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South Brooklyn’s CB6 protests Hochul’s ‘pause’ on congestion pricing

June 17, 2024 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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SOUTH BROOKLYN — COMMUNITY BOARD 6 VOTED on June 12 to officially reaffirm its support of NYC’s congestion pricing program and to urge its implementation as planned beginning June 30. The vote was 33-1; the district includes Carroll Gardens, Red Hook, Gowanus and Park Slope. The board also sent a letter to Gov. Kathy Hochul protesting her move to mothball the plan, writing,Your decision toindefinitely pausecongestion pricing created a $15 billion hole in the MTA’s capital plan, threatening countless projects that would improve subway and bus service and station accessibility in our district and across the entire MTA region, and calls into question the millions of dollars of investment already made in tolling infrastructure.”

The letter, signed by CB2 Chair Eric McClure and District Manager Mike Racioppo and shared via email, continued in part,While we are well aware that a Community Board’s vote is purely advisory, the law is not, and congestion pricing is the law of New York State.”

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