Poll Shows NYC Tolling Plan Has Legs, Lawmakers Consider Tweaking Legislation to Increase Odds of Passage

Crain’s New York Business reports, “An advocacy group’s poll found more than half of New York voters favor the idea of tolling the East River bridges while lowering charges on high-toll crossings as a way to fund transit and road projects. Supporters of a plan designed by traffic guru Sam Schwartz called [Move NY] hope the poll could give momentum to a bill in Albany that would enact it.” The report adds that the Senate and Assembly “are pondering tweaking their respective bills this session to make them identical, thus improving the plan’s viability.”