Watch Gov. Hochul debate herself when it comes to implementing congestion pricing

In Case You Missed It, we want to make sure you saw this article and video from Gothamist. Is your head still spinning from Klueless Kathy’s about-face on congestion pricing? If it isn’t, this ought to do it.

By Jonathan Campbell
June 12, 2024

In December, Gov. Kathy Hochul joined public transit advocates and environmentalists at a rally in Union Square in support of congestion pricing, a toll on drivers in the busiest parts of Manhattan that she said could help “save this city.”

“From time to time, leaders are called upon to envision a better future, be bold in the implementation and executive, and be undaunted by the opposition,” the governor said to an adoring crowd as she took the rostrum. “That’s how you secure progress. That’s what today is all about.”

Six months later, Hochul abruptly reversed course, espousing a similar rationale on leadership to indefinitely pause the highly anticipated toll just weeks before it was supposed to take effect.

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