09)

We have all been there before Keep NYC Free comments on Subway and bus fare hikes have to be fair to straphangers (Daily News Editorial), Keep MetroCard Bonus, Transit Chief Says (New York Times) and MTA Details Fare Increases (Wall Street Journal)
(2012-10-17)

Fatal Distraction Keep NYC Free comments on Deaths Rise for Drivers, Bikers and Walkers on City Streets (New York Times)
(2012-09-27)

Two-wheeled terror New York editorial urges a crackdown on bikers who flaunt traffic safety laws and regulations
(2012-05-23)

Falling Traffic Congestion a Symptom of Weak Economy New York Sun column by Andrew Wolff
(2012-05-23)

It Seems The Toll-Taxers Need A Polite Admonition: Talk Real Revenues; Stop Scheming on Tolls & Congestion Tax
(2012-04-04)

Talk Real Revenues, Stop Scheming on Tolls and Congestion Tax Schemes Before More Big Builds, How About Restoring Services; Ambitious Projects Merit Sound Solutions (Includes contact info for Keep NYC Free principal spokesperson Walter McCaffrey
(2012-03-23)

It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry Keep NYC Free comments on the ex-MTA chair who chased the riches in the Far East
(2012-01-07)

Look Within Keep NYC Free comments on NYS Comptroller's MTA Metro-North audit, Select Payroll and Overtime Practices and Related Transactions
(2011-11-15)

Mis-investing taxpayer cash Keep NYC Free comments on New York Post article, Times Square 'noir' on $27 million makeover project
(2011-09-28)

Herb London finds City Traffic Schemes "only made things worse" City Journal
(2011-09-27, posted 2011-09-28)

Beware Economy-Killing/ Job-Killing Tax Schemes Keep NYC Free comments on New York Post article, The Big Crabapple-Execs trash NY as biz site in survey
(2011-09-22)

New Fangled Congestion Tax Scheme....Ain't Goin' Nowhere Keep NYC Free comments on Daily News article, Congestion pricing looks to hitch ride again...
(2011-09-18)

Wishing Well Keep NYC Free comments on poll by Art Science Research Lab (ASRL) that finds more than 3/4 of New Yorkers either lack any enthusiasm for bike lanes or find fault with the scheme.
(2011-08-23)

Nothin' To Hide Keep NYC Free comments on Daily News editorial, Transportation Commish Janette Sadik-Khan's highhanded ways displayed in Brooklyn bike-lane suit
(2011-08-17)

Hot Dusty Roads Keep NYC Free comments on Michael Goodwin's column, Dead-end dreams build roads to ruin (New York Post)
(2011-08-17)

Crazy Eyes Keep NYC Free comments on efforts to use PANYNJ's toll scheme to promote a Congestion Tax
(2011-08-10)

A new beginnin's clingin' in my head Keep NYC Free comments on NY & NJ Governors' rejection of PANYNJ's toll scheme
(2011-08-08)

Business as usual Keep NYC Free comments on state and city comptroller MTA audit
(2011-08-05)

We have all been here before Keep NYC Free comments on the former Lt. Governor's latest call for a toll-tax.
(2011-08-04)

Freedom Rider Keep NYC Free comments on how the concern about the status of certain MTA programs and projects misplaces the focus from core needs.
(2011-08-03; updated 2011-08-04)

The Holdup Keep NYC Free comments on administrative staffing cuts at the MTA
(2011-08-01; updated 2011-08-04)

Blowin' In The Wind Keep NYC Free comments on census data on new reports on attempts to impose a congestion tax
(2011-07-25; updated 2011-07-27)

Why Working New Yorkers Still Can't Afford A Congestion Tax Or Tolls Keep NYC Free comments on census data on jobs in NYC
(2011-07-24; updated 2011-07-27)

Glad Keep NYC Free comments on NYC's Midtown in Motion traffic control system
(2011-07-20)

Car Ban Parked Keep NYC Free comments on City Hall resisting a scheme to ban cars in Central Park
(2011-07-11; updated 2011-07-27)

Wipe Out Keep NYC Free comments on NYC rationing toilet paper at Coney Island (New York Post)
(2011-07-04)

Tell All The People Keep NYC Free comments on Daily News editorial on the MTA's Improving, Non-Stop ads
(2011-06-30; updated 2011-07-13)

Burned and with both feet on the ground Keep NYC Free comments on Bridges crumble as MTA tolls soar (New York Post)
(posted 2011-06-28)

APPLY PILOT TAG, AVOID REQUIRED SCRUTINY NOW & FOREVER? Keep NYC Free comments on New York Times story on using Pilots to avoid scrutiny
(2011-06-27)

Never Be Their Fool Keep NYC Free comments on Congestion Pricing: The Tax That Won’t Die in AAA's Car & Travel (June 2011)
(2011-05-26)

Ticket to Ride Keep NYC Free comments on NYPD's ticket to ride Bike crackdown (New York Post)
(2011-05-25)

Bus Boondoggle letters A bus-ted MTA purchase (New York Post)
(2011-05-21, updated 2011-05-23)

Out of Touch Keep NYC Free comments on DOT seeks to improve bus service in Jamaica (Queens Chronicle)
(2011-05-19, updated 2011-05-23)

MIA? Keep NYC Free comments on Bridge toll mounts (New York Post)
(2011-05-15, posted 2011-05-18)

Bus Boondoggle Keep NYC Free comments on Buses hit new 'low' (New York Post)
(2011-05-15, posted 2011-05-18)

City Made Special.....for just a few Keep NYC Free comments on Should the city approve a 'limo lane' for UWS residents? (Crains)
(2011-05-13, updated 2011-05-18)

Plazas ain't sweet on the street, pol fumes (New York Post) with comments by Keep NYC Free
(2011-05-05, updated 2011-05-23)

Plazas Require A Review First Testimony to City Council Committee on Transportation chaired by Council Member James Vacca
(2011-05-04)

Senators stand v. tolls on free bridges Keep NYC Free on advocacy by Sens. Sampson, Stavisky and Avella
(2011-04-27)

Somethin' Stupid Keep NYC Free Comments on legislation to partially repeal mobility tax and put tolls on free bridges
(posted 2011-04-26)

Daily News editorial Proposed improvements to Prospect Park West bike lane have gotten completely out of hand
(2011-04-23, updated 2011-05-18)

Keep NYC Free Comments on NYC Community Air Survey
(2011-04-14)

A Mayor Stands for Free Bridges Keep NYC Free notes Mayor Ed Koch's defense of free bridges
(posted 2011-03-27)

Sunnyside Chamber Revisits Congestion Pricing Issue (Queens Gazette)
(2011-03-16; posted 2011-03-24)

Worth Considering Keep NYC Free comments on David Weprin Daily News Op-ed: Congestion pricing taxes are taxing to the wrong people
(2011-03-09)

Questions Keep NYC Free comments on news reports that NYCDOT dropped plaza plans from its 34th Street Scheme
(posted 2011-03-04)

Closing 34th Street Means Chaos Keep NYC Free comments on New York Observer "Get Real, Sadik-Khan" editorial
(2011-03-02)

34th Street Scheme Blasted Keep NYC Free comments on Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer blasting the 34th Street Transitway (New York Post)
(2011-03-01)

Roads to Ruin Keep NYC Free comments on Andrea Peyser's column on NYCDOT and the 34th Street Transitway (New York Post)
(2011-02-28)

Buses Run On Roads Too Keep NYC Free comments on Michael Goodwin's "You got a pothole..." column discussion (New York Post)
(2011-02-27)

Save 34th Street! Keep NYC Free comments on New York Post editorial
(2011-02-27)

