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Gottheimer: NYC congestion tax will cause extra traffic, cancer-causing pollution

The report finds the tax will not only cost commuters more and create traffic, but it will increase cancer-causing pollution in New Jersey and the outer boroughs.

Rob Taub

Jan 4, 2024, 10:18 PM

Updated 194 days ago

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Rep. Josh Gottheimer on Thursday released a report on New York's controversial congestion tax.
The report finds the tax will not only cost commuters more and create traffic, but it will also increase cancer-causing pollution in New Jersey and the outer boroughs. Gottheimer’s report also unveils how much the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is estimated to generate within a year.
The MTA has initially approved the congestion pricing plan, but right now there is a 60-day response period which includes four public hearings.
The final vote is set to take place in April.


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