Keep NYC Congestion Tax Free

Congestion Pricing Will Hurt
Middle Class New Yorkers Across the Region.

Communities with little access to
subways have many commuters who
are forced to commute by car.
Congestion Pricing will be another unfair tax on this under served population.

Adjacent Areas:

Surrounding Suburbs:

Commuters by car from Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester counties already face brutal property taxes at home – now they’ll face another tax as they head to work.

Neighborhoods in Upper Manhattan and just across the East River like Downtown Brooklyn, Williamsburg, Long Island City, Astoria, and Sunnyside will be flooded with commuters looking to park nearby and hop on the subway. Parking spaces – and space on the subways – will vanish for these residents.

Transit Deserts:

Adjacent Areas:

Neighborhoods in Upper Manhattan and just across the East River like Downtown Brooklyn, Williamsburg, Long Island City, Astoria, and Sunnyside will be flooded with commuters looking to park nearby and hop on the subway. Parking spaces – and space on the subways – will vanish for these residents.

Surrounding Suburbs:

Commuters by car from Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester counties already face brutal property taxes at home – now they’ll face another tax as they head to work.

Transit Deserts:

Communities with little access to subways have many commuters who are forced to commute by car. Congestion Pricing will be another unfair tax on this under served population.

Get the Facts

Get the Facts: Congestion Pricing won’t fix the subway – but it could break the middle class!

Don't believe the myths about Congestion Pricing

Myth #1

“Congestion Pricing Will Fix
the Subway”

The Facts

Estimates on costs to overhaul the NYC subway system range from $19 to $38 billion – or more. At most, the Congestion Tax will raise around $800 million per year (Appleseed Report December 2018) – not nearly enough to fund the MTA’s plan even over the course of a decade.

“Congestion pricing, even if fully developed and completely implemented, will not be enough”

- Joe Lhota
(City & State October 24, 2018)

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Myth #2

“Congestion Pricing Will Reduce Congestion in Manhattan”

The Facts

The data is clear – trips by private automobiles into Manhattan’s central business district have been declining for two decades (New York Metropolitan Transportation Council, Hub-Bound Travel Study).
Instead, congestion is being caused by the explosive growth of services like Uber and Lyft. These services are not generating congestion by going in and out of the planned zone – they are trolling around for rides within the zone itself.

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Myth #3

“Congestion Pricing Will Only Impact the Wealthy”

The Facts

NYC residents who commute via private automobiles make virtually the same average income as those who commute by bicycle – and less than those who walk to work! (Appleseed Report December 2018) Congestion pricing will affect middle-class commuters, many of whom lack access to reliable subway transportation.

Parking, Traffic and Financing Mass Transit: A Better Way Forward

Our Coalition

Queens Civic Congress

Queens Coalition for Parks

Briarwood Community Association (CB8Q)

Bergen Beach Civic Association (CB18K)

Bayside Civic Database (CB11Q)

Bay Improvement Group (CB15K)

Bay Terrace Community Alliance (CB7Q)

CAGE
(Citizens Against Graffiti Everywhere)

Creedmoor Civic Association (CB13Q)

Glen Oaks Village Owners, Inc. (CB13Q)

Hillcrest Estates Civic Association (CB8Q)

Hilltop Village Co-Op #4, Inc. (Holliswood) (CB8Q)

Lost Community Civic Association
(Floral Park and New Hyde Park) (CB13Q)

Queens Colony Civic Association (CB13Q)

Queens Village Civic Association (CB13Q)

Rocky Hill Civic Association (CB13Q)

Royal Ranch Association (CB13Q)

The Cornucopia Society

Utopia Estates Civic Association (CB8Q)

Bellerose Hillside Civic Association (CB13Q)

Bell Park Manor Terrace (CB13Q)

West Cunningham Park C.A. (CB8Q)

Bayside Hills Civic Association (CB11Q)

Douglaston Civic Association (CB11Q)

Elmhurst United (CB4Q)

New York Truck Stop
(www.newyorktruckstop.com)

Local 272 Teamsters

Metropolitan Parking Association

Holly Civic Association in Flushing (CB7Q)

Uniformed Fire Officers Association

Bellerose-Commonwealth Civic Association (CB13Q)

North Bellerose Civic Association (CB13Q)

Madison-Marine Homecrest Civic Association (CB15K)

North Bellerose Civic Association (CB13Q)

News

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No Merit to Any Argument for Same old failed Toll-Tax

No Merit to Any Argument for Same old failed Toll-Tax

Eastern Queens lawmakers slam latest congestion pricing plan as undue ‘burden’ on residents

Queens senator vows that the MTA will finally be held accountable​

Congestion pricing, elitism in action

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On Toll-Tax Speaker Should Look to City Hall for Guidance

Queens Residents Zone Out Congestion Pricing

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