Behind the Curb Keep NYC Free comments on Center for Urban Future report on bus ridership
(posted 2011-02-25)

Manhattan BP Seeks 34th Scheme Review; discusses on Fox Five's Good Day New York
(2011-02-24)

Debacle on 34th St. Keep NYC Free comments on Steve Cuozzo's column, DOT's plans to ruin grand blvd. (New York Post)
(posted 2011-02-24)

Congestion Pricing Should Stay (Off) The Table (Queens Gazette editorial)
(posted 2011-02-23)

At ABNY, A Reprise: Skelos Pledges To Block Congestion Pricing
(posted 2011-02-09)

Brooklyn's Beep on Traffic Tax: Fugheddaboudit
(2011-02-07)

Assemblyman David Weprin, Assemblyman Michael DenDekker, Senator Tony Avella and business and civic leaders Denounce “Traffic Pricing” Calls for Alternatives (Keep NYC Free thanks Assembly Member Weprin for this post)
(2011-02-06 - posted 2011-02-09)

Coverage of City Hall News Conference called by Assembly Member David Weprin
(2011-02-06 - posted 2011-02-09; updated 2011-02-10)

Comptroller's Audit Flunks MTA on Bus Inspection - comments by Keep NYC Free
(2011-02-06)

Keeping Score – Another Keep NYC Free idea moves
(2011-02-04)

Over and Over.....again Staten Island Chuck's “traffic” forecast as told to Keep NYC Free
(Ground Hog Day, 2011-02-02)

On Traffic Tax/ Congestion Tax/ Toll Tax, Senator Skelos states: "I don't believe it is the right way to go"
(posted 2011-01-28)

Traffic Tax/ Toll Tax/ Congestion Tax - The faulty policy that no amount of messaging can correct. Keep NYC Free comments on Daily News report
(2011-01-26)

Trouble In Paradise Keep NYC Free comments on "Psycho cycle policy; Buses stuck, but bikes roll" (New York Post)
(2010-12-30)

A Child's Claim to Fame Keep NYC Free comments on "The city's massive wreath cut" (New York Post)
(2010-12-16)

Tell me who's been fooling you? Keep NYC Free comments on City's Traffic Nightmares (Channel 2 News)
(posted 2010-11-17)

It's A Good Feelin' To Know Keep NYC Free comments on Andrew Cuomo's statement on the Congestion Tax. (New York Post, WNYC)
(2010-10-22)

Before The Deluge Keep NYC Free comments on recent Huffington post commentary that the "defeat" of the congestion tax based on a "clumsy and inadequate" effort on its behalf.
(posted 2010-10-07)

Another Time Around Keep NYC Free comments on "After Medicaid, Ravitch to tackle transportation" (Crains)
(posted 2010-09-28)

Whither Parks? Keep NYC Free comments on "Crews ignore 'dangerous' trees in Central Park" (New York Post)
(2010-08-29)

Ghost Town Keep NYC Free comments on "Free Parking Comes at a Price" (New York Times)
(posted 2010-08-19)

Here We Go Again (Again?) Keep NYC Free comments on Deputy Mayor Goldsmith's recent WNYC interview
(posted 2010-08-15)

A Question of Balance Keep NYC Free comments on "MTA budget bust bared" (NY Post)
(2010-08-11)

Running Horse Keep NYC Free comments on MTA overtime and shortfall issues
(posted 2010-08-10)

Every Time I Hear That Train Keep NYC Free comments on Crain's editorial, "MTA's plan for action"
(posted 2010-08-04)

This Time It's For Real Keep NYC Free comments on MTA revenues and service cuts
(posted 2010-08-03)

FreeWheelin' Keep NYC Free comments on cycling and so-called pedestrian plazas at the expense of buses and subways
(posted 2010-07-31)

Here We Go Again Keep NYC Free comments on Deputy Mayor Goldsmith's recent New York 1 News interview
(posted 2010-07-28)

Inaccurate Conclusions Keep NYC Free comments on "Another tax shortfall hits the MTA's budget" (Crain's)
(posted 2010-07-02)

Blame Game Keep NYC Free comments on "MTA chairman Jay Walder blames prior administrations for blowing $560M on overtime" (Daily News)
(posted 2010-05-28)

Manufactured Congestion Keep NYC Free comments on "Times Square Plazas Slow Many Bus Trips" (New York Times)
(posted 2010-05-28)

Who's Minding The Store? Keep NYC Free comments on "Use of Mob-Linked Firm Shows M.T.A. Problem Vetting Subcontractors" (New York Times)
(posted 2010-05-28)

Disingenuous Keep NYC Free comments on "M.T.A. Plans More Rounds of Layoffs by July 4" (New York Times)
(posted 2010-05-06)

A Plan or An Imposition Keep NYC Free comments on "New Union Square" (New York Post), "Plan for 34th St. Puts Buses and Feet First" (New York Times), and "34th Street proposal a bust for Garment Center" (Crain's)
(posted 2010-05-06)

What NY Transit Needs From D.C. Keep NYC Free comments on "White House: Congestion Pricing On The Table" (City Limits)
(posted 2010-05-06)

Alternatives Creates Some Capital Keep NYC Free comments on "$9 B.! M.T.A. Has Hole in Its Five-Year Plan You Could Drive a Train Through" (New York Observer)
(posted 2010-05-06)

Maybe Cheaper Makes More Sense Keep NYC Free comments on "MTA spent $20M on cameras that don't work, but a cheaper system have functioned for years" (amNewYork)
(posted 2010-04-08)

Waste away. Keep NYC Free comments on "Budget for West Side extension of No. 7 train going off track, engineers warn" (Daily News)
(posted 2010-04-07)

aka mismanaged transit agency Keep NYC Free comments on "Anger foments over neglected MTA property in Brooklyn" (amNewYork)
(posted 2010-04-07)

Crazy Eyes Keep NYC Free comments on NYCDOT report on traffic congestion which contradicts the rationale for congestion pricing.
(posted 2010-04-01)

The Song Remains The Same Keep NYC Free comments on various news stories concerning recycling tired old discredited proposals to Toll East River bridges.
(posted 2010-03-24)

Beating the Straphangers Keep NYC Free comments on Daily News story that "Fare-beaters cost NYC Transit a staggering $27 million in 2009"
(posted 2010-03-18)

You're The Next Fool! (Reprise) Keep NYC Free comments on DMI report on the congestion tax
(posted 2010-02-18)

You're The Next Fool! Keep NYC Free comments on City Hall's recent statements on the congestion tax
(posted 2009-12-18)

Grandchild of Congestion Tax? Keep NYC Free comments on statements made from Copenhagen and the various news reports
(posted 2009-12-15)

Assembly Member Meng opposes Congestion Tax & Tox Tall Keep NYC Free highlights statement at Queens Chamber of Commerce meeting reported in Queens Courier (11/18/09)
(posted 2009-11-23)

Free ride on your dime (Daily News, 11/18/09) with by Keep NYC Free comments
(posted 2009-11-23)

Long-distance buses piling up in midtown (Crains, 11/17/09) with comments by Keep NYC Free
(posted 2009-11-22)

Lies Keep NYC Free comments on "Keep waiting for that free crosstown bus....." story (Daily News, 11/6/09)
(posted 2009-11-10)

History Lesson Keep NYC Free comments on Daily News Ravitch Toll-tax story
(2009-10-29)

Just Who Is Insensitive? Keep NYC Free comments on Crains Insider TEA training story
(2009-10-15)

European Motorist Group Slams Congestion Tax Scheme; includes Commentary by Keep NYC Free (NY Times)
(2009-10-02)

Mega projects v. Station repairs. Commentary by Keep NYC Free on MTA is Sweating Bricks? (NY Post)
(2009-08-20)

