Traffic congestion is a problem in most cities. The number of people who are moving though the city and the available road space for cars and other vehicles are often at odds. One solution is the addition “congestion pricing”.
Gov. Andrew M Cuomo recently proposed a price of $11.52 for regular vehicles, $25.34 for trucks, and taxis/for hire vehicles could see surcharges of $2-$5 per ride. This toll adds revenue for road maintenance, future traffic projects, and reduces the number of drivers on the roads. Similar programs are in place in several European and Asian cities such as London, Singapore, and Stockholm. What do you think of the possibility of paying extra tolls just to drive in the city?
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