Congestion Pricing Plan Could Return Under New Name
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Congestion pricing may be back, but it might have a new name.
The plan was shot down, but it may have new life in Albany with support from Gov. David Paterson.
Paterson reportedly says Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan was unique and well thought and could help solve the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's budget woes, which could mean fare and toll hikes and service cuts.
The plan would charge drivers a fee for entering the Central Business District of Manhattan between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. on weekdays.
The Ravitch Commission, which was formed to look for new ways to fund the MTA, meets for the first time on Wednesday. The commission may give congestion pricing a new name because it caused so much controversy.