Gifthorse Stuck in the Barn? Commentary by Keep NYC Free on $1.5B TRANSIT STIMU-LOSS (NY Post)
(2009-08-14)

A little effort please Commentary by Keep NYC Free on Discount bus company racks up $136,000 in traffic fines (amNewYork)
(2009-08-14)

Tolls? Fuhgeddabout it! Commentary by Keep NYC Free on the recent Q-Poll
(2009-07-29)

Promise them anything; commentary by Keep NYC Free on A WALK IN THE 'PARK' (NY Post)
(2009-07-27)

Deja 2nd Avenue All Over Again; commentary by Keep NYC Free on the latest 2nd Avenue Subway delay
(2009-07-22)

A question of priorities; commentary by Keep NYC Free on TIMES SQ. IS SITTING PRETTIER (NY Post)
(2009-07-05)

AILING MTA SPLURGES ON EXEC MED EXAMS (NY Post); includes commentary by Keep NYC Free
(2009-07-01)

MTA - nothing like tightening its belt; comments on "MTA has 8,200 staff members making more than $100G (Daily News)
(2009-06-30)

Keep NYC Free comments "MTA needs $600M to keep going" (Daily News)
(2009-06-26)

Borrowing from Keep NYC Free.....again: Taxi ride shares and Taxi stands
(2009-05-28)

And It Got Done - Without Tolls!!
(2009-05-05)

Keep NYC Comment on State Senate Dems Plan (New York Times and Daily Politics)
(2009-04-21)

New Revenues to Save the Fare and Finance Essential Transit and Transportation projects
(2009-04-19)

How Fitting! A New Toll Tax Proposal on Tax Day! And it still hikes our Fares!
(2009-04-15)

Keep NYC Responds to Daily News Editorial: "Thrown under the bus"
(2009-04-07)

Keep NYC Responds to New York Times Editorial: "So Much for Public Transit"
(2009-04-07)

DUH! When will they ever learn? That their policies cause bad outcomes
(2009-03-27)

Carl is Cool. So Let him know
Keep NYC Free defends Sen. Kruger in face of media attacks
(2009-03-27)

Bridge Traffic to Increase (Crains_Insider)
Comments by Keep NYC Free: MTA Fare Hike = Fewer Straphangers! And More Drivers!
(2009-03-27)

Bridge tolls, better bus service only means more of the same (TimesLEDGER)
(2009-03-27)

Fear Campaign Borders on Irresponsible
Toll-Taxers know better alternatives exist and can avert a fare hike and cuts. What is their secret agenda?
(2009-03-26)

Time for MTA to step forward to assist its riders
Statement by Walter McCaffrey, spokesperson, Keep NYC Free
(2009-03-25)

Call Yes, But Call for Alternative Plan that Makes Sense
MTA Board Vote Makes Clear Need to Embrace a Plan that Delivers No Fare Hike, No Cuts, No Tolls
(2009-03-25)

Keep NYC Responds to New York Times Editorial: "Thanks a Lot, Albany"
(2009-03-25)

About time already, study the sound alternative to fare hikes, cuts and tolls
(2009-03-24)

Is that all there is? We need more options from MTA, Albany (Newsday editorial)
(2009-03-24)

Why cost us 30k jobs in this economy?
(2009-03-23)

Sound alternatives exist (Letter to Daily News)
(2009-03-23)

If Public Makes the "Call" Pols Need to Answer With No Fare Hike, No Cuts, No Toll Plan
(2009-03-22)

Bridges on East River must remain free by Corey Bearak (TimesLEDGER)
(2009-03-18)

State Senators deserve praise; toll-taxers merit blame for MTA $$ woes
(2009-03-17)

Why Not No Fare Hikes, No Tolls and No Cuts? It Can Be Done.
(2009-03-16)

Sound Alternatives to Fare Hikes and Tolls Exist
(2009-03-13)

False Toll Promises (Commenting on Daily News article, "MTA details budget cuts for subway, buses if Albany doesn't offer bailout")
(2009-03-13)

Time to talk alternatives (Comments on NY Times editorial)
(2009-03-13)

Why City Hall and Executive Chamber Eschew Sound Revenues for the MTA
(2009-03-11)

Daily News edit heads need to see the light
(2009-03-11)

"Why Only (Bad For The Economy) Tolls?
(2009-03-09)

"....promises are not guarantees" letter to State Legislators on bus service
(2009-03-06)

$2 toll tax changes nothing letter to State Legislators
(2009-03-04)

$2 tolls net NOTHING for transit
Statement by Walter McCaffrey
(2009-03-01)

Tolling Free Bridges = Unfair, Inefficient, Economy-killing
It makes no sense to impose Tolls on Free East River and Harlem River Bridges – especially as we endure a severe recession bordering on a depression.
(2009-02-26)

Tolling our Free Bridges: Bad for Queens Businesses
Statement from the Queens Chamber of Commerce
(2009-02-26)

Keep NYC Free Policy Advisor Corey Bearak comments in Ravitch plan revisited (Crains)
Includes additional comments not included in the article
(2009-02-25)

Options exist to pay for transit (TimesLedger)
Letter to editor by Corey Bearak, Esq., Keep NYC Free
(2009-02-19)

Statement at Joint Hearing of NYS Senate
Standing Committees on Transportation and on Authorities and Commissions
(2009-02-19)

New Revenues for Mass Transit that Save the Fare
Revenue Chart handout at NYS Senate Hearing
(2009-02-19)

City dwellers would pay 65.1% of new bridge tolls under Ravitch
Analyzing the revenue numbers provided by the City's Independent Budget Office
(2009-02-11)

Tolls v Buses Are Just Not Equal
Comment by Keep NYC Free on Albany rolling toward MTA bailout tax (Daily News)
(2009-01-22)

Testimony to MTA in Queens: Keep NYC Free report shows -
NO NEED EXISTS TO RAISE ANY FARE
(2009-01-20)

Testimony to MTA: Saving the Fare -
It can be done without tolls on free bridges
(2009-01-14)

Stimulus Cash for NY's Subways
Reflections by Keep NYC Free on New York Times, New York Post and Daily News stories
(2008-12-29)

Ravitch's rocky start (Crain's Insider)
Includes comments by Corey Bearak
(2008-12-18)

MTA East River bridge toll plan unfair to residents of Queens (TimesLedger)
Letter to the editor by Corey Bearak
(2008-12-18)

New York City Grew, but Traffic Didn't(New York Times)
With commentary by Keep NYC Free
(2008-12-14)

Keep those bridges free (Keep NYC Letter to the Editor in Queens Chronicle)
(2008-12-11)

Congestion Pricing By Any Other Name Is Just As Stinky (Keep NYC Letter to the Editor in Queens Ledger and seven other Queens and Brooklyn weeklies)
(2008-12-11)

Keep NYC Free Revenue Chart
handout at NYS Assembly Hearing
(2008-12-10)

MTA's inefficient and inequitable toll tax (Keep NYC Letter to the Editor in The Caribbean Voice)
(2008-12-08; posted April 7, 2010)

THOMPSON, ELECTED OFFICIALS FROM ACROSS CITY, OPPOSE EAST RIVER TOLLS
(2008-12-07)

Keep NYC Letter to the Editor responding to MTA report doesn't get at the root problem (Newsday)
(2008-12-07)

Keep NYC Letter to the Editor responding to Keep the City Moving (New York Times)
(2008-12-07)

Many Hurdles, Legal and Political, to Bridge Tolls
With commentary by Keep NYC Free
(2008-12-05)

Keep NYC Letter to the Editor responding to Saving the subway: Ravitch funding plan is best hope for preserving mass transit (Daily News)
(2008-12-05)

