Exempt cops from NYC congestion fees: Police officers work odd hours, and they don’t choose where they’re posted

The new congestion pricing framework enacted in the state budget has been touted as a remedy for some of New York City’s thorniest problems, from funding repairs for our beleaguered subways to easing the gridlock on Manhattan’s busiest streets. Exactly how the plan will accomplish those goals — if it can accomplish them at all — remains to be seen.

But this much is clear: The burden should not fall on the backs of already underpaid city workers, especially not the public safety professionals who protect the public. What we know so far is that the new tolling system will be in effect on the roads below 60th St. in Manhattan, with the FDR and West Side Highway exempted.