Congestion pricing bill passed as of yesterday

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uberxnyc1

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Many details are not clear yet but wanted to post it here in case anybody wants to think the future of this business,

Here are some of the specifics from the bill:

  • The new tolling program will be established and administered by the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority (TBTA), in collaboration with the city’s DOT; that includes signage notifying drivers of the tolls, the infrastructure to collect fares, and more.
  • Of the funds collected, 80 percent will go towards capital projects (including improving accessibility and upgrading outdated signals) on subways and buses; 20 percent will be split evenly between Metro-North and the Long Island Rail Road.
  • The area where the new toll will apply includes all of Manhattan below 60th Street—with the exception of the West Side Highway, FDR Drive, and the Battery tunnel including “any surface roadway portion of the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel connecting 14 to West St.”
  • Drivers will only be tolled once on any given day.
  • The plan includes some carve-outs—for emergency vehicles, and for drivers with disabilities—and will offer credits for some New Yorkers, including those who live below 60th Street and people making $60,000 or less per year. The Traffic Mobility Review Board will be responsible for recommending any other carve-outs or exemptions.
  • The TBTA and the DOT will issue regular reports on the effects of congestion pricing, including how it impacts traffic and air quality
According to this bill, seems like app drivers will be exempt from the toll since nobody is making 60k.:rolleyes:
 

Lordridley

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I do not think tlc drivers will be charged for the tolls. Since our beloved riders pay $0.75 and $2.75 per ride.
 

NYCguy2020

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I seriously dislike Democrats now and I'm one smh
Slowly seeing the light? We all start as libs/socialists/democrats and as we get wiser and look closely at the effects and consequences of their ideas and governing philosophy we realize that tax and spend (and spend some more) is not a good way of running a government. There's only so many rich people to soak before you start hitting the middle class and eventually the poor.

As a great person once said, "the problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money "
 

Vivobot

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If u guys ain't out before 2021 from this show then u guys deserve massive congestion charges, that do not apply to few for obvious reason.
 

Zubera

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60k exemption applies only to south of 60th st residents, guess all fhv have to pay.
I read it this way: all people that live in Manhattan bellow 60th street and all people that make less then $60k a year. So if you live in Brooklyn and make $59k a year you're exempted.
 

uberxnyc1

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I read it this way: all people that live in Manhattan bellow 60th street and all people that make less then $60k a year. So if you live in Brooklyn and make $59k a year you're exempted.
I also read it same way. We should be exempt in any way, otherwise no passenger would want to be the first one to go to city (since cars will be charged only once a day so first passenger will be the lucky one)
And I'm also wondering, are they going to put those plate scanners on every exit on west side highway?
 

hollowhollow

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I read it this way: all people that live in Manhattan bellow 60th street and all people that make less then $60k a year. So if you live in Brooklyn and make $59k a year you're exempted.
Don’t think so majority of New Yorkers make less than 60k a year new rule will be meaningless.
 

Uberman8263

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Many details are not clear yet but wanted to post it here in case anybody wants to think the future of this business,

Here are some of the specifics from the bill:

  • The new tolling program will be established and administered by the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority (TBTA), in collaboration with the city’s DOT; that includes signage notifying drivers of the tolls, the infrastructure to collect fares, and more.
  • Of the funds collected, 80 percent will go towards capital projects (including improving accessibility and upgrading outdated signals) on subways and buses; 20 percent will be split evenly between Metro-North and the Long Island Rail Road.
  • The area where the new toll will apply includes all of Manhattan below 60th Street—with the exception of the West Side Highway, FDR Drive, and the Battery tunnel including “any surface roadway portion of the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel connecting 14 to West St.”
  • Drivers will only be tolled once on any given day.
  • The plan includes some carve-outs—for emergency vehicles, and for drivers with disabilities—and will offer credits for some New Yorkers, including those who live below 60th Street and people making $60,000 or less per year. The Traffic Mobility Review Board will be responsible for recommending any other carve-outs or exemptions.
  • The TBTA and the DOT will issue regular reports on the effects of congestion pricing, including how it impacts traffic and air quality
According to this bill, seems like app drivers will be exempt from the toll since nobody is making 60k.:rolleyes:
I would have to live in Manhatten in order to get the carve out. Living in your car while parked in Manhatten does not qualify.
 

Vishnu643

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I seriously dislike Democrats now and I'm one smh
Become an independent. You can swing both ways and everyone will accept it
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So the congestion pricing will charge Riders by a toll booth? Does that mean every time you ride under the toll booth to get in 60th Street you will be charged an extra fee on top of the original toll? Like so you take the Midtown Tunnel you pay that toll thing paying other toll afterwards to go anywhere below 60th Street? How will this work?
 
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