A member of an MTA review board said Thursday that exemptions for Manhattan congestion pricing are unlikely.

In an interview with "Mornings On 1" anchor Pat Kiernan, Kathryn Wylde, a member of the MTA Traffic Mobility Review Board, called exemptions "problematic" and suggested there will be none offered.

"Exemptions are, in general, a bad thing because it lets everybody game the system. We've seen what happens where people cover their license plates, etc," she said.

However, since its inception, some residents in various parts of New York – and out-of-state commuters – have been calling for exemptions, saying they should not be forced to pay multiple tolls to enter Manhattan when it begins next year.

Wylde – who is also the president and CEO of the Partnership for New York City – said that they have heard the concerns, and said the review board will be looking to implement the fairest toll for all drivers, but that exemptions are not a priority.

"Everyone wants an exemption and that will mean we raise no revenues to support mass transit, or those few people that are paying will be paying much more," she said. "So we're going to try to find the fairest formula possible but, the fact is that congestion is a burden on our city, everybody in it, and we have to do something about it."

Wylde added that congestion pricing is vital to keeping mass transit operational in New York City, as most New Yorkers rely on the buses and subways to navigate the city every day.

"It's to give us the best mass transit system in the world. And so there's a real value here. It is to make sure that we continue to fight climate change because we reduce emissions carbon emissions, so this is a very important step," she said.