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SECTION 1704-A
Central business district toll
Vehicle & Traffic (VAT) CHAPTER 71, TITLE 8, ARTICLE 44-C
§ 1704-a. Central business district toll. 1. Consistent with the goals
of reducing traffic congestion within the central business district and
funding capital projects the Triborough bridge and tunnel authority
shall have the power, subject to agreements with its bondholders, and
applicable federal law to establish and charge variable tolls and fees
for vehicles entering or remaining in the central business district at
any time and shall have the power, subject to agreements with
bondholders, and applicable federal law to make rules and regulations
for the establishment and collection of central business district tolls,
fees, and other charges. For purposes of establishing a central business
district toll or tolls the board shall, at minimum, ensure annual
revenues and fees collected under such program, less costs of operation
of the same, provide for sufficient revenues into the central business
district tolling capital lockbox fund, established pursuant to section
five hundred fifty-three-j of the public authorities law necessary to
fund fifteen billion dollars for capital projects for the 2020 to 2024
MTA capital program, and any additional revenues above that amount to be
available for any successor programs. Additionally, no toll may be
established and charged on passenger vehicles registered pursuant to
subdivision six of section four hundred one of this chapter more than
once per day for purposes of entering the central business district.

2. No qualifying authorized emergency vehicle as defined pursuant to
section one hundred one of this chapter or a qualifying vehicle
transporting a person with disabilities shall be charged a central
business district toll if it enters or remains in the central business
district. Application for such toll exemption shall be made in such
manner as prescribed by the Triborough bridge and tunnel authority and
shall contain such information as the authority may reasonably require.

3. (a) The Triborough bridge and tunnel authority shall implement a
plan for credits, discounts and/or exemptions for tolls paid on bridges
and crossings informed by the recommendations of the traffic mobility
review board.

(b) The Triborough bridge and tunnel authority shall be authorized to
provide additional credits, discounts and exemptions informed by the
recommendations of the traffic mobility review board and a traffic study
that considers impact.

4. The Triborough bridge and tunnel authority shall implement a plan
to address credits, discounts, and/or exemptions for for-hire vehicles
as defined by, and subject to a surcharge imposed by, article
twenty-nine-C of the tax law for a for-hire transportation trip,
informed by the recommendation of the traffic mobility review board.