Mike Bloomberg can't leave unwell enough alone, According to Azi, (and to Liz as well)the mayor may be looking to bring back that old classic-congestion pricing: "I don't think congestion pricing, or those kind of things, are dead," he said on CNBC this morning. "One-half of the legislature, the Albany Assembly, they tried to pass a bill to put congestion pricing around all of Manhattan and they couldn't get it done. The Senate didn't go along. Next time, come March, they're going to have to balance a budget and I think any kind of revenue source will be on the table."
Anything is possible, and we do so much look forward to Mr. Carbon Footprint himself trying to resurrect a failed deal that ended up humiliating the mayor. But given what kind of CO2 emissions Mayor Mike has dumped-or has proposed to be dumped-on neighborhoods all over the city, we believe that even he should be a bit more circumspect about bringing back a plan that will dramatize so nicely the gap between his rhetoric and behavior.