By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The plan for congestion pricing in New York City has taken a step forward.

It would charge people in cars a fee to enter Manhattan‘s Central Business District.

Now, the Federal Transportation Department has approved a plan to kick off an environmental assessment and public outreach program.

It would include more than 20 public meetings across the Tri-State Area and take about 16 months to complete.

CBSNewYork Team