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Opinion: Congestion Pricing Is A Compromise

Alternatives paths to cut congestion and pollution and fund the MTA make congestion tolls look like a cheap parlor trick.

July 12, 2024

Friday’s Headlines: Taking Its Toll Edition

Congestion pricing still dominated the news cycle as confusion reigned.

June 7, 2024

Wednesday’s Headlines: Trump Trumps Congestion Pricing Edition

The 2024 presidential election could determine the fate of congestion pricing. Plus more news.

July 3, 2024

The Explainer: What’s Next for Congestion Pricing?

Let's run through the major issues still looming over New York City's first-in-the-nation congestion toll.

December 4, 2023

Friday’s Headlines: A Congestion Alert Day

Like everyone else, we covered congestion pricing. Plus other news.

December 1, 2023

Tuesday’s Headlines: Congestion Pricing Optics Edition

The big story yesterday was toll exemptions for city workers. The big story today is how bad it looks. Plus other news.

March 26, 2024

Two Assembly Pols: Congestion Pricing is Good Policy — Democrats Should Embrace It

Let’s be clear: the Governor’s announcement to “indefinitely delay implementation” is effectively a cancellation of congestion pricing.

Wednesday’s Headlines: Trump Posts About Congestion Pricing Edition

Donald Trump comments on congestion pricing — no surprise, he's against it. Plus more news.

May 8, 2024

Gotcha-Heimer! Anti-Congestion Pricing Jersey Rep. With a City Speeding Ticket Drove to Manhattan on Wednesday

New Jersey's most vociferous opponent of congestion pricing parked illegally and once got a speeding ticket.

April 24, 2024

Wednesday’s Headlines: Fact-Free Editorial Board Edition

The Post glazes over congestion pricing's proven benefits to gin up outrage. Plus more news.

February 7, 2024

Teachers Union Prez: You Can’t Expect My Members To Ride The Train Or Bus!

Teachers don't like using transit, and have been enabled to feel that way thanks to the parking placards they were gifted in the de Blasio era.

January 4, 2024

The Money For Congestion Pricing ‘Carrots’ Is Finally Here

State legislators have $46 million to spend on transportation and transit projects outside of Manhattan, so they'd better get to it.

January 24, 2024

11th Bike Rider of the Year Killed on Congested 11th Ave.

It's a congested area that won't see any traffic relief due to Gov. Hochul's abandonment of congestion pricing.

June 7, 2024

Hey, Staten Island Drivers, Hochul’s Congestion Pricing ‘Pause’ Screws You, Too

If you think drivers benefit from the congestion pricing pause, Gov. Hochul has a bridge to sell you.

June 26, 2024

Hey, Gov. Hochul, Here’s How Congestion Pricing Would Have Remade Manhattan

Just in time for Sunday night's failed launch of congestion pricing, check out this Streetfilms video from Stockholm.

June 24, 2024

National Green Groups Condemn Hochul’s Congestion Pricing ‘Pause’

Had New York engaged congestion pricing, the state would have "played a nation-leading role." Alas.

June 18, 2024

Congestion Pricing Advocates Demand Answers As Hochul Betrays Them … And Herself

Hundreds of protesters rushed to Gov. Hochul's Midtown office on Wednesday to protest the governor's decision to abandon congestion pricing.

June 6, 2024

Spin Zone: Fact-Checking Hochul’s Congestion Pricing Video

Hochul's logic for abandoning congestion pricing was dubious, and her commitment to her stated gridlock and climate goals are in the dustbin.

June 5, 2024

Wider Crosstown Bike Lanes Coming on 2 Midtown Strips

It's the latest effort to take advantage of the predicted reduction in vehicle traffic from congestion pricing and increase cycling.

June 3, 2024

Monday’s Headlines: More Weird Coverage from the Times Edition

Another day, another chance to point out flaws in the Times's coverage of congestion pricing. Plus other news.

June 3, 2024

Thursday’s Headlines: Congestion Pricing Will Be $15 Edition

The proposed congestion pricing toll is $15 for cars entering Manhattan below 60th Street, the TMRB said on Wednesday. Plus more news.

November 30, 2023

Friday’s Headlines: Criminal Mischief in the News Edition

More on defaced license plates, congestion pricing and, yes, some more snow in today's media digest.

