New York City Goes to Mandatory Carpooling to Deal With Storm Shutdowns

By: Wednesday October 31, 2012 3:09 pm

The New York City subway system will return to partial service tomorrow above 34th Street and in some of the outer boroughs, with connecting bus service from Brooklyn. The Long Island Railroad and Metro North resumed limited service today. And the NBA cancelled a scheduled game in Brooklyn between the Knicks and Nets, which cuts down on additional non-essential travel. This will definitely improve the horrific transportation situation in Manhattan, but still does not approach a full solution.

So the Mayor’s Office has mandated a new policy for car travel. All cars coming into Manhattan from almost all bridges – Transportation Department-manage Harlem River bridges and the George Washington Bridge are currently exempt – or the Lincoln Tunnel (and that’s practically all vehicles, as the Holland Tunnel and Brooklyn/Battery Tunnel remain closed) must contain three or more riders.

 

Bloomberg Reveals Keystone Pipeline Helps Oil Producers Raise Prices

By: Thursday March 1, 2012 2:30 pm

Bloomberg had a revealing article yesterday exposing the basic economics driving the Keystone Pipeline and how it affects Canadian and American oil producers, while exposing consumers in the upper Midwest to higher prices. The differential impact is not a surprise to anyone who understands the basics of “congestion pricing,” which has been a fact of market life in gas and oil markets for decades and is now the rule in most of the nation’s electricity markets.

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