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New Truck Tolls Proposed in New York City

January 23, 2007

NEW YORK – New York Rep. Anthony Weiner said truck traffic in New York City has increased 30 percent in nearly a decade and is expected to soar 83-percent higher by 2020, reports the New York Post. Weiner added that the city’s river crossings are rapidly becoming more congested. Traffic at the Lincoln Tunnel increased 56 percent in the past nine years. In response, he proposed a four-point plan to help deal with the truck congestion in the five boroughs, beginning with increasing truck tolls during peak hours and offering incentives for nighttime truck deliveries.Another step would be to build a cross-harbor, rail-freight tunnel. New York City is the only major city not connected to the national rail system, and as a result, 99 percent of the city’s goods must be brought in by truck, the report said.
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