‘Congestion pricing’ could make driving to Manhattan more costly for Long Islanders

Some worry that Long Islanders would foot the bill for a project designed to help the MTA make its budget.

“It’s not fair to Long Islanders,” says Republican state Sen. Phil Boyle. “We have a lot of commuters that go into the city…they already pay a lot, they shouldn’t have to pay more.”

Democratic state Sen. Jim Gaughran says the plan won’t work if it’s only intended to fix New York City infrastructure. He says Long Island needs to get its fair share of the proceeds.