The opponents of congestion pricing need look no further than the technical appendix to PlaNYC to bolster their claim that the $8 daily fee to drive into Manhattan south of 86th Street will likely be raised:
On the other hand, the report does not envision that the fee will even keep up with inflation. The report hypothesizes that in the year 2030, the $8 fee would be increased to $14, which, assuming annual inflation of 3.2 percent, will really be worth $7.23 in today's dollars. (City Hall spokesman John Gallagher says that the $14 figure takes inflation into account.)
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