Op Ed Transportation

To Fund The Subways, Charge Drivers More

And A Vehicle-Miles-Traveled Tax Should Be Part Of The Equation

April 02, 2015

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority needs about $32 billion over the next five years to repair, replace and improve its facilities, notably the vast and essential mass transit system. It only has about $13 billion.

The $19 billion hole requires a new way of thinking about how we fund mass transit — and specifically how much drivers of cars and trucks should pay. Advances in technology make it possible to take a new look at the issue.

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