New Yorkers decry loss of congestion pricing money for accessible transit to MTA Board

Ben Brachfeld

Originally published in AMNY.COM on .

Numerous New Yorkers appeared at the MTA Board’s committee meetings on Monday to decry the loss of revenue from congestion pricing — with many highlighting specifically the disability access projects the money would have funded.

Not everyone who testified directed ire at the Governor, though. State Sen. Jessica Scarcella-Spanton (D – Brooklyn/Staten Island) praised the Governor’s pause, calling congestion pricing “the wrong plan for my constituents” and theorizing it would make air quality worse in her district on the North Shore of Staten Island — while behind the wheel of her car.

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