Coming Soon To A Major City Near You: Manhattan Tests Brand New Congestion Toll

New York City is set to become the litmus test for the rest of the nation whether or not a “congestion toll” will help stop gridlock and raise money for certain cities, according to the Wall Street Journal.

With this weekend’s passage of a New York mansion tax, platic bag ban and congestion toll, drivers in the Big Apple will now pay a fee to enter a zone in Manhattan’s business district with the expectation that it could reduce traffic in a highly congested area. At the same time, the toll is expected to generate much needed cash for the city that it will use to fund bureaucratic redtape and corruption to help restore its infrastructure. The toll, whose terms have yet to be determined, is set to be implemented in 2021.

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