Student advocates push for congestion pricing in NYC

Posted: Updated:
MIDWOOD -

Some Brooklyn College students are calling on state lawmakers to pass congestion pricing in the state budget.

They say the money from congestion pricing would fix the city’s mass transit, which they have blamed for being late to school or their after-school jobs.

The plan would implement a toll on cars and trucks traveling South of 61st Street in Manhattan during peak hours. Supporters, including the MTA, say it could raise billions of dollars for mass transit.

The state budget has to be passed by April 1 unless the deadline is extended.

  • Brooklyn TransportationTransportationMore>>

  • NYC Emergency Management issues travel advisory, weather update

    NYC Emergency Management issues travel advisory, weather update

    Sunday, December 1 2019 9:48 PM EST2019-12-02 02:48:58 GMT
    NYC Emergency Management issues travel advisory, weather updateNYC Emergency Management issues travel advisory, weather update
    NYC Emergency Management issues travel advisory, weather updateNYC Emergency Management issues travel advisory, weather update
    New York City Emergency Management issued a travel advisory to help people navigate messy travel conditions ahead of the work week.
    New York City Emergency Management issued a travel advisory to help people navigate messy travel conditions ahead of the work week.

  • $9M grant allocated to improve transportation in South Brooklyn

    $9M grant allocated to improve transportation in South Brooklyn

    Sunday, November 24 2019 6:18 PM EST2019-11-24 23:18:59 GMT
    Some transportation changes may be coming to South Brooklyn within the next year.
    Some transportation changes may be coming to South Brooklyn within the next year.
  • Cyclists call for DOT to finish bike lane project on 4th Avenue

    Cyclists call for DOT to finish bike lane project on 4th Avenue

    Saturday, November 23 2019 6:25 PM EST2019-11-23 23:25:19 GMT
    Cyclists call for DOT to finish bike lane project on 4th AvenueCyclists call for DOT to finish bike lane project on 4th Avenue
    Cyclists call for DOT to finish bike lane project on 4th AvenueCyclists call for DOT to finish bike lane project on 4th Avenue
    Cyclists, street advocates and elected officials are calling on the Department of Transportation to complete protected bike lanes across the borough's entire Fourth Avenue.
    Cyclists, street advocates and elected officials are calling on the Department of Transportation to complete protected bike lanes across the borough's entire Fourth Avenue.
sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."