Gov. Cuomo’s Focus on Congestion Pricing is Good News for Climate, Clean Air

EDF statement from Andy Darrell, New York Regional Director

January 15, 2019
Catherine Ittner, (212) 616-1443,

(NEW YORK, NY) Gov. Andrew Cuomo today delivered his 2019 State of the State address, including the need for a comprehensive congestion pricing plan. By raising more than $1 billion every year, congestion pricing will allow New York to invest in a cleaner, more modern transit system that gets city streets moving again. Additionally, since transportation makes up almost a third of New York City’s greenhouse gas pollution, congestion pricing will help put the city and state on a trajectory to meet their ambitious climate goals.

“Congestion pricing will help address two of New York’s most urgent challenges: climate change and the city’s crumbling transit system. Governor Cuomo can take a bite out of both crises with congestion pricing, which he smartly put front and center in today’s State of the State. Now it‘s time for Albany to take action once and for all.”

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

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