2019 New York Laws
VAT - Vehicle and Traffic
Title 8 - Respective Powers of State and Local Authorities
Article 44-C - Central Business District Tolling Program
1704-A - Central Business District Toll.

§ 1704-a. Central business district toll. 1. Consistent with the goals
of  reducing traffic congestion within the central business district and
funding capital projects the  Triborough  bridge  and  tunnel  authority
shall  have  the  power, subject to agreements with its bondholders, and
applicable federal law to establish and charge variable tolls  and  fees
for  vehicles  entering or remaining in the central business district at
any  time  and  shall  have  the  power,  subject  to  agreements   with
bondholders,  and  applicable  federal law to make rules and regulations
for the establishment and collection of central business district tolls,
fees, and other charges. For purposes of establishing a central business
district toll or tolls  the  board  shall,  at  minimum,  ensure  annual
revenues  and fees collected under such program, less costs of operation
of the same, provide for sufficient revenues into the  central  business
district  tolling  capital lockbox fund, established pursuant to section
five hundred fifty-three-j of the public authorities  law  necessary  to
fund  fifteen  billion dollars for capital projects for the 2020 to 2024
MTA capital program, and any additional revenues above that amount to be
available for any successor  programs.  Additionally,  no  toll  may  be
established  and  charged  on  passenger vehicles registered pursuant to
subdivision six of section four hundred one of this  chapter  more  than
once per day for purposes of entering the central business district.
  2.  No  qualifying authorized emergency vehicle as defined pursuant to
section one  hundred  one  of  this  chapter  or  a  qualifying  vehicle
transporting  a  person  with  disabilities  shall  be charged a central
business district toll if it enters or remains in the  central  business
district.  Application  for  such  toll  exemption shall be made in such
manner as prescribed by the Triborough bridge and tunnel  authority  and
shall contain such information as the authority may reasonably require.
  3.  (a)  The  Triborough bridge and tunnel authority shall implement a
plan for credits, discounts and/or exemptions for tolls paid on  bridges
and  crossings  informed  by the recommendations of the traffic mobility
review board.

(b) The Triborough bridge and tunnel authority shall be authorized to provide additional credits, discounts and exemptions informed by the recommendations of the traffic mobility review board and a traffic study that considers impact. 4. The Triborough bridge and tunnel authority shall implement a plan to address credits, discounts, and/or exemptions for for-hire vehicles as defined by, and subject to a surcharge imposed by, article twenty-nine-C of the tax law for a for-hire transportation trip, informed by the recommendation of the traffic mobility review board.

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