New York will be the first US city to charge drivers to enter its busiest areas

New York will be the first US city to charge drivers to enter its busiest areas

“New York City will be the first city in the US to charge motorists extra to enter the busiest areas, after the state agreed to a congestion pricing plan as part of its fiscal year 2020 budget.”

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“The congestion pricing would be enforced using electronic tolling devices, passenger vehicles would pay just once per day, and the pricing would be variable.”

“Support for congestion pricing outweighed opposition across almost every demographic—liberals, moderates, New York City, suburban households, upstate, white, black, Latino, every age group, every religion, and every income level.”

Ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft benefit from this congestion surcharge if they offer shared rides, and they have been advocating for a similar toll to be implemented in Seattle.

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