New York, NY —
In one of its closest votes ever, the City Council voted last night to support a revised version of Mayor Bloomberg's congestion pricing plan. That plan aims to cut traffic and pollution by compelling more commuters onto mass transit. The money collected by charging drivers who enter certain parts of Manhattan would go toward mass-transit improvements.
Last night's vote came after heavy lobbying and deal-making. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman joins us now to explain what happened.