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Congestion Pricing Ignites an Old Rift: Drivers vs. Transit Riders

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In 2010, an electrical engineer went on a date with a transit advocate in Manhattan. The transit advocate suggested taking the train instead of driving, but the engineer preferred to drive as he worked in an area with limited transit options. They are now married but continue to disagree on the use of cars. This reflects the ongoing debate between car users and transit loyalists in New York City. The city is preparing to introduce a congestion pricing program, which aims to reduce traffic and raise money for the transit system. The program is expected to reduce traffic in Manhattan’s core by 17%.