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Gov. Hochul’s congestion toll flip-flop spurs mad scramble at NY Capitol

Posted on AllSides June 6th, 2024
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New York Gov. Kathy Hochul’s abrupt flip-flop on congestion tolling in Manhattan blew a multibillion-dollar hole in the MTA’s capital budget, sending state lawmakers scrambling behind closed doors to consider the governor’s proposed tax on city businesses to fill the gap. Hochul has not publicly detailed her plan to make up the lost revenue after she ordered the public transit system to “indefinitely” abandon its congestion pricing program. It was slated to take effect on June 30 and would have charged a base daytime toll of $15 for drivers entering...

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