NYC Editorial: A better way to attack congestion: Before passing a charge on all who enter Manhattan’s central business district, address the root of the problem, Ubers and Lyfts

As a Democrat-controlled state Legislature gets to work, advocates are getting giddy about the possible passage of congestion pricing. As one of those who has supported the concept ever since I was city transportation commissioner and MTA board member, I am pleased that it has some chance of getting through the historically recalcitrant Senate and Assembly.

But given what has happened to surface transportation in the last five years, I am withholding my support until other things get done. Let me explain.