London's mayor, Ken Livingstone, says "polls" show approval ratings for congestion pricing running 2 to 1 in favor.*
But London beefed up its bus services big time before the pricing started. New York City’s “fact sheet” says that the extra money the city rakes in “would be used” to improve public transportation.
That means after the money is collected.
What's more, automobile-owning Londoners get a 90 percent discount on congestion pricing. For residents of Manhattan the mayor proposes no discount at all.
Get back to work, Mayor Bloomberg. Real-life projects take more than a big green flapping mouth.
*"Clear Up the Congestion-Pricing Gridlock," Ken Livingstone, New York Times, July 2, 2007.