New Jersey files federal lawsuit to block NYC’s congestion pricing plan; Staten Island sets up legal action


New Jersey filed a federal lawsuit Friday seeking to block New York’s congestion pricing program, arguing that the Biden administration had made a “decision to rubber-stamp” a plan that officials contend will hammer the Garden State financially and environmentally.

The long-awaited lawsuit, filed against the Federal Highway Administration in New Jersey federal district court, challenges the FHWA’s “finding of no significant impact” issued last month that gave final approval to the program, which would levy tolls on motorists entering Manhattan south of 60th Street in a bid to reduce traffic congestion and carbon emissions, and generate funds for the MTA’s mass transit infrastructure.