Congestion pricing debate hits public phase

A formal environmental impact study is now underway, but other issues remain

New Jersey drivers got their first opportunity to sound off on the proposed congestion pricing plan in New York City. If the plan is approved, motorists will have to pay an extra fee anytime they head south of 60th street in Manhattan’s central business district. That could cost commuters — mainly from New Jersey — thousands of dollars a year.

Zoe Baldwin, New Jersey Director of the Regional Plan Association, says people in New Jersey shouldn’t just be looking at this from a Garden State perspective only, since improvements to the New York City subway system — which congestion pricing is supposed to help fund — are good for Jersey commuters, too.

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