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N.Y. congestion toll plan back in the works

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Just days after the American Trucking Associations (ATA) announced it had helped defeat a controv...


NEW YORK, N.Y. — Just days after the American Trucking Associations (ATA) announced it had helped defeat a controversial plan to toll trucks entering New York City during the daytime, it appears a deal is nearly in place to proceed with the plan, the New York Daily News reports.

The newspaper reported a deal between city and state officials could be announced as early as today.

On Monday, state legislators refused to approve New York Mayor Bloombergs proposal which would see a congestion toll of US$21 slapped on commercial vehicles entering downtown between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. on weekdays. The ATA issued a release saying it was instrumental in having the proposal defeated.

But last night, officials told the Daily News We are extraordinarily close (to reaching a deal), but it’s just not going to get there tonight. All the pieces have not come together.”

The newspaper reported the impending deal would establish a congestion pricing commission and would clear the way for the city to impose congestion tolls.


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