Gov. Cuomo, Mayor de Blasio Unite to Clean Air through Congestion Pricing

EDF statement from Andy Darrell, New York Regional Director

February 26, 2019
Catherine Ittner, (212) 616-1443,

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced a 10-point plan to reorganize and fund the MTA, the agency responsible for public transportation in New York. The plan includes a joint endorsement of congestion pricing, which will raise more than $1 billion every year to fund a cleaner, more modern transit system. Since transportation makes up a third of New York’s greenhouse gas pollution, congestion pricing will help put the city and state on a trajectory to meet their ambitious climate goals.

“With today’s joint endorsement of congestion pricing, Gov. Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio are putting their money where their mouth is on climate action. We look to Albany to get congestion pricing over the finish line, which will reduce pollution and help build a cleaner transportation system for the city and state.”·

  • Andy Darrell, New York Regional Director, Environmental Defense Fund

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