Statement from Senator Martinez on Indefinite Implementation Delay of Manhattan Congestion Pricing Program

Highway signs for Uptown and Downtown exits from Lincoln Tunnel.

“I applaud the decision by Governor Hochul to hit the brakes by indefinitely placing a pause on the implementation of congestion pricing and the toll it would have on our Long Island residents.   Though I recognize and support the need to reduce emissions for the health of our region, this goal must not be achieved by driving residents, businesses, and workers out of the city.  I hope this pause will allow time to switch gears toward a more workable solution for Manhattan’s traffic woes.”