NYC Urged to Apply Congestion Fee for Trips Into, Out of Midtown

New York's congestion pricing plan should include fees on motorists both entering and leaving midtown Manhattan, as well as variable rates linked to peak and off-peak hours to encourage commuters to choose the least busy times to travel, a transportation group recommended.

The plan could generate about $1 billion annually under a variety of scenarios, the Regional Plan Association said in a study called "Congestion Pricing in NYC: Getting it Right."

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