Traffic Mobility Review Board releases congestion pricing plan recommendations

The Traffic Mobility Review Board on Thursday announced its recommendations on the congestion pricing plan. The toll structure would impact certain drivers entering Manhattan's Commercial Business District south of 60th Street.
The board recommends passenger vehicles and passenger-type vehicles with commercial license plates be charged a $15 toll for entering the CBD, no more than once per day.
The report says tolls should be charged to vehicles only as they enter the Commercial Business District, not if they remain in or leave the zone.
They say trucks should be charged a $24 or $36 toll depending on size.
If approved, the toll rates would apply during 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends. Toll rates would be discounted by 75% past 9 p.m.
Taxi and Limousine Commission taxis and for-hire vehicles would be exempted but would have a surcharge added to each passenger trip.
Specialized government vehicles would be exempt, along with emergency vehicles and vehicles transporting people with disabilities.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board will review the report and make a final decision.