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Details of MTA's Congestion Pricing Plan for Manhattan Drivers Announced

Driver charges $9 to $23 to drive into parts of Manhattan in late 2023, according to the MTA's Congestion Pricing Plan may face. It will be announced on Wednesday.

Amounts and timelines are detailed in a summary on page 34 of theproject's long-delayed environmental review, provided to reporters by a cash-strapped government agency on Tuesday. was done.

"The vast amount of detail contained in this assessment underscores the wide-ranging benefits to be derived from tolls in the Central Business District," said MTA Chief Janno Lieber in a statement. "In short, it's good for the environment, good for public transportation, good for New York and the region."

According to the summary, the MTA is a toll station south of 60th Avenue in Manhattan. It said it was considering a tiered plan to charge drivers entering the Tokoro district the most during peak hours during the day and offer discounts to those driving at night or at night. overnight time.

The MTA's study outlines a number of options that the Toll Board will consider.

MTA officials said Tuesday that the proposed discount plan would cover 100% of the cost of East River tolls. 100% off-peak charges for Port Authority transit, and 90-95% of his PA charges during peak hours.

MTA CEO Janno Lieber commended the up-hike in fees.
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Almost all Peak Tunnel tolls can be deducted from congestion charges. That means you'll be paying an estimated $10 to proceed to Midtown.

New Jersey politicians, including Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy and Rep. Josh Gottheimer,have campaigned hard for such discounts.

Full $23 congestion charge for drivers crossing the East River using the free bridges in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Williamsburg and Queensboro, or driving down North of 59th Street have to pay Effectively, higher congestion charges are needed to offset lost revenue by offering toll rebates, officials said.

A driver is charged only once a day to enter the zone, and a New Yorker living south of 60th Street pays state income tax tolls if her annual income is less than $60,000. can be billed.

The congestion pricing program has two main goals. It's about fighting worsening traffic in Manhattan and using the proceeds to overhaul and upgrade the subway, buses, Long Island Railroad and Metro-North.

Over the past decade, average traffic speeds have plunged 22% from an already disastrous 9.1 mph to just 7.1 mph.

Buses suffered even more as the speed of the line south of 60th Street dropped 28% over the decade from 2010 to 2019.

Analysis shows that drivers in urban areas are being charged. A road south of 60th Street will reduce the number of cars in Lower and Midtown Manhattan by as much as 20%.

revenues from congestion tolls will provide MTAs with sufficient funding to raise $15 billion of $55 billion program .

money will replace old trains and buses, overhaul and computerize the old and faulty signals still in use on most character lines of the subway system, Paid to improve the track and reliability of distance railroads. Island Rail Road and Metro North.

Authorities recently announced plans to speed up signal processing on the6th and 8th Avenue subways. via Brooklyn.

Despite political backlash and predictions of dire economic consequences, congestion pricing has succeeded in keeping traffic in  London under control, says Bloomberg reported.

The MTA has said it will hold a series of hearings on its congestion pricing program, which will run through early September.

It then submits the recommendations to the Traffic Mobility Review Board, which is tasked with selecting from a menu of options presented by MTA staff.

The MTA Board must then give final approval before the congestion pricing program can begin.