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Congestion Pricing Reevaluation is Vindication

June 14, 2024
The following statement can be attributed to Lisa Daglian, Executive Director, Permanent Citizens Advisory Committee to the MTA (PCAC):
“The Federal Highway Administration’s reevaluation of the submitted tolling structure is more than validation that there are no significant impacts; it’s vindication against all the naysayers and doomsdayers who claim otherwise. The facts are clear: ‘In every category, the effects are consistent with those predicated in the Final EA; importantly, some of the adverse effects no longer occur, and many are on the lower end of those disclosed in the Final EA.’
“The tolling agreement is the one remaining document needed from the federal government to implement Congestion Pricing as required by New York State law. New Yorkers deserve cleaner air, safer and less congested streets, and better transit, which is essential to our region’s way of life. It’s time for Governor Hochul to take stock of the facts, follow the law, and unpause the pause.”
Contact: Lisa Daglian: 917-612-2292, [email protected]