The office of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio released an email on April 9, 2015 to begin a social media campaign designed to have New Yorkers lobby congress and spread the message for Infrastructure spending.
This week Move NY, the advocacy group led by former NYC traffic commissioner Sam Schwartz released their long awaited congestion pricing (not their words) plan. The plan calls for a $5.54 E-Z pass toll in each direction at the Ed Koch Queensboro, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Williamsburg bridges.
On December 13, 2014 Congress actually passed a spending bill for FY 2015. This bill provides funding for most of the Federal Government including the Department of Transportation (DOT). Paramount to the trucking industry is the suspension of the two most recent 34 hour restart rules.