MTA board approves congestion pricing plan for New York City, citing future subway improvements

Nearly everyone on the MTA board says it'll be a good initiative as the extra money will go toward subway improvements, even if drivers have to pay a little extra.

News 12 Staff

and Samantha Chaney

Dec 6, 2023, 11:04 AM

Updated 191 days ago

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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has passed the congestion pricing plan during Wednesday's board meeting.
The MTA held a board meeting to discuss the pros and cons of the plan. Nearly everyone on the MTA board says it'll be a good initiative as the extra money will go toward subway improvements, even if drivers have to pay a little extra.
The plan from the Traffic Mobility Review Board would see cars entering Manhattan south of 60th Street pay $15, trucks pay between $24 and $36, depending on their size, motorcycles paying $7.50, ride-shares paying $2.50 and taxis paying $1.50 during the day.
There will now be a final vote after the 60-day public comment period following Wednesday's approval.


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