Driving a Car in Manhattan Could Cost $11.52 Under Congestion Plan

Jan 22, 2018| Courtesy by : nytimes.com

A proposal to charge drivers in the busiest parts of Manhattan is designed to unsnarl city streets. Midtown traffic now crawls at an average of 4.7 miles per hour. CreditJeenah Moon for The New York Times

Driving a car into the busiest parts of Manhattan could cost $11.52 under a major proposal prepared for Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo that would make New York the first city in the United States with a pay-to-drive plan.

Similar traffic charges are already used in cities like Singapore, Stockholm, London and Milan, but New York has rejected or ignored versions of them dating to at least the 1970s. The newest plan embraces the twin goals of easing Manhattan’s choking traffic while raising badly needed revenue for the city’s failing subways and buses.

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