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Unpublished Paper
What Went Wrong: A Legal Perspective of Congestion Pricing in New York City
ExpressO (2008)
  • Michael D Kogut, Albany Law School
Abstract
By defeating congestion pricing on April 7, 2008, the New York State Legislature suspended New York City’s ability to follow in the footsteps of its sister cities and become the first city in the United States to charge drivers a fee to enter its congested core. Since New York City lacked the authority to implement congestion pricing on its own, it was necessary to build political support, especially in the outer boroughs, for its congesting pricing proposal. Despite the significant role politics plays in land use decisions, this paper approaches congestion pricing from a legal perspective by discussing the history of congesting pricing in New York City and the shortcomings of and alternatives to the congesting pricing proposals.
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Publication Date
August 10, 2008
Citation Information
Michael D Kogut. "What Went Wrong: A Legal Perspective of Congestion Pricing in New York City" ExpressO (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/michael_kogut/2/