Selling the New York Subways

Ramsey, James B.
February 1983
National Review;2/4/1983, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p112
The article proposes to sell the New York subway system. It looks at the history of the financial problems of the subway system and its impact on the service. It identifies the cause of this problem and examines the explanation for the deficits sustained by the subway from several perspectives. In doing so, it considers the political influence of the labor union bargaining with the Metropolitan Transport Authority. Then, it outlines the fundamental elements of the scheme to sell the subway system and explains why private management would be better than public management.


Related Articles

  • Paying for more transit, not less. Morgan, Maureen // Westchester County Business Journal;6/15/2009, Vol. 48 Issue 24, p19 

    The article reports on the issue involving the mass transit in New York. It cites the failure of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) of borrowing the needed resources without considering who would be responsible to pay the money. It highlights the proposal of putting tolls on the...

  • The Hot Neighborhoods of 2020. Robledo, S. Jhoanna // New York;4/5/2004, Vol. 37 Issue 11, p24 

    Presents a map that details the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (MTA) plans to build a Second Avenue subway transportation system in New York, New York. East Midtown; East Sixties and Seventies streets; Yorkville; East End Avenue; East Harlem; Plan that has been shelved since...

  • Bursting at the Seams.  // Planning;Jan2008, Vol. 74 Issue 1, p37 

    The article reports on the services offered by the subway line, IRT Lexington Avenue line at the east side of Manhattan, New York. According to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Web site, it is the most crowded subway line in the nation, with 1.3 million riders everyday. The reason for...

  • The Line That Time Forgot. Sargent, Greg // New York;4/5/2004, Vol. 37 Issue 11, p22 

    Explains that New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority chairman Peter Kalikow has revived plans to construct a Second Avenue subway transportation system in New York, New York. Shelving of plans in 1920 because of the Great Depression; Possibility that the United States federal government...

  • BIG DIGS.  // City & State;8/5/2013, Vol. 2 Issue 15, p31 

    No abstract available.

  • ALL ABOARD. Barker, Cyril Josh // New York Amsterdam News;5/7/2009, Vol. 100 Issue 19, p1 

    The article discusses the proposed bailout of New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) which will prevent fair hikes and service cuts by MTA. The Senate's legislation will fundamentally change the way the MTA operates, while providing sufficient financing to meet its operating...

  • FYI.  // Gay & Lesbian Times;11/2/2006, Issue 984, p28 

    The article reports that men who live as women can legally use women's rest rooms in New York's transit system. The decision came following the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund's filing of a complaint against the Metropolitan Transportation Authority on behalf of a telephone repair...

  • Moving Right Along.  // City & State;8/5/2013, Vol. 2 Issue 15, p4 

    No abstract available.

  • More money slated for transit system. McGregor, Susan E. // New York Amsterdam News;11/3/2005, Vol. 96 Issue 45, p6 

    This article presents information on the Transportation Bond Act, which would allow New York to take on $2.9 billion in debt to maintain and expand transportation all over the state. That money, half of which would go to New York City, would provide hundreds of millions of dollars to maintain...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics