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061614 NYC TRAFFIC + BP

061614 NYC TRAFFIC + BP

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Published by Celeste Katz
061614 NYC TRAFFIC + BP
061614 NYC TRAFFIC + BP

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FOR RELEASE: JUNE 16, 2014
 
NEW YORK CITY VOTERS OPPOSE EAST RIVER BRIDGE TOLLS,QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY POLL FINDS;BUT CUTS IN OTER TOLLS ELP WIN SO!E SUPPORT
 New York City voters say 71 – 23 percent that placing tolls on the free East River bridges is a  bad idea with consistent opposition in all five boro!ghs and a"ong drivers and "ass transit !sers according to a #!innipiac $niversity poll released today% &!t if tolls on bridges linking boro!ghs o!tside of 'anhattan are red!ced at the sa"e ti"e East River bridge tolls are added opposition is () – (1 percent the independent #!innipiac *+,-N.!h.pe.ack/ $niversity poll finds%0pinions of this so.called toll swap plan by boro!gh are
4taten -sland voters s!pport it 55 – (3 percent6
&ron voters are divided with () percent in favor and (8 percent opposed6
&rooklyn voters are divided with (3 percent in favor and (7 percent opposed6
'anhattan voters are opposed 5( – 33 percent6
#!eens voters are opposed 52 – 3) percent% New York City voters who drive to work oppose the toll swap 51 – (3 percent while "ass transit !sers oppose it () – (2 percent%4ho!ld yo! have to pay to drive across the East River9 New York City voters fro" every boro!gh re:ect the idea as they have for years even as a possible partial re"edy for congestion said #!innipiac $niversity ;oll <ssistant =irector 'a!rice Carroll%4!ppose as so"e policy wonks s!ggest a tradeoff i"posing tolls on the free bridges while c!tting tolls on the '>< bridges between the other boro!ghs% ?oters still say no b!t not so heavily%
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< total of @8 percent of New York City voters say traffic congestion in the city is a very serio!s or so"ewhat serio!s proble"% >hat incl!des @) percent of voters who drive to work and @5 percent of "ass transit !sers% 0ffered choices of possible f!nding to "aintain roads bridges and "ass transit
1@ percent of voters say raise the city sales ta6
28 percent prefer raising the state gas ta6
23 percent prefer adding tolls on the bridges into 'anhattan%Aro" B!ne 5 – ) #!innipiac $niversity s!rveyed 133 New York City voters with a "argin of error of D. 3%1 percentage points% Five interviewers call land lines and cell phones%>he #!innipiac $niversity ;oll directed by =o!glas 4chwartG ;h%=% cond!cts p!blic opinion s!rveys in ;ennsylvania New York New Bersey Connectic!t Alorida 0hio ?irginia -owa Colorado and the nation as a p!blic service and for research%
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24. Where do you think New York City should get additional money to maintain roads, bridges and mass transit; raise the city sales tax, raise the state gas tax or add tolls on bridges into Manhattan !ot "e# $em %nd Men Wom Wht &lk 's#City sales tax ()* ()* (+* 2* ()* (+* (4* (+* 2-*tate gas tax 2/ 2 2+ 20 20 24 1 2( 21!ollsMnhttn bridges 21 21 2- 22 22 24 24 2/ 2-$3N 11 1) 1( 2) 1 1- 12 1+ 2+ "5............................. 65! !7 W7"3 82+ &rnx 3ngs Man 8ns t%sl $ri9e :ub!ransCity sales tax 2* ()* (2* 21* ((* ()* 2*tate gas tax (2 20 10 21 2 (0 1!ollsMnhttn bridges 2+ 2( 24 24 24 21 2-$3N 4( 11 2- 1( 4- 4 2-2-. ome #eo#le ha9e suggested that New York City should #lace tolls on the ree 5ast "i9er bridges. $o you think this is a good idea or a bad idea !ot "e# $em %nd Men Wom Wht &lk 's#6ood idea 21* 2* 2-* 21* 2/* 2(* 24* 24* 2+*&ad idea +( +/ /0 +2 +( +2 /0 +1 /0$3N - 4 / 4 1 + + 4 4 "5............................. 65! !7 W7"3 82+ &rnx 3ngs Man 8ns t%sl $ri9e :ub!rans6ood idea 21* 2(* 21* 22* 4(* 24* 24*&ad idea +2 +1 + +4 -) +1 +($3N - / + 4 ( 1 -!"5N$< ome #eo#le ha9e suggested that New York City should #lace tolls on the ree 5ast "i9er bridges. $o you think this is a good idea or a bad idea =un (/ No9 2- =an () >eb 2+ Mar 2) 2(4 2) 2+ 21 226ood idea 21 2) (+ 1( (0&ad idea +( /) +) /- +/$3N - 4 - 4 /2/. Would you su##ort or o##ose a #lan to charge tolls on the 5ast "i9er bridges, which go into Manhattan, and at the same time reduce tolls on the bridges between the &ronx, 8ueens, &rooklyn and taten %sland !ot "e# $em %nd Men Wom Wht &lk 's#u##ort 4(* 4-* 4* 44* 10* 41* 4* 4* 4+*7##ose 40 40 -( 4/ -1 4/ 40 40 4-$3N 0 / ( ( ) (( (( ( ) "5............................. 65! !7 W7"3 82+ &rnx 3ngs Man 8ns t%sl $ri9e :ub!rans
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