NEW YORK - The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is warning that congestion pricing may not happen in the city for awhile because of a holdup on the federal level.
Congestion pricing would charge drivers a fee to enter Manhattan below 60th Street.
It was set to take effect in January 2021.
But during an interview with the Manhattan Institute, MTA Chief Development Officer Janno Lieber said implementation could be pushed back about a year because the Trump Administration has yet to approve the plan.
“We’ve literally hired the consultants. We’ve designed the systems and the cameras and so on that are going to be implemented, but we just can’t move forward without the Trump Administration’s action," Lieber said.
The MTA plans to use the money generated by congestion pricing to help pay for major upgrades of the transit system.