Staten Island elected officials make another attempt to repeal congestion pricing

Mike Matteo

Originally published in Staten Island Advance on .
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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.-- While the start of congestion pricing is slated for mid-June, Staten Island’s elected officials aren’t ready to call the battle against it quits.

Assemblyman Michael Tannousis (R-East Shore/Brooklyn) is introducing legislation repealing the MTA’s controversial congestion pricing plan, he announced at a press conference on Monday at the foot of the Verrazzano Bridge.

From the stone monument near the entrance ramp for the Verrazzano — and joined by Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (R-Staten Island/South Brooklyn), Councilman Joseph Borelli (R-South Shore), Assemblyman Michael Reilly (R-South Shore), and representatives for Assemblyman Sam Pirozzolo (R-Mid-Island), Councilman David Carr (R-Mid-Island), and State Sen. Jessica Scarcella-Spanton (D-North Shore/South Brooklyn)— Tannousis laid out the threefold legislation being introduced in the New York State Capitol.

State Sen. Scarcella-Spanton, who is just one of the Island’s Democrats opposing congestion pricing, will introduce and sponsor the senate version of the bill.

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