Everything you need to know about congestion pricing’s political gridlock

For more than 50 years, lawmakers in Albany kicked around the idea of tolling motorists who drive into Manhattan’s busiest streets to reduce car traffic and fund mass transit. It was not until 2019, under former Gov. Andrew Cuomo, that the state Legislature finally gave congestion pricing the green light through the state budget. The plan was set to make New York the first city in the U.S. to implement the charge, but more than three years later congestion pricing continues to stall.

The Issue

On June 7, during a debate among the three Democratic candidates vying for governor, Gov. Kathy Hochul threw congestion pricing’s 2023 timeline—which has

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