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Verrazano Bridge toll and congestion pricing

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To the editor,
While I don’t always agree with traffic consultant Sam Schwartz (particularly on his support for the “congestion pricing” tax scam), I believe his analysis of the effect of the one-way Verrazano Bridge toll on lower Manhattan is spot on.
The one-way  toll has burdened those of us living in lower Manhattan with horrendous traffic since it began in 1986.
Unfortunately, as your recent article pointed out, it was put in place by federal law that tolls can only be collected going from Brooklyn to Staten Island.
Unfortunately, our elected representatives (Rep. Jerrold Nadler, Sen. Chuck Schumer, and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand) did not step up to the plate to change this horrible situation when the democrats were in the majority.  They will now have to  make nice with the Republicans and the President to bring us relief.
John Ost

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