Rockland officials demand MTA exclude county drivers from congestion pricing plan

Rockland County officials have drafted a letter demanding that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority exclude county residents from its congestion pricing plan.

News 12 Staff

Sep 9, 2022, 9:57 PM

Updated 626 days ago

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Rockland County officials have drafted a letter demanding that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority exclude county residents from its congestion pricing plan.
A Spring Valley trustee sent the letter to News 12 reporter Diane Caruso signed by several leaders in the county.
They wrote to the MTA that they're in opposition of the new congestion pricing plan. They also request Rockland County drivers be exempt because the county has no trains going directly into Manhattan.
They say, "The complete disregard of the residents who live west of the Hudson has been evident in every step of the congestion pricing plan as we don't even have a voice at the table when decisions are made on these matters."
Congestion pricing, which could start sometime next year, would charge drivers coming into parts of Manhattan anywhere from $9 to $23, depending on the time of day.
The letter is just one of several pleas from Rockland County to be excluded.
So far, there has not been a response to the letter from the MTA.


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