Bridge Tolls to Combat Downtown Traffic: Discussion

May 10, 2012 Updated: October 1, 2015
A 1924 Star Open Touring Car, owned by Antique Automobile Association of Brooklyn President Lenny Shiller, at a tollbooth set up on the Williamsburg Bridge on July 19, 2011, the 100th anniversary of when East River bridge tolls became free. (Amal Chen/The Epoch Times)
A 1924 Star Open Touring Car, owned by Antique Automobile Association of Brooklyn President Lenny Shiller, at a tollbooth set up on the Williamsburg Bridge on July 19, 2011, the 100th anniversary of when East River bridge tolls became free. (Amal Chen/The Epoch Times)

NEW YORK—Many propositions have been put forth to relieve traffic in the city, including reinstituting bridge tolls on the free East River bridges; the Brooklyn Bridge, the Manhattan Bridge, the Queensboro Bridge, and the Williamsburg Bridge.

A panel of transportation experts and advocates will gather Thursday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to discuss this issue, with an emphasis on downtown Manhattan, and afterward take questions from the audience. The event is presented by Community Board 2 and New York University’s Office of Government and Community Affairs.

The panelists are: Paul Steely White, executive director of Transportation Alternatives;
Kate Slevin, executive director of Tri-State Transportation Campaign; Hope Cohen, director, Regional Plan Association; and Charles Komanoff, transportation analyst.

RSVP is recommended for the event, at NYU’s Casa Italiana at 24 W. 12th St. Email community.affairs@nyu.edu or call 212-998-2400.

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