NYLPI Submits Comments to MTA in Support of Congestion Pricing

September 12, 2022

Disability Justice, Environmental Justice, MTA, News

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NYLPI supports the Central Business District Tolling Program (“congestion pricing”) as the best way to reduce traffic congestion and air pollution in New York’s Central Business District and raise revenue to fund a more accessible, reliable, and sustainable transit system. In addition to implementing congestion pricing, we urge the MTA to adjust tolling structures and closely monitor traffic impacts to ensure that no environmental justice community is impacted by increased emissions. There must be ongoing public input into the process of choosing, implementing, adjusting specific tolling scenarios so that congestion pricing does not pit disadvantaged communities’ interests against one another. We also strongly advocate for ensuring that individuals with disabilities, who are unable to use traditional mass transit, are not unfairly penalized when using paratransit or personal vehicles.

Read our full comments to the MTA on our website.

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