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The Many Ways to Fund New York City's Big Subway Fix

From congestion pricing to rezoning, there are all kinds of tools that could tap New York City’s vast wealth to properly maintain its transit system.
New York subway riders have not been all smiles lately.
New York subway riders have not been all smiles lately.Richard Drew/AP

New York City subways are depressing as hell.

It’s not just the fact that millions of New Yorkers have to trudge through overcrowding and delays that land them late nearly everywhere they’re headed. It’s that this is happening in a city that is increasingly synonymous with astronomical wealth.