New York Implements $15 Congestion Fee: A Bid to Clear Manhattan’s Clogged Arteries

New York commuters face a new financial hurdle as the city implements a $15 congestion fee for drivers entering Manhattan’s busiest areas.

Effective June 30, the flat fee targets vehicles south of 60th Street during daytime hours, with varying rates for different vehicle types and times.

Large trucks face a $36 toll during peak hours, while motorcycles pay $7.50. Revenue projections estimate the program will generate $1 billion annually to fund public transportation improvements. The initiative aims to alleviate gridlock and enhance air quality but raises questions about its efficacy in curbing congestion long-term. As New Yorkers adapt to the new fee, the city anticipates a smoother, more sustainable commute ahead.

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