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Traffic Fee Foes in Queens Take to the Street

Friday, March 28, 2008

"Honk if you are against congestion pricing" โ€” that was the message on signs a few Queens politicians and business leaders held aloft for motorists at the Queensboro Bridge this morning. Organizer and City Councilman Tony Avella says the location was chosen to make a point.

AVELLA: People don't drive as you see here, into Manhattan for the pleasure of it. They drive because they have to.

REPORTER: The council and state lawmakers have until April 7 to agree to a congestion pricing plan, or risk losing federal funding.

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