NYC Congestion Charge Sputters And Dies, Your Cab Still Stuck In Traffic

We've told you before about New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg's proposal to charge New York drivers eight bucks to enter Manhattan during the day, a proposal that was carefully researched, drafted, approved of by Bloomberg, and then buck-passed to Albany, which people are always surprised to hear is the official… » 4/08/08 6:57am 4/08/08 6:57am

NYC Congestion Charge Moves Forward, Your Cab Still Standing Still

The New York City council has just approved the plan to charge up to an $8 fee to enter sections of Manhattan south of 60th Avenue. The plan was passed as a "home rules message" — sort of a plan to have a plan system which tells the state Senate Legislature to pass a bill a certain way. Whatever, that's just New… » 4/02/08 12:00pm 4/02/08 12:00pm

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

Holy crap. Has Red Ken gone entirely friggin' starkers? As reported previously, London mayor Ken Livingstone plans to increase the congestion charge on large cars and SUVs to 25 quid (currently $47.50), while ditching it for drivers of electric cars and hybrids. He's also planning to ditch the 90% discount for… » 11/14/06 3:30pm 11/14/06 3:30pm