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Posted By: OhioNick, 12/10/2023 6:07:43 PM

Driving through Manhattan could soon become more expensive for drivers in New York City, as transportation authorities there have approved a congestion pricing plan. Some critics have criticized the move because it does not exempt taxis and Ubers, passing the cost along to those who don't drive.[SNIP] While it would require most drivers to pay a $15 base fare for entering the central business district south of 60th Street in Manhattan, there will be discounts available for low-income drivers.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: SALady 12/10/2023 6:15:25 PM (No. 1614641)
Just more Communist "peasant control" in another Demon-Rat hell-hole. How is this even "news", and is anyone actually surprised in the least?!?!?!?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: formerNYer 12/10/2023 6:17:24 PM (No. 1614643)
Driving in Midtown Manhattan during a work day is crazy, you can walk backwards faster.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: learner 12/10/2023 6:25:11 PM (No. 1614651)
Just forcing more people to use the dangerous failing subway system. Safety is not a big issue in NYC. Sucking as much money from their unfortunate taxpayers while providing nothing of value is their only consideration.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: volksford 12/10/2023 6:31:04 PM (No. 1614654)
Often in my evening prayers I thank the almighty that my parents weren't Yankees. No disrespect to northern L-Dotters but these blue state bozos take the cake.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Nimby 12/10/2023 6:38:45 PM (No. 1614662)
Subway is unsafe. And now they want to add more tax for driving into the city?
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Reply 6 - Posted by: itsonlyme 12/10/2023 6:50:49 PM (No. 1614669)
Entering the cesspool just got more expensive.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 12/10/2023 6:51:08 PM (No. 1614670)
NYC looking for new ways to collect revenue. It's a tax. It won't cut traffic any, but it will raise money for NYC. I would ask if NYC had an occupation tax for anyone living outside the city but working there, but they probably already have one.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Historybuff 12/10/2023 7:03:55 PM (No. 1614675)
Just a money grab. No one is joy riding in Manhattan. You already pay outrageous tolls (and the money is supposed to go to the MTA) there is a surcharge tax on Parking - 18%. The subways have become dangerous and I’m a lifelong NYer riding it alone since 1969. Can’t wait until the costs hit those clambering for this. Surcharges on cab rides an Uber rides Amazon deliveries and all your groceries. Surprise!
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Reply 9 - Posted by: DVC 12/10/2023 7:11:16 PM (No. 1614680)
As I have said, the rich folks do NOT like the damned peasants slowing them down, or using up any of 'their space' or 'their resources'. Actually, the want most of us dead, but pricing us out of "their space" is a good start.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: PostAway 12/10/2023 7:29:29 PM (No. 1614687)
Riding the subways around mid and downtown is quite safe. Very cheap. If you’re thinking of driving in Manhattan for a day trip one word of caution: don’t. It takes forever to get anywhere and parking is very expensive and inconvenient. If you park in Manhattan at a garage it can take as long to retrieve your car as it would for a nice meal or a play. If you’re staying overnight at a decent hotel it’s still rather expensive but convenient. Despite the reports it still isn’t like the ‘70’s or ‘80’s in NYC.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Heil Liberals 12/10/2023 8:08:32 PM (No. 1614696)
Because that's easier than catching and charging turnstile jumpers. It's easier to fleece the sheeple than to pursue the wolves.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 12/10/2023 8:11:30 PM (No. 1614699)
This is exactly the solution that New York needs - - do everything possible to chase businesses and productive individuals out of the city. Get the heck out of here - - we don't want your kind!
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Reply 13 - Posted by: chumley 12/10/2023 8:12:37 PM (No. 1614700)
I didn't need another reason to avoid that horrible place, but they provided one anyway. Thanks NYC!
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Reply 14 - Posted by: padiva 12/10/2023 8:39:43 PM (No. 1614709)
Will the Trump organization eventually leave NYC?
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Reply 15 - Posted by: whyyeseyec 12/10/2023 8:48:28 PM (No. 1614712)
The 'revenue' will be used for the illegals who flooded the city.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: scottj 12/10/2023 9:51:22 PM (No. 1614732)
I love to see those liberals pay the price for their vote. They will forever live in misery.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: jayjeti 12/10/2023 11:16:49 PM (No. 1614752)
Got to find some way to pay for all the illegals housed in hotels and elsewhere. Liberals got what they elected.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: DVC 12/11/2023 12:09:41 AM (No. 1614768)
Re #10. The subways are many things. Safe is not one of them.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: JimBob 12/11/2023 6:39:42 AM (No. 1614841)
Just one more reason to be glad that I'm 1100 miles away, in a nice quiet part of Flyover Country.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Clinger 12/11/2023 8:20:38 AM (No. 1614894)
Well that's a great way to stem the tide of flight of the wealth producers out of the city.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Daisymay 12/11/2023 8:32:20 AM (No. 1614901)
And yet, when Election time rolls around, New Yorkers will once again vote in a Democrat Mayor and Governor! They never learn!
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Reply 22 - Posted by: snowoutlaw 12/11/2023 8:36:53 AM (No. 1614902)
How is this charged? Will there be a wall around the city? What happens if you don't have a pass? I guess it will give the police something to do since they don't have anything else.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: cor-vet 12/11/2023 8:41:46 AM (No. 1614905)
'Discounts for low income drivers' translates to ' discounts for blacks', but it's never written that way, for some reason. At the way they tax and add fees to working people, that's going to be your new class of low income people!
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Reply 24 - Posted by: planetgeo 12/11/2023 8:54:56 AM (No. 1614916)
If they were smart they'd charge double to get OUT of NYC.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Lawsy0 12/11/2023 9:06:27 AM (No. 1614920)
How much more can the foreign-born taxi drivers charge now?
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Vaquero45 12/11/2023 10:23:14 AM (No. 1614965)
Just one more reason to NEVER go to New York City - as if you needed one.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: hershey 12/11/2023 10:46:09 AM (No. 1614976)
Ah, ya know, when you are in a hole you just need to stop digging...obviously, those who control Nooo Yaaawk, haven't learned this lesson even after the exodus of tax paying voters...
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Reply 28 - Posted by: mc squared 12/11/2023 10:59:33 AM (No. 1614986)
When has any 'plan' devised by Commiecrats ever done what it was claimed to do? It's a money grab, pure and simple. Wait for the consequences when business have to pay a king's ransom to make deliveries in the Rotten Apple.
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