Today’s Headlines

  • Angus Grieve-Smith

    I’m disappointed (although I can’t say I’m surprised) that the NY Times didn’t expand more on Zupan’s point about imbalances between toll increases and fare increases. In the past several years, New Jersey politicians have condemned (and killed) proposed increases in the gas tax and highway tolls, saying that it’s unfair because it would hurt people too much in their pocketbooks. Now that the proposal is to increase transit fares, they mumble about subsidies and say “what a shame.”