Mayor Bloomberg of New York is doing the hard sell to get congestion pricing approved, along with some help from FHWA (Mary Peters) Urban Partnership Agreement. The Selling of Congestion Pricing -
Everyone thinks the losers will be commuters priced off the roads. But consider the poor parking garage owner, who will now have to lower their rates to attract back customers. I wouldn't be surprised to see parking prices drop almost as much as congestion charges rise, meaning only "through trips" (New Jersey to Brooklyn, Queens, or the rest of Long Island) would be truly priced off the road.