Officials say halt to congestion pricing plan paused accessibility projects in Brooklyn

Congestion pricing, which would require commuters to pay toll fares in high traffic areas, was expected to fulfill the funding necessary to complete those projects this year, according to officials.

News 12 Staff

Jun 28, 2024, 4:38 PM

Updated 26 days ago

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Gov. Kathy Hochul's recent pause on congestion pricing is affecting the accessibility of transit in Brooklyn, officials say.
State Sen. Andrew Gounardes posted on X saying accessibility improvement projects, namely the installation of elevators, have been halted indefinitely due to Metropolitan Transportation Authority funding shortages.
An elevator installation at 18th Avenue that would serve Brooklyn residents at the Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst, and Bath Beach subway stops has been indefinitely paused, as well as elevators planned for the Hoyt-Schermerhorn Station.
Congestion pricing, which would require commuters to pay toll fares in high traffic areas, was expected to fulfill the funding necessary to complete those projects this year, according to officials.


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