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Likely New MTA Leader Won't Push Congestion Pricing

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Governor David Paterson's choice to lead the Metropolitan Transportation Authority says he has no plans to bring congestion pricing to the city.

According to reports, Jay Walder said at a State Senate confirmation hearing that he will not push for a toll on vehicles entering the city if he gets the job, even though he helped implement a similar plan in London.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposal to make drivers pay to enter parts of Manhattan during rush hour would have helped out the cash-strapped MTA, but the plan never made it past the State Assembly.

Walder is expected to be confirmed by the State Senate on Thursday.

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