UWS Council Members, Transit Experts to Host Congestion Pricing Town Hall

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MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: Tuesday, March 19th, 2019 at 6pm
Contact: Jake Sporn 516-946-5253 // jsporn@council.nyc.gov

Upper West Side, NY -- As a potential congestion pricing plan continues to develop in the state budget process, Upper West Side Council Members Helen Rosenthal and Mark Levine are hosting a Town Hall with a panel of transit and environmental experts to hear from community members about their concerns regarding the transit system and thoughts on congestion pricing.

Executive Director of the Tri-State Transportation Campaign, Nick Sifuentes will be giving a presentation on what congestion pricing is, how it would work in NYC, and how it could improve the MTA’s NYC Transit system. Also present will be Julie Tighe of New York League of Conservation Voters and Manhattan Borough NYC DOT Commissioner Ed Pincar.

Where: John Jay College, 524 West 59th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues
When: Tuesday, March 19th, 2019 at 6pm
Who: City Council Members Mark Levine & Helen Rosenthal; Nick Sifuentes, Executive Director of the Tri-State Transportation Campaign; Julie Tighe, Executive Director of the NY League of Conservation Voters; Ed Pincar, Manhattan DOT Commissioner.

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