NJ officials vow to fight as MTA board approves congestion pricing plan for NYC

Gov. Phil Murphy says the MTA’s actions are further proof that the agency is determined to violate the law to balance its budgets.

Matt Trapani and Ali Reid

Mar 27, 2024, 7:57 PM

Updated 28 days ago

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New Jersey officials are vowing to put up a fight now that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has voted to approve New York City’s congestion pricing plan.
In just a few months, it will cost an additional $15 to enter Manhattan at 60th Street and below. It is expected to go into effect by mid-June.
The board said the goal is to reduce traffic and raise millions of dollars to improve the city’s aging transit system.
The MTA took to social media to say that this is a historic day and that the program will reduce traffic in Manhattan’s Central Business District, reduce pollution and provide critical funding.
But New Jersey officials say that this will all come at the detriment of New Jersey residents who must travel to New York City for personal or work-related matters. They are vowing to fight.
Gov. Phil Murphy says the MTA’s actions are further proof that the agency is determined to violate the law to balance their budgets on the backs of New Jersey Residents.
Rep. Josh Gottheimer stated that lawsuits will be coming in an effort to stop the program.


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