Assemblyman Rory Lancman has come up with an alternate plan which he hopes will spare commuters the tax and get them to work quicker:
Lancman's bill includes incentives that would provide tax breaks to businesses that allow their employees to telecommute, institute car pool lanes, eliminate or reduce the tolls at all bridges and tunnels into Manhattan during weekday peak hours to promote deliveries and infuse $500 million from the state general fund to increase mass transit for the outer boroughs.
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