Gov. Cuomo Touts Congestion Pricing as “Only Realistic Option” for Fixing Subway

EDF statement from Andy Darrell, New York Regional Director

October 4, 2018
Catherine Ittner, (512) 691-3458,

(NEW YORK, NY) Gov. Andrew Cuomo today expressed strong support for congestion pricing as the only way to provide critical funding for New York City subway and transportation-infrastructure improvements. A comprehensive congestion pricing plan will get city streets moving again and provide up to $1.5 billion every year to invest in a cleaner, modern and more equitable transit system.

“It’s inspiring to hear Governor Cuomo’s leadership on congestion pricing, the sustainable and equitable funding solution for New York’s subway woes. We stand ready to work with our state elected leaders and a wide range of civic partners to help put in place the next steps forward. Our economy, our environment and 6 million transit riders cannot afford to wait.”

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

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