New York indefinitely halts London-like congestion pricing on ICE cars

New York Governor Kathy Hochul has indefinitely paused the planned congestion pricing program in New York City, which would have been the first of its kind in the US. The program was set to begin on June 30, with motorists paying a toll of $15 to drive in Manhattan south of 60th Street. Hochul cited concerns about the financial burden on New Yorkers and local businesses, especially as the city is still recovering from the pandemic. The decision to halt congestion pricing has sparked debate, with some advocacy groups emphasizing the benefits it would bring to public transit and air quality. New York City had hoped the program would reduce traffic, improve air quality, and generate significant revenue for mass-transit improvements.


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