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How the iPhone 6 Could Improve Your Commute—and Change the Face of Mass Transit

TCF policy associate Jake Anbinder writes in The Week that Apple’s new phone could eliminate the need for fare cards on mass transit.

Tags: the week, mass transit, iphone 6, infrastructure, commute

Wanted: A More Aggressive MTA, Part 2

In the second part of his series on shoring up the MTA’s finances, TCF policy associate Jake Anbinder argues that New York should hike subway fares on infrequent riders (aka, tourists).

Tags: tourist fare, subway development, new york city, mta, more aggressive mta, infrastructure

Wanted: A More Aggressive MTA, Part 1

Are shopping malls the solution to the MTA’s financial woes? TCF policy associate Jacob Anbinder says that developing the areas around some of the system’s least-used stations could help to offset some of MTA’s operating deficits.

Tags: subway development, new york city, mta, more aggressive mta, infrastructure, grand central station

In Defense of the Cheap Subway Ride

The New York subway costs the MTA about $4.23 per trip. The average fare is just $1.78. And that’s exactly as it should be, according to TCF’s Jake Anbinder.

Tags: subways, subway fare, public transit, new york subway, mta

You Know What Deserves a Big, Fat Tax? Bottled Water.

TCF policy associate Jacob Anbinder argues at The Week that a tax on bottled water could provide a new source of revenue for the Highway Trust Fund.

The FTA: I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

Policy associate Jacob Anbinder celebrates the birthday of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) by highlighting room for improvement. 

Tags: washington metro, transit, subways, public transportation, public bus, marta, infrastructure, fta, federal transit administration, bart


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