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Congestion Pricing

One of the most controversial aspects of the plan is the mayor’s call for congestion pricing, specifically a bid to levy a fee of $8.00 on all cars entering midtown Manhattan during peak hours on weekdays. The proposal has stalled in Albany despite support from environmental groups and the governor’s office.

A large criticism stems from the plan’s assumption that more riders could use mass transit. New York City Transit, after doing an analysis of each subway line, revealed that many subway lines are already used to capacity, and that the tracks allow no room to add more trains.

Promoters of this mechanism argue, however, that the system could generate much needed funds for currently underfunded Capital Construction projects (e.g. Second Avenue Subway, 7 Subway Extension, East Side Access, etc.).

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