Corzine has concerns with NYC congestion plan
New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine raised the caution flag over plans by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to discourage drivers from coming to Manhattan in their automobiles.
In a press conference, Corzine said he has concerns about the impact that high tolls to enter most of Manhattan would have on Garden State citizens, noting that the public transit system might see a surge in riders.
Bloomberg has proposed that cars entering Manhattan south of 86th Street between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. be charged $8 per day and trucks $21 per day. The current $6 per car toll collected at and tunnels into Manhattan would be included in that charge.