NEW YORK - Step on it! Mayor Bill de Blasio says he wants congestion pricing to be implemented "as fast as humanly possible."
The long-delayed plan gained more momentum last week when de Blasio’s probable successor, Eric Adams, tweeted that congestion pricing is needed "as soon as possible" to protect subway stations from street flooding. Adams cited the inundation that the subways experienced Thursday, which forced riders to wade through waist-deep water.
The MTA doesn’t share the urgency that the mayor and Adams do.
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At a meeting last month, Robert Foran, the chief financial officer, said: "We’re not in a position now to really be needing, absolutely, at this point in time, the congestion pricing proceeds for the capital program."
Congestion pricing would generate an estimated $15 billion over four years.