Climate June 26, 2024

Streetsblog Op-Ed: Gov. Hochul’s ‘Pause’ Betrays A Great Leader … And His Legacy of Fiscal Prudence

Read the full op-ed in Streetsblog.


As we grapple with the consequences of Gov. Hochul’s decision to indefinitely pause congestion pricing, I keep thinking about Dick Ravitch, the former MTA chairman, and what he would have done to meet this moment.

As everyone in this room knows, Mr. Ravitch was a civic giant who fought for sensible fiscal policy to ensure the MTA was on strong financial footing.