Sam Schwartz – NY Congestion

“The most Capitalist solution and the most Socialist solution is the same solution. It is congestion pricing. Congestion pricing is pure capitalism. It says we’ve got a precious resource in the city and that’s space and we are going to price that space… The Socialist say we are going to be pricing people because they are consuming space, they are polluting more, they are using more energy, so we’re going to take the money from that, as part of the plan, and put it into public transportation.”

So says Part II of an interview with Sam Schwartz by Mark Gorton.

Schwartz also points out: “People in cars earn on average $14,000 more than people on the subway according to a study by Charles Komanoff.”

Listen to the video link to hear the reason why our politicians don’t do anything about it.

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