January 19, 2024

Letter from Sweden: Congestion Pricing is Going to Be Great … With a Few Bumps

Swedes, even drivers, were stunned to hear that a majority of New York-area residents oppose congestion pricing.

May 16, 2024

Report: Congestion Pricing Will Be a Huge Boost for Transit Workers

Here are 3.2 billion reason for transit workers to get on board the congestion pricing train.

October 17, 2023

Truth Over Fiction on Congestion Pricing: Episode I

Funding transit without a robust congestion toll will leave congestion pretty much as is ― New York will remain the globe’s most gridlocked city. Here's why.

July 3, 2024

Hochul’s Bid to Stop Congestion Pricing Might Be Illegal

But she may be off the hook because the feds have still not undertaken what would have been the final bureaucratic step.

June 10, 2024

Komanoff: For Congestion Pricing, I’ll Eat Crow

Our congestion pricing columnist backed an opponent to his Assembly member in 2022 — but now he's making a heartfelt plea for her to do the right thing.

June 7, 2024

Wednesday’s Headlines: Congestion Pricing Flushed Away Edition

Literally every reporter at Streetsblog handed in their resignation letter at just before midnight. Plus other news.

June 5, 2024

Opinion: Let’s Keep the Focus on the ‘Congestion’ Part of Congestion Pricing

Congestion is universally hated, yet it keeps rising because city officials refuse to pursue strategies to disincentivize car ownership.

June 12, 2024

KOMANOFF: Hochul Must Remember the Facts of Congestion Pricing’s Benefits

Gov. Hochul should stay the course and usher in the bright and brand-new day that congestion pricing promises.

June 5, 2024

Monday’s Headlines: Kathy’s Congestion Cover-Up Edition

It was yet another big weekend for congestion pricing news, and Gov. Hochul continued to look awful. Plus other news.

June 24, 2024

Friday’s Headlines: Congestion Pricing Punching Bag Edition

It's open season on congestion pricing for New York City news editors. Plus more news.

March 22, 2024

Opinion: Here’s How to Get Congestion Pricing Right

Why focus on the vegetables when dessert is on the table? 

March 21, 2024

DOT Proposes Bus Lanes To Speed Up Crosstown Transit In Upper Manhattan

Bus lanes are coming to 96th Street as part of a handful of last minute transit and streetscape changes for congestion pricing.

May 17, 2024

Komanoff: What Was Left Unsaid to Congestion Pricing Opponents

Politicians can be diplomatic, but subject matter experts have a responsibility to say the quiet part out loud. Charles Komanoff learned that last Thursday at the latest congestion pricing gripefest.

February 20, 2024

Wednesday’s Headlines: The Toll Tolls for Thee Edition

The MTA Board will approve, at long last, the congestion pricing toll! Plus other news in our daily news digest.

March 27, 2024

MTA Ditches License Plate-Based Congestion Pricing Disability Exemption

Transit official won't grant congestion pricing disability exemptions any car with a disability license plate after all — opting for a case-by-case registration process instead.

February 26, 2024

Tuesday’s Headlines: Gridlock Alert — And Gridlock Abort — Day Edition

A "Gridlock Alert" day is a perfect day for supporters of congestion pricing to rally in Union Square! Plus other news.

December 5, 2023

Thursday’s Headlines: Lawsuits vs. Subway Improvements Edition

Anti-congestion pricing lawsuits have officially stopped the MTA capital program in its tracks. Plus more news.

February 15, 2024

Biden Administration to Let Hochul Dictate Congestion Pricing Next Steps, FHWA Says

President Biden may be providing legal cover for Gov. Hochul to avoid a lawsuit over her decision to scrub congestion pricing.

June 13, 2024

Wednesday’s Headlines: Victory Lap Edition

Ayyy! She got the FONSI — and now Gov. Hochul is celebrating the benefits of congestion pricing.

June 28, 2023

Adams Offers Bare Minimum to Seize Congestion Pricing’s ‘Space Dividend’ Opportunity

The mayor's list of projects supposedly meant to harness congestion pricing's expected reduction in traffic is mostly old news, according to critics.

May 2, 2024

Stockholm Leader’s Message to NYC: ‘Congestion Pricing Just Works’

"In Stockholm, people really thought that congestion pricing would be the end of the world, the city will come to a standstill, no one would be able to get to work anymore and all the theaters and shops would just go bankrupt. None of that happened."

