Report: Congestion Pricing Could Speed Bus Trips
New York's proposed congestion pricing plan would take hours off express bus commutes hours every week, according to new report by the Riders Alliance.
The plan's main purpose is to generate $1.5 billion in new funding for the MTA, but it could also benefit the many express riders who spend more than 15 hours per week in traffic, according to researchers. That conclusion is based on an expected decline in cars entering Manhattan below 60th Street if a congestion pricing fee.
The congestion pricing plan is opposed by several state assemblymembers, including some representing districts that benefit from express bus lines.