New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy says congestion pricing is a double tax on New Jersey drivers and wants to do something about it.
“And I’ve got to, at the end of the day, stand up with vigilance and a steel backbone on behalf of our commuters,” Murphy said.
Congestion pricing would charge motorists entering Manhattan below 60th street anywhere between $11 and $25 to raise funds for the city subway system.
However, Murphy stopped short of calling for retaliatory taxes on drivers who come in from New York.
Instead, Murphy said he wants to work with New York on a fair and equitable solution, potentially including credit for tolls already paid and a portion of the money destined for New York City’s subways to help New Jersey’s trains and buses.