After the mass-exodus of Tri-State Area residents for the Thanksgiving holiday, a traffic expert had a warning about the influx of return residents.
There is a new plan for changing the city’s traffic patterns that would, yes, put tolls on the East River bridges, but dramatically drop the cost of traveling over other city spans.
Sam Schwartz, known as “Gridlock Sam” to many, wasn’t kidding Friday when said his new plan to raise $1.2 billion a year tolling the East River bridges will hit a lot of people.
Street closures and frozen zones will make getting around Manhattan difficult tonight.
One hundred years after tolls were removed from the East River Bridges, Gridlock Sam is calling for them to be reinstated to get money needed for maintenance and repairs.
Ready! Set! Travel! (Right now, if possible.)
These are the ten days a year when drivers curse because it’s so difficult to get around!