Daily News Briefs, August 3, 2022

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NJ Governor Vows To Block NYC Congestion Pricing Unless Bridge-Tunnel Toll Credits Are Applied

NJ.com reports, Governor Phil Murphy (D) told reporters Monday that he and other New Jersey political leaders “love the concept” of Manhattan congestion pricing, but will block the program unless their constituents receive a credit for bridge and tunnel tolls they pay to enter New York City in the first place. “I’m an optimist, I believe we’ll get through [program implementation] with a good resolution, but it won’t happen with a double tax [sic],” Murphy stated. He was attending a Monday bridge dedication ceremony with dignitaries including USDOT Secretary Pete Buttigieg. Asked if the federal environmental review of MTA’s congestion pricing plan is being conducted appropriately, Buttigieg defended the process and said it involves “no unnecessary obstacles.” He did not comment on Murphy’s remarks.

Congestion Pricing Environmental Protection Policies Procedures And Initiatives Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) New Jersey New York New York City US Department of Transportation (USDOT)


Georgia Submits EV Charging Expansion Plan And Launches Related Website

Georgia DOT announced that it submitted to FHWA the state’s proposal to use National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Formula Program (NEVI) funding and simultaneously launched an Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment Plan website to inform the public about the statewide expansion of charging facilities. According to the news release, “The submission of Georgia’s plan is a critically important first step in the ultimate deployment of NEVI formula funds. Georgia DOT will now begin the process of creating an implementation plan that will determine such details as exact locations for charging stations, selection process for vendors and operators, identification of private sector partners, and other elements.”

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These are just some of the toll industry developments TRN is following.

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