It can be done without tolls
Statement by Keep NYC Free on the proposal by the Commission on MTA Financing
(2008-12-04)

Johnson takes axe to (London) congestion charge zone (Guardian)
With commentary by Keep NYC Free
(2008-11-28)

MTA OFFICE BLOAT (New York Post)
With commentary by Keep NYC Free
(2008-11-16)

Incredible shrinking demand for MTA bridges and tunnels (Daily News)
With commentary by Keep NYC Free
(2008-11-13)

Travel Up-Vehicle Usage Down (NYMTC)
With commentary by Keep Free
(2008-11-12)

Report Finds (U.S.) Government Top Violator on Parking (New York Times)
With commentary by Keep NYC Free
(2008-10-23)

Financing Mass Transit in New York: Basic Principles / Practical Options
Submitted by Keep NYC Free to the Commission on MTA Financing
(2008-10-30)

'BLOCK' HEADS $LAPPED (New York Post)
With commentary by Keep NYC Free
(2008-09-11)

The Riders Pay (New York Times editorial)
Includes letter to editor submitted by Keep NYC Congestion Tax Free
(2008-09-09)

With Nostalgia in Overdrive, Double-Decker Bus Gets a Trial Run (New York Times)
Includes "note" by Keep NYC Congestion Tax Free
(2008-09-09)

Four public meetings on MTA financing beginning September 15
A Public Service Notice from Keep NYC Congestion Tax Free
(2008-09-05)

Carpooling Gets Boost (Crain's Insider)
(2008-08-19)

How the City and State Shortchanged the M.T.A. (New York Times)
(2008-08-14)

Keep NYC Congestion Tax Free Applauds San Francisco For Rejecting Golden Gate Congestion Toll
With commentary by Keep NYC Congestion Tax Free
(2008-08-14)

Congestion Tax supporter's re-election OPPOSED by City Hall (New York Times)
Includes "note" by Keep NYC Congestion Tax Free
(2008-08-13)

Golden Gate Bridge congestion toll plan dies (San Francisco Chronicle)
With comments by Keep NYC Congestion Tax Free
(2008-08-12)

No Congestion Toll, But Congestion Parking Meters Coming to SF (KCBS Radio)
Includes "note" by Keep NYC Congestion Tax Free
(2008-08-12)

Golden Gate Bridge 'congestion toll' scrapped (Press Democrat)
(2008-08-12)

TfL Admits Livingstone Regime Deliberately Obstructed Traffic Flows (Association of British Drivers)
(2008-08-12)

London gridlock at pre-congestion charge levels (Guardian)
(2008-08-06)

London congestion rises back to pre-charging levels (Transport for London)
With commentary by Keep NYC Congestion Tax Free
(2008-08-08)

San Francisco discusses with the Community first (The Newspaper)
With commentary by Keep NYC Congestion Tax Free
(2008-08-04)

Seven-Month Decline in Travel Reflected in Highway Trust Fund (USDOT)
With commentary by Keep NYC Congestion Tax Free
(2008-07-28)

"Pols Show Real Backbone" says Keep NYC Congestion Tax Free
responding to Daily News article
(2008-07-24)

KABBALAH PARKING PARADISE (New York Post)
With commentary by Keep NYC Congestion Tax Free
(2008-07-20)

Correcting the Record, Once Again (Letter to New York Times)
(2008-07-13)

Can't Find a Parking Spot? Check Smartphone (New York Times)
With commentary by Keep NYC Congestion Tax Free
(2008-07-12)

MTA tells execs to curb cars (Daily News)
Includes commentary by Keep NYC Congestion Tax Free
(2008-07-10)

City to Test Peak Rates for Parking Meters (New York Times)
With commentary by Keep NYC Congestion Tax Free
(2008-07-10)

Cost of Driving Does What Law Was Trying To (New York Times)
With commentary by Keep NYC Congestion Tax Free
(2008-07-03)

Honolulu Mayor vows to veto congestion-fee idea (Star-Bulletin)
(2008-07-02)

Another Solution Bites the Dust (See PlaNYC Agents Nixed in Crains Insider)
With commentary by Keep NYC Congestion Tax Free
(2008-07-01)

Can Parking Policy Ease Congestion? (New York Times Wheels blog)
With introductory commentary by Keep NYC Congestion Tax Free
(2008-07-01)

U.S. Embassy Refuses to Pay London Congestion "tax" (Commuter Outrage)
(2008-06-26)

Sydney joins New York in rejecting the Congestion Tax (See article in CarCentral.com.au)
With introductory commentary by Keep NYC Congestion Tax Free
(2008-06-25)

Taxi Stands Get Second Look (Crains Insider)
With introductory commentary by Keep NYC Congestion Tax Free
(2008-06-11)

E-ZPass freebies cost MTA $14M a year (Daily News)
(2008-06-10)

Still Not Quite Over Congestion Pricing (Daily News)
With introductory commentary by Keep NYC Congestion Tax Free
(2008-05-06)

DRIVERS GO PUBLIC: TOLL & GAS HIKES SPUR TRANSIT SURGE (New York Post)
(2008-05-04)

Pols beware..... Read what happens
Colorful Tory Beats Laborite to Become Mayor of London (New York Times) (2008-05-03)

New York, True to Mayor's Promise, Slashes City Parking Permits (New York Times)
(2008-05-01)

London congestion charge did not improve air quality (New Scientist)
Some pollutants even rose
(2008-04-30)

"...six years has made little or no difference to the traffic jams in central London" (New York Times)
Op-ed from London, Clown Prince of the City, by A.A. Gill
(2008-04-27)

L.A. drives away with N.Y.C. cash (Daily News)
Notice the no-bridge toll alternative LA got "paid" to do
(2008-04-26)

Is the Long-term Sustainability Plan Sustainable? (Gotham Gazette)
City Hall failed to engage NYC's neighborhoods and their Community Boards and elected officials in the conception and development of PlaNYC2030 and its Congestion Tax.
(2008-04-21)

To be Assembly speaker, first you have to get elected (Albany Times-Union)
(2008-04-21)

Congestion Pricing: Just Another Regressive Tax? (New York Times)
(2008-04-20)

NYERS CHEER CONGEST-FEE NIX (New York Post)
The public remains happy that the congestion tax got killed
(2008-04-18)

Statement by Walter McCaffrey, spokesman for Keep NYC Congestion Tax Free
It is now time to consider real traffic mitigation alternatives...
(2008-04-07)

NY POST OPPOSES THE CONGESTION TAX SCHEME
Editorial: A TOLL TOO FAR
(2008-04-07)

The Traffic Tax (New York Sun Editorial)
(2008-04-07)

The Latest Slap (New York Sun)
Column by Alicia Colon
(2008-04-04)

History for the Speaker (New York Sun)
Column by Andrew Wolf
(2008-04-04)

Pay to play, Bloomberg-style (Riverdale Press Editorial)
(2008-04-03)

Congestion Pricing: Wrong Plan at a Bad Time
According to Conservative Party State Chairman Michael R. Long
(2008-04-03)

Pork handouts offered to pressure council members to OK congestion plan
Juan Gonzalez column (Daily News)
(2008-04-02)

Crowded New York-LI will benefit from flex time
Newsday Op-ed by Baruch professor J. David Lichtenthal
(2008-04-02)

New York State Law says congestion pricing scheme is dead
Statement by Keep NYC Congestion Tax Free
(2008-04-01)

Statement by Senator Ruben Diaz posted to NY Times City Room Blog
(2008-04-01)

Assembly Member Brodsky Critiques new Senate bill
(2008-03-30)

THEY SAY LONDON; WE SAY: SHOW THE LONDON $$$
(2008-03-30)

