Area officials are slamming the MTA’s decision to move forward with their controversial congestion pricing plan. That’s the toll that many suburban commuters will eventually have to pay to enter Manhattan. Rockland County Executive Ed Day says we already pay enough and get nothing in return…
The MTA’s Central Business District Tolling Program’s Traffic Mobility Review Board will recommend a plan for credits and discount programs, but the board won’t have anyone from west of the Hudson, so Rockland won’t be represented. Rockland Business Association CEO Al Samuels says the MTA’s logic is that repairs have to be made to the system, and some of the people that use it should foot that bill…
Stony Point supervisor Jim Monaghan, a former member of the NYPD, knows the difficulties of commuting into the city from North Rockland, and says the dream of a one-seat ride into Manhattan is not likely to happen anytime soon…
The MTA will hold public hearings online on the project later this month. The first hearing is being held on August 25th. Comments may also be submitted online as well as via email, mail, voicemail, and fax. The full list of public hearing dates is below. Contact and more information can be found here.
Thursday, Aug. 25, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 27, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 28, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 29, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 31, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.