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District 51

Joseph C. Borelli

Annadale, Arden Heights, Bay Terrace, Charleston, Eltingville, Great Kills, Greenridge, Heartland Village, Huguenot, New Springville, Pleasant Plains, Prince’s Bay, Richmond Valley, Rossville, Tottenville, Woodrow

Published: Feb. 27, 2023, 3:35 p.m.

By Erik Bascome |

The MTA has pushed back the expected start of congestion pricing to the second quarter of 2024. (Aristide Economopoulos/The Star-Ledger)SL

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The implementation of the nation’s first congestion pricing plan has been pushed back several months in a move that MTA officials anticipate will cost the agency roughly $250 million in expected revenue.


Updated: Jan. 19, 2023, 6:17 p.m. | Published: Jan. 19, 2023, 5:16 p.m.

Rep. Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) and Rep. Mike Lawler (NY-17) have announced new bipartisan legislation intended to protect New York and New Jersey drivers from potential congestion pricing tolls. (Courtesy of Rep. Gottheimer’s Office)

By Erik Bascome |

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The fight against the MTA’s proposed congestion pricing program rages on.


Updated: Jan. 12, 2023, 3:22 p.m. | Published: Jan. 12, 2023, 2:52 p.m.

By Paul Liotta |

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Rollout of New York City’s congestion pricing plan has long been delayed, and on Thursday, City Councilman Joseph Borelli (R-South Shore) said it was with good reason as he took his latest swipe at a similar international program.


By Paul Liotta | Updated: Dec. 29, 2022, 1:59 p.m. | Published: Dec. 29, 2022, 12:25 p.m.

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A Staten Island Ferry fire last week has prompted a group of New York City Council members to call for a full investigation into the newest class of boats.

The Staten Island delegation — Minority Leader Joe Borelli (R-South Shore), Councilwoman Kamillah Hanks (D-North Shore) and Councilman David Carr (R-Mid-Island) — and City Councilwoman Selvena Brooks-Powers (D-Queens), chair of the Council’s Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, sent a letter to city Transportation Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez to call for a full investigation into the Ollis Class of ferries.