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Lincoln tunnel today: They announced Monday that they would be charging non-New Jersey motorists an extra fee for crossing New Jersey to New York via tunnels or toll bridges. New York’s plan would see the money collected go to a fund to reimburse New Jersey commuters. This could amount to as much as $3,000 per year.
Officials from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (which operates the subways in the city) called New Jersey’s plan “legally questionable.”
It is also unclear if New Jersey could charge motorists who drive into New York via toll booths owned by the Port Authority of New York or New Jersey.
New York’s congestion pricing plan would be the first in America, also known as congestion pricing. It would charge drivers who enter the city’s heart, which would likely be defined as the southern boundary of Central Park and Battery Park at lower Manhattan. Many details are still to be finalized.
Democratic U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer and New Jersey state Sen. Joseph Lagana and Assemblywoman Lisa Swain described New York’s plan in various ways, including “offensive,” unthinkable, and “a slap on the face.” Gottheimer stated that he and Bill Pascrell, a Democratic Rep., have requested that Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg conduct an economic review before approving the project.
Two years ago, New York’s Legislature approved congestion pricing. It was initially expected to be in place this year. The project was stalled due to the pandemic and a lack of guidance by federal regulators regarding the type of environmental review required. This guidance was provided at March’s end.