New Congestion Tax Makes NYers Pay to Bail Out MTA & Gov. Cuomo

Reclaim New York Initiative offered the following statement on the “Fix NYC” panel’s congestion pricing report:

“Congestion pricing would be yet another massive new tax on New Yorkers. It would pass the bill for the MTA’s perpetual waste and management, and the Governor’s pass-the-buck leadership, to hard-working, overburdened commuters who can’t afford it.

“More money, with no strings attached, isn’t the answer to fix all the disasters at the MTA. It would only add fuel to the fire.

“New Yorkers deserve accountability for the mass transit crisis, action to reduce the agency’s bloated costs, and an end to the Governor’s ‘flash over fixes’ approach. Until then, bilking taxpayers and commuters for more of their hard-earned money must be fought at every turn.”