Inside The New York City Subway System As MTA Increases Fares

Members of Congress are running out of time to reauthorize MAP-21, the legislation that funds America’s highway and transit systems that expires on May 31. As lawmakers return from recess to (hopefully) address this critical need, there are five things they need to focus on to make things work.

Not all revenue sources are equal, so we need to evaluate proposals. Transportation financing and funding is an incredibly complicated topic, but the lens through which we can evaluate viable options is surprisingly clear.

Most revenue options fall into one of two categories: 1) general taxes or 2) transportation-related taxes and fees. The Chamber uses five criteria to evaluate revenue proposals:…

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