I have an oped in the Washington Post (July 24, 2011) calling for reform for Washington, D.C.'s transit authority, specifically Metro. My main point was that market-oriented approaches to funding and managing the subway were largely absent from the current system, yet they are essential to long-term, sustainable reform. Specifically, I recommend market-based pricing for fares, using value capture to fund stations and other capital expenditures in lieu of general taxes, and broad used of public-private partnerships to deliver facilities and services.
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