NEW YORK (AP) - A judge has lifted a temporary restraining order that blocked the state's congestion surcharges on taxis and other for-hire vehicles in Manhattan.
The new ride fees were supposed to start Jan. 1, but drivers sued over the proposed fee of $2.50 for yellow taxis and $2.75 for other for-hire vehicles, including Uber and Lyft vehicles. The money raised would go to fund the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
The New York Taxi Workers Alliance called the fees an additional "crushing burden" on drivers.
The State Supreme Court judge on Thursday also allowed the case to move forward by denying a motion from the state to dismiss the lawsuit.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo released a statement saying they're "moving forward vigorously with a full congestion pricing plan."
It's unclear when the new fees will start.