“Though I have been a critic of congestion pricing in the past and still remain skeptical, the plan released today by Governor Cuomo and his Fix NYC panel offers a wide variety of innovative suggestions on how we can raise funds and reduce congestion in Manhattan, and is fairer and less regressive than simply tolling the East River bridges. However, the burdens of this new proposal must be examined carefully.

“If a congestion pricing proposal is implemented in Manhattan, the funds raised must be earmarked to repair our city’s subway system by establishing a dedicated fund for New York City Transit. I look forward to further examining this proposal in the coming months,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.