- Marty Says ¡NO! on Tolls [✜]
Marty Markowitz continues to be the most vocal opponent to East River tolls. I don't think tolls are as evil as Marty says, but he does have some very good alternate revenue-generating ideas (commuter tax, service cuts on the J/M/Z). Though he misses one (congestion pricing).
On a related note, there is another benefit to tolls on the East River bridges - the end to the free ride that sends most westbound truck traffic through downtown Brooklyn and lower Manhattan.