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MTA NY Raises Fares and Tolls Again

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The MTA is raising fares and tolls again.  Starting in March, fares for the NYC Subway, Metro North and LIRR Commuter Railroads will go up.   Tolls for driving one's car across the MTA bridges will go up as well.

Of course, New Yorkers are not jumping up and down at the increasing costs of getting around in New York.  Particularly for drivers and those who must use commuter railroads, these costs are painful.  The MTA will need to control costs and find other sources of revenue besides the public, or else it will simply harm metro New York workers as high tolls and fares are really defacto taxes.  In recent years, the MTA has been making more use of its real estate assets , as revenue sources.   This needs to continue, and New York City itself should find a way to use city properties and assets to raise money to fund the MTA as well.  After all, the city has its share of real estate as well.  Lately, the NYCHA authority is leasing off its land to fund its own operations.   Could an expanded version of this help the MTA?
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