NYC drivers one step closer to paying $15 congestion tax after board approval

New York City drivers will likely soon pay a $15 congestion tax every day they enter Manhattan south of 61st street this summer, following the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s approval of the plan on Wednesday.

The proposal was approved in an 11-1 vote, with just one MTA board member from Nassau County voting against the measure. The new tolls are expected to go into effect on June 15, and passenger cars will need to pay $15 every time they enter the Central Business District.

“This program will reduce traffic in Manhattan’s central business district, reduce pollution, and provide critical funding for transit improvements,” the MTA said in a post on X. “We’re ready for the next steps, and expect to implement the program soon.”

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