Hochul’s con­ges­tion pric­ing rever­sal expos­es vul­ner­a­bil­i­ty to chal­lenges

Hochul’s congestion pricing reversal exposes vulnerability to challenges

Gov. Kathy Hochul‘s (D‑NY) deci­sion to halt a con­ges­tion pric­ing plan to fund pub­lic trans­porta­tion could hurt her when she’s up for reelec­tion in 2026.
Although the plan that would have raised mil­lions for the Met­ro­pol­i­tan Trans­porta­tion Author­i­ty was unpop­u­lar with vot­ers, the governor’s allies who had backed the plan didn’t know Hochul had got­ten cold feet about imple­ment­ing it. And those pow­er­ful allies could turn into dan­ger­ous foes as they are report­ed­ly weigh­ing run­ning against her or throw­ing their sup­port behind anoth­er chal­lenger.
“As soon as some­thing goes wrong with the MTA, every­one is blam­ing Kathy Hochul,” Jas­mine Grip­per, a co-direc­tor of the left-lean­ing New York Work­ing Fam­i­lies Par­ty, told Politi­co.
New York Build­ing Con­gress Pres­i­dent Car­lo Scis­sura, a strong backer …