June 16, 2024

Transit advocates push back against Hochul pausing congestion pricing plan

Governor Kathy Hochul has indefinitely postponed the implementation of congestion pricing in the city, just weeks before its planned launch.

The plan would have charged most drivers $15 to drive into the congestion zone, which would have spanned 60th Street to the Battery and excluded FDR Drive and the West Side Highway.

Renae Reynolds, the executive director at Tri-State Transportation Campaign, and Tiffany-Ann Taylor, the vice president for transportation at the Regional Plan Association, joined NY1 political anchor Errol Louis on “Inside City Hall” Wednesday to talk about what’s ahead for public transportation now that revenue from the congestion pricing plan will no longer be coming in.

“We still need to understand what this pause means. How long of a pause is it?” Reynolds said. “I think there’s still a lot more to be discussed.”

“It is without a doubt understood that New York City’s public transportation system is a benefit to the city and absolutely to the region,” Taylor said.

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