May 3, 2024

Randy Mastro Aspires to Join Mayor’s Inner Circle of Congestion Pricing Foes

The mayor's reported pick to run the city Law Department is former deputy mayor under Rudy Giuliani and notorious foe of bike lanes and congestion pricing.

April 18, 2024

Congestion Pricing Opponents Are Blocking Disabled Access to Mass Transit, Politicians Charge

Just as the MTA begins speeding up new elevator construction, congestion pricing opponents are poised to stop it.

February 23, 2024

Reporter’s Notebook: Will Eric Adams Ever Publicly Embrace Congestion Pricing?

The governor, the head of the MTA and the city's leading transit thinkers all celebrated congestion pricing on Tuesday as an historic moment while Mayor Adams spent Tuesday failing to live up to it.

December 6, 2023

Disabled NYer’s are Victims of Gov. Hochul’s Congestion Pricing Pause

So many New Yorkers can’t use the closest subway station to their homes because they don't have an elevator. And Gov. Hochul just halted funding for 23 new lifts.

July 23, 2024

Federal Judge Sets Aside a Key Congestion Pricing Lawsuit

Gov. Hochul's rationale for killing congestion pricing took another blow on Thursday as a federal judge dismissed one of the major lawsuits against it.

June 21, 2024

Albany Roundup: Some Victories as Congestion Pricing Drama Dominated

State pols did a good bit better than last year, but there's still plenty of room to grow.

June 14, 2024

OUTRAGE: ‘Spineless’ Hochul’s Surrender on Congestion Pricing Feeds the Trolls

By channeling the very rhetoric of the toll's car-centric opponents, the governor has undermined her stated goal of improving the city.

June 5, 2024

Hochul’s Congestion Pricing ‘Pause’ Lets Drivers Off the Hook and Riders Holding the Bag

Hochul's decision not to toll disproportionately wealthy drivers means fare hikes and service cuts for disproportionately working class subway and bus riders.

June 11, 2024

The Next Fight: Which Gov’t Vehicles will Get Congestion Pricing Exemptions?

Certain government vehicles will be exempt from paying the congestion pricing toll, but which ones? And how? Let the Explainer explain it all to you.

May 14, 2024

Supporters of Congestion Pricing Outnumbered Foes 2-1 in Final Input

Pro-congestion pricing commenters nearly doubled the number of people opposed to the forthcoming tolls during the MTA's final round of public input.

March 19, 2024

Will Congestion Pricing Properly Toll Taxis and Ubers?

A new proposal to charge Uber and Lyft riders in Manhattan instead of drivers has been put on the table, but the MTA's agreement with the federal government may sink the idea before it can get any momentum.

June 21, 2023

Tuesday’s Headlines: Behind the Anti-Congestion Pricing Headlines Edition

The Post lobs another anti-congestion pricing trial balloon, with a characteristically misleading headline. Plus more news.

February 13, 2024

Deep Dive: Hochul Ignored Broad Coalition of Congestion Pricing Supporters In Favor Of Placard Elite

Gov. Hochul is favoring a wealthy, placard-clad minority over a diverse coalition of groups who have come out in support for congestion pricing.

June 17, 2024

Wednesday’s Headlines: Now Come the Lawsuits Edition

Comptroller Brad Lander and a band of legal eagles will announce a lawsuit today to save congestion pricing. Plus other news (including Joey Chestnut!).

June 12, 2024

City Officials Demand Congestion Pricing Despite Eric Adams’s Deference to Hochul

Mayor Adams supports Gov. Hochul for delaying congestion pricing, but top-level appointees in his administration are urgently speaking out in favor of the tolls.

June 6, 2024

Freed: Maybe Charles Komanoff is Worried That I’m Right on Congestion Pricing

The former City Council member says she doesn't oppose congestion pricing but merely that "a plan this monumental, far-reaching and complicated, that will affect 20 million-plus individuals, requires a full environmental review."

May 23, 2024

MTA Boss: We’ll Win All Those Congestion Pricing Lawsuits

The UFT's anti-transit effort to kill congestion pricing on behalf of "like two dozen people" will hurt students most, Lieber said.

January 8, 2024

New Jersey’s Case Against Congestion Pricing Hits Troubled Waters on Hearing’s Second Day

The Garden State's lawyer exposed the holes in its case by failing to cite any provision to back his claim that "the obligation of NEPA is to mitigate everywhere you find impacts."

