Gov. Andrew Cuomo is right: A traffic congestion pricing plan — in which drivers have to pay to get into the busiest parts of Manhattan — is the best way to pay for the bulk of urgently needed fixes for New York City’s decrepit subway system.
Unfortunately, the preliminary plan he laid out in his budget address provides no guarantee that revenue from charging these drivers will go to the subways, where it is needed most, and not used as a piggy bank for politicians’ favored transit projects across the region.
Mr. Cuomo has expressed a refreshing interest in taking overall responsibility for the subway system he has controlled since he took office eight years ago. To show he is serious about the effort, his congestion pricing plan needs to guarantee that legislation would explicitly dedicate an overwhelming majority of the revenue to the subway system.
To be sure, it makes sense that some of the funds — which would be used to leverage bonds — go toward expanded service in so-called public transportation deserts in boroughs outside Manhattan. Some should go to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s commuter rails, to help build support for congestion pricing among lawmakers who represent the railroad passengers, and because some of the drivers who would be paying the new tolls would be from the suburbs. (Governor Cuomo told Long Island residents on Friday that congestion pricing could help not only the subways but the Long Island Rail Road, too.)
For too long, though, the M.T.A. has directed a disproportionately large share of funding toward commuter rail service and showy projects at the expense of the subways, which serve far more riders.
The M.T.A. is set to spend an estimated billion to build a new terminal underneath Grand Central Terminal, giving Long Islanders access to the East Side. The project, known as East Side Access, has been rife with cost overruns and delays. In 2012, the M.T.A. chief, Joseph Lhota, noted that the authority subsidized the Long Island Rail Road to the tune of per ride, compared with per ride for the subways. This, even though city residents contribute the greatest share of revenue to the authority.
Guaranteeing that the subways properly benefit from congestion pricing is not just a matter for the governor. Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, whose Bronx constituents depend on the subway system, and the Senate majority leader, Andrea Stewart-Cousins, can both use their considerable new political clout in Albany.
We hope lawmakers in the suburbs and elsewhere in the state remember that when the subway system deteriorates, the economy is affected, drying up tax dollars from the city that they rely on.
Helping lead the charge should be Mayor Bill de Blasio, whose 8.5 million weary constituents suffer through every commute, while he has largely stayed on the sidelines as the system collapses. Frustratingly, Mr. de Blasio has signaled only a reluctant willingness to support congestion pricing, favoring a higher income tax on millionaires that has had little support in the capital. Congestion pricing is moving forward, so the mayor needs to act quickly to ensure the plan is drafted so that it benefits the subways that are crumbling after decades of neglect and mismanagement. It’s the least he can do to save a service that is vital to his constituents’ lives.
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2016年003期天中图库“【咳】【咳】。” 【门】【外】【的】【咳】【嗽】【声】，【紧】【接】【着】【就】【是】【高】【跟】【鞋】【砸】【在】【地】【上】【的】【声】【响】。 【沐】【戚】【的】【脸】【色】【变】【了】【变】，【冲】【男】【人】【说】【道】，“【这】【件】【事】【等】【会】【再】【说】，【我】【还】【有】【事】【处】【理】。” 【和】【他】【耽】【误】【的】【时】【间】【太】【长】【了】，【乔】【梧】【已】【经】【把】【人】【带】【到】【指】【定】【的】【地】【点】。 【王】【德】【搂】【紧】【怀】【里】【的】【乔】【梧】，【环】【绕】【空】【荡】【荡】【的】【走】【廊】【和】【四】【周】【的】【墙】【壁】，【一】【脸】【的】【坏】【笑】：“【小】【美】【人】，【你】【这】【是】【要】【和】【我】【睡】【吗】
【诸】【天】【学】【院】【后】【山】！ 【云】【琛】【看】【着】【虚】【空】【中】【呈】【现】【出】【来】【的】【轮】【回】【画】【面】。 【看】【着】【摔】【死】【在】【悬】【崖】【下】【的】【独】【孤】【求】【败】，【一】【时】【间】【陷】【入】【了】【无】【言】【之】【中】。 【独】【孤】【求】【败】【成】【功】【了】【也】【失】【败】【了】。 【生】【死】【之】【间】【有】【大】【恐】【怖】，【亦】【有】【大】【机】【缘】。 【在】【生】【与】【死】【的】【刹】【那】【之】【间】，【独】【孤】【求】【败】【从】【轮】【回】【中】【找】【到】【了】【自】【我】，【在】【生】【死】【之】【间】【唤】【醒】【了】【深】【藏】【在】【灵】【魂】【之】【中】【的】【剑】【心】。 【从】【而】【突】【破】【了】【第】2016年003期天中图库【事】【情】【经】【过】【了】【几】【番】【周】【折】，【我】【终】【究】【在】【羁】【押】【了】【不】【超】【过】【二】【十】【四】【个】【小】【时】【之】【后】【就】【被】【放】【出】【来】【了】。 【方】【宇】【屋】【子】【里】【的】【办】【事】【的】【人】【不】【利】【索】，【并】【没】【有】【留】【下】【百】【分】【百】【的】【定】【罪】【的】【证】【据】，【最】【后】【事】【情】【也】【就】【和】【我】【没】【了】【太】【大】【的】【关】【系】。 【我】【十】【分】【清】【楚】，【唐】【苗】【是】【有】【能】【力】【插】【手】【这】【些】【事】【情】【的】，【之】【所】【以】【没】【有】【动】【手】【就】【是】【因】【为】【想】【要】【看】【着】【我】【有】【什】【么】【反】【应】。 【她】【终】【究】【还】【是】【不】【太】【信】【得】【过】【我】【们】
【青】【州】，【张】【颌】【和】【典】【韦】【匆】【匆】【将】【并】【州】【防】【务】【交】【待】【稳】【妥】【以】【后】，【便】【匆】【匆】【的】【赶】【到】【了】【青】【州】。 【而】【张】【颌】【和】【典】【韦】【一】【到】，【袁】【绍】【便】【亲】【率】【十】【五】【万】【大】【军】【向】【北】【海】【进】【发】，【战】【争】【一】【触】【即】【发】！ 【此】【次】，【袁】【绍】【命】【张】【颌】【领】【五】【万】【大】【军】【为】【前】【锋】，【而】【袁】【绍】【亲】【率】【十】【万】【大】【军】【被】【中】【军】，【并】【且】【将】【典】【韦】【留】【在】【身】【边】【护】【卫】【自】【己】！ 【张】【颌】【率】【领】【五】【万】【大】【军】【浩】【浩】【荡】【荡】【的】【杀】【到】【北】【海】，【而】【太】【史】【慈】【由】
【经】【过】【一】【整】【天】【的】【忙】【碌】，【罗】【威】【第】【二】【天】【早】【上】【起】【来】【的】【时】【候】，【也】【是】【感】【觉】【到】【一】【阵】【神】【清】【气】【爽】。 【罗】【威】【忍】【不】【住】【站】【在】【山】【谷】【里】【伸】【了】【个】【懒】【腰】，“【唉】，【好】【久】【没】【有】【睡】【过】【这】【么】【爽】【了】。” “【以】【前】【这】【些】【事】【情】【一】【直】【都】【没】【怎】【么】【注】【意】，【现】【在】【才】【知】【道】【睡】【觉】【的】【重】【要】【性】!” 【罗】【威】【叹】【了】【一】【口】【气】，【深】【深】【感】【叹】【自】【己】【之】【前】【的】【粗】【心】【大】【意】。 【要】【知】【道】【睡】【觉】【其】【实】【对】【于】【修】【士】【来】【说】