Groups ask judge to toss N.J.’s lawsuit against NYC’s congestion pricing plan

New York got 34 unexpected allies Thursday when an attorney for environmental, labor, transportation, faith, public health and community groups filed a brief asking a federal court judge to dismiss New Jersey’s lawsuit challenging the approval of a congestion pricing plan to charge drivers $15 to enter lower Manhattan.

The groups filed a cross motion in Federal Court in Newark, arguing that the proposal to charge a toll to enter Manhattan’s central business district south of 60th Street would have “enormous environmental benefits for both New Jersey and the entire New York City metropolitan area.”


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