Let’s make sure congestion pricing stays dead

Source: New York Post
by Nicole Malliotakis

“Gov. Hochul’s announcement that she has indefinitely postponed congestion pricing is welcome news, particularly for those of us who have been fighting it since the Legislature adopted it in 2019. We have introduced legislation at the local and federal levels, launched lawsuits, held press conferences, and written op-eds to let people know that congestion pricing is nothing more than a cash grab in a war on cars. Not only is congestion pricing a tax that would hit working-class New Yorkers the most — costing them thousands of dollars annually to commute to work, go to doctors’ appointments, or simply for recreation — it’s also the worst possible time to be implementing this extra cost as Broadway, restaurants, and businesses in New York City continue the recovery process from COVID.” (06/05/24)