New York: AARP Backs NYC Congestion Pricing — Defying Pols Who Claim Seniors Would be Hurt By Tolls

America’s largest senior citizen lobbying group has come out in favor of congestion pricing to fix the subway — a direct rebuke of anti-toll politicians who claim seniors would be adversely affected.

AARP New York City said it backs congestion pricing as a source of revenue for New York City Transit President Andy Byford’s “Fast Forward” plan, which would modernize the subway system and make it fully accessible to seniors and those in wheelchairs.

“We would be very supportive of it,” Chris Widelo, the group’s associate director, said Thursday.