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MTA And City Move Forward On Congestion Pricing | Gothamist

The MTA and the city’s Department of Transportation (DOT) are moving forward with preparations for implementing congestion pricing. For now, that means issuing a “Memorandum of Understanding” (MOU) on what the next steps are to get the program up and running.

This is so both agencies are on the same page when it comes to the planning, design, installation and construction of the to-be-decided type of congestion pricing infrastructure that will have to be installed, as well as to ensure the city is reimbursed for the costs.

But first things first: time for some traffic studies.

The agreement outlines that the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority (TBTA, a.k.a.: MTA Bridges and Tunnels), which will operate congestion pricing, will issue a traffic study looking at the impact of variable tolling and the impact of discounts and exemptions on traffic, as well as air quality and pollution.

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MTA And City Move Forward On Congestion Pricing – Gothamist.

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