Manhattan will finally get congestion fees. The program is designed to reduce congestion in the area, where 700k vehicles travel daily. If implemented, drivers would pay $9-$23 to drive during peak hours starting next spring. Taxi/ride-share and low-income drivers may receive discounts or exemptions.
This might sound wild for the car-loving USA… but similar policies have been implemented elsewhere: London improved congestion by 30% after implementing charges; Stockholm, which implemented congestion pricing permanently in 2007, had reduced air pollution by 5%-15%. Singapore’s been doing it since 1975.
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