Neither Democrat Andrew Cuomo nor Republican Carl Paladino is too specific about how they would change NYS transportation policies if they became governor, according to the Tri-State Transportation Campaign blog.
- Both candidates have criticized the MTA and say NY’s next governor should have more direct control.
- Both candidates criticize the MTA Commuter tax. However, neither has offered a plan to replace those mass transit revenues.
- Cuomo is against congestion pricing, a plan pushed by NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2008. He favors exploring public-private partnerships for projects like the proposed replacement Tappan Zee Bridge.
- Paladino wants to eliminate Verrazano-Narrows Bridge toll but hasn’t said where the lost revenue will be made up.
- According to the AARP’s 2010 Voters Guide. Cuomo supports a statewide “complete streets policy…which takes into consideration all users including motorists, bicyclists, public transportation vehicles and riders, and pedestrians of all ages and abilities, when designing and operating roadways.’€ Paladino opposes the idea.
Source: NY Candidates Paint Transpo Plans With Broad Brush, tstc.org