The unresolved questions on congestion pricing implementation

In 2021, New York is expected to be the first city in the United States to implement a congestion pricing road-tolling program, but by the looks of it, the officials in charge of setting up that program are in no rush. 

Of the details the Traffic Mobility Review Board has to decide on, the somewhat easier job might be setting the toll prices, as they have a few different suggestions from which to draw. A panel convened by Cuomo in 2018 reported that a variable structure with a peak-fee of $11.52 for passenger vehicles would produce over $1 billion per year in revenue, and the peak-fee that the panel recommends is expected to be around there – between $11 and $14. The good government group Regional Plan Association released a report last year recommending a peak price of just over $9.

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