Viewpoint: On Transportation, NY Governor Cuomo Giveth and He Taketh Away

The budget makes good on a number of long-held goals of New York State transportation advocacy groups: State-approved expansion of the city’s speed camera program. Unlimited bus lane cameras. Legalized e-bikes and e-scooters. A monetary goal and path forward for congestion pricing.

Nearly every single one of those new initiatives — save the bus lane cameras — comes with a catch.

“Governor Cuomo’s proposed budget is a combination of the good, the bad, and the ugly,” said Eric McClure, executive director of StreetsPAC, the political group.