ALERT CENTER: MTA: Final day for public comments on congestion pricing

However, it's clear the MTA chairman has already his mind made up about the plans merits saying its needed to combat gridlock and suggesting that those who don't acknowledge the traffic issues in the city -- are conspiracy theorists.
“We have climate deniers, we have election deniers, seems like we now have traffic deniers. And in New York, we're not in denial. We're seeing it every day. It's bad for the air, it’s bad for people, people are being hit by cars and trucks in record numbers because of this gridlock,” says Janno Lieber, MTA Chairman and CEO.