June 2008, Governor Paterson appointed a MTA Financing Committee. They held 3 public hearings in September 2008 and will submit a December 5, 2008 report. Anyone not addressing the Commission at the hearings is invited to submit written testimony by regular mail or email (Ravitch_Commission@chamber.state.ny.us or Ravitch Commission, 633 Third Avenue, 38th Floor, New York, NY 10017).
“According to a senior municipal bond analyst at a leading Wall Street firm, New York City could raise between five and six billion dollars immediately if it privatized its parking meters as Chicago is doing.”–Chicago Style
Kheel Plan — Double Congestion Charge and Make Transit Free