This blog post is in response to Sbuchtel's posting yesterday, which posed the question: How would you fund transportation in America?
Steve, to further your question about how to pay for transpotration.....Here is a great entry from the Urbanophile blog about how Chicago could pay for upgrading its transit system so it can go from good to great.
To nutshell it for ya:
"States and localities are broke, particularly in Illinois. The job market continues to be terrible. And the public is in no mood to spend. Don’t fight the tape, people."
"The CTA does not control any material funding lever except fares, which are already high. The remainder of the CTA’s money, save for some minor advertising income and the like, comes...