New Yorkers on why we need congestion pricing to fix our broken transit system
New York’s transit riders are suffering the consequences of a system that is collapsing before our very eyes. After years of neglect, incompetence, endless cost overruns and delays on big transit projects, commuter confidence is at an all-time low. Finally, there is a practical solution on the table: congestion pricing, a plan that can raise funding to fix the system, while reducing traffic in and around the City’s central business district.
Fix Our Transit is a coalition of transit experts and advocates and leaders of environmental, business and labor groups that fully back congestion pricing as the cornerstone of any transit funding package. Our elected leaders in Albany must pass this plan in the coming 2019 budget session.
Why Congestion Pricing
Every day in New York, people have to worry how traffic or transit delays will affect them. With congestion pricing, New Yorkers will see less traffic and better trains and buses, and can reclaim time lost for their jobs, education, leisure and families.
- With over $1 billion in annual revenue from congestion pricing pumped into our subway and bus systems, and meaningful input from local communities as to where these new funds should go, New Yorkers will see a real impact on their daily lives.
- Congestion pricing also means jobs. Adopting congestion pricing means creating an estimated 30,000 good-paying new jobs – largely through construction, operations, maintenance and manufacturing.
- Less gridlock means less pollution, improved air quality and lower asthma rates, which historically have disproportionately afflicted children in low-income neighborhoods.
Behind the Cause
The Fix Our Transit campaign unites over 100 business, labor, environmental, transportation and justice organizations with a shared commitment to fixing and modernizing our broken transportation system.
Research and Reports
Benefits of Congestion Pricing
- Congestion Pricing: A Must for Public Health and New York’s Environment, Fix Our Transit (2019)
- Estimated Time Savings for Bus Riders from Congestion Pricing, Riders Alliance (2018)
- Road Pricing in London, Stockholm and Singapore: A Way Forward for New York City, Tri-State Transportation Campaign (2018)
- $100 Billion Cost of Traffic Congestion in Metro New York, Partnership for New York City (2018)
- Congestion Pricing Analysis, Community Service Society (2017)
- District Factsheets on Congestion Pricing, Tri-State Transportation Campaign (2017)
- Neighborhood Fact Sheets of Planned Benefits if MTA “Fast Forward” Plan Enacted, Regional Plan Association and Tri-State Transportation Campaign (2019)
- Building Rail Transit for Less: A Report on the Costs of Delivering MTA Mega Projects, Regional Plan Association (2017)
- Turnaround: Fixing NYC’s Buses, Transit Center (2016)
- Overlooked Boroughs Where New York City’s Transit Falls Short and How to Fix It, Regional Plan Association (2015)