On March 30, the Federal Government gave the go ahead to the MTA to perform the environmental assessment which will look at how charging a toll on vehicles driving into Manhattan would affect traffic volumes and emissions. A more streamlined process for reviewing the plan’s environmental impacts will help move the project along faster than if a more formal environmental review was required. “The FHWA looks forward to assisting New York so we can arrive at a prompt and informed” environmental review, acting Federal Highway Administrator Stephanie Pollack said in a statement Tuesday.
With the vehicular traffic nearly as high as pre-pandemic and the New Jersey drivers blocking intersections again, we cannot wait.
In case you need a refresher course on the plan. Here it is