WCBS: Some Wonder If Troubled MTA Can Be Trusted To Wisely Spend Billions Generated By Congestion Pricing

Originally published in WCBS on August 21, 2019.

Deputy Senate Majority Leader Michael Gianaris, a congestion pricing supporter, lays blame for budget bloat, not on the workers but on MTA management.

Can the agency spend the $1 billion a year from congesting pricing without wasting it?

“Its track record is awful, so I don’t trust that they can. We have to keep a sharp eye on them to make sure that the decisions they’re making are the smart ones,” Gianaris said.

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