Posted by Richard Willet - Memes and headline comments by David Icke Posted on 13 August 2022

NYC could become the first American city to implement a $23 congestion charge fee for motorists entering its busiest areas from next year

New York City could become the first US city to implement a congestion fee for motorists entering its busiest areas.

The Big Apple’s new plan, laid out Wednesday by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, could see drivers charged as much as $23 to enter Manhattan’s central business district.

A study released with the plan projected a reduction in the number of cars entering Manhattan by 15% to 20%, which local officials hope will de-clog streets and boost public-transit ridership.

Local drivers in the city can expect to encounter the $23 fee, while the cost of a round trip by car from areas like Princeton, New Jersey, could be as much as $120.

The new fees, which would go into effect as early as 2023, are projected to bring in $1 billion a year for MTA, which runs the city’s public transit system and faces a financial crisis as ridership continues to lag behind pre-pandemic levels.

Other major global cities such as Singapore and London already have congestion pricing policies to stamp down traffic.

The city wants to charge a daily variable toll for vehicles entering or remaining within the central business district, defined as between 60th Street in midtown Manhattan and Battery Park on Manhattan’s southern tip.

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