MTA’s Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

mtaNot an expert on MTA business, but perhaps cutting service and making riding transit less appealing might *not* be the right strategy for saving a system that now relies on user fees?  I think time will show that the viability of large-scale public works projects like the MTA subway system relies on Keynesian-style government investments, not by trying to squeeze more out of user fees for less service.  This all depends on the state government folks doing the right thing and pushing for higher spending via targeted contributions from very high-income citizens in order to increase or maintain current MTA funding.  Otherwise, the severe cuts might become a reality, and sustainable will be a pipe-dream.

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