Manhattan Congestion

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Report: MTA, DOT Reach Agreement On Implementing Congestion Pricing

June 19, 2019 - 5:26 pm

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — The MTA and Department of Transportation have reached an agreement to work together on congestion pricing, according to a Daily News report.

The two agencies will take leading roles in planning and designing a system to collect from drivers heading to Midtown and Lower Manhattan, the report said.

The MTA is reportedly already shopping for technology and sent out a notice to vendors seeking gear that can track drivers by mileage and the amount of time they are spending inside the congestion pricing zone.

The new technology may indicate that congestion pricing may be adjusted based on the amount of traffic on city streets.

The Daily News reports the MTA will cover the costs for the project, and cannot circumvent the city’s permit process during installation.

Mayor Bill de Blasio told The News that the agreement will “ensure effective coordination” between the MTA and the city.

MTA Chairman Patrick Foye also believes the plan will “make New York a stronger and more livable place.”