Statement by Council Speaker and Acting Public Advocate Corey Johnson

Re: Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio’s Joint Congestion Pricing Announcement

“Today’s announcement, much of which is not new, falls far short of the bold vision we need to address our City’s mass transit crisis. While I am glad to see the Mayor finally taking an interest in congestion pricing and the Governor being open to MTA reform, I strongly disagree with the idea that giving the State more control of City generated revenue and our transit infrastructure is going to magically solve our problems this time around. I am not convinced and I will have more to say on this soon – stay tuned.”

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