Congestion pricing: Drivers could be charged an additional toll to enter Manhattan if proposal approved
A proposal out of New York received a key approval Tuesday, and if approved, drivers would be charged an additional toll to enter Manhattan.
The plan would make New York the first city in the country states to implement congestion pricing.
It received a key approval Tuesday from the Federal Highway Administration, saying in a letter that New York will need an environmental assessment to make sure there would be no significant environmental impacts.
They are also requiring a public comment period. If approved, drivers will be charged an additional toll to enter Manhattan. The hope is the congestion pricing would in turn reduce congestion and raise money for public transit systems.
State leaders from New York had initially predicted the plan would be in place this year, but it was out on hold with a lack of guidance from the former federal administration.