Congestion Pricing Fight Begins

 Congestion Pricing Fight Begins

Queens Borough President Helen Marshall is criticizing the plan (which the mayor hasn’t even formally announced yet) to enact congestion pricing in parts of midtown Manhattan.

“I agree with the Queens Chamber of Commerce – congestion pricing would cost Queens residents and businesses, which account for 40 percent of all New Yorkers who drive into Manhattan, an additional $300- $350 million annually.”

“Studies have shown that the highest concentration of auto commuters comes primarily from southeast Queens, where subways and efficient mass transit alternatives do not exist.”

And:

“Let’s face it; congestion pricing would place an unfair tax on the victims of poor public transportation.”