Congestion pricing: Oral arguments made in New Jersey’s federal challenge to New York’s Manhattan toll plan

A federal judge heard oral arguments from the Biden administration, the MTA, and the state of New Jersey on Wednesday in the Garden State’s lawsuit seeking to overturn congestion pricing, as the fate of the Manhattan tolling program and the mass transit improvements it would fund hang in the balance.

Technically, the object at issue in the lawsuit is whether the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) undertook a thorough enough environmental review of the program, which was approved last week would levy a $15 toll on most motorists entering Manhattan south of 60th Street, with overnight discounts and crossing credits on bridges and tunnels already fitted with tolls.