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How to Comment on the Proposed CBDTP Tolling Schedule

Updated Feb 22, 2024

The Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority (TBTA), doing business as MTA Bridges and Tunnels, will hold four hybrid public hearings to solicit comments on the proposed toll rate schedule for the Central Business District Tolling Program (CDBTP). 

The hearings will be held in a hybrid format with options to participate in-person or via Zoom. A livestream will be available on the MTA YouTube channel

You can register to speak or find more information about these hearings below.

About the hearings

The MTA will hold four public hearings on the proposed toll schedule:

  • Thursday, February 29, 2024, at 6 p.m.
  • Friday, March 1, 2024, at 10 a.m.
  • Monday, March 4, 2024, at 10 a.m.
  • Monday, March 4, 2024, at 6 p.m.

You can attend the hearings in person, watch a livestream via the MTA's YouTube channel, or participate via Zoom. Instructions on how to speak at the hearings are below.

The hearings will be held at MTA Headquarters, located at 2 Broadway in Lower Manhattan. The hearings will take place in the William J. Ronan Board Room on the 20th Floor.

The following transit options are available:  ​​

  • ​ to Whitehall St
  • ​​ to Bowling Green (this is an accessible station)
  •  to South Ferry (this is an accessible station)
  • ​​ to Broad St
  • Bus: M15, M15 SBS, M20, M55, SIM1, SIM35
  • Staten Island Ferry to South Ferry Terminal

How to speak at the public hearings

Those interested in speaking must register in advance. Registration will begin one week in advance of each hearing, and will close 30 minutes following the start of each hearing. Use the links below to register:

You can also call the Public Hearing Hotline at (646) 252-6777. Agents are available daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Each registered speaker will have two minutes to speak. Public comments will be limited to a total of 240 minutes per hearing, or approximately 120 speakers. Speakers who have not already spoken at a CBDTP toll rate schedule hearing will be given priority. 

If you cannot attend the hearings in person, you can register to speak via Zoom’s online platform and conference call feature. If you have registered, you may join by following these instructions:

Join Zoom Webinar Online: To access the Zoom webinar online, go to https://mta.zoom.us/j/82624594335

Join Zoom Webinar by Telephone: To access the Zoom webinar by telephone, please call (929) 436-2866 (local) or (833) 548-0282 (US toll free). Then enter Webinar ID 826 2459 4335, followed by the pound (#) sign.

How to submit comments

All comments will be transcribed and made part of the permanent record for these hearings.

There are several ways to submit comments: 

You may also mail a comment to: 

Central Business District Tolling Program
2 Broadway, 23rd Floor
New York, NY 10004

Comments must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. on March 11, 2024. Comments received after that date and time will not be considered.

Accessibility and language assistance services

American Sign Language and CART Captioning Services will be available. Members of the public who are deaf or hard of hearing can use their preferred relay service or the free 711 relay service, and then ask to be connected to the Public Hearing Hotline at (646) 252-6777 to speak with an agent.

Members of the public who do not have access to a computer or who do not have access to the Internet can listen to each of the hearings by calling the Zoom meeting at (929) 436-2866 (local) or (833) 548-0282 (US toll free). Then enter Meeting ID 826 2459 4335, followed by the pound (#) sign.

If language assistance or any other accommodations are required, please submit a request at least five (5) business days before the scheduled hearing date in one of the following ways: by e-mail, by telephone by calling the Public Hearing Hotline at (646) 252-6777, or send a letter via postal mail to MTA Government & Community Relations, Attn: Central Business District Tolling Program Hearings, 2 Broadway, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10004.

How to watch the public hearings

The hearings will be livestreamed on the MTA's YouTube channel. Use the links below to watch each hearing: 

About the Central Business District Tolling Program (CBDTP)

Under the MTA Reform and Traffic Mobility Act of 2019, the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority (TBTA) will establish the CBDTP and collect tolls from vehicles entering the Manhattan Central Business District, an area below and including 60th Street. This area excludes the FDR Drive, the West Side Highway, and any surface roadway portion of the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel connecting to West Street. 

The purpose of CBDTP is to reduce traffic congestion and generate revenue to fund $15 billion in transit improvements under MTA’s 2020-2024 Capital Plan and successor plans.

The Act established a Traffic Mobility Review Board and tasked it with issuing recommendations for a toll rate schedule. These recommendations were published on November 30, 2023. On December 6, 2023, the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority Board voted to proceed with the administrative procedure required to establish and adopt a toll rate schedule.

As part of this process, a public comment period is underway and these public hearings will allow the public to provide feedback on the the proposed toll rate schedule. The public comment period began December 27, 2023 and will continue through March 11, 2024. 

Read the complete details on the proposed toll rate schedule.