A battle is brewing between New York and New Jersey lawmakers over New York City's newly launched 24/7 speed cameras—and the political squabble could lead to costly fees for commuters traveling between the two states.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), which is responsible for public transportation in the greater New York City (NYC) area, has announced a public comment period ending September 9, 2022, on the implementation of the Central Business District (CBD) Tolling Program. The Program’s claimed purpose is to reduce traffic congestion in the Manhattan CBD while generating revenue for future public transportation improvements at the expense of motorists.
On Tuesday, the Mayor's Office and the NYPD announced to drivers that the sheriff's office will tow and potentially auction off vehicles with fake and illegal license plates. The NYPD has issued 16,448 tickets and towed over 1,700 vehicles since July 2021.