In response to the MTA’s congestion pricing plan, U.S. representatives Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) and Mike Lawler (R-NY) announced the Anti-Congestion Tax Act in January. The legislation seeks to block the U.S. DOT from providing any new capital investment grants to MTA projects until drivers from New Jersey and New York receive exemptions from congestion taxes. In addition, it would change the U.S. Tax Code to give commuters a federal tax credit at the end of the year.
“The NLA applauds U.S. representatives Gottheimer and Lawler for their efforts against congestion pricing in New York,” said NLA President, Robert Alexander. “This important piece of legislation directly addresses the damaging effects congestion pricing would have on all drivers both locally and nationally.”
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