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Breaking Up PA Would Solve Christie's Transportation Trust Fund Problem

Transportation experts believe that splitting the agency in two would lead to more dysfunction in transportation development and less long-term regional thinking and planning.
Breaking Up PA Would Solve Christie's Transportation Trust Fund Problem
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Via NJSpotlight:

Gov. Chris Christie’s proposal to dismantle the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in order to give each state control more than $1.3 billion in annual tolls would solve his biggest fiscal headache: where to find $1.6 billion a year in state revenue to renew the Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) without adding massive state debt or raising gas taxes right in the middle of the 2016 presidential primaries.

New York's Gov. Andrew Cuomo's statement this weekend that he might support Christie's proposal to break up the Port Authority caused consternation among transportation experts, who bel...

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