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Congestion pricing will spur spending on MTA labor

But proportion of wages and benefits in the budget will stay the same, Reinvent Albany finds

Posted 10/27/23

New Yorkers lose 117 hours on average each year because of traffic congestion, according to the MTA, setting them back $1,976 in lost productivity and other costs annualy.

The city’s Central Business District Tolling plan, better known as congestion pricing, expected to begin sometime next year, will undoubtedly clear a lot of the gridlock that leads to that lost time and money, the agency says. 

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