"MTA Gives Final Approval For Congestion Pricing In NYC"

"The MTA board on Wednesday gave its final approval of congestion pricing, paving the way for the agency to charge drivers a $15 daytime toll to enter Manhattan south of 60th Street.

The 11-1 vote finalizes a yearslong saga to launch the tolls. The state Legislature first approved the initiative in March 2019, which was followed by a lengthy federal and environmental review process. The MTA board signed off on the prices of the tolls in December, triggering a 60-day review period.

Wednesday’s final vote realizes a longtime dream of transit advocates, who for more than 50 years have proposed charging drivers to enter Manhattan's busiest areas. The program's fate still hinges on lawsuits working their way through federal courts."

Stephen Nessen reports for Gothamist March 27, 2024.


"The U.S.’s First Congestion Tolls Were Approved in New York City" (New York Times)

Source: Gothamist, 03/28/2024