New York City officials consider first US congestion pricing program – By Jack Aylmer (Straight Arrow News) / Dec 1, 2023
New York City officials are considering implementing the first congestion pricing program in the United States. The Traffic Mobility Review Board released a proposal on Thursday, Dec. 1 revealing the details.
The plan aims to address the persistent issues of congestion and air pollution in Manhattan’s Central Business District while generating approximately $1 billion annually to fund improvements for the city’s mass transit systems, overseen by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA).
“I know there’s going to be an impact, but we have to also deal with the larger picture — protecting and cleaning up our environment, protecting the quality of air, protecting mobility on our streets and also protecting our financial stability of the MTA, because without that, it all collapses,” said New York Gov. Kathy Hochul.