New York to become first US city to charge a traffic congestion toll

Mitchell Moss is an Affiliated Professor of Civil and Urban Engineering at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering.

New York City is set to become the first American metropolis that seeks to ease traffic congestion, cut pollution and boost mass transit by charging motorists a hefty toll for the privilege of driving into its most crammed areas. … Mitchell Moss, director of the Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management at New York University, predicted that in the end the city might see only a modest decline in traffic, as people either absorb the cost and keep driving, or switch to services like Uber and Lyft. “We’re not going to see people abandon their cars to get into the subway,” he said. … “This is a terrific victory ... for the mass transit ridership and for New York’s capacity to respond to the crisis of its mass transit system,” he said.

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