April 5, 2024

The Toll of History: MTA Board Approves $15 Congestion Pricing Fee

New York City's congestion pricing tolls are one historic step closer to reality after Wednesday's 11-1 MTA board vote. Next step: all those pesky lawsuits.

March 28, 2024

‘Irresponsible, Destructive’: Hochul’s Congestion Pricing Flip Harms Working New Yorkers, Ritchie Torres Says

"The delay of congestion pricing is not only bad morals and bad economics, it's bad politics," Torres told Streetsblog.

June 15, 2024

Manhattan Elected Officials Urge Congestion Pricing Discount For Electric Cars

Some elected officials in Manhattan are asking for a break on the full congestion pricing toll for electric vehicles, but advocates aren't so sure. "We need to, in this case, encourage people to be taking mass transit and using alternative means of transportation."

July 31, 2023

The Roller-Coaster Ride of MTA Boss Janno Lieber

The MTA CEO's role appears to be changing rapidly.

June 7, 2024

Monday’s Headlines: Congestion Pricing Lawsuit Hangover Edition

Everyone's talking about New Jersey's pro-smog, anti-congestion pricing lawsuit. Plus other news.

July 24, 2023

Kathy Hochul Is Looting Two MTA Capital Plans At The Same Time

Two MTA capital programs, the current 2020-2024 plan and upcoming 2025-2029 plan, face massive funding gaps thanks to the Gridlock Gov's decision to jettison congestion pricing.

July 1, 2024

Cycle of Rage: Mayor is Failing the Leadership Test on Congestion Pricing

Purely for political and self-serving purposes, Mayor Adams is attacking congestion pricing — and, in doing so, is undermining the implementation of a program that he has long claimed to be a "strong" supporter of.

December 1, 2023

Monday’s Headlines: Could’ve Should’ve Would’ve Edition

June 30, 2024 came and went yesterday without the once-planned launch of congestion pricing. Plus more news.

July 1, 2024

MTA Board To Vote To Pause Congestion Pricing Until Hochul Says So

The MTA Board will vote on Wednesday to confirm Gridlock Gov. Kathy Hochul's indefinite pause of on a long-accepted method of funding the regional transit system.

June 25, 2024

State Comptroller: Loss of Congestion Pricing Revenue Leaves MTA With ‘No Good Options’

Gov. Hochul's indefinite cancellation of congestion pricing represents "a decline in investment in the metropolitan region’s vital transportation system," says Tom DiNapoli.

June 25, 2024

Hochul, Schumer Zip Out of Gateway Announcement Without Facing the Press

Hochul and Schumer have avoided the city's transit press corps since the governor's June 5 abandonment of congestion pricing.

July 8, 2024

Party Time: MTA Joins Legal Battle to Defend Congestion Pricing Against Jersey Suit

The MTA sought to join forces with the federal Department of Transportation to fight a specious lawsuit by New Jersey seeking to stall congestion pricing.

October 6, 2023

Tuesday’s Headlines: New Jerseyans For Congestion Pricing Edition

New Jersey's largest newspaper has no patience for Gov. Phil Murphy's "shrieking" and"hysterical" opposition to congestion pricing. Plus more news.

August 1, 2023

Queens Residents Rally Against Hochul’s Congestion Pricing Flip Flop 

Protesters in Queens scoffed at Hochul’s claims that congestion pricing would hurt working class New Yorkers and businesses.

June 12, 2024

Komanoff: Actually, Small Businesses Stand to Benefit from Congestion Pricing

There may be no more pernicious fabulation than that small businesses in the congestion zone will suffer when fewer motorists drive in. Let's debunk.

June 11, 2024

Tuesday’s Headlines: Valley of Political Death Edition

Did you see the new poll showing congestion pricing is really unpopular? Ignore it! Good times are coming. Plus other news in today's headlines.

April 23, 2024

Hochul’s Congestion Pricing ‘Pause’ Kicks Transit Fixes to the Next Crisis

The governor's decision threatens nearly every commitment New York leaders made to the transit system after the 2017 "Summer of Hell" exposed the consequences of years of neglect.

