How Not to Fund Metro; Robbing Peter to Pay Paul
How Not to Fund Metro
Robbing Peter to Pay Paul
New dedicated Metro funding is a must.
Years ago, the Alliance was the first private sector organization to call for such funding.
And “new” dollars must be new.
Yet some propose using existing regional and state transportation dollars for all or part of this dedicated funding stream.
However, state and regional highway and transit programs are already greatly under-funded and need more dollars not fewer.
Transferring (i.e. “robbing”) funds from these programs to Metro in perpetuity only ensures the vast backlog of well-documented unfunded highway and transit needs continues to grow.
In short, using existing transportation dollars for Metro is not only fiscally irresponsible but simply…