NYC Issues Long-Awaited Congestion Pricing Analysis

Gothamist reports:

A plan to toll drivers who enter Manhattan south of 60th Street as much as $23 during rush hour could reduce car traffic by as much as 20%, the MTA found in a new analysis released Wednesday.

The congestion pricing assessment considered a range of tolling schemes for vehicles, including one that charged as little as $9 during peak hours. The release marks the first time the MTA has put out a range of tolls for consideration.

The program is intended to discourage driving while also raising money for transit improvements. The tolls for commercial vehicles and trucks range from $12 to $82. This could decrease truck traffic anywhere from 21% to 81%, the analysis found.

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