NY: Hochul announces “indefinite pause” for controversial New York City toll plan

Source: Politico

“A $15 toll plan meant to reduce traffic in Manhattan below 60th Street that has become a political headache for Democrats in New York will be halted indefinitely, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Wednesday. Hochul in a videotaped message said she would ask top officials at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to ‘pause’ the implementation of the plan, known as congestion pricing, a reversal of her public support for it. The whiplash move by the governor, first reported Tuesday evening by POLITICO, comes as New York City has struggled to regain lost office workers and tourism following the Covid-19 pandemic — a problem that Hochul believes could be made worse by the tolls.” (06/05/24)