Bloomberg To NYC Drivers: Drop DeadS

Since London and New York City are so damn interconnected, it was only a matter of time before London's idea of charging drivers to enter the city's core would spread to NYC's overlords. Now that time has come; Mayor Bloomberg has proclaimed that it's time to "... face up to the fact that our population growth is putting our city on a collision course with the environment, which itself is growing more unstable and uncertain." The proposal is for drivers of vehicles venturing into Manhattan below 86th Street to cough up some bread for the privilege: $21 per day for trucks, $8 for cars. Environmentalists like the idea, truckers and borough dwellers may not; look for a hard-fought battle over this one. We're just wondering if there's a Zamboni loophole.

NYC Program Would Hit Drivers With Fees [Forbes]

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Something About England: London to Triple Congestion Tax on Large Cars [Internal]