New York City: Judge halts congestion pricing after cabbies file lawsuit

A Manhattan judge has halted congestion pricing from taking effect on Jan. 1 after opponents claimed state legislators passed the fees in the dead of night without weighing potential consequences on the taxi industry.

Supreme Court Justice Martin Shulman issued the order Thursday following an emergency hearing. The ruling delays the start of congestion pricing at least until he holds a more fulsome proceeding on the matter on Jan. 3.