Congestion pricing: Hochul postponing Manhattan toll plan indefinitely due to economic fears ahead of election

Gov. Kathy Hochul is delaying the start of congestion pricing amid an important election year and last-minute concerns about the Manhattan toll plan’s economic impacts, a source confirmed to amNewYork Metro Wednesday morning.

Congestion pricing, which would charge $15 to most motorists entering lower Manhattan in a bid to reduce traffic and fund the MTA’s capital priorities, was scheduled to go into effect on June 30, five years after being approved by New York lawmakers.