The chairman of the state commission studying ways to reduce traffic in Manhattan is increasingly pushing a measure certain to prompt opposition in the rest of the city: charging tolls on the four East River Bridges.
Traffic Panel Keeps East River Bridge Tolls on Table
The commission, created by the State Legislature, must recommend a plan by January to reduce traffic and raise revenue for transportation projects. The plan would then need approval from the City Council and state lawmakers.
Tolls on the bridges would most likely be presented as part of a scaled-back version of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s original congestion pricing plan.