As the Metropolitan Transit Agency (MTA) was wrapping up its final public hearings on congestion pricing in March, dozens of taxi drivers rallied outside MTA headquarters in Lower Manhattan expressing disapproval of the new tolls – which are expected to cost passenger vehicles $15, motorcycles $7.50, app-hail rides $2.50 and taxis, black cars and liveries will be a $1.25. Trucks are expected to be charged $24-$36, depending on size Trucks are expected to be charged $24-$36, depending on size.

Officials continued to reiterate that money from the tolls is expected to pay for major systemwide upgrades on trains and buses. A final vote will take place sometime this spring. If approved, congestion pricing could start as early as June.

Source: CBS New York

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