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Uber puts its money behind congestion pricing | CSNY

Despite New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio getting on board with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s congestion pricing proposal for Manhattan’s central business district, the plan to fund the ailing Metropolitan Transportation Authority by enacting a toll for drivers entering Manhattan below 61st Street still faces some pushback from within the state Legislature – particularly from suburban lawmakers whose constituents would likely be most affected when driving into the city.

But one of congestion pricing’s staunchest advocates is ramping up its efforts ahead of the state’s April 1 budget deadline. Uber has spent $1 million since last November in its campaign to help pass congestion pricing. Most recently, the ride-hail company funded an ad from the advocacy group Fix Our Transit that ran into the mid-six figures.

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