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Congestion Pricing in New York, a New Mayor in Chicago

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Congestion Pricing in New York, a New Mayor in Chicago

10 Blocks podcast April 17, 2019
Cities
Politics and law
Economy, finance, and budgets

Nicole Gelinas and Aaron Renn join Seth Barron to discuss recent developments in New York and Chicago.

In the first week of April, both cities marked milestones: Manhattan got the nation’s first congestion-pricing plan, courtesy of the state legislature, while Chicago elected its first black woman as mayor.

New York City’s transit system badly needs improvement, but Gelinas argues that this congestion-pricing plan is effectively a state money grab. Meantime, Mayor-Elect Lori Lightfoot is a political outsider, but Renn writes that she has an opportunity to change the “Chicago Way” of doing business.

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Photos by Drew Angerer and Scott Olson / Getty Images

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