Congestion pricing would have wide-ranging effects (Newsday)
(2008-03-30)

GOV BUDGET BLOW TO $TRAPPED-HANGERS (New York Post)
(2008-03-29)

in the past the state had diverted mass transit money to other purposes in MTA, city fear Paterson will cut budget (Daily News)
(2008-03-29)

NYERS ON NEW FEES: NY politicians cannot be trusted to use congestion-pricing funds for mass transit. and other comments by regular folk
(New York Post letters to the editor) (2008-03-29)

Avella & Weprin Hold Anti-Congestion Pricing Rally
with with Queens Civic Congress and Queens Chamber of Commerce (see photo) (2008-03-28)

Council has votes to block congestion pricing: Avella (TimesLedger)
(2008-03-28)

Police, Fire Unions Come Out Against Congestion Pricing (Daily Politics)
(2008-03-28)

DOLLARS IN (MAYBE) - DOLLARS OUT (FOR REAL)
Governor's budget cuts $60 million for transit
(2008-03-28)

A Big 'No' to Congestion Pricing From Three Non-Downtown Boards
Brooklyn Community Boards 7 and 10 join Board 14, Bronx CB 8 and Queens CBs 4, 6, 7, 8, 11 and 13
(2008-03-28)

Congestion Pricing means Two New Yorks
Councilman Fidler - in youtube video - says congestion pricing could create a city of "haves" and "have-nots"
(2008-03-28)

Rightful suspicion (Staten Island Advance editorial)
(2008-03-27)

A $10 Fee Can Save the Day For Congestion Pricing (Brooklyn Eagle)
(2008-03-27)

COMMENTS ON CITY COUNCIL NON-VOTE
Statement by Corey Bearak, Policy Advisor, Keep NYC Congestion Tax Free
(2008-03-26)

Vallone Vows Vote Against Congestion Pricing (Queens Gazette)
Opposition to the Congestion Tax at western Queens Community Board 1
(2008-03-26)

weeks later, that all vanished. admits Council Speaker Quinn
about the MTA enhancements(The Politicker)
(2008-03-26)

the public has every right to be skeptical so says our Mayor (Newsday)
(2008-03-26)

The Straphangers call it "a raw deal," and so should you.
UNFARE! TRANSIT FIX-UPS DERAILED (New York Post)
(2008-03-25)

No E-ZPass, Pay $9.00 (Gotham Gazette's Wonkster)
(2008-03-25)

There Are No Guarantees
See SHOW US THE TRANSIT $$, SAY CONGEST FOES (NY Post)
(2008-03-25)

Unfair Congestion Tax - Chock Full of Lies
Statement to NYC Council Committee on State Legislation by Corey B. Bearak, Esq.
(2008-03-24)

CWA Local 1180 President Arthur Cheliotes Testimony to NYC Council Committee on State Legislation
(2008-03-24)

So It Goes.....False Promises - AFTER - they got their money
M.T.A. Postpones Subway and Bus Service Upgrades (New York Times City Room)
(2008-03-24)

Queens Chamber of Commerce Statement to NYC Council Committee on State Legislation
(2008-03-24)

congestion pricing is bad public policy for the city
Opinion: Why I Drive by Andrew Wolf (New York Sun)
(2008-03-24)

City Council Hearing on the Congestion Tax March 24, 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.)
(2008-03-24)

Statement by Walter McCaffrey on Paterson and congestion pricing
(2008-03-21)

Juan Gonzalez column: Coughing up congestion (Daily News)
(2008-03-21)

Brooklyn Community Board 7 (Windsor Terrace and Sunset Park)rejects the congestion tax (Gowanus Lounge)
Joins CBs 4Q, 6Q, 7Q, 8Q, 8X, 11Q, 13Q, 14K
(2008-03-20)

Brooklyn Community Board 14 (Flatbush, Midwood) presses new Governor on congestion tax (letter)
(2008-03-19)

Statement by Walter McCaffrey on the Congestion Pricing delay
(2008-03-18)

Queens State Senator refusing to get rolled over
over by the congestion taxers aka the pricing pushers (StreetBlog)
(2008-03-17)

This news article shows Rep. Weiner called it right See:
Bush Officials Criticized for Privatization (Washington Post)
(2008-03-17)

Governor Corzine on the impacts of a congestion tax
In Marcia Kramer's WCBS-TV news report
(2008-03-17)

CONGESTION TAX SCHEME: DO NOT BELIEVE THEIR LIES
15th Truth: Congestion Taxers will say anything to promote their scheme
(2008-03-10)

The USDOT Congestion Pricing Grant date is fiction
So stated Henry Stern, NY Civic
(2008-03-07)

So who else is using our funds to promote the congestion tax?
Read what Councilman Lew Fidler says (Daily News)
(2008-03-07)

Congestion Pricing is "a tax on the poor and middle class,"
so says Assemblyman Joseph Lentol to the Crain's Insider
(2008-03-07)

Brodsky grills MTA chief on $30 billion capital plan (Journal News)
(2008-03-07)

No Parking Spot? Here Are About 142,000 Reasons (New York Times)
(2008-03-06)

City's Parking Permits Problem Worse Than Thought (New York Sun)
(2008-03-06)

Congestion plan's asthma fear (Daily News)
(2008-03-04)

Payoffs. A Good Government Reason to turn thumbs down on the congestion tax. (Streets Blog)
(2008-03-04)

Congestion Pricing Congested At Council (Daily Politics)
(2008-03-04)

unfairness, inequity and perhaps, even "gentrification" (New York Times City Room)
(2008-03-04)

Road charging plan 'in tatters' (BBC News)
(2008-03-04)

Congestion Pricing: Where's the bill? (Staten Island Advance City Hall Insider)
(2008-03-03)

CONGESTION TAX SCHEME: RESULT OF CLOSED PROCESS
14th Truth: Selective Review and Consideration = Flawed Plan
(2008-03-03)

The 2008-13 MTA Capital Plan: The Costs Are Out of Control (Room Eight)
(2008-03-03)

Letter to the editor: Congestion Pricing (Downtown Express)
(2008-02-29)

Look at What They Want the Congestion Tax to Pay For.
THE MTA'S LATEST DISASTER (NY Post)
(2008-02-28)

M.T.A. Plan Shows Less Help From Congestion Pricing (NY Times)
...so-called congestion pricing would cover a relatively small portion – 15 percent – of money needed for transit improvements. That would leave the authority still scrambling for money.
(2008-02-28)

"...there currently aren't enough Republican votes to carry the [congestion pricing] measure," reports Liz Benjamin (Daily News)
(2008-03-03)

ASSEMBLY COOL TO CONGE$TION (NY Post)
(2008-02-28)

Mario Cuomo Not So Sure This Congestion-Pricing Thing Is Happening (NY Magazine Daily Intelligencer)
(2008-02-28)

STATEMENT BY WALTER McCAFFREY, lead spokesman, Keep NYC Congestion Tax Free
Congestion Pricing scheme offers no guarantees for mass transit improvements
(2008-02-27)

MTA Needs $30 Billion To Maintain and Expand Services (WNYC Radio)
(2008-02-27)

Mayor's Traffic Plan Draws Criticism of Weiner (NY Sun)
(2008-02-26)

Corey Bearak on Congestion Pricing in New York City
Mel Berkowitz Show, QPTV (via YouTube< /a>)
(2008-02-25)

CONGESTION TAX HERDS HARD-WORKING NEW YORKERS IN ALREADY CROWDED TRANSIT
13th Truth: No Room at the Inn; Still Pay Through the Nose.
(2008-02-25)

STATEMENT BY WALTER McCAFFREY, lead spokesman, Keep NYC Congestion Tax Free
pro-congestion pricing ads: too many questions, no answers
(2008-02-25)

