Reduce emissions from vehicle idling and toll crossing
Vehicle idling is a major source of pollution in New York City. According to the Environmental Defense Fund, air pollution from idling engines is a contributor to elevated levels of air pollutants, and people who live near heavily-trafficked roadways face significantly greater risks of suffering from asthma and heart diseases, among other conditions. Existing laws need to be enforced, and we will work with the City Council to explore new ways to address this serious problem.
Finally, the City will work with the MTA to expand the use of gateless tolling—a system that dramatically speeds up the process of toll payment—to reduce congestion and the attendant vehicle emissions at major bridge and tunnel crossings in New York City.