State congestion pricing plan would raise cost of driving to Manhattan

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A proposed congestion pricing plan could make the drive into Manhattan more costly. 

FixNYC released a proposal that was part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's budget that would force drivers to pay $11.52 to go south of 60th Street in Manhattan on weekdays between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. Trucks would have to pay $25.34. 

Gov. Cuomo released a statement Friday about the plan in part saying, "There is no doubt that we must finally address the undeniable, growing problem of traffic congestion. We must also find a way to reduce the costs for outer borough bridges in any plan ultimately passed."

Mayor Bill de Blasio says the new plan shows improvement over previous ones. He says it's a step in the right direction, but it does not achieve some of the things that are needed the most.

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