New York’s Congestion Pricing Program Moves Ahead With Federal Highway Administration Letter of Legal Sufficiency

EDF Statement from Mary Barber, State Director, New York and New Jersey

May 5, 2023
Joe Liesman, (415) 293-6088,

(NEW YORK, NY) The Federal Highway Administration has provided the Metropolitan Transit Authority with a Letter of Legal Sufficiency, an essential next step in moving New York City’s landmark congestion pricing program towards implementation. The letter signals that the MTA has provided the documentation and analysis required for the federal approval of congestion pricing. The FHWA is now poised to issue a Finding of No Significant Impact, the federal environmental approval which will allow the state to move forward with congestion pricing program design and adoption. 

“We are pleased that the federal process to approve New York City’s congestion pricing program is moving the city one step closer towards relieving traffic congestion, reducing emissions and funding essential upgrades to New York’s public transit system,” said Mary Barber, State Director, New York and New Jersey.

“Congestion pricing is a foundational policy in support of New York’s sustainable future. We look forward to Gov. Hochul’s continued climate and clean energy leadership by ensuring this program is implemented swiftly and with other complementary policies, like truck and bus electrification, that prioritize and ensure benefits to disadvantaged communities.”

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