Henry Goldman

Government, Business

Cuomo Blasts US ‘Extortion’ for Delay on NYC Congestion Fees

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in January 2017. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in January 2017. (Albin Lohr-Jones/Bloomberg News)

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said a program charging motorists congestion-pricing fees to enter Manhattan may be delayed indefinitely because the federal government has been slow to approve it.

Henry Goldman | Bloomberg News
February 20, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

NYC Creeps Ahead on Congestion Fees, Raising Doubts on Deadline

NYC Congestion in midtown Manhattan. (U.S. Department of Transportation)

Tolls on motorists entering midtown Manhattan promise to alter everyday life for millions of people in the most populous U.S. city. Yet with the fees slated to begin in a year, the panel empowered to set pricing and other policies has yet to be created.

Henry Goldman | Bloomberg News
December 27, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

NYC Congestion Pricing Encouraged by Transportation Group

NYC John Taggart/Bloomberg News

New York’s congestion pricing plan should include fees on motorists both entering and leaving midtown Manhattan, as well as variable rates linked to peak and off-peak hours to encourage commuters to choose the least busy times to travel, a transportation group recommended.

Henry Goldman | Bloomberg News
September 17, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

New York City to Limit Cars, Trucks on 14th Street in Traffic-Cutting Experiment

John Taggart/Bloomberg News

In an 18-month experiment, the city plans to limit car and truck traffic from a six-block stretch of the road, establishing a corridor featuring express buses, wide bike lanes and pedestrian-friendly walkways. The bus service will start in June.

Henry Goldman | Bloomberg News
April 24, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

New York City Congestion Pricing Hits Speed Bump Over Who Gets Exemptions

New York Ron Antonelli/Bloomberg News

New York lawmakers facing an April 1 deadline to approve a state budget have agreed to impose tolls upon motorists who enter midtown Manhattan, but they still must decide on politically fraught issues over who gets to be exempt.

Henry Goldman | Bloomberg News
March 29, 2019
Government, Logistics

Truck Drivers May Pay $25.34 to Enter Manhattan’s Peak Traffic Crush

John Taggart/Bloomberg News

Commuters driving into Manhattan’s most congested areas would have to pay an $11.52 daily fee under a proposal from a panel created by Governor Andrew Cuomo. Trucks would pay $25.34, while taxis and for-hire vehicles would pay $2 to $5 per ride.

Henry Goldman | Bloomberg News
January 19, 2018

New York Speeds Up Road Projects Ahead of Penn Station Work

John Taggart/Bloomberg News

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is accelerating construction on New York bridges and tunnels so the work is complete before Amtrak begins emergency repairs at Pennsylvania Station in July.

Henry Goldman | Bloomberg News
June 12, 2017