A modern, clean public transit system is critical to meeting climate goals. A comprehensive congestion pricing plan will help New York get there.
- $1.5 billionTo be raised each year by congestion pricing
- 6 millionDaily commuters who rely on NYC subways
New York is on the front lines of climate action, but the city and state can’t achieve their ambitious climate goals with a public transit system that’s falling apart. Congested streets and an outdated, inefficient subway system mean New Yorkers struggle every day to get to their homes and jobs in a reliable, affordable and low-carbon way.
A growing coalition of businesses, advocates and community groups recognize congestion pricing as the solution. By charging drivers in the busiest and most traffic-choked part of Manhattan, congestion pricing would raise $1.5 billion every year to cut traffic and pollution, expand service to underserved communities and “transit deserts,” and help the city achieve its goal of an all-electric, clean bus fleet.
In the news
New York City's transit decay impedes achieving climate goals
City and State New York
October 10, 2018
Small business begs state to speed up subways, roads with congestion pricing
Crain's New York
October 5, 2018
Waiting and waiting on the platform: Why we need congestion pricing now
New York Daily News
September 8, 2018
To fix the subway, vote in state elections. Then make sure lawmakers approve congestion pricing.
New York Times
September 5, 2018