Congestion pricing plan gaining ground as lawmakers seek ways to fund subway repairs
2018-12-13 | The New York Daily News
An idea that was once as unpopular as roadblocks during rush hour is gaining some momentum among elected officials.
Faced with a public backlash over proposed fare hikes, lawmakers might have an easier time pushing pushing tolls on trips to
Dozens of Democratic lawmakers have already agreed to support a congestion pricing toll, which is expected to be a big issue when state lawmakers meet next month.
The key to a deal would be convincing Assembly Speaker
Even so, there are big questions on the plan, including how much to charge drivers, whether trucks and commercial vehicles would pay more and whether a discount would be given to low-income commuters.
Proponents touted congestion pricing as a way to reduce city gridlock.
Earlier this year, a Cuomo-appointed traffic advisory panel determined that a new toll could could generate between
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