Queens Courier editorial: Kill congestion pricing in City Council
(2008-02-22)

Comptroller Bill Thompson on Congestion Pricing:
unfair to New Yorkers. (WNBC-TV News Forum)
(2008-02-17)

Congestion Pricing Debate:
Brodsky on the 'Lock Box' (The Politicker)
(2008-02-17)

Opponents to Congestion Pricing Urge NO Vote
to City Council, Assembly and State Senate Members
(2008-02-14)

Congestion Pricing Is Environmentally Precarious
Queens Gazette Op-ed by AssemblyMember Andrew Hevesi
(2008-02-13)

NO SPACE FOR CARS NEAR CONGEST ZONES (NY Post)
(2008-02-13)

2008-02-12_Ted Kheel comments on the Commission Congestion Pricing Plan
excerpt from City Hall newspaper
(2008-02-12)

Rockland opposes congestion pricing (Mid-Hudson News Network)
(2008-02-08)

Congestion pricing is a tax,
says City Council Transportation chair John Liu
(2008-02-07)

Strike two for revised congestion plan (Riverdale Press)
Op-ed by Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz
(2008-02-07)

Queens Courier editorial: KO congestion pricing
(2008-02-07)

Queens Pols Reject Congestion Toll (Queens Chronicle)
(2008-02-07)

CONGESTION TAX SCHEME MADE WORSE
12th Truth: Already Unfair Scheme Made Even More Punitive and Unfair
(2008-02-04)

Congestion Pricing Could Lead To 'Hunting Licenses' (Queens Gazette)
(2008-02-06)

it's worth thinking carefully (New York Post)
before hitting up already tax-besieged New Yorkers with yet another fee
(2008-02-04)

Commuters pan congestion pricing (The Journal News)
(2008-02-02)

all this is doing is putting another tax or premium on (Logistics Management)
(2008-02-01)

New Yorkers comment on the latest Congestion Tax scheme (WNYC)
(2008-01-31)

Statement regarding final "verdict" by the
Kangaroo Court on Congestion Pricing
(2008-01-31)

Soaring Contruction Costs (WNYC)
doublespeak at work (2008-01-29)

Lower Manhattan residents expressed their opposition to the City's congestion tax scheme at a Community Board 1 forum
(2008-01-25)

STATEMENT BY WALTER McCAFFREY, lead spokesman, Keep NYC Congestion Tax Free
Slimmed down traffic congestion fee plan
(2008-01-25)

NYCDOT Deputy Commissioner admits they do not know
See Meetings to study congestion parking (Daily News)
(2008-01-25)

Islanders' message at hearing on congestion pricing: Fatigue (S.I. Advance)
(2008-01-25)

STATEMENT BY WALTER McCAFFREY, Keep NYC Congestion Tax Free
LACK OF PUBLIC IN PUBLIC HEARINGS
(2008-01-24)

Congestion Tax - Chock Full of False Promises
Testimony to NYC Traffic Congestion Mitigation Commission by Corey B. Bearak, Esq.
(2008-01-24)

Queens Borough President Helen Marshall's
Testimony to NYC Traffic Congestion Mitigation Commission
(2008-01-24)

Detour to Disaster (Queens Courier)
A Congestion Pricing video (2008-01-24)

Too Many Questions; So Few Answers (Queens Courier Op-ed)
Op-ed column by Walter McCaffrey (2008-01-24)

Assembly Member Vivian Cook: "congestion pricing is a tax on people
that can least afford to pay it" (Queens Courier)
(2008-01-24)

Queens Bd. 1 Challenges Congestion Pricing (Queens Gazette)
(2008-01-24)

Queens pols weigh in on congestion pricing (Queens Courier)
(2008-01-24)

Queens Courier editorial: Kill Congestion Pricing
(2008-01-24)

5 Different Pricing Plans (Queens Courier)
(2008-01-24)

Congestion pricing debate heats up (Queens Courier)
(2008-01-18)

New York congestion hearing draws scores (Newsday)
(2008-01-17)

Public Sounds Off On Congestion Pricing Plans (New York 1)
Mere vague assurances on this are not enough
(2008-01-17)

Queens Board 4 Rejects Congestion Pricing Plan (Times Newsweekly)
Joins Queens Community Boards 6, 7, 8, 11 and 13
(2008-01-17)

CAR-FEE PLAN DRIVES COMMUTERS TO RAGE (NY Post)
(2008-01-17)

NYC residents get it!
Read the comments on this Daily News article on how officials look to make phony guarantees
(2008-01-17)

New Visions Dem Club hears pro, con cases (Times Ledger)
outerborough residents would be disproportionately affected
(2008-01-17)

Low-cost alternatives could fix congestion pricing (Times Ledger)
Former CB11Q Chair Bernard Haber, P.E. says plan "would hit northeast Queens hardest"
(2008-01-17)

Majority Of NY'ers Reject Congestion Pricing: Poll (Queens Chronicle)
(2008-01-17)

CB 2 questions mayor's vision of city (Times Ledger)
(2008-01-17)

Congestion Pricing Opposed At Town Hall (Queens Gazette)
(2008-01-17)

Congestion Pricing Opponents Blast Bridge Tolls Idea (Queens Gazette)
(2008-01-17)

Weiner praises congestion alternatives (Times Ledger)
The Congressman says "Congestion pricing is simply a bad idea"
(2008-01-17)

NYC's Congestion Tax Scheme: Too Many Questions; So Few Answers
Testimony to NYC Traffic Congestion Mitigation Commission by Walter McCaffrey
(2008-01-16)

Avoid the Congestion Tax Pit Inside a Sweet Fruit
Testimony to NYC Traffic Congestion Mitigation Commission by Corey B. Bearak, Esq.
(2008-01-16)

Sometimes when you try to kill two birds with one stone, you just wind up missing both birds.
Testimony to NYC Traffic Congestion Mitigation Commission by Hugh O'Neill, Appleseed President
(2008-01-16)

Assembly Member Micah Z. Kellner
Testifies before NYC Traffic Congestion Mitigation Commission
See the report submitted with his testimony
(2008-01-16)

Queens Chamber of Commerce
Testimony to NYC Traffic Congestion Mitigation Commission by Albert F. Pennisi, President
(2008-01-16)

CONGESTION TAX WOULD PUT LABOR OUT IN THE COLD
Testimony to NYC Traffic Congestion Mitigation Commission by John Mullins
(2008-01-16)

Brooklyn Community Board 14 (Flatbush, Midwood) rejects the congestion tax (letter)
Joins CBs 4Q, 6Q, 7Q, 8Q, 8X, 11Q, 13Q
(2008-01-15)

Running Scared: Congestion Pricing Questions (Village Voice)
Who's skeptical about the mayor's traffic plan? The companies bidding to run it.
(2008-01-15)

CONGESTION TAX SCHEME ISSUES REMAIN UNADDRESSED
11th Truth: Too Many Questions; So Few Answers
(2008-01-14)

CONGESTION CRITICS GET $USPICIOUS (NY Post)
(2008-01-14)

Profits from Mayor Bloomberg's congestion plan may go elsewhere (Daily News)
(2008-01-14)

Coverage of City Hall Press Lockbox news conference (Epoch Times)
(2008-01-14)

Better Transit New York blogger
recognizes how the city congestion tax plan and its toll/tax variants fail to meet its claims
(2008-01-13)

[T]axing access makes no sense to address congestion
See Professor Donald Shoup: How About Congestion Parking
(2008-01-12)

STATEMENT BY WALTER McCAFFREY, Keep NYC Congestion Tax Free
No guarantees money will be used for mass transit improvements
(2008-01-10)

