The plans of New York mayor Michael Bloomberg to introduce a London-like congestion charge in the Big Apple was dealt a severe blow on Monday when state lawmakers failed to the find the necessary majority to adopt the plans. Mayor Bloomberg vowed to continue his battle and hit out at the state policymakers.
The news illustrates that leading US politicians (be they Republicans or Democrats) will still have a hard time convincing their parties of the need to revolutionise their thinking on energy and transport.
- New York Times: Bloomberg Lashes Out at Lawmakers on Congestion Plan
- The Guardian: NYC Congestion Pricing Takes Spotlight
- Wikipedia: London congestion charge