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Congestion Pricing Plan Passes State Panel

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Mayor Bloomberg's proposal to charge drivers an eight dollar fee to enter Midtown and Lower Manhattan overwhelmingly won the approval of a state commission charged with reviewing it, and other traffic-calming options.

The commission made changes to the mayor's original plan, including shrinking the fee zone. It now goes to the city council and, later, to the state Assembly and Senate, where the proposal's future is far from certain. WNYC’s Matthew Scheurman talks about it with All Things Considered host Amy Eddings.

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