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Congestion Pricing and Fixing the Subways

Congestion pricing offers an opportunity to unclog traffic, fund and improve public transit, reduce air pollution, and achieve better public health outcomes, and RPA is working to make sure we get this policy right.

Does the level of traffic return to pre-COVID levels? That’s a policy decision. There’s no divine or natural phenomenon at play here, it’s how we design the system.”

Research

NJ Transit at Trenton Transit Center Report Essential Service
At a time when the region faces a deep recession and the future viability of the transit system is at risk, there are no good options for cutting costs or replacing lost passenger revenues. Here’s what we recommend.
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New York should have the world’s best urban transportation system, and congestion pricing is critical to achieving this goal.
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Save Our Subways envisions ways to leverage new investments and technology to create healthier stations and a better experience for riders, and recommends areas for future expansion of the subway.
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Action

RPA Lab

Trump Biden Debate Associated Press
We’re taking stock of where candidates Donald Trump and Joe Biden stand on issues of great importance to Regional Plan Association.
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Trump in NYC
The Trump administration is acting out its vendetta against New York City by stalling congestion pricing and other infrastructure projects.
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How will we get people in and out of the Manhattan Central Business District post-COVID? We modeled and compared two plausible scenarios for the next six-to-nine months.
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From the Fourth Plan

From the Archive

1942 Parking Study14
The metropolitan region’s central city needed a comprehensive program to adapt itself more advantageously to the motor age, but no city agency was in a position to undertake this task.
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Persons and Vehicles Entering Manhattan South of 61st Street 1924 – 1948

RPA has been studying vehicle congestion in Manhattan for more than 70 years.

1956 Entering Manhattan By Mode