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Gottheimer statement on New York’s New congestion tax proposal

NEW JERSEY — U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) Monday released the following statement in response to New York and the MTA’s Traffic Mobility Review Board new Congestion Tax $4 credit scenarios.

“New York’s newest Congestion Tax scenarios confirm our worst nightmare. It will increase toxic, cancer-causing pollutants in North Jersey, cost Jersey commuters thousands of dollars more a year to drive into Manhattan, and lead to more truck and car traffic by the GW Bridge and Lincoln Tunnel. The proposed credits are a joke compared to what this will cost families every day. The credits don’t even apply to the George Washington Bridge. How can we take these scenarios seriously when New York is already putting up toll cameras that will whack Jersey drivers?”

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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