What does New York City’s congestion pricing plan mean for you?

What does New York City's congestion pricing plan mean for you?

Monday, May 15, 2023 3:07PM

Heather O'Rourke explains what NYC's congestion pricing plan could mean for you

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — What does the congestion pricing plan in New York City mean for you?

There’s no set price yet, but officials are discussing a toll between $9 and $23 to drive through Manhattan’s central business district.

But not every car would be charged the same amount.

Taxis will only be charged once a day to enter the zone.

Driving overnight would be half price to encourage off-peak truck deliveries.

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Low-income drivers will get a 25% toll discount after the first 10 trips in each calendar month.

Supporters say these changes will reduce traffic in Manhattan by more than 110,000 cars and trucks a day.

But what about traffic in other areas?

Eyewitness News Traffic Reporter Heather O’Rourke explains the following concerns in the media player above:

– Increased traffic on the George Washington Bridge

– Parking around 60th Street

– 60th Street and above, more traffic

– Overcrowding on trains

– Available parking at train stations

– How will low-income New Yorkers receive a discount and be identified while driving?

– Impact on suburban areas

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