NEW York drivers are fuming after Mayor Michael Bloomberg edged closer to securing a congestion tax in the city. It now rests with state politicians to endorse the plan by Monday. If it passes, the Bloomberg congestion tax would introduce a daily charge of $US8 ($A9) for drivers entering Manhattan below 60th Street. Mr Bloomberg has pushed the plan for more than a year. He won his way after the Democrat-dominated New York City Council this week voted strongly in favour of the measure, pioneered in London.