STATEMENT BY WALTER McCAFFREY, Keep NYC Congestion Tax Free
The Public has spoken again in new Quinnipiac Poll
(2008-01-10)

Vast majority of Staten Islanders oppose congestion pricing, poll shows (Staten Island Advance)
(2008-01-10)

FAULTY PREMISE IN FOLLOWING LONDON SCHEME
10th Truth: London Tax Not for NYC; Just Does Not Fit
(2008-01-07)

TOP DOWN SCHEME MASKED INSIDE “GREEN” PLAN
9th Truth: Congestion Tax – Avoid the Pit Inside a Sweet Fruit
(2007-12-31)

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz
shares his concerns about the City's congestion tax (The Brooklyn Paper)
(2007-12-29)

BRITISH CITIES SHUN LONDON'S WASTEFUL CAR TAX (San Francisco Sentinel)
notes the total failure of the London congestion tax other than to line the pockets of the bureaucrats
(2007-12-28)

CONGESTION TAX – CAN'T SAVE THE FARE; NOT ENOUGH FOR PROJECTS
8th Truth: Congestion Tax – Projects and Promises Just Do Not Add Up
(2007-12-24)

Pols, stop force-feeding N.Y. huge ideas
such as the city's congestion tax scheme
columnist Errol Louis points out the folly (Daily News)
(2007-12-23)

Community Board 8 (The Bronx) opposes City Congestion Tax scheme
Joins Queens Community Boards 7, 8, 11 and 13
See Board 8 votes 'no' to mayor's congestion plan (The Riverdale Press)
(2007-12-20)

Queens hit hardest by congestion pricing (Queens Courier, Daily News)
(2007-12-20)

Parking Guru supports parking policy as a remedy to congestion
See Illustrating Parking Reform with Dr. Shoup (StreetFilms)
(2007-12-20)

CONGESTION TAX – EAST RIVER TOLLS: THE ULTIMATE NYC DRIVER TAX
7th Truth: Congestion Tax – East River Tolls give a free-pass to non-residents
(2007-12-17)

East River Bridges and Tolls (NY Times editorial)
the vast majority who crowd the business district are not regular users of East River bridges.
(2007-12-16)

Whacking Groundhogs (NY Sun)
Column by Andrew Wolf
(2007-12-14)

GREEN APPLE BLOSSOMING (NY Post)
NYC 2nd Greenest of any American city
(2007-12-13)

Shoup Dogg, Parking Policy Cult Hero, Fills Fordham Auditorium (StreetsBlog)
Parking Guru sees Cruising causing congestion
(2007-12-12)

CONGESTION TAX – ONLY FOR CITY RESIDENTS
6th Truth: Live Outside the City, Pay No Congestion Tax
(2007-12-12)

A Reader comments on the IBO Report (Village Voice)
only NYC residents will pay the full freight of this misbegotten tax.
(2007-12-12)

Mayor's intrepid traffic plan must avoid being intrusive (Daily News)
NYC Civil Liberties Union says city plan raises enormous privacy concerns
(2007-12-12)

Traffic congestion plan could hit 3rd rail (Daily News)
(2007-12-11)

British cities shun London's wasteful car tax (The Sunday Times of London)
Five years later: traffic jams are almost as bad as they were to start off with.
(2007-12-09)

the congestion tax just raises the costs of goods to consumers (Forbes)
driving and even non-driving New Yorkers bear a disproportionate costs of a regressive tax
(2007-12-08)

Letter from Assembly Member Richard Brodsky
to NYC Traffic Mitigation Commission Chairman Marc Shaw
(2007-12-07)

New spin on congestion pricing plan? (Newsday)
they're now trying to jury-rig the proposal
(2007-12-07)

PlaNYC Unfriendly to Labor (The Chief)
Will Freeze Out Union Workers
(2007-12-07)

Statement by Walter McCaffrey on the
latest biased “report” by congestion tax proponents
(2007-12-06)

CONGESTION TAX – AN IDEA NOT FOR THIS SEASON NOR ANYTIME SOON
5th Truth: Congestion Tax – Just Not The Season
(2007-12-05)

Congestion Pricing Takes A Beating At 86th St. Meeting (A Fine Blog)
An observer comments on a December 3 forum hosted by the East 86th Street Merchants Association and CIVITAS
(2007-12-04)

Statement by Walter McCaffrey on a
Congestion Pricing Reduction from 86th Street to 60th Street
(2007-12-03)

Congestion Pricing Reduction from 86th Street to 60th Street
Unfair to outerborough residents who would still get charged
(2007-12-03)

Congestion Pricing Reduction from 86th Street to 60th Street
Unfair to Manhattanites - plan would benefit the wealthiest New Yorkers
(2007-12-03)

London Traffic - Just as Bad as Before
See Toll Talk in Newday's SPIN CYCLE
(2007-12-03)

Congestion Pricing - A Hard Look (AAA's Car and Travel)
See AAA New York and other experts continue to question whether the plan, as presently proposed, creates a false expectation of improved traffic congestion.
(2007-12)

Congestion Pricing Flaw: Cloned License Plates (WCBS-TV)
Why pursue a complex scheme when Alternatives exist without such headaches as 10,000 counterfeit license plates?
(2007-11-27)

BLOOMY GETS INTO PARK ROW (NY Post)
(2007-11-27)

CONGESTION TAX – UNFAIR TO NEW YORKERS
4th Truth: The Unfair Congestion Tax
(2007-11-26)

Nix congestion pricing plan and enforce current traffic laws
So Says Cabbie in Daily News Op-ed
(2007-11-25)

PARKING PERKS AMOK (NY Post)
MOTLEY CREW LANDS DOT PERMITS
(2007-11-25)

Congestion pricing: tough to chew (Brooklyn Heights Courier)
Don't bite into the city's congestion pricing plan without knowing all the facts.
(2007-11-23)

If seventy-five cents represents an unfair tax,
how can anyone justify eight dollars on New York City taxpayers?
(2007-11-23)

CONGESTION TAX DOES NOT FOOL NEW YORKERS
3rd Truth: The Public Knows Better on City's Congestion Scheme
(2007-11-20)

The public has spoken again
Statement by Walter McCaffrey today's Q-Poll
(2007-11-19)

The MTA did not factor the Congestion Tax into its 2008 budget
The MTA's website's FAQs (frequently asked questions) on the proposed fare hike
(2007-11-18)

UNDER ASTHMA ATTACK (NY Post)
the impact in neighborhoods such as East Harlem highlighted
(2007-11-17)

Congestion in London reverting back to pre-congestion tax 2003
Cars out as London mayor clears way for Paris-style plage and cycle boulevards (The Times of London)
(2007-11-15)

(Queens) CB 11 blasts congestion pricing (TimesLedger)
Joins Community Boards 7, 8 and 13 in opposing Congestion Tax
(2007-11-15)

CONGESTION TAX WOULD PUT LABOR OUT IN THE COLD
2nd Truth: City's Congestion Scheme Would Privatize Jobs and Waive Buy American
(2007-11-12)

Congestion Suggestion (Staten Island Advance editorial)
(2007-11-08)

Hudson River tolls reduce Mike's coffers (Crain's Insider)
(2007-11-07)

Does Congestion-Pricing Plan Affect City Ticketing Policy? (NY Sun)
(2007-11-07)

Bloomberg's congestion plan draws fire from residents (Daily News)
Covering the Bronx Traffic Congestion Mitigation Hearings - see last paragraph
(2007-11-06)

Keep NYC Congestion Tax Free Announces Truth Series
First Truth: City's Congestion Tax does not meet supporters' claims
(2007-11-05)

