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Gianaris Rides Subway in Bid for New Manhattan Car Tolls

February 20, 2019

ALBANY, NY (AP) — Some New York state lawmakers are taking to the subway this week in a show of support for calls for new vehicle tolls in Manhattan.

State Sen. Julia Salazar, a Democrat, will participate in a so-called subway ride-along on Wednesday in Brooklyn.

The ride-alongs got started Tuesday with Democratic Sen. Mike Gianaris of Queens. Organizers say more ride-alongs are planned for the rest of the month as a way to highlight the need for new revenue for the subways.

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and many lawmakers support new tolls on vehicles entering the busiest parts of Manhattan as a way to discourage traffic while also raising money for badly needed subway upgrades and repairs.

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