Yesterday, New York City Council approved a plan to charge most motorists $8 to drive south of 60th Street in Manhatten. The money from this plan would go toward improving public transit, particularly in underserved areas.
This "congestion pricing" plan cannot go into effect without approval of the New York State Legislature. It is unclear when the State Legislature will take up the
issue, although New York City officials are hopeful of eventual passage. However, city officials would like State passage of the plan by April 7, otherwise they may lose $350 million of Federal money slated for start-up costs.
Click the following link to read more about this plan, from news articles in New York City's four daily newspapers: