NYC dri­vers one step clos­er to pay­ing $15 con­ges­tion tax after board approval

NYC drivers one step closer to paying  congestion tax after board approval

New York City dri­vers will like­ly soon pay a $15 con­ges­tion tax every day they enter Man­hat­tan south of 61st street this sum­mer, fol­low­ing the Met­ro­pol­i­tan Trans­porta­tion Authority’s approval of the plan on Wednes­day.
The pro­pos­al was approved in an 11–1 vote, with just one MTA board mem­ber from Nas­sau Coun­ty vot­ing against the mea­sure. The new tolls are expect­ed to go into effect on June 15, and pas­sen­ger cars will need to pay $15 every time they enter the Cen­tral Busi­ness Dis­trict.
“This pro­gram will reduce traf­fic in Manhattan’s cen­tral busi­ness dis­trict, reduce pol­lu­tion, and pro­vide crit­i­cal fund­ing for tran­sit improve­ments,” the MTA said in a post on X. “We’re ready for the next steps, and expect to imple­ment the pro­gram soon.”

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