Lawmakers Launch New Bipartisan Fight Against Congestion Pricing

A pair of local members of Congress are joining forces, creating a bipartisan caucus to try and block congestion pricing in New York City.

Congressman Josh Gottheimer and Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis plan to use legislation and lawsuits to slow down the implementation. They’re also callin for an environmental impact study.

Congestion pricing would charge drivers upwards of $23 to travel south of 60th Street.Advocates say it could generate $1 billion per year for the MTA’s capital plan.

Critics say drivers shouldn’t be on the hook for the MTA’s mismanagement. They also say that the plan wouldn’t ease congestion, just move it to other areas of the city.

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