MTA Announces Hearing Dates For Congestion Pricing Public Comment Period

Wagswoofs – The MTA is offering an opportunity for critics of congestion pricing to share their thoughts and raise any concerns they may have about the plan.

The festival is set to commence on Wednesday and will continue until March 11th.

The public will have the opportunity to provide comments during this time period through various methods. These methods include submitting written comments online or via email, mail, and fax. Additionally, individuals can leave a voicemail message with their comments. All comments received will be recorded and carefully reviewed.

Additionally, there will be four hearings scheduled for this event.

Mark your calendars for these important dates and times:

  1. Thursday, Feb. 29, at 6 p.m.
  2. Friday, March 1, at 10 a.m.
  3. Monday, March 4, at 10 a.m.
  4. Monday, March 4, at 6 p.m.

To participate in the hearings in person, individuals will need to register in advance either online or by calling the Public Hearing Hotline at (646) 252-6777.

People can sign up one week before each hearing, and the last day to do so is 30 minutes after the hearing starts.

They will take place in person at 2 Broadway in the William J. Ronan 20th Floor Board Room.

People can also sign up to join from afar by calling or using Zoom.

Each person will have two minutes to talk.

With congestion pricing, cars entering Manhattan below 60th Street would have to pay $15. Trucks could pay between $24 and $36, based on their size. Motorcycles would pay $7.50, taxis would pay $1.25, and rideshare cars would pay $2.50.

The MTA also has the power to raise the congestion pricing toll by 25% on days when there is a jam alert, which could mean paying up to $18.75 more.

During the first year of congestion pricing, the MTA can also raise or drop the tolls by up to 10%.

If the public review process goes well, tolling could start as early as June.

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