Analysis: Is it Time to Panic Over the City and State’s Congestion Pricing Preparedness? (Yes!)

With 13 months left before the potential debut of America’s first-ever congestion pricing plan, it’s time to ask the key question facing the program: Is New York City prepared to make a congestion toll work? Or are we totally boned?

Appointing the board sooner rather than later provides “a benefit as it starts to try to explain the various tradeoffs that you might get from different toll levels,” Slevin said.

As the RPA showed in its congestion pricing report, there are a number of ways the congestion pricing toll can be instituted in order to raise the legally-mandated $1 billion, including the best option: a $9.18 peak-hours toll to get into and out of the CBD.

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