APPROVED: MTA grants final greenlight to congestion pricing program, with slight tweaks

The MTA Board on Wednesday voted to give final approval to its forthcoming congestion pricing program, capping off a years-long process preparing to implement a toll to drive into Manhattan’s central business district, the first of its kind in the nation.

By an 11-to-1 vote, the board approved its long-stewing Central Business District Tolling Program, which will levy a $15 toll on most motorists entering Manhattan south of 60th Street and was approved by state lawmakers in 2019. Only Nassau County representative David Mack voted against the measure.