Listen up, congestion pricing foes: The two main objections to charging cars and trucks to enter Manhattan’s central business district don’t hold up

It seems that everyone in New York can agree the subway crisis demands an infusion of cash coupled with an overhaul of transit management. It also seems that everyone can agree that traffic congestion is threatening Manhattan’s ability to thrive as a global center of business and finance.

Why then, can’t everyone agree to adopt congestion pricing, which would raise a big chunk of the necessary dollars for transit and ease traffic on the city’s streets and bridges?