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New York City Could Finally Try Congestion Pricing

Here’s how a governor-backed plan could win this time around.
NYC may take another whack at curbing traffic with fees, which have proved politically challenging.
NYC may take another whack at curbing traffic with fees, which have proved politically challenging. Mary Altaffer/AP Photo

For the first time in years, congestion pricing might have real political traction in an American city.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has come out in support of the idea as a solution for New York City, with its thickening traffic and dire need for transit funding. “Congestion pricing is an idea whose time has come,” Cuomo told the New York Times on Monday.