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Hybrid Car Review: A New York Congestion Charge Faces Oppposition

Monday, April 07, 2008

A New York Congestion Charge Faces Oppposition

Even though the New York city council passed a proposal to implement a congestion charge in New York, it will face opposition as it enters the Senate. The proposal passed the city council by a vote of 30-20.

Similar to the London congestion charge, drivers entering Manhattan below 60th Street between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. would pay $8 a day.

If the Senate does not pass the bill by April 7, New York would lose out on $350 million in federal money to help support the program. So, if the bill doesn't pass today, it will become that much harder to make it happen.

"The one thing they can’t do is walk away without a vote," said Mayor Bloomberg. "That would be, I think, unconscionable."

In London, hybrid cars, because of their lower emissions, are charged less for entering the zone. It's unclear whether there would be any exceptions to the rule in New York. Since implementing the zone, traffic is down 21% in the London zones. Traffic is down 15% in the western zones affecting Kensington and Westminster.

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