June 26, 2024

Four Ways that NY Gov. Hochul’s Cancelation of Congestion Pricing is Bad for America

The plan was always controversial, but supporters have rightly pointed out that politicians need to act boldly, lest our society fail to meet its stated goals.

June 5, 2024

Power Outage: Schumer, Heastie Won’t Fight Hochul’s Congestion Pricing ‘Pause’

Chuck Schumer and Carl Heastie are two of the most powerful politicians in New York — but don't expect them to fight for congestion pricing, even though they support it.

June 25, 2024

Full Court Press by Mayor for Congestion Pricing Foe Randy Mastro

Pay no attention to that lawyer behind the curtain fighting for New Jersey, the mayor's team said on Tuesday, channeling the Wizard of Oz.

April 24, 2024

Is A $15 Toll The ‘Political Sweet Spot’ for Congestion Pricing?

A "modest" $15 peak-hour, $9 weekend, and $3 off-peak toll combination would cut traffic by 14 percent and raise $1.2 billion for the MTA, economists Charles Komanoff and Gernot Wagner said in a new report.

July 17, 2023

Friday’s Headlines Ask, ‘Was It Worth It, Governor?’

A new poll came out yesterday that definitely was not good news for Gov. Hochul. Plus other news (that was not good for Hochul, either).

June 21, 2024

N.J.’s Congestion Pricing Lawsuit: Here’s Why It Should Fail

New Jersey is trying to get a judge to require an environmental impact statement for congestion pricing. But "in practice, the FHWA did many of the things that would be required under an environmental impact statement, so it's kind of like they did an EIS without calling it an EIS," according to one expert.

September 6, 2023

Tuesday’s Headlines: All Politics is Hochul Edition

You can't escape Gov. Hochul in the news these days. But she can't escape her terrible congestion pricing decision. Plus other news.

June 18, 2024

On Eve of Congestion Pricing, Plate Scams at Bridge Tolls are Way Up

About 1.5 percent of the cars that passed through the MTA's bridges and tunnels in 2023 had unbillable license plates. And that number is up.

February 29, 2024

Tuesday’s Headlines: Once and Forever, Congestion Pricing is a Good Thing Edition

Entitled Manhattanites who oppose the central business district toll are the most misguided, it turns out. Plus other news.

February 27, 2024

Two Huge Questions About ‘Gridlock Gov.’ Hochul’s Congestion Pricing Delay

Can she even do this? And does she have a revenue plan? Maybe and no seem to be the answers.

June 6, 2024

Komanoff: William (Vickrey), It Was Really Nothing

Former City Council Member Kathryn Freed once said "traffic is killing us in Lower Manhattan." Now, she sues to stop Nobel-Prize-winning economist William Vickrey's congestion pricing idea.

May 20, 2024

Congestion Pricing Disability Exemption Better Not Rely on License Plates: Advocates

Disabled driver plates, especially those from out of state, are easy to get and aren't always even used to transport disabled people who are entitled to a toll exemption.

February 16, 2024

Feds: Congestion Pricing Will Be Better Than We Even Thought … And the Pressure is Now on Hochul

The FHWA affirmed the tolls won't have an adverse impact on the environment — kicking it to Gov. Hochul to determine what happens next.

June 15, 2024

Monday’s Headlines: ‘Criminal Mischief’ is National News Edition

NBC News covered the scourge of defaced plates. Plus other news in today's headlines.

March 18, 2024

Opinion: Gov. Hochul Risks Handing Donald Trump the Keys To NYC’s Transportation Future

Is this really the way a New York Democrat wants her legacy on transit and climate change to play out?

June 6, 2024

Tuesday’s Headlines: Break the Law Edition

The Times floats a possible congestion pricing compromise, but the old plan is still the law. Plus more news.

July 2, 2024

They’re Driving To America: Neil Diamond Musical’s Anti-Congestion Pricing Stunt Irks New Yorkers

It's a song sung blue: A Broadway producer is so opposed to congestion pricing that he'll refund the still-non-existent toll to see his show.

December 27, 2023

Komanoff: Here’s Why the MTA Board Should Proudly Approve Congestion Pricing

The board will likely be slammed by the stragglers who will never accept the hard truths about the cost of their driving, but congestion pricing will do even better than the MTA realizes.

March 26, 2024

Thursday’s Headlines: The Law Won Edition

Brad Lander and Co. are on the case. Plus other news.

June 13, 2024