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What a Surprise! Hochul’s Congestion Pricing Pause Helps Rich Suburban Drivers

Gov. Hochul's "little guys" certainly have big wallets. Meanwhile, the rest of us suffer with declining subway service and buses that are slower than walking. Thanks, Kathy.

July 22, 2024

Feds: Congestion Pricing Will Be Better Than We Even Thought … And the Pressure is Now on Hochul

The FHWA affirmed the tolls won't have an adverse impact on the environment — kicking it to Gov. Hochul to determine what happens next.

June 15, 2024

Two Huge Questions About ‘Gridlock Gov.’ Hochul’s Congestion Pricing Delay

Can she even do this? And does she have a revenue plan? Maybe and no seem to be the answers.

June 6, 2024

Subsidies For Bike-Share Would Get Huge Bang For Small Bucks: Report

Classifying bike-share as mass transit could unlock a huge state revenue stream for the popular transportation mode.

June 5, 2024

New Jersey’s Case Against Congestion Pricing Hits Troubled Waters

The Garden State's lawyer exposed the holes in its case by failing to cite any provision to back his claim that "the obligation of NEPA is to mitigate everywhere you find impacts."

April 5, 2024

The Toll of History: MTA Board Approves $15 Congestion Pricing Fee

New York City's first-in-the-nation congestion pricing tolls are one historic step closer to reality after Wednesday's 11-1 MTA board vote. Next step: all those pesky lawsuits.

March 28, 2024

Supporters of NYC Congestion Pricing Outnumbered Foes 2-1

Pro-congestion pricing commenters nearly doubled the number of people opposed to the forthcoming tolls during the MTA's final round of public input.

March 19, 2024

On Eve of Congestion Pricing, Plate Scams at NYC Bridge Tolls are Way Up

About 1.5 percent of the cars that passed through the MTA's bridges and tunnels in 2023 had unbillable license plates. And that number is up.

February 29, 2024

Congestion Pricing Disability Exemption Is Easy to Scam with a Few Mouse Clicks

Disabled driver plates, especially those from out of state, are easy to get and aren't always even used to transport disabled people who are entitled to a toll exemption.

February 21, 2024