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MTA chief says $15 congestion pricing
is coming to NYC no matter what – as
100 firefighters show up to protest

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Posted By: 4250Luis, 3/2/2024 9:22:42 AM

MTA chief Janno Lieber said Friday that like it or not, congestion pricing is happening — as about 100 New York City firefighters and scores of other foes showed up at a public hearing in Manhattan to protest it. While the hearing was the transit agency’s second in two days to supposedly listen to the public over the proposed back-breaking new $15 Midtown toll, Lieber told reporters during a break that any attempts to halt the plan are DOA at this point. “This is frequently represented like I went on a drinking binge and came up with this idea in funding the MTA,’’

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Venturer 3/2/2024 9:56:21 AM (No. 1668809)
Screwing over the commuters.
11 people like this.

Reply 2 - Posted by: RobertJ984 3/2/2024 9:58:49 AM (No. 1668812)
Today it's $15.....tomorrow it goes to $20....$25....+
18 people like this.

Reply 3 - Posted by: fhancock 3/2/2024 10:12:04 AM (No. 1668819)
The 10,534,678 good reason not to go to NYC...Capitol city for globalists, illegal migrants, cretins, perverts and the New York Yankees
21 people like this.

Reply 4 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 3/2/2024 10:16:44 AM (No. 1668826)
More incentive to flee NYC.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: mc squared 3/2/2024 10:23:53 AM (No. 1668833)
'Transit officials predict the toll could raise $1 billion per year..' Why not? It's evident that if you're a successful business in NY, the state will fine you and seize your property, Wait for taxes on beef, too. St Leticia, the AG, is going after cattle producers. Smash and grabs, street assaults, and subway murders are just part of the package.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: NorthernDog 3/2/2024 10:24:36 AM (No. 1668834)
I wonder if SUVs are classified as a car ($15) or small truck ($24). In any case, the cost over the course of a year will be enormous.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: padiva 3/2/2024 10:27:33 AM (No. 1668837)
My liberal niece lives near the foot of the GW bridge. She chooses to live there. She teaches 6th grade science in a school in the Bronx so she knows everything about science. I asked her if the Earth fell where would it fall to. She said it would not fall because the Earth is held in the Sun's gravity. Then, I asked where does the Sun gets it gravity. (silence)
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Jesuslover54 3/2/2024 10:50:55 AM (No. 1668855)
Any business can be moved to Florida, even a deli. The Big Apple is rotten.
15 people like this.

Reply 9 - Posted by: franq 3/2/2024 10:51:02 AM (No. 1668856)
∆ That's a lib. Regurgitating talking point, not able to explain basis for it
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Bur Oak 3/2/2024 11:55:23 AM (No. 1668919)
I'll do my part to help NYC. I'll stay well away from the city. In fact I'll stay away from the state of New York.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: DVC 3/2/2024 12:02:30 PM (No. 1668923)
Reason number 1,412 to stay far, far away from NYC at all times.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: proactus 3/2/2024 12:17:29 PM (No. 1668940)
It’ll be really expensive when you get hit with this toll and want to eat in a busy Wendy’s. Staying home to eat cereal for dinner won’t seem so bad.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 3/2/2024 12:20:47 PM (No. 1668945)
The MTA "chief" is just another unelected, political hack bureaucrat. And to think - - the "tough" N'Yawkiz are allowing all of this to happen. I'm so glad I got out of there when I did.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Miceal 3/2/2024 12:42:04 PM (No. 1668960)
Sounds like they want to keep vehicles OUT of Midtown. Good luck with that...
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Reply 15 - Posted by: MickTurn 3/2/2024 1:39:19 PM (No. 1668979)
The Truckers have the right idea, Starve them out! Very quickly Crooked DemonRat Politicians will be under a huge pile of excrement of their own making!
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab 3/2/2024 2:59:46 PM (No. 1669011)
I bet if this happens (and NY survives at all) they will start charging admission to people who walk in. Those sidewalks are crowded too.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Historybuff 3/2/2024 3:58:01 PM (No. 1669069)
Why? Because the MTA has already spent the money. No one is joy riding in NY.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Venturer 3/2/2024 4:02:31 PM (No. 1669074)
Only 100 Firefighters showed up to protest? Where are the rest. That's a fer cry from the 11,000 they have
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Reply 19 - Posted by: skacmar 3/2/2024 4:48:39 PM (No. 1669113)
Yet another reason for truckers to stop beef/meat deliveries to NYC. One more reason to skip the state of NY altogether.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: mifla 3/3/2024 5:55:48 AM (No. 1669328)
"My house burned to the ground! I called 911 and no one came!" "Sorry, we couldn't afford the tolls."
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Strike3 3/3/2024 1:40:19 PM (No. 1669637)
It already sucks to live and work in New York and now they're making it worse. When the city becomes 100% illegal alien immigrants it will be all over.
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