In NYC, both the Mayor and Governor are working on competing plans to attack congestion. Both will have major effects on anyone who operates a commercial vehicle in the Metropolitan area. To discuss the impacts on our operations and our customers, as well as to discuss appropriate responses to these proposals, the Trucking Association of New York (TANY) is hosting an open meeting on December 19th. The meeting is free to attend, and dinner will be provided!
The meeting will be held at the Inn at New Hyde Park (214 Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park, NY 11040) from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
The Mayor’s congestion mitigation plan will take effect on January 1st. Under this plan deliveries will be banned on certain streets Monday-Friday during the 7-10 a.m. & 4-7 p.m. rush hours. Traffic enforcement is scheduled to increase as well.
Also in January, Governor Andrew Cuomo is expected to announce his congestion pricing plan. No details are available yet, but considering the trucking industry was not invited to participate as a member of his Fix NYC “advisory panel” we expect the Governor’s tolling scheme to hammer commercial vehicles.
(Note: newyorktruckstop.com is not affiliated with the Trucking Association of New York [TANY]. However, Zach Miller, co-publisher of this site and a member of TANY, is the chair of TANY’s Metro Region Government Affairs Sub-Committee. Any questions? Reach Zach directly at firstname.lastname@example.org)