New Jersey pushes back on NYC's $15 congestion toll: 'You are not eliminating pollution; you are just displacing it'

New Jersey pushes back on NYC’s $15 congestion toll: ‘You are not eliminating pollution; you are just displacing it’


New Jersey presented oral arguments on Wednesday in its lawsuit against New York over its $15-per-day congestion toll for Manhattan commuters. The complaint argues that the plan will place an economic strain on New Jersey residents and fail to reduce pollution, WABC-TV reported.

According to the lawsuit, the Federal Highway Administration approved New York City’s toll but “failed to adequately consider the environment impacts” and “ignored the significant financial burden being placed on New Jerseyans and New Jersey’s transportation system.”

The complaint claims the federal government rushed through the approval without adequately reviewing the potential impacts.

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Randy Mastro, a lawyer representing New Jersey in the case, called it “mind-boggling” that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority concluded the congestion toll would have “no significant impact” on traffic, the economy,

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