New York City Congestion Pricing Deal Brockered

The New York Times city blog is reporting that a deal has been brokered between Mayor Bloomberg, Gov. Spitzer, and the NY General Assembly permitting the city to move forward with its congestion pricing plan. Bloomberg’s office released a statement that says in part:

“This agreement to move forward with congestion pricing marks a critical milestone in our efforts to make PlaNYC a reality, and to provide a better quality of life for us and for future generations of New Yorkers. By moving forward in our effort to clean our air and fight congestion, we will help our economy, improve public health and make critical improvements to our public transportation system.