Congestion pricing: What New York can learn from London, Stockholm, and Singapore

Congestion pricing is expected to launch in New York City next year, making the Big Apple the first U.S. city to toll drivers on local streets to combat traffic and fund improvements to public transit.

Drivers could be charged as much as $23 for entering Manhattan south of 60th Street — unless they remain on the West Side Highway or FDR Drive. The second in a series of public hearings is scheduled for Thursday, and will likely feature more arguments about the cost of the tolls and who should be exempt from paying them.

The program, which will benefit the MTA and its riders, is not a new idea.

Several cities across the globe have had congestion pricing for decades, and each offers a sort of blueprint for New York City’s program.

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