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Congestion Pricing Task Force

March 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Congestion Pricing Task Force
Monday, March 14, 2022 - 6:30 PM
This meeting was conducted via Zoom

MINUTES: March 2022 Congestion Pricing Task Force Minutes

A livestream of this meeting can be found here.

AGENDA:

  1. Updates on the Status of Congestion Pricing Implementation
  2. Continuing discussion of potential Task Force Recommendations to be provided to the Traffic Mobility Review Board (see below list of options under consideration)
    1. Resolution: Requesting the Traffic Mobility Review Board comply fully with the Open Meetings Law
  3. Old Business
  4. New Business

Potential Recommendations Regarding Potential Policies

Providing municipal parking in the outer boroughs near subway stations

Establishing a residential parking permit program in neighborhoods outside the congestion zone

Accommodations for small businesses that will face financial strains

Accommodations for non-profit businesses

Revisiting taxi policies and considering eliminating all congestion fees for all yellow cabs (not just below 96th St.)

Recommending hours in which tolls are in effect and timeframes of definitions for peak vs. off peak

 

Potential Recommendations Regarding Discounts/Offsets/Exemptions

Discounts or exemptions for Motorcycles

Discounts/exemptions for vehicles carrying more than a defined number of passengers (HOV) discounts

Offsets for those who pay tolls on non/MTA crossings (including the Tappan Zee/Mario Cuomo Bridge)

Discounts for residents living outside the congestion zone but who garage their vehicles within the congestion zone

Discounts or exemptions for people performing medical-related trips

Discounts or exemptions for vehicles crossing into the zone for a very short time (such as to accommodate alternate side parking activities, or if construction forces a vehicle to cross into the congestion zone)

Broadening medical exemptions beyond the language in the Congestion Pricing law exempting authorized vehicles transporting persons with disabilities

Tolling all entrances/exits of the Queensboro Bridge

Providing no exemptions beyond those stipulated in the congestion pricing law

Alida Camp and Craig Lader, Co-Chairs

Details

Date:
March 14
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
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