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It May Soon Cost Nearly $12 to Enter Manhattan

Bianca Bahamondes Bianca Bahamondes

It May Soon Cost Nearly $12 to Enter Manhattan
Under a new congestion plan it may cost nearly $12 to enter Manhattan below 60th Street in less than two years.

The report by Fix NYC provides several solutions to the current congestion issues and details them in a three-phase plan. While one part of the plan is to charge varying prices to enter Manhattan below 60th Street—depending on peak hours of entrance—there are other aspects that plan to charge New Yorkers for commuting, too (and we’re not just talking subway)!

The plan suggests a congestion surcharge on taxis and for-hire vehicles of about $2 to $5. These various charges will generate nearly $1 billion that would go toward fixing the subway system. 

For those concerned that their commute will soon become even more expensive, the plan still has to be approved by the state Legislature before any changes begin.

For the full report, click here.

featured image source: Photo by Jp Valery on Unsplash