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Congestion Pricing Supporters Sponsor Print Ads

Monday, February 25, 2008

Supporters of congestion pricing will spend half-a-million dollars on television and print advertisements over the next four weeks. The ads emphasize that charging cars and trucks a fee to drive into central Manhattan will pump an estimated $500 million a year into the transit system.

REPORTER: Anna Vincenty of Nos Quedamos, a Bronx community organization, says the campaign will prompt commuters to tell their state and city lawmakers to vote 'yes' when congestion pricing comes up for a vote next month.

VINCENTY: For those politicians who are still on the borderline that they really start to listen to we the constituents because it is we who put them where they are and therefore it is time to listen to our voices.

REPORTER: A spokesman for congestion pricing opponents say they support funding public transportation but don't agree that charging drivers is the answer.

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