In Praise of Congestion by Andrew Wolf (NY Sun Column)
(2007-11-02)

Fidler Presents Alternative To Traffic Plan (NY Sun)
(2007-11-02)

By Rail or Road, Travel Costs Rising in New York Region (NY Times)
(2007-11-01)

Another Viewpoint on Congestion Pricing
CONQUERING CONGESTION By ANTHONY D. WEINER
(2007-11-01)

Testimony to the NYC Traffic Congestion Mitigation Commission
Presentation by Walter McCaffrey at York College
(Includes testimony by Hugh O'Neill at Hunter College, October 25)
(2007-10-30)

Testimony to the NYC Traffic Congestion Mitigation Commission
Presentation by Corey Bearak at York College
(2007-10-30)

Where's the cash? (Metro New York)
MTA's got a plan for congestion pricing, but no way to pay for it
(2007-10-26)

Why London continues to grind to a halt (The Times of London)
(2007-10-26)

Pol doubts city's traffic estimates (AMNY and Newsday)
Assemblyman Richard Brodky, member of the commission, questions city numbers
(2007-10-26)

DOWN ON CONGESTION (The Ridgewood Times Newsweekly)
Speaker Derides Mayor's Tax On Drivers
(2007-10-25)

Electeds Praise Activists At Civic Congress Meeting (Queens Ledger)
The Congestion Tax as a mango's pit: Just because something is sweet on the outside doesn't mean there isn't something bad on the inside.
(2007-10-25)

Testimony to the NYC Traffic Congestion Mitigation Commission
(2007-10-24)

Weiner: Getting Trucks Off Streets Will Solve Congestion Woes (Queens Gazette)
(2007-10-24)

Daily News exposes revenue flaws in City scheme
(2007-10-22)

New York Times Advocates Keep NYC Congestion Tax Free Alternatives
Editorial: Mr. Mayor, for Your Consideration
(2007-10-22)

STATEMENT BY WALTER MCCAFFREY ON TRAFFIC ON THE BRAIN
(2007-10-21)
See link below to share your solutions to traffic congestion mitigation with The New York Times

TRAFFIC ON THE BRAIN: Share Your Solution on traffic Congestion Mitigation (NY Times City Section)
(2007-10-21)

NYC Traffic Congestion Mitigation Commission Hearings
Oct. 24, 25, 30 and 31; Nov. 1 and 5, 2007
(2007-10-18)

Editorial Comment: Congestion pricing isn't a plan (Riverdale Press)
View editorial on the Riverdale Press website
(2007-10-18)

Community Board 8Q opposes the City's Congestion Tax
Excerpts from Minutes of Community Board 8 Board Meeting
(2007-10-17)

Congestion Pricing Opponents: We Have a Plan (1010 WINS)
(2007-10-13)
You may also click here to go direct to the audio

Group proposes alternatives to NYC's congestion pricing plan (AP Story in AMNY)
(2007-10-12)

KEEP NYC CONGESTION TAX FREE OFFERS ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES TO
TRAFFIC CONGESTION MITIGATION IN MANHATTAN CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT

(2007-10-12)

Study Gives Alternatives to City Plan for Traffic (NY Times)
(2007-10-12)

Governor Spitzer takes up a suggestion by Keep NYC Congestion Tax Free
West Street garage converting to bus parking (Crain's)

(2007-10-11)

Queens Community Board 6 Opposes Congestion Pricing
(2007-10-10)

M.T.A. Says Mayor’s Plan to Ease Traffic Will Cost $767 Million to Accomplish (NY Times)
(2007-10-08)

CB7 blasts congestion pricing (TimesLedger)
(2007-09-20)

What's wrong with congestion pricing (Riverdale Press)
“A Point of View” by Assembly Member Jeff Dinowitz
(2007-09-06)

Boro needs voice on congest board (Daily News)
(2007-09-04)

Statement by Walter McCaffrey on Q-Poll
(2007-08-30)

Spitzer: Don't link fare hike, congestion pricing (Excerpts from Newsday)
(2007-08-28)

Make “A Field Trip for the Congestion Panel” Worthwhile
[Responding to a New York Times editorial]
(2007-08-26)

Critiquing Some Congestion Pricing Impacts
(From the New York Times) ON COMMUTING:
How Congestion Pricing Could Play Out
(2007-08-26)

Staten Island Advance editorial: A snub by any measure
(2007-08-23)

Queens Courier editorial: Millions of Questions!
(2007-08-23)

No (Staten) Islanders on the city's traffic panel
(2007-08-22)

WNBC-TV: News Forum Transcript (Brodsky v Wilde)
(2007-08-19)

“We are not the only ones raising questions and concerning about the USDOT funding issue”
(2007-08-16)

Congestion Pricing: Still an Accident Waiting to Happen
by City Council Member David Weprin (City Hall)
(2007-08-14)

Statement by Walter L. McCaffrey on behalf of Keep NYC Congestion Tax Free
[USDOT Conditional Award of funding to New York City]
(2007-08-14)

Preserving the Integrity of Mayor Bloomberg’s Congestion Pricing Plan
Excerpt from “News from the Transportation Front No. 19”
(2007-08-10)

“Read some alternatives to saving the fare rather than using the congestion tax”
Crains: Comptroller lambastes fare hikes [This link also includes full list of alternatives from the Comptroller's news release and a link to his report]
(2007-08-07)

Assembly Member Rory Lancman's Carrott Bill
(2007-08-03)

WNBC-TV: Excerpts from News Forum
Three Political Reporters/Bloggers weigh in on Congestion Pricing
(2007-08-03)

Newsday: New York lawmakers OK congestion pricing study
(2007-07-27)

Congestion Charge - income £930 million, surplus £14 million
London Councilor Phil Taylor (Ealing) Sounds Off
(2007-07-25)

Statement by Walter L. McCaffrey on behalf of Keep NYC Congestion Tax Free [Congestion Mitigation Commission Legislation announcement]
(2007-07-19)

StreetConservative.com: Congestion Pricing: Just Another Tax Increase
(2007-07-16)

Daily News editorial: Curb these parking perks
Permit abuse by city employees has to stop
(2007-07-15)

Congestion Tax Hurts Small Business
(2007-07-11)

The Wall Street Journal: Bloomberg vs. The Car
(2007-07-11)

The Truth about Congestion Pricing and Mass Transit (text and video)
(2007-07-08)
You may also click here to go directly to the video

“The Subways Are Overtaxed and So Are New Yorkers. Don’t Stand for It!” “Anti-Congestion Pricing Press Conference Highlights Scheme Flaws”
(2007-06-27)

Congestion pricing not what it appears
(2007-06-21)

Congestion Tax: Must Be A Better Way
(2007-06-20)

NY Sun: Silver’s Skepticism
(2007-06-11)

Civics want to Keep NYC Congestion Tax Free
(2007-06-08)

NYC Senior Citizens Reject Congestion Pricing
(2007-06-07)

NYC’s next boondoggle: Congestion Pricing
(2007-06-01)

TimesNewsweekly: Charged Up Over Congestion Pricing Plan
(2007-05-03)

Queens Courier: Queens pans congestion pricing plan
(2007-04-26)

TimesLedger: Leaders blast congestion pricing
(2007-04-26)

Queens Tribune: Boro Leaders Rip City’s $8 Car Fee
(2007-04-26)

Queens Gazette: Queens Pans Mayor’s Congestion Plan
(2007-04-25)

Queens Gazette editorial: Congestion Pricing Unfair To Queens Drivers
(2007-04-25)

ATA Statement on Congestion Pricing
(2007-04-23)

The British aren't coming: London traffic fix runs over stores
Letter from London Chamber of Commerce and Industry in San Francisco Business Times
(2007-03-02)