Here is the State Senate’s Congestion Pricing Bill

Here, at last, is a draft copy of the New York State Senate congestion pricing "compromise" bill. The bill does not yet have a number and was never brought to a vote. It has been circulating since July 19.

I still need to read through it and figure out exactly how it differs from what Mayor Bloomberg originally proposed. If anyone wants to help with that, feel free to post your findings in the comments section.

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