New York City Congestion Pricing Plan set to begin next month

Officials say passenger and commercial vehicles will cost $15, small trucks and buses will cost $24 and large trucks will cost $36.

News 12 Staff

May 30, 2024, 10:21 AM

Updated 14 days ago

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In one month, New Jersey residents who commute into New York City may be paying more due to congestion pricing.
Individuals who drive into Manhattan below 60th Street will be impacted during peak periods including 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday through Sunday.
Officials say passenger and commercial vehicles will cost $15, small trucks and buses will cost $24 and large trucks will cost $36.
The MTA in New York has overwhelmingly approved its controversial plan, arguing that it will reduce traffic in Manhattan’s central business district, reduce pollution and provide critical funding.
New Jersey officials say it will do just the opposite. Gov. Phil Murphy has referred to it as a “cash grab.” He and Rep. Josh Gottheimer have said they will do everything they can to legally stop it from happening.
Both Bergen County and the Town of Fort Lee also filed lawsuits in an effort to stop congestion pricing. Hempstead, Long Island has also filed a lawsuit to stop it.
Arguments have also been made in federal court. Gottheimer told News 12 that the judge who listened to arguments in Newark in April is expected to make a decision any day now.


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