Peabody award–winning journalist Andrea Bernstein is Senior Editor for Politics & Policy for WNYC News. She has previously served as Metro Editor, Political Director, Director of Transportation Nation, and Senior Reporter.
Stringer Puts Transit on the Mayoral Map
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 04:52 PM
Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer — a likely 2013 New York mayoral candidate — put transit squarely in the middle of the 2013 debate Tuesday by proposing a reinstatement of the commuter tax and an infrastructure bank to fund long term capital projects, including more rapid buses in the outer boroughs and a subway from Brooklyn to the Bronx.
But the fate of the commuter tax, which would be borne exclusively by suburbanites, is cloudy at best, and it’s already being blasted by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who’s calling it “penny-wise and pound-foolish.”