The Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s congestion pricing plan has hit a slowdown and transit advocates are pointing the finger in the direction of Gov. Andrew Cuomo for the snarl.
“It’s entirely in the MTA’s hands which means it’s entirely in Cuomo’s hands,” said Nicole Gelinas, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. “Any delay can be blamed on them.”
Four months after receiving Federal Department of Transportation approval to conduct an environmental assessment —which is less onerous or time-consuming than an environmental impact statement—to determine the effects of congestion pricing on the New York City region, the MTA has yet to finalize the parameters surrounding the public
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