The Congestion Pricing Task Force meets to discuss the Congestion Pricing Program. The Central Business District Tolling Program (Congestion Pricing), enacted in the 2019 New York State Budget Law, will result in all vehicles entering Manhattan south of 60th Street being assessed a toll when it goes into effect in late 2023. With the boundary of the toll zone currently bisecting Community District 8, there will be both anticipated and unanticipated impacts affecting residents and small businesses, including but not limited to matters related to parking, physical design of tolling infrastructure, and potential changes to traffic patterns and volumes near the boundary and specifically impacting stakeholders in the areas closest to the boundary.
The Congestion Pricing Task Force aims to address these potential issues by developing a series of policy recommendations to help inform elected officials, agencies involved in implementation such as the Metropolitan Transit Authority, and the Traffic Mobility Review Board that is charged with setting tolling policies. Our goal is to be proactive and provide recommendations before rules are drafted and final decisions made to ensure that CB8 constituent needs are voiced, and to work with other Community Boards.
Alida Camp and Craig Lader, Co-Chairs
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