New York City: Two rallies yesterday in support of congestion tolls in Manhattan (War on Cars Watch)

Advocacy groups on Thursday offered straggling legislators two more reasons to support tolling drivers to enter Manhattan’s central business zone: The money would fund improvements to disabled transit riders while also making roadways safer for pedestrians and cyclists.

In a pair of rallies with local elected officials, TransitCenter and Transportation Alternatives highlighted the additional benefits of Gov. Cuomo’s push to raise transit revenue through congestion pricing beyond merely creating an estimated $15 billion per year for major capital improvements by the MTA.