Open Proposal

Proposed Move NY Fair Plan Legislation 145

A new bill is now being considered in Albany to reduce NYC traffic congestion and provide reliable new revenue for public transit improvements and road and bridge maintenance. On this site, you can learn about and discuss this legislation. Legislators, the Governor, and other key officials will be urged to read your input as the bill moves through the legislative process.

The bill was introduced on March 24, 2016 by Assemblyman Robert J. Rodriguez (East Harlem), who chairs the Subcommittee on Infrastructure. The initial coalition of 14 cosponsors includes Assemblymembers from the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens. It would impose new tolls for the four East River bridges and for vehicles crossing 60th St. in Manhattan. These tolls would be same as what drivers now pay to enter Manhattan through the Brooklyn Battery and Queens Midtown tunnels. Special rules would apply to commercial vehicles, taxis and FHVs. Tolls on the 7 MTA bridges would be lowered at the same time -- and the new tolls can't be implemented unless the outer bridge tolls are lowered. The new revenue would be dedicated to specific transportation-related purposes (e.g., public transit expansion, road and bridge repair, fare decreases) in all of the 5 boroughs and nearby counties. Most important, the new money would be legally protected from diversion to other uses, and transparency measures are included so the public can confirm this.

  1. Who's hosting this discussion?

    Who's hosting this discussion? This discussion is hosted by CeRI, Cornell researchers whose SmartParticipation strategy helps government decisionmakers get broader, better public input on complex policy problems. Read More
  2. What's the Move NY Fair Plan?

    What's the Move NY Fair Plan? The "Move NY Fair Plan" is a set of ideas for reducing congestion and funding transportation improvements, mainly by changing the current toll system. Read More
  3. What's the history of all this?

    What's the history of all this? For decades, NYC has tried unsuccessfully to reduce traffic congestion and get adequate, stable transportation funding Read More
  4. What's happening here?

    What's happening here? The people who live and work in NYC have the biggest stake in the City's traffic congestion problems. If you want a voice in finding solutions, you've come to the right place. Read More