New City, NY, – Rockland County Executive Ed Day submitted comments on the MTA’s proposed Central Business District Tolling Program (CBDTP). Residents may sign up to comment during virtual public meetings to share input and concerns ahead of the release of the project’s required Environmental Assessment (EA) or may also submit written comments.
County Executive Day wrote, “For MTA to expect Rockland County residents to pay even one cent more is outrageous, let alone for each of our driving commuters to incur thousands of dollars more in commuting expenses each year with a CBD toll. We are on the same side of the Hudson as New Jersey, but we are New York State residents and tax-paying members of MTA’s Metropolitan Commuter Transportation District. Why should Rockland residents have to finance the MTA through congestion pricing tolls when the MTA does not provide us with adequate mass transit alternatives in the first place? And why should we be asked to hand over even more dollars to a Capital Program that makes no investments in Rockland County?”
Residents are invited to attend a virtual meeting or submit comments to the MTA in opposition to this program. The next virtual public meeting will be held from 6 – 8 PM, tomorrow, Tuesday, October 5. To sign up to speak or to request services visit: https://mta-nyc.custhelp.com/app/hearings/register/h_id/73
Those who sign-up to speak (or who simply want to watch) can join the meeting via Zoom or may dial-in:
- PC/Tablet/Smartphone: https://mta.zoom.us/j/82606738045
- Webinar ID: 826 0673 8045
- Phone: Dial-in: +1 888 788 0099 (Toll Free) Webinar ID: 826 0673 8045 # then #
The meetings will also be livestreamed here: https://new.mta.info/project/CBDTP
Those who don’t wish to speak in the meetings but want to leave comments can do so by submitting comments online, via email or mail, or via phone:
- Online: Submit a comment here
- Email: CBDTP@mtabt.org
- Mail: CBD Tolling Program, 2 Broadway, 23rd Floor, New York, NY 10004
- Phone: 646-252-7440
The full text of the County Executive’s comments is available upon request.