The initiative was born to great fanfare on Earth Day last year, April 22, 2007, at the
Despite $354 million in federal aid at stake, the approval of the New York City Council and endorsement of other elected officials and civic leaders, Congestion Pricing was never debated on the floor of the State Legislature in either house. Instead, it was widely reported that the Assembly held private meetings where at least one secret vote was taken to gauge support from the Democratic Conference. It’s unclear if that vote will be made public.
Congestion Pricing is survived by an arcane and less-than-fully democratic rules process in