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Hochul dealt another loss after ‘indefinite’ pause of congestion pricing in NYC

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Governor Kathy Hochul announced an indefinite pause on New York City’s congestion pricing toll plan on Wednesday, citing concerns about the city’s economic recovery post-COVID-19.


The $15 toll, designed to reduce traffic in Manhattan below 60th Street, was initially supported to raise revenue for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and reduce emissions. However, Hochul reversed her stance, stating the tolls could hurt working people and delay the city’s rebound.

While some environmental and transit advocates are disappointed, centrist Democrats in New York and New Jersey praised the decision. Rep. Pat Ryan, a critic of the plan, celebrated its suspension, seeing it as a victory for Hudson Valley families.



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