Taxi drivers protest Cuomo’s congestion-pricing plan, saying it will cripple their business

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MANHATTAN — Taxi drivers and the Taxi Workers Alliance will rally against the proposed plans for congestion pricing, arguing the added fees will drive their business further into bankruptcy.

A court hearing will take place Thursday, with taxi drivers asking for a temporary restraining order against Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission to block congestion surcharges on drivers who enter central business districts (south of 60th Street and north of Battery Park in Manhattan).

Gov. Cuomo is pushing for congestion tolls on motorists below 60th Street in Manhattan beginning in 2021.

Cuomo argues that congestion pricing will raise about $15 billion to help repair the city’s failing subway system.

Taxi drivers, on the other hand, believe it would devastate their businesses.

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